Sticky Buns

Let’s go all in with Sticky Buns. Featuring the works of everything scrumptious – Caramel, Pecans, and Cinnamon Butter. Mmmm!


Before we talk about my new found love for these incredible Sticky Buns, we need to chat about something completely unrelated. Youtube channels. I’ve recently became aware of the fact that there are youtubers that treat their channels much like a blogger treats their blog, if that makes any sense. I was always aware that people post fun and useful stuff, but I had no idea of the community that existed. Alright, I won’t bore you any longer since you’re probably rolling your eyes at me wondering if I’m actually living under a rock or something.

Every night before my head hits the pillow for good, I am checking my favorite channels while always being on the lookout for new ones.


At this point, makeup channels are in for the win. I am obsessed with makeup (always have been) and now I’ve found channel after channel telling my what I’ve been missing out on and that doing your eye brows is super important. It does make a huge difference, btw.

I can’t stop staring at my iPhone screen. If you know of a channel I need to follow (beauty-related or not), please let me know. I am dying to know who you guys follow and who needs to sleep anyway?


The night before I made these sticky buns I stumbled upon a British Youtuber (is that a word?), which caused me to attempt to talk with a British accent all day the following day. My hubby joined in and we have been laughing at our own silliness for days.

The fact that I made these mouthwatering buns may have contributed to my giddiness as well. The sweet memories of polishing off my first ever sticky bun are still bringing a giant smile to my face.


So yes, it’s true. This was my first attempt at making and eating sticky buns. I don’t know what took me so long. Don’t they just have my name written all over them?

I’m usually not one for adding nuts to much of anything when I bake. For no particular reason, really. But my mind may have just been changed. I just love the texture the pecans give these rolls and the fact that they become all caramelized and sugary, doesn’t hurt either.


 I hope you’re hungry.


Have a fabulous Hump Day! Cheerio!

Sticky Buns
Yields 12
The one and only sticky bun recipe you need. A special breakfast treat that the whole family will love.
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For the Dough
  1. 3 1/3 cups bread flour, divided
  2. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  3. 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast
  4. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 cup milk
  6. 1/2 cup water
  7. 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  8. 1 egg
For the Topping
  1. 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  4. 1/3 cup chopped pecans
For the Filling
  1. 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  2. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  3. 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  1. 1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. Stir to combine using the paddle attachment.
  2. 2. In another microwave-safe bowl, combine milk, water, and butter. Heat in the microwave for 1 - 1 1/2 minutes (the mixture should register at 110 degrees F). It's okay if the butter doesn't melt all the way. Add yeast mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Add egg and continue stirring until fully incorporated. After that, continue to beat for 3 minutes.
  3. 3. Switch to the dough hook and mix in remaining flour until dough starts to pull away from the sides. Knead for 5 additional minutes. Roll dough into a ball and return to the bowl. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise until dough is double in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
  4. 4. When dough is done rising, grease a 9-x-13-inch baking pan or two 9-inch cake pans. Next, prepare the sticky topping by mixing together all of the topping ingredients except for the pecans. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Pour into prepared baking or cake pans (divide mixture evenly if using two cake pans) and sprinkle with pecans. Finally, prepare the filling. Mix together all of the filling ingredients until well combined (it should look like cinnamon butter). Set aside as well.
  5. 5. Lightly flour your work surface and place dough on top. Roll out dough into a rectangle, measuring 15-x-12 inches, it doesn't have to be exact. Spread with the filling. Starting with the longer side, roll up dough. Pinch edges to seal and cut into 12 equal pieces. Place spiral side up into the prepared pan(s). Cover again with a kitchen towel and let rise for 30 minutes or until double in size. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake sticky buns for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove sticky buns from the oven and let stand for a minute or two. Invert rolls onto your favorite serving platter and serve while still warm.
  1. Sticky buns are best when served on the same day, but can be kept for 3 days stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
Adapted from redstaryeast
Adapted from redstaryeast
Deliciously Yum!

22 thoughts on “Sticky Buns

  1. Put “Sticky” before any food item and I’m sold, Kathi! It’s funny you mention YouTube channels because, you, me, and every other blogger should really be doing that kind of stuff. I put it on my yeah right/someday list. Have you heard of Michelle Phan? She is a global phenomenon in the arena of Beauty YouTubers and even landed a Dr. Pepper commercial. I think she has the #2 most followers of any YouTube channel, ever. Or something ridiculously successful like that. In case you haven’t heard of her, she’s really one to check out. She’s amazing! Back to your buns (heh heh), pinning! They look amazing as does everything you do!

    • I totally agree, Meggan. I think it would be so much fun to create a YouTube channel… we shall see. Yes, I have heard of her. She is so talented.
      Thank you so much for your kind comments and support, friend!

  2. Mmmm I love sticky buns! These look delicious! I’ve never really gotten into YouTube! Although now you have me rethinking this! And cheerio – you’re too funny! 🙂 haha

  3. Gosh, these look amazing! And I don’t think you’re too weird for talking in a British accent, I always try to mock my Aussie fiance’s accent and end up sounding kind of like a drunk crocodile hunter 😉 These buns look absolutely delicious, I would love to dig into one right now!

  4. Whoa lady, these look seriously out of this world! I can’t believe you’ve never made a sticky bun until now cuz you totally nailed it with these! My husband watches a lot of YouTube channels but I haven’t really gotten into any of them. I have heard that the make-up ones are super popular though hehe.

    • I am starting to think that the make-up channels are the best :). I think it’s a testament as to how easy this recipe really is even though there’s yeast involved. Thank you!!

  5. To clarify; you mix the yeast directly wih the flour, sugar and salt without setting it to grow with water and sugar first?

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