Tested till perfect Quick Cinnamon Buns

Quick Cinnamon Buns

This no yeast cinnamon bun recipe so easy to make, you'll often find the scent of homemade cinnamon buns wafting from your oven!

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2006

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  • Portion size 16


  • 3 cups 3cupsall-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspbaking powder
  • 3/4 tsp 3/4tspsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspbaking soda
  • 2/3 cup 2/3cupcold butter, cubed
  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupsbuttermilk
  • 1 1eggeggs

Cinnamon Filling:

  • 3 tbsp 3tbspbutter, softened
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupchopped pecanpecans
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cuppacked brown sugar
  • 2 tsp 2tspcinnamon
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Line 12-inch (30 cm) pizza pan with parchment paper or dust lightly with flour; set aside.

In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. With pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In separate bowl, whisk buttermilk with egg; pour over dry ingredients and stir with fork to make soft dough.

With floured hands, press dough into ball. On lightly floured surface, knead gently 10 times. Roll out to 16- x 11-inch (40 x 28 cm) rectangle .

Cinnamon Filling: Spread butter over dough, leaving 1/2-inch (1 cm) border along 1 long edge. Sprinkle butter with pecans, sugar and cinnamon. Starting at side opposite border, roll up evenly into log; pinch seam to seal.

Using serrated knife, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick slices; arrange on pizza pan. Bake in centre of 400°F (200°C) oven until golden, about 15 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool; set aside for up to 2 hours.)

Nutritional Information Per bun: about

cal 235 pro 4g total fat 13g sat. fat 7g
carb 26g fibre 1g chol 43mg sodium 319mg

% RDI:

calcium 6 iron 11 vit A 10 folate 15
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