Toasted Pecan Cinnamon Buns Recipe

Who can resists the smell of toasted pecans on a warm and gooey cinnamon roll.


1 package dry yeast
¼ cup warm water
1 cup milk, scalded
3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
½ teaspoon salt
3 ¼ cups sifted flour, divided
3 Tablespoons soft butter
½ cup chopped raisins
¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¾ cup butter
¾ cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
1 cup chopped pecans


Cinnamon Rolls

Preheat oven to 375˚F.

Soften yeast in warm water and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes.

In a small heavy bottom saucepan, bring milk to just below boiling. Remove from heat.

Mix sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Add milk and mix. Let cool to lukewarm. Add 1 cup flour and mix until smooth. Stir in yeast. Add remaining flour mixing well.

Knead dough on floured board until smooth. Put in a greased bowl, grease top of dough, cover with damp towel and let rise at warm room until doubled in size. Punch down dough, and on a clean, floured surface, roll into a rectangle ½ inch thick.

Brush with soft butter and spread evenly with raisins, brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll up and cut into ½ inch thick slices. Lay the slices in a buttered rectangle pan. Cover and let rise until doubled. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. On a separate tray, line pecans in a single layer and place into oven for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned, being very careful not to burn.


In a medium saucepan, melt together butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla and bring to a boil. Remove from stove and mix inconfectioners' sugar. Mix in toasted pecans. Spoon the pecan glaze over warm rolls.