UBC Cinnamon Buns

Ubc Cinnamon Buns Recipe

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Elaine Douglas


Students who have attended the University of British Columbia will remember the cinnamon buns served in the UBC student cafeteria. The buns are famous for their tender, delicious texture and taste.
This is the original recipe provided by UBC to a local newspaper. Now everyone can enjoy these delicious cinnamon rolls.


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7 or 12
25 Min
30 Min
Bread Machine



  • 1 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    room temperature water
  • 1 medium
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 3 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp
    bread machine yeast

  • 1/3 c
    plus 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 6 Tbsp
    melted butter, divided

How to Make UBC Cinnamon Buns


  1. Put rolls ingredients in bread machine pan in order suggested by the machine manufacturer.
  2. Select dough cycle. When cycle is complete remove dough from machine and put on lightly floured surface. (This is a soft dough.) Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Prepare filling: In a small bowl combine sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Roll dough to a 14" X 9" rectangle. Generously brush with 2 TBSP melted butter.
    Place remaining 2 TBSP melted butter in bottom of 10" round baking pan.
  5. Sprinkle dough evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture.
    Roll up tightly like a jelly roll, pinch seam to seal. Remeasure and shape back to a 14 inch roll.
    With a sharp knife cut into 2 inch slices. Arrange slices in the prepared pan and cover loosely with greased parchment.
  6. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size - about 20 to 30 minutes.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 40 or 45 minutes or until done.
    Remove from oven and invest onto serving tray.
    Makes 7 large cinnamon buns.
  7. Note: for smaller cinnamon buns roll to a 12"X9" rectangle and proceed as above. Cut dough into 12 one inch slices and put into a 9 X 13 inch baking pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until done.

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About UBC Cinnamon Buns

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom

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