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Norwegian cinnamon buns recipe

Cinnamon buns are a favourite snack for kids. Delicious as lunch box fare, this easy bun recipe is a homemade baking recipe you’ll make again and again. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder




  • 600g plain flour
  • 100g white sugar
  • 3 sachets yeast
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 100g butter
  • 400ml milk
  • 2 eggs


  • 150g unsalted butter, softened
  • 150g white sugar
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg, beaten to glaze


In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and sugar, stir to combine.

Melt butter, and add to it the milk and eggs and give a quick whisk with a fork and add to flour mixture. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead out for a few minutes until well combined - it should become elastic-like.

Place the dough in a clean glass bowl, sprayed with kitchen spray and cover with cling film. Place in a warm place for about 20-30 minutes or until it roughly doubles in size.

Meanwhile, whisk all filling ingredients together until well combined.

Preheat oven to 230°C.

Grease a lamington tin or baking tray that has at least 4 inch sides.

Take out 1/3 of the dough and roll it out to form the base - so aim for the dough to be same size as the base of your dish.

Roll the rest of the dough out to about 15 inches wide and 6 inches long. Spread half the filling with a knife over this dough.

Roll the dough lengthwise up into a long sausage. Cut at 3-4 inch intervals and place these pieces upright on top of base.

Brush with beaten egg and place in the oven for about 20-25 minutes until brown. Check the base is cooked and if not, turn down the heat to 150°C and bake until done.


  • Photos don't really do these buns justice as to how wonderfully delicious looking, smelling AND tasting they are!
  • I used a casserole dish for this recipe and it worked wonderfully.
  • I was on the hunt the other day for some yummy baking but couldn't quite put my finger on what - so I went to my failsafe inspiration handbook: Nigella Lawson’s How to be a Domestic Goddess and there I found these. I'm very pleased to say mine look much like hers, which is what I love about Nigella, it's all achievable, right?
  • This recipe was created by Melissa Klemke for Kidspot, New Zealand'’s best recipe finder.

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