I’m all for yeast and dough and kneading and rising and drama but sometimes you just want a quick sweet morning treat. Hence, these amazing little delights – glazed morning buns! No need to knead or wait for them to rise thanks to the beloved puff pastry!
These will be a perfect brunch item this Sunday for Mother’s Day, go on and treat your mother – she deserves it!
Toasted and chopped pecans.
This step forms the gooey, yummy toping for the morning buns.
Roll it up.
Place in each well of the muffin tin.
I have no words.
Happy Mother’s Day – enjoy!
Glazed Pecan Morning Buns
1 sheet puff pastry
1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
1 ½ sticks plus of salted butter
2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
Cream Cheese Glaze
4 ounces of cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
½ stick of unsalted butter, room temperature
½ teaspoon vanilla
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix 1 stick of salted butter and ¾ cup of brown sugar until it forms a paste. In a muffin tin, place a heaping tablespoon of the pecans in each well and a dollop of brown sugar butter mixture.
In a small bowl, mix spices, remaining brown sugar and pecans. Melt the remaining butter. Unroll your sheet of puff pastry and brush on melted butter. Sprinkle sugar and pecan mix over the pastry. Roll-up and slice into 12 pieces. Place each slice in the wells of the muffin tin. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden.
Remove from the oven and invert morning buns immediately onto a platter. While the buns cool down, begin your glaze. In a stand mixer or bowl with hand mixer, mix cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Slowly mix in sugar and vanilla.
Spoon over warm morning buns and serve.