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Homemade Honey Buns

Homemade Honey Buns

Are you ready to elevate your breakfast game? Of course you are! These sweet, soft treats will be a hit with the whole family, and the process of making them buns is just about as enjoyable as eating them.

The dough is made with warm milk, active dry yeast, honey, eggs, and melted, creating a soft and fluffy texture that will melt in your mouth. As the dough rises, the house will fill with the warm and inviting aroma of fresh bread. You’re welcome!

Once the dough is ready, it’s rolled out and filled with a mixture of brown sugar, honey, and cinnamon, before being rolled up and sliced into buns. The buns are then given a second rise before being baked to golden perfection.

Finally, a drizzle of a honey glaze is added to give these buns the perfect finishing touch. Serve them warm with a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the heavenly combination of tender dough and sweet filling.

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These buns are best served fresh, but can also be stored for a couple of days for later enjoyment.

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Homemade Honey Buns

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  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 buns 1x




  • 1 cup warm whole milk
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp water (as needed)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm milk, yeast and honey. Let sit for 5 minutes until the mixture becomes frothy.
  2. Add in the eggs and melted butter, and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and knead until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a towel and let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, honey, and cinnamon.
  7. Roll the dough out into a large rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick. Brush the melted butter over the dough and sprinkle the sugar mixture on top.
  8. Roll the dough tightly, starting from the long side, and cut into 12 equal slices.
  9. Place the buns in the prepared baking pan and let them rise for another 20 minutes.
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  11. In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar, honey, and water to make the glaze. Drizzle the glaze over the warm buns.
  12. Serve warm and enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.


Note: These buns are best served warm and fresh, but they can also be stored in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Baking, Bread, buns, rolls
  • Cuisine: American
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