Breakfast idea: sticky lemon rolls with cream cheese frosting

12 Jul



When it comes to breakfast I always choose savoury over sweet. I don’t *get* how people can eat muffins before noon and call it a meal. After making these ever-so-scrumptious sticky lemon buns with cream cheese frosting I almost understand the idea of a sweet breakfast.


I made these beauties after finding the recipe on TheKitchn website. That place is a treasure trove of amazing recipes that you’ll want to bookmark.

The recipe is here –

I didn’t change a thing & it worked out perfectly. Too perfectly. I am or may not have eaten 6 of these in one sitting…


38 Responses to “Breakfast idea: sticky lemon rolls with cream cheese frosting”

  1. Super Horst at 7:08 am #

    Great work lady….

  2. Doggy's Style at 9:42 am #

    Ohhhh cheezus!! I’ve been going over your blog and I’ll be trying a few recipies soon. This looks delicious.

    • thehungrymum at 9:44 am #

      Cheers! This is the type of recipe to take to someone else’s house so you don’t eat half the tray [ahem] in one sitting.

  3. girlinafoodfrenzy at 12:50 am #

    Wow, seriously good looking buns right there. They look fluffy, light and sticky. Mmm-mmm!

    • thehungrymum at 3:02 am #

      Thanks! Sticky is right – have wet wipes on hand as these babies are gooey [but good!]

  4. iwtkangaroo at 1:13 am #

    The title of your blog post alone got me!!! Yum!

  5. linguisticsandcake at 8:18 pm #

    Wow, these look absolutely delicious!

    • thehungrymum at 6:17 am #

      Give ’em a try! But make sure you eat them on the day, they don’t keep well.

  6. eatinglikeahorse at 10:04 am #

    I’m all about sweet for breakfast; I’d eat these any time of day! And seeing your last reply, having to eat them all that day doesn’t sound too hard… 🙂

  7. Keep Calm and Eat On at 11:27 pm #

    Never ever had this! I’m surprised I didn’t. It sounds undoubtedly good. Cream cheese and lemon and sugar…I’m game. I’ll let you know when I make them.

    • thehungrymum at 11:46 pm #

      Lemon is such a hero ingredient and when you pair it with sugar & cream cheese… swoon…
      Looking forward to seeing your rolls!

  8. IHeartVegetables at 3:38 am #

    Woah, these look DELICIOUS! Perfect brunch recipe!

    • thehungrymum at 3:53 am #

      I heart brunch – you get to have champers/cakes/rich food and things you would never normally eat before 11am!

  9. thecakemistress at 9:48 am #

    Were they fairly easy to make and did they take long? I’ve been drooling over these since seeing them at The Kitchn, but I’m a lazy breakfast person 🙂

    • thehungrymum at 9:57 am #

      I am the *laziest* baker ever! I see recipes and if there are too many steps or tricky techniques I skip it! To be honest these did take quite a while and I started the day before. Save them for when you have a while!

  10. Just A Smidgen at 4:00 pm #

    Oh.. I would be right there with you eating more than 6! I haven’t checked out this website but will have to!! I bet you love sweet breakfasts now!! xx

    • thehungrymum at 9:56 am #

      My poor thighs! 6 times sugar & bread = time to hit the gym! But they were soooo worth it!

  11. FreeFlowFoodie at 9:42 pm #

    Ohhh la la….for everything lemon, count me in!! Yummy yummm 😉

  12. Mama's Gotta Bake at 12:32 am #

    My favorite. These look so good!

  13. jotsfromasmallapt at 1:44 pm #

    This is just so NOT fair…….

    • thehungrymum at 10:30 am #

      Make them! Make them! You won’t regret it 🙂

      • jotsfromasmallapt at 1:27 pm #

        Dearest H-Mum…recipe is printed and making it’s way toward the kitchen. Company I’m having in Aug. and Sept….may never leave because of you!! What fun….

      • thehungrymum at 2:55 am #

        Woo hoo! You can turn your home into a B&B! Hope guests like it – let me know x

  14. jotsfromasmallapt at 3:32 am #

    A little known secret about JOTS….I’ve HAD a B&B…or should I say a B&B HAD me? It was so much fun w/lots and lots of cooking…probably why I continue trying new “stuff”…and enjoy company, as well. If you are ever in Portland…come on by…I know a wonderful recipe (to be made soon) for Sticky Lemon Lemon-Glazed rolls that you’d enjoy. And yes…will let you know how they turn out!!! Thanks for sharing. Absolutely enchanted with your…”stuff”….

    • thehungrymum at 8:52 am #

      Somehow I just found your lovely message. Thanks, and if I am ever in Portland I’ll be sure to look you up 🙂

      • jotsfromasmallapt at 1:20 pm #

        That would be great!! Give a shout-out when you know you are coming…

  15. OMG…these rolls look incredible! I wish I had one for breakfast this morning! 🙂

  16. Brooke B. at 1:23 pm #

    I love sticky rolls, but some reason lemon sticky rolls have never come across my mind to whip up. I’m definitely going to have to try these, they look fabulous! Thank you for sharing.

    • thehungrymum at 10:48 am #

      I like them as they were a bit more unusual than cinnamon rolls [which are also mega yum!]

  17. Allison at 5:16 pm #

    Oo, these sound awesome! What a wonderful idea.

  18. forkandbowl at 12:56 pm #

    Wow! I have just found your blog and have been browsing through your archives. I agree, I am also not a big fan of the sweet breakfast, but this looks amazing! If I was offered your lemon rolls, I would absolutely be a sweet breakfast convert!

    • thehungrymum at 10:22 am #

      awww, aren’t you lovely? Thanks for the sweet words 🙂

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