Stollen Breakfast Buns

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Big fluffy almond cream stuffed Stollen Breakfast Buns!

When you can’t get enough of that German Christmas Stollen

You make more for breakfast!

Cinnamon Buns meets Stollen for a unique spin on the classics!

I love German Stollen at Christmas time and what better way to serve it up than with these gorgeous breakfast buns!

Reminiscent of the almond danish pastry only way more festive!

Studded with all the candied fruits, citrus zest and loads of Christmas spice!

Despite all of that goodness going on inside this bread the dough is not very sweet at all!

So it can definitely stand up to a smattering of that traditional sugar icing that the Stollen and the Cinnamon Buns are known for!

Of course you can leave that part out and have a more refined breakfast bun for dunking in your morning coffee!

Many German Stollen recipes will use raisins and currants rather than the candied fruits as I have used here in my recipe

Not to mention soaked in rum is the traditional way to go!

While I do love me some rum in my desserts and pastries! I did leave it out here

And opted for an apple juice soak instead so that I could share these buns with my friends and family who like to stay away from alcohol!

However when I owned my bakery you can believe we soaked those fruits overnight in a hefty amount of rum for baking the next day!

Notes for Success & Substitutions:

The only almond paste I will use in my recipes is from Olive Nation *loosely sponsored

Today Olive Nation has provided not only the highest quality almond paste for this recipe, but they also provided the candied fruits too!

Alternatively you can use a combination of raisins, currants, and even dates if you are not a big fan of candied fruits

Another topic for debate is whether to use almond paste or marzipan inside the loaf.

In my bakery we used marzipan which is merely almond paste that has more sugar added to it to make it creamier and more pliable

Nowadays since I am cutting down on my sugar intake. I prefer to use straight up almond paste

Olive nation has extended a 20% off discount for all of you, so if you have your eye on anything, not just the ingredients I used here

Click through to Olive Nation and enter GVB20 in the coupon area at checkout


Notes for Success:

For more Stollen Holiday Recipe Traditions, click the links below!

German Stollen Recipe

Stollen Almond Cream Horns


Stollen Breakfast Buns
Prep time
4 hours
Bake time
40 mins
Total time
4 hours 40 mins
Serves: 18 Buns

For the Stollen Dough: Plant Milk *I am using Soy Milk 1 cup (240ml) Dry Yeast 1 Tablespoon Sugar ½ cup (100g) All Purpose Flour 4 cups (500g) + more for rolling Aquafaba 4 Tablespoons (60ml) Cornstarch 1 teaspoon (3g) Vegetable Oil 1 Tablespoon (15ml) Vegan Butter Soft 12 Tablespoons (170g) Vanilla Extract 2 teaspoons (10ml) Butter Vanilla Emulsion 1 teaspoon (5ml) Lemon Zest 1 teaspoon *approx 1 small lemon Orange Zest 2 teaspoons *approx 1 medium orange Salt 1 teaspoon Cardamon 1 teaspoon Allspice 1 teaspoon Cinnamon ¾ teaspoon Candied Fruit Mix 1½ cups Sliced Almonds ½ cup Good Quality Rum OR Apple Juice ¾ cup (180ml) For the Almond Paste Filling: Good Quality Almond Paste 8oz (226g) Aquafaba 6 Tablespoons (90ml) + more for brushing the dough For the Glaze: Confectioners Sugar 1 cup (120g) Plant Milk 2 Tablespoons (30ml) Extra candied fruit for garnish *optional


Preferably overnight~ soak the fruits with the rum or apple juice Combine the aquafaba, cornstarch and oil together in a small bowl & set aside Whisk the yeast into the warm plant milk and give it a pinch of sugar, let stand 5-10 minutes to frothy~ this “proves” that your yeast is alive & you can use it In a large mixing bowl (or in your electric mixer with the dough hook attachment) combine the flour, spices, zests, sugar, salt, softened vegan butter and the aquafaba mixture and mix by hand o(r on low speed of your electric mixer) to combine evenly Continue mixing to develop the dough about 5 minutes on medium speed with your mixer or 10 minutes by hand. If the dough is still too soft and will not come together to a pliable soft elastic dough, add more flour a tablespoon at a time. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover in a warm spot for about an hour or until almost doubled in size. In the meantime smooth out the almond paste with the aquafaba to a spreadable paste~ reserve Drain the fruits & discard the liquid, add this to the dough along with the sliced almonds and knead by hand on a lightly floured surface until all the fruits & nuts are incorporated Roll the dough to a rectangle shape about the size of a half sheet pan (12″ x 18″) Spread the almond paste mixture over the dough evenly then roll up jelly roll style lengthwise Pinch the seam and then cut the dough into 18 equal portions Grease a 9″ x 13″ pan and place the buns spaced about ½” apart Cover and let rise in a warm spot for about an hour until they fluffy and puffy Brush lightly with aquafaba Preheat the oven to 350°F and bake for 40-45minutes, they will be golden browned and if you check the middle bun it will be soft & fluffy not raw dough Remove from oven, cool just while you mix the confectioners sugar with the plant milk to a a pourable glaze, spread over the warm buns then sprinkle with the extra candied fruit & nuts *optional

Stollen Breakfast Buns will stay fresh wrapped loosely at room temperature for 3 days.
Freeze for longer storage , up to 1 month


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