During the weekends I love to get into my kitchen and do some baking and one of the things I enjoy baking are a variety of homemade buns. Two of the following recipes utilize frozen bread dough that you can purchase from your local supermarket. The third recipe uses homemade dough that you make yourself.

Here are 3 of our favorite homemade bun recipes.

Cinnamon Walnut Buns Recipe

2 loaves of frozen bread dough

1 cup dark Karo syrup

1 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons cold milk

1 stick of butter, softened

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup walnuts, chopped

Remove the frozen bread dough from freezer and thaw according to package directions. In a large saucepan combine the Karo syrup, brown sugar, milk, butter and ground cinnamon over medium heat until it’s nice and hot but not boiling. Remove from heat and stir in the chopped walnuts. Pull off small pieces of the dough from the loaf and place into a baking pan. Cover pan and let dough rise for 1 hour. Pour the sauce over the dough and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes.

Homemade Apple Buns Recipe

Dough:

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons butter, softened

2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 cup cold milk

3 cups freshly chopped apples

1/2 teaspoon salt

ground cinnamon

Syrup:

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 cup water

1 tablespoon butter, softened

Mix dough ingredients in the order given until well combined. Roll dough out onto a floured surface until it is 1/2″ thick. Spread the chopped apple pieces on top and sprinkle with the ground cinnamon. Roll the dough up and then cut into rolled bun shapes. Place into a baking pan. Mix up the ingredients for the syrup in a saucepan over medium heat until it has all been dissolved and then pour syrup mixture over the buns. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.

Homemade Sticky Buns Recipe

2 loaves frozen bread

1 box vanilla pudding (not instant)

2 cups brown sugar

1 stick butter, softened

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Remove bread from freezer and thaw according to package directions. Once thawed, knead bread and let rise according to directions. Rip apart the bread into chunk sized pieces and place into a large baking dish, cover and let rise for 45 minutes. In a saucepan combine together the brown sugar, butter, ground cinnamon and the pudding mix. Heat until hot but not boiling. Remove from stove and pour sauce over the dough. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes.

Shelly Hill is a mother and grandmother living in Pennsylvania who enjoys cooking, baking and canning a variety of foods for her family. Shelly is the owner of the popular Foodie Blog called Shakin ‘N Bakin in the Kitchen at http://wahmshelly.blogspot.com where you can find free menu ideas, cooking tips and free recipes.