Honey Buns Recipe

      15 Servings


For the Doughnuts:
  • 3 tablespoons Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 cup Milk, divided (warm)
  • 2 1/2 cups Bread Flour
  • 3 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Large Egg Yolks, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
For the Honey Glaze:
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • 3 tablespoons Water
  • pinch of Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract


  1. In your mixing bowl, add 2 tablespoons of yeast, 3/4 cups of the flour, and 3/4 cups of the 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, 1/4 cup at a time until completely combined.
  6. Beat the dough until it pulls away from the mixer.
  7. Slowly add in the butter one tablespoon at a time, adding more butter only when the previous tablespoon of butter fully incorporated into the dough.
  8. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover. Rest the dough in the refrigerator for about an 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 x 10 inches.
  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 thin round of about half an 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 you heat the oil.
  14. Add oil to a deep fryer or cast iron skillet (if using a cast iron skillet, make sure the dough is at least 3 inches deep). Heat the oil to 360°F.
  15. Take our two wire racks and line the bottom with paper towels.
  16. Fry the doughnuts 2 – 3 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown. Place on the wire rack.
  17. Mix the ingredients for the glaze and dip the doughnuts in the glaze, removing any excess. Serve warm.
  18. These doughnuts are best the same day, but can be stored in an airtight container up to three days. I recommend rewarming in the microwaves for a few seconds before enjoying.


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Author: Amanda Powell
Recipe Yields: 10-15 doughnuts
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 160 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 doughnut
Servings Per Recipe 15

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 36
Calories 211

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 87mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 20g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.