Any true Miamian knows Knaus Berry Farm’s cinnamon rolls are the bee’s knees. Everyone else needs to get with the program, you know what I mean?
These cinnamon rolls, which have drawn hour-long lines and created memories for generations, are now being re-imagined as collaborative treats in three of Miami’s brick and mortar shops. Get your fix now while these culinary creations are still available.
1. The Salty Donut's Sticky Bun Donut
The Sticky Bun Donut, debuted in 2015 at the Salty Donut in Wynwood, is making its return for all you brave, calorie-carefree foodies.
The one-pound pastry with its layers of sugary, cinnamony goodness attracted long lines to the gourmet doughnut shop in 2016 when co-founder Andy Rodriguez said the Salty Donut had less staff, less space and was only open three days a week.
Now you can get your Sticky Bun Donut six days a week starting Jan. 17.
The Salty Donut, 50 NW 23rd St. #112 Miami; Sticky Bun Donuts available Jan. 17 – 29.
2. Azucar's Bourbon & Buns
Suzy Batlle, the owner of Little Havana’s favorite ice cream shop, used to go to KBF almost every weekend as child. Now for a second year, she’s offering true-Miamians the nostalgia of that experience with Bourbon and Buns.
Batlle creates the flavor by marinating the KBF cinnamon rolls in Bourbon whiskey, then mixing chunks of the pastries into her Bourbon ice cream.
“It becomes like an authentic Miami experience,” Batlle said. “It’s a fun way of eating it now. It brings me back to my childhood very quickly and it makes me smile.”
Bourbon & Buns are available as long as KBF’s keeps the cinnamon rolls comin’!
Azucar, 1503 SW 8th St, Miami; Bourbon & Buns available through mid-April
3. Miami Smokers' Bacon Cinnamon Rolls
Is this the best culinary collaboration in Miami history? Perhaps.
The Bacon Cinnamon Buns came about after Blocher of the Knaus Berry Farm reached out to the owners of Little Havana’s Miami Smokers on Instagram.
“I contacted them via Instagram and suggested that their bacon would go great with our cinnamon rolls,” Blocher said. “Then we kind of just had a play day.”
That play day in the Knaus Berry bakery turned into the gooey, bacon deliciousness that we know as the Bacon Cinnamon Bun.
If you have a sweet tooth and are a bacon aficionado, this is the bun for you. And it will be a departure from the Miami-famous KBF rolls, Blocher said.
“It’s pretty popular. It’s totally different than our regular cinnamon roll,” he said.
Miami Smokers, 306 NW 27th Ave, Miami; Bacon Cinnamon Rolls — limited supply