My buns sure are looking good!

Been meaning to post this, made these for Saturday breakfast. My hubby wanted some cinnamon rolls and I figured I would stick with my not from a can kick. My mom gave me this Pecan Cinnamon Bun recipe a while back and I have been meaning to make it. I really like it because it is quick and easy and you don’t have to wait for any dough to rise or possibly not rise and ruin the recipe. here it is:

Pecan Cinnamon Buns

Ingredients:

Mix filling:

¾ c dark brown sugar packed

½ c pecans, toasted and chopped

¼ c sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp salt

2 Tb melted butter

Dough:

2 ½ c flour

2 Tb sugar

1 ¼ tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

1 ¼ c buttermilk

9 Tb butter melted, divided (6Tb in dough, 1Tb on rolled dough, 2Tb on tops of cut rolls before baking)

Preheat oven to 425F degrees, spray 10” cake pan with 2” high sides with pam

Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Stir in buttermilk and 6Tb butter into dry ingredients. Blend and transfer to a floured surface and knead, add more flour if too sticky. Knead 8 turns.

Roll dough onto floured surface into 12”x10” rectangle. Brush with 1Tb of butter and sprinkle filling over dough, leaving 1” plain border on long side. Press filling gently into dough. Beginning at long end opposite plain border, roll up dough jelly roll style. Pinch border to seal. Cut crosswise into 8 slices.

Place 1 bun in center of pan, surround with the rest, spacing apart, allowing for expansion. Brush tops with 2Tb of melted butter, bake till golden brown, about 22 mins. Cool 5 mins and drizzle with icing of: 1 c confectioners sugar, 2 Tb mascarpone cheese or cream cheese, 2Tb of cream or buttermilk, blend well.

Two Tara tips: the buttermilk make the frosting taste funny to me, next time I would just use cream. I didn’t have the right pan and used one too large and they spread out too much and were sort of flat, so make sure to use the right pan.

If you have company and want to throw together a quick tasty treat or you just want to spoil your hubby, try this recipe and make some cinnamon buns from scratch that will knock his socks off!

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