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Blueberry Maple Pecan Cinnamon Buns

Blueberry Maple Pecan Cinnamon Buns

The farmers market was absolutely overflowing with cheap local blueberries this weekend and I picked up a lot of them. Although I will finish a lot of them off for breakfast on plain yogurt with a touch of maple syrup, I wanted to do something with them and I knew exactly what. I had been wanting to try doing a cinnamon bun stuffed with fruit or berries and I had originally planned on trying it with strawberries but they disappeared just before I got the chance and a blueberry version now sounded even better. The idea was basically to make cinnamon buns and where you add blueberries to the cinnamon layer before rolling them up. I figured that wild blueberries would be perfect for these cinnamon buns as they were smaller and rolling them up would be easier. I could have just gone with that but I kept thinking about how much I like the blueberry and maple flavour combination and so I decided to replace the sugar in the cinnamon layer with maple sugar and I then mixed some maple syrup into the cream cheese glaze. While I was adding things, I could not resist also adding some chopped pecans which also pair well with blueberries.

The blueberry maple pecan cinnamon buns turned out so amazingly well! I really liked how the blueberries in the cinnamon layer baked up in the buns with many of them bursting and spreading their blueberry goodness even further. The blueberry, maple pecan flavour combination was definitely a winner and it went perfectly in the light and fluffy buns. You can bake the cinnamon buns in several different ways to get different results. You can either leave them with lots of room to spread out when they bake or you can pack they in tightly next to each other to get thicker buns. I baked most of mine in a spring form pan and I put the extras in ramekins and the ones that were baked in the ramekins were my favourites by far.

Blueberry Maple Pecan Cinnamon Buns

(makes 12 buns)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 recipe basic sweet yeast dough (see below)
1/2 cups maple sugar (or white or brown)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup wild blueberries
1/2 cup pecans (toasted and chopped)
1 batch maple cream cheese glaze (see below)

Directions:
1. Punch down the dough. and knead for 30 seconds.
2. Cover the dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.
3. Roll out the dough on a floured surface into a 24" by 12" rectangle.
4. Mix the sugar and the cinnamon and sprinkle it onto the dough followed by the blueberries and pecans.
5. Roll the dough into a log and pinch and cut it into 12 even slices.
6. Arrange the buns in a greased pan, cover in plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
7. Bake in a 375F preheated oven until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
8. Top the buns with the glaze and enjoy.

Basic Sweet Yeast Dough


Ingredients:
1/4 cup water (warm)
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs (room temperature)
1/3 cup butter (melted)
1/2 cup sour cream (room temperature)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/4 cups flour

Directions:
1. Mix the water, yeast and sugar into a large bowl and let it sit until foamy, about 10 minutes.
2. Add the sugar, eggs, butter, sour cream, vanilla, salt and 2 cups of flour and mix for 2 minutes at medium or 200 strokes by hand.
3. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough.
4. Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead the dough until smooth, about 5 minutes. (The dough should feel soft and buttery and not sticky.)
5. Place the dough in a greased the bowl, cover with a damp towel and let the dough rise until it has doubled in size, about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Maple Cream Cheese Glaze


Ingredients:
4 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup maple syrup (or to taste)

Directions:
1. Beat the maple syrup into the cream cheese until it reaches hte desired consistency.

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Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Buns with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting
Blueberry Zucchini Bread
Blueberry Buckle
Blueberry Crumb Coffeecake
Blueberry Maple Oatmeal Muffins with Pecan Streusel
Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Blueberry Quinoa Parfait

59 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Wow Kevin - How I'd love to be eating that for breakfast right now.

Lauren said...

Stunning! These cinnamon buns look absolutely delectable :).

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Droolworthy! Sweet yeast goods are terrific!

Cheers,

Rosa

chriesi said...

What a lovely photo and so delicious!

Recipe for Delicious said...

Kevin, if I hadn't just eaten a slice of key-lime curd pie for breakfast, I might die right now. Instead, I will just covet your cinnamon buns like a normal person. They look gorgeous!

Jacqueline said...

I love the way blueberries burst and oooze whilst baking, just gorgeous. I wouldn't mind one of those buns right now Kevin :)

Belinda @zomppa said...

This looks too good to eat! (Well, ok, I would happily eat it).

Jasmine said...

Gosh Kevin, I can feel the calories already! But they;ll be so worth it!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Hands down AMAZING!
Following your blog now :O

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

absolutely gorgeous! almost too pretty to even think of eating. almost...

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Cami said...

Thanks for receipt. Tomorow i do it. Habe a nice Week. Cami from Hamburg.

Paula said...

looks sooo good...

The Urban Baker said...

I love the idea of blueberries! I could use one of these right now

CV writing service said...

mmm that looks so nice, I been thinking what to cook tonight thanks for the recipe

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

OMG! how amaizing! you are so talented and what lovely pictures!! I need to make this now. thanks for sharing.

the chirpy bird said...

How can I get that in my mouth immediately! Absolute perfection and torture at the same time!
xo tash

Marjie said...

Those cinnamon buns look just delicious. You've hit some of my favorite flavors with this one.

screwdestiny said...

