I love bubble breads. I like that they pull apart into small pieces and I like the bubble top shape. I saw several recipes for bubble buns right before Easter and decided to try one of them out.
These dough pieces are dipped in cinnamon and topped with a vanilla glaze. It is similar to monkey bread except turned upside down. If you like cinnamon rolls or monkey bread, you’ll love these.
I loved how these smelled. I used a recipe I found on All Day I Dream About Food. The recipe was pretty easy to follow. I did have to double the cinnamon coating though because I ran out when I followed the original recipe.
Update: I’ve also made Cinnamon Pumpkin Bubble Buns!
Cinnamon Bubble Buns
- 1 package active dry yeast about 2 1/4 tsp
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 3 tbsp butter melted
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 6 tbsp butter melted
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Place water in bowl of stand mixer and sprinkle yeast over. Let stand until bubbly, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in butter, sour cream, sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat in 2 cups of flour, the salt and baking soda until incorporated. Add remaining flour and continue to mix until a smooth, soft dough forms.
- Knead dough until smooth, using the dough hook attachment, about 2-3 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- In a small bowl, mix cinnamon and sugar for coating. In another small bowl, melt butter in microwave. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan. Roll dough into a long cylinder and then divide into 12 equal portions. Divide each of the 12 portions into 6 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
- For each bun, coat six balls with melted butter and then roll them in cinnamon sugar. Arrange five balls in the bottom of a prepared muffin cup. Using your fingertip, make a small well in the center and press in the sixth ball. Repeat with remaining dough and muffin cups.
- Cover buns loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until puffy and have doubled in size, about 40 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350F. Bake buns until golden, 20-22 minutes. Let cool in pan. Use a knife to help remove buns from pan.
- Place buns on a wire rack. Place a piece of parchment paper underneath wire rack. In a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients and stir until smooth. Drizzle each bun with glaze.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.