Christmas Morning Breakfast Buns

Christmas Morning Breakfast Buns
Servings: 12 Prep 20 mins Rise 45 mins or until doubled in bulk Bake 350°F 20 mins to 25 mins


Cinnamon-Nut Filling:
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 recipe Basic Refrigerated Sweet Dough (see recipe, on
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Make It


1. Mix brown sugar, pecans, butter and cinnamon in small bowl.


2. Place dough on lightly floured surface; punch down; knead briefly. Cover dough; let rest for up to 20 minutes.

3. Roll dough out into 12 x 8-inch rectangle. Sprinkle evenly with filling.

4. Starting from 12-inch edge, roll up dough, jelly-roll fashion. Pinch ends together to seal. Cut roll crosswise into 12 equal pieces. Place buns, cut side up and touching, in lightly greased 8-inch round pan.*

5. Cover pan; let rise in warm place, away from drafts, 45 minutes or until doubled in bulk.

6. To bake, heat oven to 350 degrees F.

7. Bake in 350 degrees F oven 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove pan to rack to cool slightly.

Meanwhile, prepare glaze:

8. Whisk together powdered sugar, water and vanilla in a small bowl until smooth and good drizzling consistency.

9. Drizzle glaze over tops of buns. Separate into individual buns and serve immediately.


  • To make this recipe in a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan for larger buns, use the entire recipe for Basic Refrigerated Sweet Dough (on, with the following changes: Increase the filling to 3/4 cups packed light-brown sugar, 1-1/4 cups chopped pecans, 3 tablespoons melted butter or margarine, and 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon. Increase the glaze to 1 cup powdered sugar, 4 teaspoons water and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Increase the baking time to 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 203, Fat, total (g): 10, chol. (mg): 21, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 26, pro. (g): 3, sodium (mg): 75, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.