Easy Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Buns Recipe

Whenever we celebrate a special occasion in our house, we whip out the cinnamon buns recipe. For Christmas, birthdays and even to celebrate hooking up our oven in the new kitchen after the reno.

Fresh ooey gooey cinnamon buns is the best smell to wake up to, and sometimes you don’t need a special occasion to justify making them for friends and family. Last weekend, we had a couple visitors for Sunday Brunch, which was a perfect occasion to enjoy our family recipe together in our new home.

I’m excited to share this recipe with you so that you too can enjoy these yummy and easy cinnamon buns with your family and friends. Although they’re very easy to make, remember you need to make the dough and let it rise before rolling them out to make the buns, and then leaving the buns overnight to rise before baking. It’s not a last minute recipe, but definitely worth the wait! Make these tonight and let them rise for the best Sunday treat to kick off November tomorrow!

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  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 package yeast
  • 1/3 cup hot water and cool to lukewarm
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine (X2)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar


Dissolve sugar in warm water. Sprinkle yeast and let stand for 10 minutes. Stir to dissolve.

Meanwhile, sift flour, sugar, salt and butter in a medium bowl. Add dissolved yeast mixture. Add eggs and hot water. Mix well.

Use 1/4 cup flour to knead dough for 5-10 minutes. Place in large greased glass bowl, cover and let rise for 2 hours.

Punch down and roll out. Combine cinnamon and brown sugar. Spread butter on dough and cover with cinnamon mixture. Roll up and cut. Let rise overnight.

Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes.

Serve warm with cream cheese icing… Yum!

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