Who doesn’t love a good cinnamon bun? I had the idea to create a cinnamon bun with brown butter icing because the Sourdough Brown Butter Donuts that I make are BY FAR my most popular flavour. Browning the butter gives it such a nice, deep flavour that really gives these cinnamon buns a unique twist. This recipe is easy to make and is approachable for the baker AND the non-baker.
Many people have told me they have tried to bake things in the past with ZERO luck, but these cinnamon buns were easy for them to make and came out tasting amazing. Looking for a great cinnamon bun recipe to keep for those special occasions and weekend brunches? Heck! even to take to your co-workers or friends? Then look no further! I created this recipe for you!
With the addition of using (optional) Spelt flour and coconut sugar, it helps make the recipe a touch healthier than a regular ole’ cinnamon bun which is always my bent. All Purpose flour and Brown Sugar work amazing with this recipe as well – so you do you, or even try it out a few different ways!
Brown Butter Cinnamon Bun Instructions
After you have proofed your yeast for 10 minutes in the lightly heated milk/butter, you can add your flour, salt, and sugar to the bowl and mix with your hands until the dough comes together and looks “shaggy”
Dump the shaggy dough onto a lightly floured counter and start kneading the dough to bring in all together. You will need to slowly add 1 TBS of flour to the dough until it becomes smooth and sticky, but manageable. I normally end up added approx. 2 TBS of extra flour at this step, but you may need to add a bit more.
Place the smooth and slightly sticky dough back into a greased bowl to rise for 1.5 hours. Cover the bowl with a wet cloth or saran wrap.
After 1.5 hours, the dough will have almost doubled in size. It is now ready to be shaped into cinnamon buns!
Place the dough onto a lightly floured counter and get your rolling pin ready.
Roll your dough out to an approximate 10X15 inch rectangle. Then melt your butter and measure out your sugar and cinnamon.
Spread the filling ingredients evenly over your rolled out dough.
Use a sharp knife (a serrated knife works best) and cut the dough into 6-10 equal sized cinnamon buns. Cutting them into 6 will make really big buns, 8 buns will be medium sized, and 10 will be small.
Place the cinnamon buns in a greased 8 inch square or round pie pan. Cover and let them rise for 30 more minutes.
After 30 minutes the buns will be poofy and touching each other.
While the cinnamon buns are rising and the oven is pre-heating, you can make your icing!
Bake the at 350 degrees for 25-27 minutes, then spread the icing all over the top.
Serve, then ENJOY!
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