At Christmas time our children got together and gave us a gift certificate to take a baking class at the King Arthur Baking School. After looking through the schedule we decided to sign up for the class called Sticky Fingers; Breakfast Buns. After reading the description we couldn’t resist. These are the old-fashioned ultimate cinnamon buns you crave. You’ll make two sweet temptations–the classic iced cinnamon buns, and sticky buns with a finger-licking gooey caramel topping! Who doesn’t want to learn how to make the Ultimate Cinnamon Buns!ultimate cinnamon buns

We’ve both taken classes at King Arthur before and you not only come home with delicious baked goods but you always learn so many useful tips. If you’ve never checked out their website before it’s worth a look. Not only does their store carry everything you could possible need for baking from flour to the perfect cookie sheet but the site has wonderful recipes as well.

We were not disappointed with the class. We made two types of ultimate cinnamon buns, the classic cinnamon bun with icing on the top and a classic quick maple sticky bun. One was made with traditional dough, which you had to let rise and the quick maple sticky bun was made with a quick bread.ultimate cinnamon buns

Both were delicious and our freezer (which I’m trying to clean out) is now filled with delicious cinnamon buns. Luckily both freeze well.

I will share the recipe for the ultimate cinnamon roll. Both recipes are can be found on the King Arthur Flour website.

Ultimate Cinnamon Rolls

Yields one 8×8 inch pan 9 cinnamon rolls


3 cups flour
2 tsp. instant yeast
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
¼ cup unsalted butter, soften
½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. milk, more if needed
1 egg

Prepare a non-stick 8×8 inch pan with non-stick spray. Set aside. In a medium bowl combine the flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Cut in the butter. Stir in the milk and egg to form a dough. If the dough feels dry and stiff, add a little more milk to create a soft dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead, adding flour only as needed to prevent sticking to your work surface. Place the dough back into the bowl and cover. Allow to rise until puffy, 30 minutes to an hour.ultimate cinnamon buns

While the dough is rising prepare your filling.

Filling Ingredients:

Water to coat
½ cup brown sugar
2 tsp. Cinnamon

Once the dough has risen roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle about 12 x 14 inches. Bush the dough lightly with water and sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon evenly over the dough, leaving a small border free of filling.

Roll the dough from the rectangle’s longer sides and pinch the seams together well. ultimate cinnamon buns Using floss or a serrated knife, cut off slices about 1 inch wide.ultimate cinnamon buns Place the slices in the prepared pan. Let the rolls rise until they fill the pan generously, about 15-20 minutes. Preheat your oven to 350. Bake rolls for about 16-20 minutes or until golden brown and baked through.ultimate cinnamon buns

Rolls can be glazed with a mixture of 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 6 tablespoons of heavy cream if desired or enjoyed warm from the oven.

If you want to learn how to make the quick maple sticky bun try King Arthur Flour’s recipe which can be found HERE Both recipes  are prefect for a weekend treat.

25 comments on “Ultimate Cinnamon Buns at King Arthur

Sonja Anderson on March 7, 2018 3:17 pm

I want to make these! We love several King Arthur recipes, but have not tried this one yet. Their instant yeast is one of my favorite things too- thanks for sharing this!

Nancy Wolff on March 8, 2018 2:38 am

I just love King Arthur, they have the best recipes!

Vickie on March 7, 2018 4:16 pm

Oh, I can actually taste those buns when I just look at them! So yummy. I did not know that you can freeze these…thanks for that info!

Nancy Wolff on March 8, 2018 2:38 am

Thank goodness we could freeze them, between the two of us we had three three dozen!!

ColleenB.~ Tx. on March 8, 2018 10:59 am

At what point does a person freeze these? ………..after slicing and putting in pans; after they bake or after you have iced them?
Thank U

Nancy Wolff on March 8, 2018 2:16 pm

It is best to freeze them before icing, then the night before you plan to serve them take them out of the freezer. The next morning pop them in a 35- oven for 5 minutes or so and then ice!

ColleenB.~ Tx. on March 8, 2018 8:35 pm

Thank You.
That’s what I kinda thought but just wanted to double check :}

Mother of 3 on March 9, 2018 12:10 am

Oh that does look like the ultimate cinnamon bun recipe.

Barbara on March 12, 2018 7:35 pm

Quick question. Recipe says makes 9 rolls (which is so much better for two of us). But your comment above says that between the two of you, you had 3 dozen. Did you each make a double batch?

Just want to confirm before making these so I don’t have a ton of cinnamon rolls to tempt me! Thx.

Nancy Wolff on March 12, 2018 7:56 pm

sorry for the confusion! My husband and I each made the regular cinnamon buns and the sticky buns so we each ended up with two trays of each or a total of 36 cinnamon rolls! 🙂

Miz Helen on March 12, 2018 7:42 pm

Those Cinnamon Buns look perfect! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great St. Patrick’s Day and come back to see us real soon!
Miz Helen

Nancy Wolff on March 12, 2018 7:55 pm

Thanks Mia Helen,
We loved these cinnamon buns and love even more that they freeze so well! 🙂

Teresa on March 12, 2018 11:59 pm

I love a nice big cinnamon roll and these sound delicious! Thank you for sharing on Party in Your PJ’s. Pinned!

Nancy Wolff on March 13, 2018 1:16 am

Thanks for stoping by, I have to agree I love a good cinnamon roll!

Teresa on March 15, 2018 12:57 pm

I would love to do this! It sounds like so much fun and includes something delicious!

Nancy Wolff on March 15, 2018 1:02 pm

Classes at King Arthur Baking School are so much fun! You always learn something new!

Marisa Franca @ All Our Way on March 15, 2018 2:04 pm

There is nothing better than the smell of bread unless it’s cinnamon buns baking in the oven. I’ve yet to find a recipe from King Arthur’s that doesn’t do well. I’m anxious to start baking again.

Nancy Wolff on March 15, 2018 3:46 pm

I agree I’ve never tried a King Arthur recipe that wasn’t absolutely delicious!

Amy on March 15, 2018 2:28 pm

Oh, these look so good! I just love cinnamon buns! TFS!

Clearissa on March 16, 2018 1:58 am

Oh how sweet to make these from scratch! Look Yummy!!

Becky Richardson on March 17, 2018 10:24 am

Woah this sounds so yummy! Saving the recipe for sure.

Nancy Wolff on March 17, 2018 5:43 pm

An easy and delicious recipe! I can’t wait to make them again!

Grammy Dee | Grammy's Grid on March 17, 2018 1:45 pm

Those do look yummy! Shared on Fb, G+, Pn, and Tw ♥

Nancy Wolff on March 17, 2018 5:42 pm

Thanks so much Grammy Dee!

Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures on March 19, 2018 9:59 am

Oh, my! This recipe sounds scrumptious! I would love to take a cooking class with my husband. We would have a ball! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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