Breakfast Recipe: Coffee Breakers

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Post updated: 5/20/2020

Better than Cinnamon Buns Recipe. Your family will love these ultimate stick buns called Coffee Breakers.

I thought I would share with you what I woke up to this morning…  the delicious smell of something yummy baking in the oven downstairs – something sweet and doughy.

Coffee-Breaker-cut and on a white plate waiting to be eaten The Ultimate Sticky Bun

I am staying at the home of a very good friend, Suellen who passed away. There are many family members staying and coming and going all day long.  This morning my daughter Mandy, and Suellen’s sister-in-law, Susan made 6 trays of a breakfast recipe we all love called Coffee Breakers.

They are a variation of a cinnamon bun. I took photos with my iPhone to share with you. I missed getting a shot of some of the steps since I was asleep, but I did get a shot of the most important part – the finished product.

My friend Suellen had a knack for taking complicated things, especially recipes and making them easier. Coffee Breakers was her most sought-after recipe.  She is well known for making them among her friends and family. If she was staying at your house – it was a given that she would be up early in the morning padding around your kitchen making them while everyone was still asleep.

The original recipe was made using yeast and Bisquick and required time for the dough to rise.  Replacing these ingredients with Crescent Rolls cuts the preparation time in half.

How to Make Coffee Breakers 

Coffee Breakers Sticky Buns

Coffee Breakers are like cinnamon buns but with more gooey goodness. Since you use ready made Pillsbury Crescent Rolls no having to make dough from scratch and wait for it to rise. These can be made in about 15 and then placed in the oven for 20 -30 minutes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon rolls, crescent rolls, sticky buns
Servings: 10
Calories: 148kcal
Cost: $10

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup 1/2 stick butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 and 1/2 rolls of Pillsbury Crescent rolls

For the Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • 1. Melt margarine; stir in 1/3 cup brown sugar and syrup, bring to full boil. Spread in large oblong pan. Sprinkle with pecans.
  • Open Crescent Rolls and pinch them together to make a sheet of dough. Smooth the dough with
    your hands or roll into 12-inch square. Brush with 2 tablespoons butter/margarine. Combine 1/4
    cup brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle center third of the dough with half the mixture. Fold
    one-third over center third of dough. Rub more melted butter/margarine over dough and sprinkle
    with remaining sugar-cinnamon. Fold remaining third over the 2 layers. Cut with sharp knife,
    crosswise into strips about 1 inch wide. Grasp ends of strip and twist. Seal ends firmly. Place in
    pan right on top of nuts and syrup about 1-1/2 inches apart. Cover.
    Bake at 375°F for about 20 – 30 minutes. Time will depend on how high the sides of your pan are.
  • When you take them out of the oven, invert pan immediately onto a serving plate. 

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Calcium: 17mg
  1. Melt margarine; stir in 1/3 cup brown sugar and syrup, bring to full boil. Spread in large oblong pan. Sprinkle with pecans.
Coffee Breaker Recipe

2. Open Crescent Rolls and pinch them together to make a sheet of dough.  Smooth the dough with your  hands or roll  into 12-inch square.

3. Brush with 2 tablespoons butter/margarine.

4. Combine 1/4 cup brown sugar and cinnamon.

5. Sprinkle center third of the dough with half the mixture.

6. Fold one-third over center third of dough. Rub more melted butter/margarine over dough and sprinkle with remaining sugar-cinnamon. Fold remaining third over the 2 layers.

7. Cut with sharp knife, crosswise into strips about 1 inch wide. Grasp ends of strip and twist. Seal ends firmly.

8. Place in pan right on top of nuts and syrup about 1-1/2 inches apart. Cover.

coffee-breakers-twisted

Bake at 375°F. about 20 – 30 minutes. Time will depend on how high the sides of your pan are.

When you take them out of the oven, invert pan immediately onto a serving plate.

Pillsbury Crescent Roll Recipes

The leftovers… good for grazing on all day.

Coffee-Breaker-recipe
Image graphic of just out of the oven buns with an overlay of text that says Better Than Cinnamon Buns.

Enjoy!

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21 Comments

  1. Diane, I’m so sorry for your loss, I’m sure it would warm Suellen’s heart to know her dear friends and family are in her home still enjoying her hospitality. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. I’m sorry about the loss of your friend. She sounds like a good friend and I’m glad you are able to share a special treat with everyone. It looks good, I’m going to try it.

  3. I am so sorry about the loss of your friend. How nice that you are able to stay there and so sweet that you are all enjoying her special treat!
    hugs, Mariaelena