Cinnamon Crunch Knots

Cinnamon Crunch Knots
(Adapted from recipe at Half Baked Harvest)
Makes 12 knots

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1 cup warm water
2 1/4 tsp yeast
2 tsp honey
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil
6 tbsp unsalted butter, divided in two
3/4 cup brown sugar, divided in two
1.5 tsp cinnamon, divided in two

1 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract


1. Combine the water, yeast, honey, flour, salt, and olive oil in a bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon until the dough comes together into a ball, about 1 minute - it will be sticky. Cover and let sit in a warm place for 1 hour.

2. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

3. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon to make cinnamon sugar.

4. On a generously floured surface, roll the dough out into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. Spread the dough with 4 tablespoons melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Fold the dough in half and cut into 12 strips. Twist each strip and then tie into a loose knot. Place on the prepared baking sheet.

5. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Stir the melted butter together with the remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Spoon the mix over the knots. Transfer to the oven and bake for 18 minutes.

6. Meanwhile, make the Glaze. In a medium bowl, beat together the brown sugar, cream cheese and vanilla. Add water one tbsp at a time until the glaze is smooth, but not runny.

7. Drizzle glaze over the knots.

Note: These should be eaten within a few days or they go stale.


  1. just mouthwatering ,making me hungry lol
    my mom used to try dishes with yeast ,she was fond of yeast though it was quite hard work to make yeast but she would made to have throughout the year

  2. That's pretty cool that your mom MADE the yeast! I just buy it from the store!


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