Homemade Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart with Land O’ Lakes Butter
  • ⅓ cup warm water
  • 2¼ tsp yeast
  • ⅓ cup + ¼ tsp sugar
  • 1⅓ cups milk warmed up
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 4½ cups flour
  • 2¼ cups brown sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • ½ cups pecans (optional)
  1. combine ⅓ cup warm water, ¼ tsp sugar and 2¼ tsp yeast in a liquid measuring cup and stir using a whisk until yeast and sugar is fully dissolved. Let rest 5-10 minutes to activate the yeast.
  2. Place yeast mixture, warmed milk, ⅓ cup sugar, 5 tablespoons butter egg and salt into a large mixing bowl. Using the whisk attachment, beat until well combined. Then add 2 cups flour into mixture
  3. Switch to the bread attachent and ½ cup at a time, add the remaining flour on medium-low speed until fully combined. The dough will be slightly sticky but will pull away from the sides when finished combining (you may need to add/subtract an extra ¼ cup depending on your climate!)
  4. Place dough in a greased bowl and cover for 1½ hours until double in size. Then seperate into 2 section for rolling. Roll out on a floured surface until 12" wide and only ¼ inch thick.
  5. spread 2 tablespoons of butter on top of dough followed by a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, 1 cup brown sugar and ¼ cup pecans (optional). Pat the pecans down into the brown sugar to prevent from spilling while it's rolled. Starting at one end, roll from front to back into a tube.
  6. Slice into ½ inch sections.
  7. Repeat on the second section of dough.
  8. Place all sliced sections randomly into a greased bundt pan. Top all of it with last ¼ cup of brown sugar.
  9. Cover and let rest 45 minutes (*to make night before, see notes)
  10. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes
  11. To remove from the pan, place your place on top of the pan and then flip the whole thing upside down and it should fall out!
  12. Top with cream cheese frosting or glaze and pecans. Serve warm
  13. Store leftovers in an airtight container.
This is great to make ahead of time for your holiday breakfast. Prepare the night before, then cover with greased plastic wrap and put in the fridge overnight. Then preheat and cook in the morning!
Recipe by Our Thrifty Ideas at https://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2013/11/recipe-homemade-gooey-cinnamon-roll-pull-apart-land-o-lakes-butter.html