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Small Pan Cinnamon Buns

Yummy soft and gooey cinnamon buns.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 9 people
Author foodnessgracious


  • stand mixer


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 2 tbsp sugar

For the filling

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon

For the glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Butter an 8x8 baking pan and set aside.
  • Combine the flour, salt and yeast.
  • Add the butter and crumble in with your fingers.
  • Add the egg and milk and mix to form a dough ball.
  • Transfer the dough to a bowl that has been wiped with olive oil.
  • Cover with a towel and leave in a warm place until doubled in size.
  • Once risen flatten the dough out to form a rectangle roughly 12 inches by 9 inches.
  • Make the filling by mixing the softened butter and brown sugar together.
  • Spread the butter over the dough and then sprinkle the cinnamon evenly over the butter.
  • Beginning at the top of the rectangle, start to tuck the dough in and roll it towards you to create a long cylinder shape.
  • Slice the dough into 9 even pieces and transfer to your prepared pan.
  • Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes or util the buns begin to touch each other.
  • Bake in a 375 degrees F oven for 20-25 minutes and they become slightly golden brown.
  • Let cool while you make the glaze.
  • Mix the glaze ingredients together and pour over the cinnamon buns.
  • Serve at once.