Oh my goodness, I'm drooling. I am just dying to try one of these *right now*! But I don't have the ingredients. :( And I don't even really like cinnamon buns but these looking effing AMAZING!

sweetersalt said...

These look perfect - so delicious!

Kathy - Panini Happy said...

Oh my goodness these sound perfect! I had a failed attempt at cinnamon buns last month I'm ready to redeem myself. I'll definitely try your tip about the ramekins.

ALIMENTA said...

MMMMmmmmm...MMMMMmmmm..MMMMMmmm..!!

Kerry said...

Oh my goodness, I want to eat this immediately. These look delicious!

Adriana said...

Came across your blog through Tastespotting! SUCH great recipes! Thanks for sharing!

janet said...

OH MY GOSH! These are gorgeous and make my tummy rumble because they sound so delicious! I need to find myself some blueberries NOW. :)

NW Mom said...

This is why you are such a good cook: You think of things I would never think of, which then seem so obvious I almost want to smack my forehead! Cinnamon buns cooked in ramekins -- brilliant! Fruit with cinnamon buns -- fruit other than raisins -- again, brilliant! Maple with blueberries. Oh, my gosh. Thanks for another great, creative post.

The Duo Dishes said...

Decadent! All we need now is a glass of milk.

Cakebrain said...

I just purchased a clamshell full of those cheap blueberries you're talking about! what a deal! It's sheer genius to incorporate them in a cinnamon bun...what a great idea! looks delicious!

oneshotbeyond said...

that is heavenly looking to me...

Joanne said...

These are mindbogglingly good! I think you made a good call with the blueberries...strawberries may have been too wet.

bellini valli said...

I love the idea of blueberries in my cinnamon buns Kevin!

NaughtyLola said...

That sounds sooo good and I have this great bread pudding recipe that I use left over cinnamon buns for and this would just take it over the top I think!

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Beautifully plated...mouth-watering goodness!

Carmen

eatme_delicious said...

What a picture perfect cinnamon roll!

Liv Wan said...

I love cinnamon buns and your blueberry maple pecan cinnamon buns must be the tastiest one I've ever seen in my life :D I must try your recipe sometime and thank you for sharing this cool recipe.

Jaime said...

mmmm nothing i love more than cinnamon buns!

We Are Not Martha said...

These look amazing! I was just trying to figure out what to make for brunch on Saturday and now I'm considering these :)

Sues

Savannah, Acts of Sweetness Ambassador said...

Kevin, these cinnamon buns looks amazing! A perfect option for brunch.

The Acts of Sweetness team would love it if you ever felt like sharing this (or any other yummy recipe) from your blog with our online baking community at: http://www.facebook.com/redpathsugar?ref=ts

We're always looking for recipe swaps and photos! It would be great to see your creations!

We're also running a contest to win tickets to see the Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro in Toronto. You can enter through our facebook site that I linked to above.
:)

Cheryl said...

Kevin, all I can say is wow! gorgeous!

Butterfly said...

OMG this looks delicious!!

~RED~ said...

This IS THE BEST photo and recipe i have seen today. Thank you for this post..

Chef Fresco said...

Beautiful photo Kevin! They look delicious!

Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

This looks amazing! I can't wait to give it a try. I have actually been craving a cinnamon roll type treat lately. Beautiful photo too, I saved it as a favorite on foodgawker.

Jane said...

Wow! That is one truly glorious cinnamon bun, taken to new heights. And your photos are just beautiful, too.

Anonymous said...

Oh, my goodness... If I could jump into my computer and pluck that out, I would. Holy cow, that looks so good!

Marisa said...

Just to say your photos are really looking amazing these days!

Eldon said...

I just made these this morning for breakfast. So amazing! Thanks for the recipe!

Kelsey said...

maple cream cheese? heaven!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Yum Kevin!! Gorgeous blueberries! And maple cream cheese? That's sin on a plate!

meeso said...

Awesome... When are we going to see you on Food Network!

Jamie said...

That picture is gorgeous and the buns are just wonderful. Great flavors, perfect buns! Sadly blueberries are never cheap in France but would really be great in a sweet bread like this.

Bren said...

you never disappoint, Kevin! I'm with Rosa! Totally drool-worthy! Score.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Yum! These look wonderful... I'm tempted to make them for breakfast tomorrow. Now, do I have all of the ingredients?

Brilynn said...

Those look absolutely amazing! I've got some challah dough in the fridge that I was going to turn into cinnamon buns but now I might reconsider and add some blueberries and maple into the mix, awesome!

iheartcakes said...

A cinnamon bun is yum.
A pecan cinnamon bun is even better. A blueberry maple pecan cinnamon bun, however, has to be out of this world delicious! :)

Malin said...

My God, that looks delicious! :O

Pro-Portional said...

These look tremendous. I think this will have to be the next thing to make my husband for breakfast!
Thanks so much for posting.

Julia said...

I just made these and ate them all lovely and warm from the oven. They were soooooo yummy! Thank you for sharing yet another amazing recipe :)

Sunshinemom said...

Kevin, thanks for participating in DMBLGIT, Sept., 2010 edition. I just had pancakes and seeing this makes my breakfast really boring!

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