Honey-Apple Rolls with Cinnamon

This recipe originally comes from Austria. There this delicacy is known as “Honigreingerl”. I have slightly modified the original recipe and added an apple. For me, the combination of apple and cinnamon is a pleasure not only at Christmas time. Together with the honey this Sunday Delight is one of my absolute favorites.
The recipe needs some time, so I always prepare the dough in the morning. The dough requires some time to rise. If you then want to serve the rolls fresh from the oven in the afternoon, you should prepare them about 1 hour before.
They definitely taste best fresh from the oven, but you can also freeze them and bake them again briefly. If you like, you can serve them with some whipped cream.

Honey-Apple Rolls with Cinnamon

Prep Time: 40 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 1 Hour
Servings: 6


  • 250 g spelt flour smooth
  • 70 ml milk
  • 40 g sugar
  • 10 g fresh yeast
  • 50 g butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 medium apple diced
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 50 g butter
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon


1. Put flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Warm the milk a little and mix 2 tablespoons of it with the yeast until it is dissolved. Cover the yeast and let it sit in a warm place for 20 to 30 minutes.
2. Then knead the dry ingredients with the yeast and the remaining ingredients to a smooth dough.
3. Leave the dough to rise in a warm place for at least 2 hours.
4. Just before the two hours are up, melt the honey with the butter and stir in the cinnamon. (Attention: Do not bring to the boil!)
5. When the dough has risen to about double the amount, knead it again briefly and roll it out into a rectangle on a floured surface.
6. Spread the dough evenly with the butter-honey molasses and keep about 2 tbsp of the molasses.
7. Then spread the apple cubes on the dough and lightly fold the sides in.
8. Form the dough into a roll and cut into 6 pieces of the same size.
9. Carefully place the six rolls in a muffin tin or casserole dish and spread with the rest of the molasses.
10. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees top and bottom heat and then bake the rolls for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.

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