Big, fluffy cinnamon buns are brushed with a sweet maple glaze.
'Cinnamon Buns' on Serious Eats
Filled with almonds and cherries, these sweet yeasted breakfast buns make a nice alternative to the traditional cinnamon-raisin.
[Photograph: Donna Currie] What Worked: While these wouldn't be considered healthy, if you're going to eat cinnamon buns, you might as well add whole wheat. Except for the color, you'd never know these were whole grain buns. What Didn't: For...
The result: buns that are candied on the outside and soft, buttery, cheesy, and spiced inside their coils.
These classic buns are as good for brunch as they are mid-afternoon with a cup of joe. Just the smell of these buns cooking brings me back to chilly fall afternoons, getting home from school and walking into a house filled with the smell of cinnamon, sugar, and toasted nuts.
What's even better than buying cinnamon rolls is making them. Because the smell of cinnamon and sweet yeasty bread baking is almost as good as eating the rolls. (Almost.) These are great fresh from the oven, when they're just a little bit warm. Leftovers are great for French toast or bread pudding. If you have leftovers.
[Photograph: Robyn Lee] Note: It's best to make the rolls the night before and allow them to rise in the refrigerator overnight. You can bake them anywhere between 10 and 24 hours after shaping and refrigerating them. Pearl sugar isn't...
I was out shopping and out of the corner of my eye, I saw some tempting "Cinnamon Pretzels." They were in the shape of pretzels, and huge, but it looked like they might have been made from a sweet dough. I almost bought one, then changed my mind. The last time I gave in to a store-bought sweet dough temptation, I was disappointed. So this time, I put it on the list to bake at home.