Christmas is always one of my favorite times to bake and share my sweet treats with friends and family. I love the variety of baked goods available and am constantly trying new recipes. This year, for Christmas breakfast I’ll be making our family’s traditional foods, but will also be trying a new recipe for Cinnamon Honey Buns.
Honey is a fantastic baking substitute for sugar and because honey can vary in taste and flavor depending on the source of the nectar, I can create unique flavors just by choosing a different honey!
Why don’t you try something new and treat your family to these sweet buns, too!
You will need the following ingredients to make 12 buns:
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup chopped toasted nuts, optional
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 lb. frozen bread dough, thawed according to package directions
- 2/3 cup raisins
First, grease 12 muffin cups with 1 Tbsp butter. Set the oven to 375°F.
Topping Preparation: Mix together 1 Tbsp butter, ¼ cup honey and chopped nuts if desired. Place 1 tsp of the topping mix in the bottom of each muffin cup.
Filling Preparation: Mix together the remaining butter (2 Tbsp), remaining honey (1/4 cup) and cinnamon.
Bun Preparation: Roll out the bread dough into an 18 x 8-inch rectangle onto a floured surface. Spread the prepared filling evenly over dough and then sprinkle on the raisins. To roll the dough start with the long side and tightly roll the dough into a log. Cut the log into 12 even slices – about 1 ½” each. Place 1 piece with the cut-side up into each muffin cup. Set the pan aside in a warm place to allow the dough to rise for 30 minutes before cooking.
Baking Instructions: Place the muffin pan on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake the buns for 20 minutes or until they are golden brown. Remove the tray from the oven and allow the buns to cool in the pan 5 minutes before removing.
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