5 from 2 votes

Almond Brioche Buns

Almond filled, flavored, and topped anything is divine. So why not fill Brioche dough with almond cream?  

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword almond brioche bun recipe, almond brioche buns
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 20 buns
Calories 206 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 1 batch Brioche dough remove from refrigerator and let rise for 2 hours
  • 1 cup blanched almonds 230 g
  • 2/3 cup sugar 130 g
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 180 g
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • An additional egg for brushing tops
  • slice almonds for garnish
  • powdered sugar confectioners


  1. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade, pulse the almonds until coarsely ground.  Add sugar and continue to process until mixture resembles sand.  Add sugar, butter, flour, cornstarch, 1 egg, and vanilla extract.  Process until creamy and smooth.

  2. Once the dough has risen for 2 hours, roll into a large 18 x 10-inch rectangle.  Spread the almond cream over the top of the dough.  Cut dough into 1 to 1 1/2-inch strips.  Roll up each strip and place in buttered muffin tins or baking paper cups.
  3. Cover and allow to rise for 1 hour or until the dough feels like a marshmallow while lightly pressed. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F (176 C) oven for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and immediately removed from muffin tins to prevent from sticking. Makes 18 - 20 muffin size buns.

Nutrition Facts
Almond Brioche Buns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 120mg5%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.