Apple Cinnamon Sourdough Buns (XO or Off Plan)

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Apple Cinnamon Sourdough Buns

Apple Cinnamon Sourdough Buns

Yield: 6 to 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Two delicious versions of one delicious apple cinnamon sourdough bun recipe.


Dough Ingredients:

  • 113 gm. Sourdough Starter
  • 118 gm. Water
  • 1/2 tsp. Instant Yeast or Active Dry Yeast
  • 420 gm. Bread Flour
  • 120 gm. Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 c. Melted Coconut Oil
  • 168 gm. Honey
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt

Cinnamon Sugar Filling (Regular Option):

  • 1/2 Stick Softened Salted Butter
  • 1 c. Brown Sugar
  • 4 tbsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 sm. Apples Grated or 1 lrg. Grated Apple

Cinnamon Sugar Filling (Healthier Option):

  • 1/2 Stick Softened Salted Butter
  • 1 c. Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweetener (Alternative Sugar)
  • 4 tbsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 sm. Apples Grated or 1 lrg. Grated Apple

Baking Ingredients:

  • Eggwash (1 Egg and 1 to 1 tbsp. Water)
  • Heavy Whipping Cream

Cream Cheese Topping:

  • 4 oz. Soften Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 Stick of Soften Salted Butter
  • 1/4 c. Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Paste


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine sourdough starter, water with added yeast bloomed at 95 degrees Fahrenheit, flour, honey, water, eggs, melted coconut oil, and salt.
  2. Mix everything in a stand mixer until smooth.
  3. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover the with a plate, foil, or plastic wrap.
  4. Allow to rest in a warm place overnight, or for up to 12 hours.
  5. The next day or after 12, preheat the oven to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Lightly coat the counter with a little bit of oil, and roll out the dough into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle.
  7. Coat the dough with the butter.
  8. In a separate bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon.
  9. Generously dust the dough with the cinnamon-sugar mixture and grated apples. Spread evenly. 
  10. Eveningly cut 1-inch to 1.5-inch strips out of the dough.
  11. Roll up each bun as neatly as you can and leave about 1 inch off the end to tuck it under the bun.
  12. This recipe should make 12 even buns. 
  13. Lightly brush heavy whipping cream on a large baking sheet covered with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  14. Place each bun onto a large spaced-out.
  15. Lightly coat each bun with the eggwash.
  16. Bake at 360 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until the buns are lightly browned and the dough is cooked through. Allow them to cool for about 5 minutes.
  17. While the buns are baked, prepare the cream cheese icing.
  18. In a separate bowl, add the cream cheese, butter, sifted powdered sugar, and vanilla extract or paste and mix well.
  19. Pour as little or as much of the cream cheese icing over each cinnamon bun and enjoy 😊 .


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