Go Back
+ servings
5 from 1 vote
Honey Buns
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Resting Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
52 mins

Homemade Honey Buns, just like the kind you had as a kid! These are even better, with a soft, pillow-y pastry dough, a spiral of cinnamon filling, and a sweet honey glaze. Perfect as an afternoon snack, or an easy on-the-go breakfast.

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buns, honey
Servings: 24 3-inch diameter pastries
Calories: 115 kcal
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1/4 ounce dry active yeast (1 packet)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 cups White Lily Enriched All-Purpose Wheat Flour and White Grape Seed Flour Blend (you may need as much as 2 1/4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the glaze
  1. Place the honey and water in a large mixing bowl, and sprinkle the yeast over the surface.  Set aside and allow the yeast to dissolve for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine the oil, buttermilk, egg yolk, and salt in a liquid measuring cup.  
  3. Stir into the yeast/honey mixture.  
  4. Add 1 cup of the flour and mix on low speed until combined.  Continue adding flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until the dough starts to pull away cleanly from the sides of the bowl (you may not need to use all of the flour).  Knead the dough for 2 minutes.
  5. Transfer to an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Allow to proof in a warm place for 2 hours.
  6. Place the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl and whip together on medium-high speed until fluffy.
  7. Punch down the dough and roll out to a rectangle shape, about 20-inches by 10-inches.  
  8. Spread the butter mixture over the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch margin on all sides.  
  9. Starting on one of the longer sides, carefully roll the dough into a log.  
  10. Trim off the ends, and cut the log into 1-inch thick slices.  
  11. Place the slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet and cover loosely with plastic wrap.  
  12. Allow to proof for 30 minutes, then bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 12 minutes.  
  13. Cool completely and cover with glaze (recipe follows).
To make the glaze:
  1. Stir the powdered sugar, honey, and water together in a small bowl.
Recipe Notes

Regular flour can be substituted for the Whole Wheat White Grape Seed Flour Blend, in equal measure.

©Baking a Moment

Nutrition Facts
Honey Buns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 39mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.