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Nutty Honey Rolls

Nutty Honey Rolls
Flavored with vanilla and cinnamon and sweetened with honey, these honey rolls will be a new favorite treat. Brush them with honey and sprinkle chopped nuts of top for a little crunch.
Yield 10 rolls



  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm milk (110-115°F)
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/3 cup lukewarm milk ((110-115°F))
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten, to brush the rolls)
  • Honey and chopped nuts to sprinkle over the rolls


  • In a small bowl add 1 cup of flour. Make a well in the middle and pour in lukewarm milk. Stir in yeast and sugar. Let sit for 5-10 minutes until foamy.
  • Meanwhile, add the remaining flour, melted butter, honey, egg, salt, vanilla extract and cinnamon to a stand mixer bowl. Pour the yeast mixture in with the mixer bowl ingredients.
  • Using a dough hook attachment, mix on low speed, slowly adding the remaining 1/3 cup milk. Knead on low/med speed until dough is soft and elastic, and dough cleans itself from the sides of the bowl.
  • Remove the dough from the mixing bowl and place it in an oiled bowl. Cover with a clean tea towel and let it rest until doubled in volume. The dough, being enriched with butter, egg and honey, will take a little longer to double in size (about 2 hours).
  • Once doubled in volume, turn dough out from the bowl onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 10 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and shape it into an 8 or an infinite sign. You can also braid it or shape it into a coil.
  • Place the shaped rolls onto two baking sheets lined with parchment paper or silicone mat. Cover with a tea towel again and let rest for another hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Just before baking, brush the rolls with the beaten egg. Bake the rolls, one sheet at a time for 16-18 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let slightly cool. While still warm, brush the rolls with honey and sprinkle chopped nuts over them.


Recipe by A Treats Affair.

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Review & Comments

Susan Giordano | Reply

Can I use Maple Syrup instead of honey in the buns and on top????

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Susan,
Yes, sounds delicious!
Happy baking!

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