Honey Buns Recipe

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Johanna Modified: December 17, 2021
Honey Buns Recipe

How To Make Honey Buns

Indulge yourself in these fried honey buns for a moist and sweet pair to your afternoon cup, made with a sweet and rich glaze for a delightful snack.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Rise Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total: 2 hours 40 minutes



For Doughnuts:

  • 3tbspactive dry yeast
  • 1cupmilk,divided, warm
  • cupsbread flour
  • 3tbspgranulated sugar
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • 3large egg yolks,room temperature
  • 6tbspunsalted butter,room temperature
  • 1tbspground cinnamon

For Honey Glaze:

  • cupspowdered sugar
  • 2tbspmilk
  • ½tbsphoney
  • 2tsppure vanilla extract



  1. In a mixing bowl, add 2 tablespoons of yeast, ¾ cups of flour, and ¾ cups of milk.

  2. Mix until it forms a paste.

  3. Cover and allow to rest for about 30 minutes.

  4. Add the remaining yeast and milk. Add in the sugar, salt, vanilla, and egg yolks. Mix until completely combined.

  5. Slowly add in the remaining flour, ¼ cup at a time until completely combined.

  6. Beat the dough until it pulls away from the mixer.

  7. Slowly add in the butter 1 tablespoon at a time, adding more butter only when the previous tablespoon of butter is fully incorporated into the dough.

  8. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover. Rest the dough in the refrigerator for about 1 hour and up to 12 hours.

  9. Lightly flour a surface and roll out the dough on this surface. The dough should be a rectangle with dimensions of about 6×10-inch.

  10. Sprinkle the ground cinnamon onto the dough and spread evenly around.

  11. Roll the dough along the longest side of the dough to form a long log.

  12. Cut out a thin round of about half ½-inch. Slightly flatten the round by pressing on the cut sides and place them cut side down onto a floured baking sheet.

  13. Cover and allow to rest for about 10 minutes while heating the oil.

  14. Add oil to a deep fryer or cast-iron skillet. Heat the oil to 360 degrees F.

  15. Take out 2 wire racks and line the bottom with paper towels.

  16. Fry the doughnuts 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown. Place on the wire rack.

Honey Glaze:

  1. Mix the ingredients for the glaze and dip the doughnuts in the glaze, removing any excess.

  2. Serve warm. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 238.57kcal
  • Fat: 6.67g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.66g
  • Trans Fat: 0.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.88g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.52g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.11g
  • Fiber: 1.47g
  • Sugar: 21.81g
  • Protein: 4.89g
  • Cholesterol: 50.93mg
  • Sodium: 89.85mg
  • Calcium: 36.13mg
  • Potassium: 79.21mg
  • Iron: 1.22mg
  • Vitamin A: 60.29µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.03mg
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