Do you love hot fresh homemade cinnamon buns? I have a recipe I’ve used for years (I’m not going to tell you how many but my oldest is 25 so that gives you some idea! and served for many a New Year’s morning. It only takes about 15 minutes to assemble and the oven does all the work for you. Waking up on New Year’s Even after a late night it’s nice to have a warm treat waiting for us to enjoy!
- 2 pounds frozen bread dough (24 Rhodes frozen dinner rolls
- 1-1/2 cups Swerve - you can use sugar the exact same amount
- ⅛ cup cinnamon
- ¾ cup butter, melted
- ½-1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- Extras - 9 x 13 baking pan, cooking spray and foil or wax paper
- Remove bread dough from freezer 30 minutes prior to using.
- Butter baking pan. I used a coat or butter flavored cooking spray over the butter just to be sure.
- Mix cinnamon and sugar (or Swerve)
- Melt butter in a bowl.
- Dip bread balls into bowl and cover with butter.
- Drop them and roll in cinnamon sugar mix.
- Place in baking pan. It was 4 balls across and 5 rows but your pan may measure differently. Leave room along edges for rising.
- Mix butter and cinnamon/Swerve mixture together
- Spread the mixture using a spatula or butter knife on top of bread balls.
- Spray foil or wax paper with cooking spray.
- Cover - and let sit overnight.
- In the AM bake in 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes.
- While baking mix together icing ingredients and spread over hot buns before serving. Or we served without.
My dad is diabetic so this year I had to try to make some sugar free treats, but the kids are used to having certain traditions. I had Sverve in the pantry that I was saving for his trip here and this was the perfect time to substitute. It measures just like sugar (no weird how much or how little do I use) AND none of the yucky side effects (you know what I mean) that many other sugar substitutes cause. After all, no one wanted on Christmas day to be struggling with an upset stomach.
It came out PERFECT! This is a big serving, but you can save them for later. I like to spoon it from pan and then get all the yummy, gooey goodness from the baking pan too. But you can just flip it over and place on a serving sheet if you have one big enough.