Well-fed at the Federal Way Farmers Market: Apple cinnamon rolls

Recipe of the Week includes ingredients found at the Federal Way Farmers Market.

Fresh produce, colorful fruits and other delicious eats are waiting for you at the Federal Way Farmers Market. Visit the market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday through October and pick up the special ingredients needed for the recipe below. The Federal Way Farmers Market is located in the Commons mall parking lot at 1701 S. 320th St. in Federal Way.

Apple cinnamon rolls

By Vickie Chynoweth


Cinnamon rolls:

1 large honey crisp apple (J & E Produce)

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp Ancient Trees Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3 tbsp butter melted

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tbsp ground cinnamon

3 tbsp honey (Novo Bees LLC)

1/3 cup raisins

3 cups Bisquick or other baking mix + 3 – 4 tbsp

3/4 + 1/3 cups milk

1/4 cup granulated sugar


1 cup confectioners sugar

1 tbsp butter softened

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp lemon juice

Optional: chopped pecans


Cinnamon Rolls

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 8 x 8 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Core and thinly slice apple. I used a mandoline with thin slicer. In a 1-quart microwave save bowl add sliced apples and 2 tbsp lemon juice. Fill with water until apples are covered. Microwave for three minutes. Drain and set aside.

3. In a small bowl combine olive oil, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix well and set the filling aside.

4. To make the dough mix baking mix, 3/4 cup milk and granulated sugar until dough holds together.

5. On a smooth surface or pastry cloth, sprinkle 3 – 4 tbsp of baking mix. Place the dough on the floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough to 9 by 18 inches.

6. Using a spoon take the filling and spread on the dough leaving 1/2 inch along edges clean with no filling. Place the apples in a single layer on filling. Sprinkle with raisins.

7. Starting on the long side of the dough, roll tightly. Using a sharp knife, cut into 9 pieces, about 2inches between cuts.

8. Place in prepared pan, cut side down. Pour 1/3 cup milk over rolls. Bake for 30 minutes or until done. While cinnamon rolls are baking prepare glaze.


Using a small whisk or fork mix confectioners sugar, butter, vanilla and lemon juice until smooth consistency. Once cinnamon rolls are done, remove from the oven and cool for 5 to 7 minutes and then top each roll with glaze. Optional: sprinkle with chopped nuts. Makes 9 rolls