sticky buns
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Classic Sticky Buns

This recipe for Classic Sticky Buns is the perfect recipe - soft, gooey and truly addictive!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked, bread, breakfast
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 buns
Calories 332 kcal
Author Erren


For the dough:

  • 1 ​1⁄4 cups hot milk about 110F/ 43C
  • ​1⁄4 cup warm water
  • 1 packet instant dry yeast
  • ​1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • ​1⁄4 cup butter melted
  • 3 - 4 cups all-purpose/plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the filling:

  • 4 tablespoons melted butter plus more for pan
  • ​1⁄4 cup light brown sugar
  • ​1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

For the topping:

  • 1⁄2 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup golden syrup or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg.
  3. Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle.
  4. Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Place in an oiled bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually 2 - 3 hours.
  5. To prepare the topping, add the butter, brown sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until melted and the mixture is bubbling.
  6. Remove from heat, add the cream, mix well to combine.  Pour into a greased 9-x-13-inch pan and set aside.

  7. In a small bowl prepare the filling by mixing together the butter, sugar brown sugar and cinnamon.

  8. Punch down dough.  Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. Spread the filling over the rolled dough and then beginning at the 15-inch side, roll up the dough and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 10 - 12 slices.

  9. Place the sliced buns into the pan with the sauce (about 2 inches apart) and let rise until they have doubled (about 45 minutes to an hour).

  10. Pre-heat oven to 350f/175c

  11. Bake for 20 - 30 minutes or until golden brown.  Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before carefully flipping onto a serving tray and serve warm, sticky-side-up.

Nutrition Facts
Classic Sticky Buns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 352mg15%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 570IU11%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.