I was born and raised in Miami, Florida.  For many years my family and I would go all the way down south, homestead area and visit this farm called Knaus Berry Farm.  This place was like paradise.  Your probably asking yourself… how could a farm be paradise.  Well this farm was definitely like no ordinary farm out there, especially since they are only open seasonally and only from November through mid-April.  Now unless you have lived or visited Miami then you would know all about Knaus Berry Farm and what they are locally known for… their absolutely deliciously sinful Cinnamon Sticky Buns and Milkshakes.  I mean from the minute you step out of your car you are greeted by lanes of strawberry and tomato pickers, homemade honey and jams, freshly baked breads and the wafting smell of Cinnamon Heaven.

You see I visit home quite often and this past time during Christmas break, I was gifted with a box full of cinnamon sticky buns and I just almost fell out of my skin.  They were so good, I knew I wanted to recreate my version of Cinnamon Sticky Buns at home.  These were soooooo good I highly recommend that you guys make them this weekend, soooooo worth it!





Time to make the dough and let it rise…


Roll out dough and melt the butter.  Spread on rolled out dough and then sprinkle cinnamon sugar all over.


Melt cinnamon sticky goodness then pour into greased baking dish.


Place cinnamon rolls into baking dish.  Allow to poof…


Look at those beauties… time to bake and then its time to eat!


Cinnamon Sticky Buns

Yield: 12-15

Rich, gooey and sinfully delicious! These simple breakfast buns are topped with the perfect blend of cinnamon, brown sugar and lots of love!


  • 1/4 cup warm Water (105° to 115°)
  • 1 (1/4-ounce) package Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, plus more for greasing
  • 3 Large Egg Yolks
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 to 4 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour, plus more for dusting
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • Topping:
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 4 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoons Light Corn Syrup


  1. Make the dough. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine warm water, yeast and 1 tsp. sugar. Stir to dissolve and let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add milk, butter, remaining sugar, egg yolks, orange zest, salt and 3 cups flour. Mix on low speed until blended. Switch to a dough hook and then, again on low speed, slowly incorporate the remaining 1 cup of flour. Increase speed to medium, kneading dough until smooth and slightly sticky (adding a little more flour if too wet), 3 to 5 minutes. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a large, buttered bowl. Turn dough over in bowl to coat with the butter from the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour (or 2 hours if not in an entirely warm place). After the dough has risen, punch down. Turn out onto a lightly floured cutting board and let sit 20 minutes.


adapted by Simply Recipes



Enjoy and see you next time!