No Fail Breadmaker Cinnamon Buns Recipe
I have always assumed that the making of delicious Cinnamon Buns required a special super power.
So when my neighbor graciously sent over a pan of homemade cinnamon buns a while back, I not only was Over-the-Moon delighted – but I also wondered where she hid her cape.
And then when I tasted their ooey-gooey, melt in your mouth perfection, I knew that she must have a hidden alter ego – Cinnamon-Bun-Super-Woman by night; Neighbor-of-the-Year by day.
When she claimed that her recipe was impossible to fail, I was highly skeptical. I did not possess the super powers required for these amazing pastries.
But I decided that – on the off-chance the recipe really was as easy as she claimed – I should give it a try. Maybe – just maybe I too could be a Maker of Cinnamon Buns.
Ladies and Gentlemen: I have arrived. I baked cinnamon buns and they are GOOD. (Amazing, actually…in my humble opinion.)
Because I think the world should have this recipe, I asked my neighbor if she would mind if I shared her secrets with you all. She kindly agreed – even before she discovered a plate of them on her front porch!
- 1/2 c. water
- 1/2 c. milk
- 2 beaten eggs
- 4 c. bread flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 c. plus 1 tsp. white sugar
- 1 c. plus 2 TBS. butter - divided
- 1 pkg. active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp.)
- 1 1/2 c. brown sugar - divided
- 1 TBS cinnamon
- Place water, milk, eggs, flour, salt, white sugar, 1/4 c. butter (melted) and yeast in bread machine in the order mentioned. Set to dough cycle.
- While bread is rising, melt 3/4 c. butter and 3/4 c. brown sugar in a sauce pan and then spread evenly in one 9"x13" or two 8" round pans.
- When dough is done, roll into an 18"x14" rectangle. Brush with 2 TBS. melted butter.
- Mix 3/4 c. brown sugar and 1 TBS. cinnamon and sprinkle on top of melted butter.
- Roll up, then with a serrated knife, cut into 15 pieces and place in prepared pan.
- Rise for another hour.
- Cook at 375 for 25 - 30 minutes.
*If you prefer, you can store in the refrigerator overnight before baking.
These cinnamon buns do not require frosting – I promise. Just be sure to slather them with the melted glaze at the bottom of the pan.
And be sure to send a pan over to your neighbor. She’ll love you forever.
By the way, if you don’t own a breadmaker, I use this one and love it.
And she’ll definitely want the recipe.
I shared this with Thrifty Thursday.