Epic Cinnamon Buns Recipe

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Epic Cinnamon Buns
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  • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk, warm (if you can'tsp put your finger in it it's too hot)
  • 1/4 cup honey or 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 tbsp fast rising yeast (two of the little package will do)
  • 4 cups flour (including extra during kneading)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup butter (approximate, i just eyeball the filling) or 3/4 cup margarine ( approximate
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup golden raisin (soak in booze of choice overnight if desired)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Start the dough at least 4 hours before you want to be eating these or plan to start it the night before and do the first rise overnight in the fridge. Mix warm milk with honey and yeast, set aside for 5-10 minutes until it starts bubbling suspiciously.
  2. Mix 3 cups flour and salt, add margarine, eggs, and yeast mix all at once. Stir until a very soft dough forms. Knead in last cup of flour a bit at a time until you have a soft dough that's not terribly sticky. Cover with a dish towel (or plastic wrap if going in fridge overnight) and leave in a warm place until double its size.
  3. In the meantime make the filling by stirring all filling ingredients together. If it's too stiff you can warm a bit, but it should not be a liquid.
  4. Roll out risen dough into a rectangle about the size and shape of a cookie sheet, around 1/4-12 inch thick. Spread with filling.
  5. Roll length-wise into a big jelly roll and cut into disks about an inch or 1 1/2 inches thick.
  6. Place in a lasagna pan so that when they double in size again they will be touching. This keeps them soft and gooey. Let rise.
  7. Either while they rise or while they bake, make the icing. Again you can warm a bit if it's too stiff, but it shouldn't be a liquid.
  8. Bake buns at 350°F for 20-30 minutes or until just starting to colour. They should not be too crispy or dried out.
  9. Cool, then ice in the pan. Cut apart carefully.
  10. They are best warm, so attack them now or reheat in the microwave later. Flash freezing means freezing in a single layer, usually uncovered, until just solid, then packaging for longer term storage.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1583.19 Kcal (6628 kJ)
Calories from fat 678.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 75.42g 116%
Cholesterol 200.8mg 67%
Sodium 3105.26mg 129%
Potassium 666.22mg 14%
Total Carbs 209.22g 70%
Sugars 76.89g 308%
Dietary Fiber 14.23g 57%
Protein 24.35g 49%
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 16%
Iron 9.4mg 52%
Calcium 479.9mg 48%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 372.12 Kcal (1558 kJ)
Calories from fat 159.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.73g 116%
Cholesterol 47.2mg 67%
Sodium 729.88mg 129%
Potassium 156.59mg 14%
Total Carbs 49.18g 70%
Sugars 18.07g 308%
Dietary Fiber 3.34g 57%
Protein 5.72g 49%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 16%
Iron 2.2mg 52%
Calcium 112.8mg 48%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 37.1
  • 43

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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