Holiday mornings are perfect when enjoyed with an ooey-gooey cinnamon roll.
Cinnamon rolls taller than your mouth can handle are what makes Brown’s Bakery in Oklahoma City, a great place for holiday morning treats. A mixture of cinnamon and sugar melds in the pinwheels of the roll, while a decadent, sweet glaze drips down the warm roll’s sides. They’re not fancy, they don’t have high-end ingredients or extra-special finishes, which is why customers at Brown’s clamor for them, fresh out of the oven, day after day. 1100 N. Walker Ave., Oklahoma City. 405.232.0363
Big Sky Bread
Big Sky Bread makes cinnamon rolls for the truly hungry. Warm and yeasty and sticky with sugar and cinnamon, these cinnamon rolls utilize whole-wheat flour and imported cinnamon for extra-special flavor. The treat costs just over $2 and is perfect enjoyed with a warm cup of coffee on Christmas morning, surrounded by loved ones and scraps of ripped wrapping paper. Of course, Big Sky has other offerings, including cookies, scones and fruit breads, all made fresh daily, along with classic, specialty and European breads. Call-ahead orders re ncouraged, especially if you’ll be feeding a crowd this holiday season. 6606 N. Western Ave., Oklahoma City. www.bigskybreadokc.com
For many Tulsans, the Savoy Restaurant has become synonymous with fresh, gooey cinnamon rolls. Unbeknownst to many, this 90-year-old establishment is far more than a single decadent breakfast sweet. The restaurant originally opened in downtown Tulsa under the name Kelamis Café, named for its Greek immigrant owner, Nick Kelamis. In 1954, when looking to have a new storefront sign made, the sign maker offered Nick’s son Tommy a great deal on a Savoy sign that had been ordered but never picked up. Fifty years and a move to south Tulsa later, the renamed Savoy Restaurant added the signature cinnamon rolls to the menu – a recipe created by then-owner Bill Kelamis. Following family tradition, Evan Kelamis now runs the Savoy, and while the menu is evolving, the weekday specials and attention to quality is staying the same. In addition to making all of their baked goods from scratch, Savoy Restaurant also offers healthier options like homemade Greek yogurt with homemade granola, as well as seasonal items like pumpkin spice pancakes. On any given day it is not uncommon to see former owner Bill Kelamis in the restaurant talking with customers. 6033 S. Sheridan Road, Tulsa. www.savoyrestaurant.com