Easy make ahead cinnamon buns with a sticky brown sugar, butter, pecan topping. Great for brunch or dessert. (I buy the dough at a bakery – shhh)
Hot fresh, sticky, buttery, yummy, make-ahead cinnamon buns. With a huge shortcut that makes them so easy. This is a cheater recipe – I use a dough that I buy at a bakery. I can’t tell the difference – these cinnamon buns taste amazing! Go ahead, though, and make your own dough by hand or with a bread maker if you prefer.
I make these cinnamon buns every year on Christmas morning. My family will not hear of changing that tradition. It all started because I needed a recipe that I could prepare the night before. I wanted something special for Christmas morning, but I didn’t want to have to get up at the crack of dawn to make it. And I didn’t want to interrupt the opening of the gifts of course. So… many many years ago, cinnamon buns became a non-negotiable tradition in our home.
I can make these in 10 minutes, let them rise the evening before, put them in the fridge overnight, then just pop them in the oven to bake in the morning . The ease and the aroma in the morning – perfect.