Honey Bun Peanut Butter Dessert

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Cinnamon Peanut Butter Honey Bun Recipe

This simple-to-make honey bun recipe contains ingredients that you can find at your local gas station. As for the brand of the honey bun, anyone will do but I highly recommend Entenmann's if you can find it.

Other brands are fine but ideally, you want a honey bun that is thick enough to hold up to a fair amount of manipulation. For your peanut butter, choose a smooth brand over a chunky one.

Here is a list of everything you need to make this dish.

  • Entenmann's Honey Bun
  • Access to an air fryer or oven
  • As much peanut butter as you'd like, I recommend a single tablespoon though
  • Cinamon Toast Crunch Cinnamon Powder

Get Started!

Preheat your oven to about 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 5 minutes. Then get all your non-food ingredients in place. It's highly recommended to use a nonstick pan instead of standard one to avoid having to coat it with butter or oil.

Step #1

Place your honey bun on the center rack and cook until it's crispy. Actual cook time will vary but about 5 - 10 minutes should be enough before it's burned.

Just check on it periodically to ensure you didn't incinerate it.

Step #2

With the honey bun nice and crispy start to prepare your peanut butter spread. Take about 1 - 3 teaspoons of your Cinnamon powder and mix it into a glass bowl with your peanut butter.

Do this until your mixture is smooth and the cinnamon is evenly distributed throughout.

Step #3

Split your honey bun in half and use a butter knife to evenly spread that delicious mixture you concocted in step 2. I recommend splitting it in half because the honey bun itself is probably around 400 calories and the peanut butter mixture probably adds another 100 or so.

In addition, there are about a billion grams of sugar in it so try to resist the urge to double the ingredients...unless you are preparing this for a few other people.

Here is my rough estimate of the calorie count along with a few simple exercises you can weave into your day to burn that bun off.

The estimates below are based on a 200 pound person.

Dish Calories Run Time Swim Time
Honey Bun Peanut Butter Dessert 450 30 minutes 50 minutes

If the calorie count concerns you, here is a way to make it a little healthier. Granted, the flavor may suffer but life is all about balance...right?

Make Honey Buns Healthier

Try subsituting peanut butter for almond butter. Granted, in my opinion you will be sacrificing taste quite a bit but you'll be ingesting slightly less sugar.

Other than sugar content most sources, Kay Nutrition, for example, state Almond and Peanut butter are almost identical in terms of caloric value.

Other than the butter swap, there aren't any viable ways of making a honey bun healthy short of reducing your serving size. Whether you decide to cut it in half or live it up with a full serving, be sure to get some exercise in to offset your cheat meal.

Matt Irving is the CEO of Super Easy Tech, LLC.
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Posted by: Matt Irving on 02/15/2023


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