My wife asked me to bake a flat of cinnamon buns today. It had been years since I last baked any of these wonderful tasting treats. I will share with you the recipe I just used in my buns…. Please share with friends.

Cinnamon Bun Recipe

Bun Ingredients

3 cups of all purpose flour

1 tsp salt

1/3 cup melted butter

2 tsp yeast

1/3 cup sugar

1 cup warm milk

1 egg


Filling Ingredients

1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans

1/2 cup raisins (optional)

3/4 cup sugar

3 tsp cinnamon

1 stick butter


Bun Topping/Icing ingredients

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp water

Preparation of bun

Combine all dry bun ingredients in a mixer bowl (I use my Kitchen Aid Mixer with dough hook). Flour, salt, yeast, sugar get blended well. Add egg, milk and melted butter to dry mix and let the dough hook work its magic. Knead dough for roughly 5 min and place the now well formed dough ball in a sprayed (non stick cooking spray) bowl and let rise in a warm place. Punch dough down when it doubles in size. It will take approx 1 1/2 hours to complete this portion of the preparation

Preparation of the filling

Place chopped pecans, sugar and cinnamon in a snap lid container (like Tupperware) and shake to blend

Place to the side for later

Bun Icing

Place the powdered sugar in a bowl or jar, add vanilla and water. Cover jar and shake or use spatula and blend smooth in bowl.

Place this to the side for later


When dough has risen and been punched down, roll dough out on floured surface. I use one of my really great plastic cutting boards. The cutting board is almost a non stick surface. Roll the dough out to 1/8″-1/4″ thick. I go for the thinner dough for this treat. When rolled into a nice big rectangle, baste the dough with softened butter. Be generous with the butter. Sprinkle the dry sugar pecan and cinnamon mix onto the butter you just applied on the dough. Roll up the dough along the long side and make a tube with the filling trapped in the walls of the dough. Pinch the outer ends of the tube that no filling falls out. Cut the tube with a knife into about 14 evenly portioned buns.

In a 9 x 16″ baking pan rub the bottom with butter and sprinkle a little sugar onto the butter. Place your cut buns into this pan and set aside to let the buns proof a short while before baking. I let mine almost double in size.

Bake uncovered in a preheated 400F over for about 25 min or until golden on top. Remove from  oven and allow to cool for around 10 min. Drizzle the icing that you prepared over the buns and taste your wonderful creation.


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