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Tartine's Morning Buns

These morning buns are flaky and buttery croissants rolled with tasty filling of cinnamon, sugar, butter and orange zest.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 20 -23 pieces
Author sanna


  • 1 recipe 2 and 3/4 pounds of croissant dough
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • Zest of 2 oranges finely grated
  • Pinch of salt
  • 110 g unsalted butter melted (1/2 cup)


  1. Combine the sugars, salt, cinnamon and orange zest in a medium bowl and set aside.

  2. Brush two muffin pans with melted butter and sprinkle a little sugar in the holes. Tap the excess.

  3. On a floured surface, roll the dough to a 12 x 24 inch rectangle, with the long side facing you.

  4. Brush the melted butter generously on the surface of the dough. Sprinkle top with the cinnamon sugar mixture, then use your hands to evenly spread the filling across the dough.

  5. Roll the dough into a tight log, starting at long side. Using a knife, cut the log into 1.5 inch  pieces and fit each round into a muffin hole.

  6. Place the pans  in a warm spot to let the buns rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

  7. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Bake buns for 20-25 minutes, until golden. Remove them from the oven and flip them out onto a large, clean tray . Let cool slightly and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Butter Baking

Croissant dough from here.