Rich Cinnamon Buns

Rich Cinnamon Buns

(16 servings)    Printable Version
  • 3/4 cup KARO Blue Label Syrup (or other dark corn syrup)
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk
Place corn syrup, butter (or margarine) and brown sugar in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat and boil 1 minute. Pour into 9-inch square cake pan.

Mix and sift flour, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening with pastry blender or two knives. Add milk to make soft dough. Turn out on floured board. Roll into rectangle 1/4-inch thick. Spread with Raisin Nut Filling (recipe below). Roll as for jelly roll. Cut into 1-inch slices and place cut side up in syrup.

Bake in moderate oven (375 degrees) for 45 minutes. Let stand in pan about 2 minutes. Invert pan to remove buns.

Makes 16 buns.

For the Raisin Nut Filling:

Combine 1/4 cup KARO Blue Label Syrup (or other dark corn syrup) and 2 Tablespoons melted butter or margarine; spread over surface of dough. Sprinkle 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 cup raisins and 1/2 cup chopped nutmeats.


Vintage Recipe: Rich Cinnamon Buns


About This Recipe:

This is from a classic advertisement for KARO Syrup. The ad features a character called The KARO Kid. The following copy was written in his voice:

"How to give the folks a 'break' for breakfast... Nothing like a cheery start in the morning... and a good breakfast 'll do it every time...

"Like f'rinstance...

"Piping hot pancakes... made extra tasty by adding two tablespoons of KARO Syrup to your favorite batter... drenched with dee-licious, energizing KARO... or maybe a few special deluxe Cinnamon Buns so easy to make with KARO...

"Well... what more do I hafta say?...

Excepting... perhaps... these are about as low in cost as any breakfast a thrifty gal can fix..."


A vintage recipe for cinnamon rolls that uses dark corn syrup, butter and brown sugar to create a sticky, delicious, gooey topping.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Rich Cinnamon Buns?
From Ranger T.

Cool old recipe. That kid in the picture is CRAZY looking. Thanks for keeping it fun Mr B.

Comment submitted: 3/25/2012 (#13720)





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