On Saturday, a friend emailed me some photos of some luscious looking cinnamon buns. If there wasn't a foot of snow on the ground, with more coming down, and if she didn't live back a long lane, we would have been tempted to come visiting!
My husband took one look at the photo in the email and said that cinnamon buns were exactly what he was hungry for on the cold snowy evening!
Now, you know that I love to bake bread. My husband knows I like to bake bread. I'm not married to an unreasonable man and usually I love when he tells me something for which he is particularly hungry. But on Saturday evening, I just really wasn't in the mood to pull out the yeast and start kneading. But cinnamon buns sounded good to me, too!
My lazy mom's solution was these cinnamon biscuits. No, they are not as good as real cinnamon buns. But, with only 30 minutes total time, from when the idea hits until you sit down with a cup of cocoa and bite into your bun, this recipe is a keeper! Perfect for breakfast or bed time snack, give it a try the next time you are hit with the urge for homemade cinnamon buns! Or just to delight a sweet toothed husband.
This recipe comes from a card that has been in my recipe file for years and I'm not really sure the source.
2 cup flour (I used half whole wheat.)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup oil
3/4 cup buttermilk
Combine dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in oil and buttermilk until just blended.
Turn dough onto floured counter and knead lightly. Roll dough into 15x8 rectangle.
Spread generously with soft butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar (about 1/2 cup) and cinnamon (about 2 tsp).
Roll up rectangle like jelly roll, starting from the long side. Cut into 6 to 8 slices.
Arrange slices in 9-inch round baking pan. Bake at 425 degrees until lightly browned, about 15-20 minutes. Serve with milk if desired.
These are best served hot but are not bad the next day either. Recipe can easily be doubled for 9x13 pan.