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Morning buns in a baking sheet

Starbucks Morning Buns (Copycat)

This copycat recipe for Starbucks' world-famous morning buns is made with a no-knead dough, and is beginner friendly.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Pastries
Cuisine American
Keyword starbucks morning buns, starbucks mornings buns, sugar buns
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 258kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl, minus the flour. Whisk until well combined.
    Liquids and yeast in a bowl and a whisk
  • Using the spatula, fold in the flour one half at a time. Cover with plastic wrap and let dough sit overnight at room temperature.
    Dough in a bowl
  • Place dough on a well-floured surface.
    Morning buns dough on a floured surface
  • Roll out the dough into a rectangular shape. Spread melted butter over it, followed by a generous sprinkling of sugar. Roll the dough into a log and seal the end by pinching it with your fingertips.
    Rolled out dough with butter and sugar
  • Cut the dough into even-sized pieces with a sharp knife (about 15 pieces). Grease a deep baking dish with butter.
    Rolled up dough cut into buns
  • Place the buns into the baking dish. They will have plenty of space between, but will rise and spread during the baking process (see photo).
    Buns in a buttered pan
  • Preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown.
    Morning buns in a baking sheet


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 2mg