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 July 12, 2012 at 7:08 am #

    Great work lady….

  2. Doggy's Style July 12, 2012 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 July 12, 2012 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 July 13, 2012 at 12:50 am #

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

    • thehungrymum July 13, 2012 at 3:02 am #

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

  4. iwtkangaroo July 13, 2012 at 1:13 am #

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

  5. linguisticsandcake July 13, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    Wow, these look absolutely delicious!

    • thehungrymum July 14, 2012 at 6:17 am #

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

  6. eatinglikeahorse July 14, 2012 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… 🙂

    • thehungrymum July 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

      If sweet is your thing you’ll LOVE these 🙂

  7. Keep Calm and Eat On July 14, 2012 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 July 14, 2012 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 July 15, 2012 at 3:38 am #

    Woah, these look DELICIOUS! Perfect brunch recipe!

    • thehungrymum July 15, 2012 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 July 15, 2012 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 July 15, 2012 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 July 15, 2012 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 July 17, 2012 at 9:56 am #

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

  11. FreeFlowFoodie July 15, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

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

    • thehungrymum July 16, 2012 at 7:08 am #

      Lemon should be knighted, really. Arise, Sir Lemon.

  12. Mama's Gotta Bake July 23, 2012 at 12:32 am #

    My favorite. These look so good!

  13. jotsfromasmallapt July 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    This is just so NOT fair…….

    • thehungrymum July 25, 2012 at 10:30 am #

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

      • jotsfromasmallapt July 25, 2012 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 July 26, 2012 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 July 26, 2012 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 August 18, 2012 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 August 18, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

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

  15. Christina @ Sweet Pea's KItchen August 2, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

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

    • thehungrymum August 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

      Maybe make them this weekend – they are so worth it!

  16. Brooke B. August 4, 2012 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 August 5, 2012 at 10:48 am #

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

  17. Allison August 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    Oo, these sound awesome! What a wonderful idea.

  18. forkandbowl September 14, 2013 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 December 9, 2013 at 10:22 am #

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

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