Cast iron cinnamon rolls! [And muffins too!]

I have been having a grand time finding, making enjoying cast iron recipes!  Because a few people asked, I thought I'd share these [somewhat] healthier versions of old favorites!  


2.5 cups whole wheat flour
Pinch of salt
2.5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon 
3.5 oz melted butter
2 egg yolks
3/4 cup milk

-Whisk yolks, butter, milk
-Combined in dry ingredients 
-Mix until dough is soft
-Turn/knead on lightly floured surface
-Roll out to a 12x10 rectangle [cutting off uneven edges] 

1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp sugar [raw sugar worked beautifully!]
1 tbsp melted butter

-Mix all filling ingredients until blended
-spread evenly over dough
-I found that almost making a double batch of the filling works better to spread
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tbs milk

-Stir milk, 1 tbsp at a time, into powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached
-I also found that this glaze is *okay* for a quick one.  But a cream cheese glaze/icing would be better.  So use what you like.

--After spreading filling onto dough, roll up [jelly roll style] and cut into 3/4-1 inch slices.  
--lay cinnamon rolls [sides touching] into an oil/seasoned cast iron skillet [or baking dish ;)]
--Bake on 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes or until done.
--Drizzle icing over hot rolls, eat!

[Not in cast iron, because I don't don't have a cast iron muffin pan yet.]

2.5 cups whole wheat flour
1 TBSP baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1/3 cup honey or raw sugar [I love raw sugar and think it does beautifully!  But any sugar will work]
1/3 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup oil or applesauce
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup raisins, chocolate chips, nuts or choice or filling.  Can be fully omitted.

Whisk all wet ingredients.
Combined in dry ingredients.
Dough will be thick.
Mix well.
Add in raisins, nuts, or chocolate chips.

--Spoon into greased muffin pan, about 2/3 full in each cup.
--Sprinkle top with some raw sugar and cinnamon.
--Bake on 400 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until done.   




  1. Yes, cooking with cast iron is simple and easy. Pretty much everything you can cook with other kinds of chemical cookware you can do with natural cast iron.

    Cast Iron Recipes

  2. Thanks! Yes, we love our cast iron! I use it almost daily. Thank you for the link!


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