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Butter Pecan Cinnamon Buns

Introduction:

Indulge in the comforting embrace of our Butter Pecan Cinnamon Buns, where soft dough, cinnamon swirls, and buttery pecans unite in a delightful dance of flavors. This breakfast treat is not just a meal; it’s a warm, gooey hug to start your day on the sweetest note. Get ready to turn your kitchen into a haven of cinnamon-scented joy!

Why We Love This Recipe:

✔️ Gooey Perfection: Soft, pillowy buns with a luscious cinnamon and pecan filling. ✔️ Buttery Bliss: The combination of butter and pecans adds a rich, nutty undertone. ✔️ Showstopper Breakfast: Impress your loved ones with these homemade delights.

Ingredients:

For the Dough:

  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

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For the Filling:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

For the Topping:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, combine warm milk, yeast, and a pinch of sugar. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until frothy.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the frothy yeast mixture with sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, salt, and flour. Knead until a soft dough forms.
  3. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover, and let it rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
  4. Roll out the dough on a floured surface into a large rectangle.
  5. Spread softened butter over the dough, then sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped pecans.
  6. Roll the dough tightly from the long side, then cut into equal-sized buns.
  7. Place the buns in a greased baking dish.
  8. Mix melted butter and chopped pecans, then pour over the buns.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Allow the buns to cool slightly before serving.

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Notes:

  • For an extra kick, add a pinch of nutmeg or a dash of maple syrup to the filling.
  • Drizzle with a simple glaze made with powdered sugar and a bit of milk for added sweetness.

FAQs: Q: Can I prepare these the night before? A: Absolutely! Assemble the buns, cover, and refrigerate overnight. Bake in the morning for a fresh treat.

Q: Can I use a different type of nut? A: Certainly! Walnuts or almonds can be delicious alternatives to pecans.

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