The Lazy Cinnamon Bun.

Friday, May 23, 2014



I have a terrible, well-meaning habit of offering help without really thinking it through. I just want to be helpful! Is that so wrong? No, I guess not but sometimes, it really comes back to bite me in the tush. 

The PTA is having their annual 5K tomorrow, and our elementary school's Odyssey of the Mind team is having a bake sale during the race to raise funds for their trip to the nationals in Iowa. While talking to one of the moms who manage the team, I somehow roped myself, through no fault of that mom, into offering to bake something. Not just any old thing but freaking cinnamon buns. Those of you who have made these from scratch know just how time-consuming it can be.  But the date seemed so far off then, I was sure I'd have to plenty of time to gather all the ingredients and get it done. 

Then, Friday rolls around and it dawns on me that in addition to getting ready for our camping trip this weekend, and getting Alice to a softball game tonight, I have to make good on my offer. There was no way I had the time or energy to whip up from-scratch cinnamon buns and so I wasn't even going to try. Instead, I came up with these lazy cinnamon buns! 



12 comments:

  1. They look good to me!
    When I had Scarlet, a friend sent us a shipment of cinnamon buns and frosting. I always remember that when someone has a baby.

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    1. Mmh, what a great gift!!! That definitely would've made those early days even sweeter.

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  2. Great recipe to have in our back pocket... a few tubes of crescent rolls are so versatile. I'm looking at Tamara's comment and thinking what a good idea that is as well!

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    1. I know! I am definitely going to make them again when the occasion calls for it.

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  3. LOL! I always offer my services and ask myself wtf I was thinking later...! Cinnamon buns are so beyond elaborate that YIKES! They look delicious though, so well done. Usually my volunteer gigs are related to resumes, letters, legal research and spreadsheets. Cinnamon buns would be soooo out of my league! GOOD JOB!

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    1. These are soooo easy! No yeast, no rolling out, etc. Try it!

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  4. Ooh, that's very clever! And it looks yummy!

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    1. I definitely gave myself a pat on the back. :)

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  5. Lazy cinnamon buns sound good to me. I want to try these. My oldest loves cinnamon buns...he's always begging me to buy them. Pinning right now! I never volunteer to bake...sometimes I do well, but I have had many disasters. I'm a lot more consistent with cooking.

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    1. It's instant gratification at it's best and impresses everyone!

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  6. Looks like very delish cinnamon buns Nancy! Lazy buns - great idea! :)

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  7. These look perfect! I the same way, always offering to help without thinking about everything else that needs to get done. Somehow it all falls together.

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