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Easy PA Dutch Cinnamon Buns

Updated on October 1, 2014
5 stars from 1 rating of Cinnamon Buns

This is an old PA Dutch recipe for Cinnamon buns. They are delicious and easy to make. Enjoy this old family recipe passed down through many generations.


Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: One loaf


  • 2 1/2 cups Bisquick
  • 2/3 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Shortening
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Karo
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Mix bisquick and milk to a soft dough. Roll to 1/4 inch thickness.
  3. Cream shortening, sugar, brown sugar, karo, and cinnamon.
  4. Add raisins to above mixture
  5. Spread over dough and roll.
  6. Bake on greased pan for 30 minutes.
  7. Let cool and cut into one inch slices.

© 2013 HeatherH104


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      HeatherH104 4 years ago from USA

      This one is much simpler than yeast dough and still tastes good. Makes for a nice breakfast treat on the weekends. If you try it I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for stopping by and your comments. :)


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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Mmmm. I never tried this with Bisquick before. I've made Swedish tea rolls like this with yeast dough but this is much quicker and no rising time.

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      HeatherH104 4 years ago from USA

      I love having special breakfasts on Christmas. I might join you in making this a Christmas tradition for us.

      Thanks for the comment. :)

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      ElleBee 4 years ago

      This looks slightly more challenging than the cinnamon bread but still delicious! Cinnamon buns are a Christmas morning tradition in my family, maybe I'll have to surprise my family with fresh homemade ones this year :)

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      HeatherH104 4 years ago from USA

      That sounds very good too! I just might have to give yours a try. :)

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      This looks very good too! I prepare something that looks a little bit like this with left over dough that I use for pies and I put brown sugar and butter in it and roll them to keep the sugar and butter inside. And I slice it when it's cooked. It's just delicious :-)))

      Thank you for sharing your recipe! Great pictures!