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Cinnamon Sugar Knots

Updated: Mar 24, 2021

These bread-based treats fall somewhere between a churro and a cinnamon roll- with all the sweetness and fluffiness of a perfect breakfast bread. You can drizzle it with icing or use the icing recipe to dunk into. This pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee and some fresh fruit!

Recipe adapted from I Heart Eating (original recipe link):

Makes 12 knots

For the knots:

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 cup milk

2 tbsp dry active yeast

2 tbsp honey

Pinch of salt

1 egg

3 cups all-purpose flour

Coating the knots:

1/4 cup melted butter

1 cup granulated sugar

2 tsp ground cinnamon


1 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp melted butter or shortening

Splash of milk

Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Heat butter in a saucepan on low until melted; add milk and heat to 110-115 degrees F.

Mix yeast and honey on low speed; add milk and butter mixture and stir.

Add salt and egg and stir to combine.

Slowly add flour and mix with a spoon or paddle fitting on stand mixer until a dough forms that comes away from the edges of the bowl.

Switch to the dough hook attachment on your mixer and knead for about 2 minutes.

Mix granulated sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish, and melt butter in a separate dish.

Place dough on lightly floured surface and divide into 12 roughly equal pieces. Roll out each piece into am 8-10 inch rope.

Dip each rope into melted butter, then cinnamon/sugar mixture, and tie into a knot with ends tucked in to form a rosette.

Place knots on a baking sheet and cover with a tea towel to rest for 10-20 minutes.

Bake 9-12 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool on a wire rack (place parchment paper underneath if drizzling with icing).

For the icing, whisk powdered sugar, vanilla, and melted butter or shortening. Add splash of milk and stir until desired consistency is reached. Adjust adding milk or powdered sugar to thin/thicken as needed. Drizzle over cooled knots or use to dip knots. Serve immediately.

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