Easy Sticky Buns

Updated on September 9, 2017
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I have enjoyed baking my own treats for my family on the weekend as a healthier and tastier option to store-bought sweets.

Sticky Buns Topped With Walnuts

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Sticky Buns

A delicious treat for breakfast or a snack that pairs well with milk, coffee, or tea.

Cook Time

Prep time: 2 hours
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 2 hours 45 min
Yields: 9 sticky buns


  • 1 cup warm tap water
  • 3 Tbsp Margarine
  • 1 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Skim milk powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp White sugar
  • 2 3/4 cups Whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar, Packed
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp Walnuts, Crushed


  1. In the measuring cup or another bowl add the dry yeast to the hot tap water and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl add all dry ingredients and 2 Tbsp of margarine and stir to mix.
  3. Add the yeast/water mix to the dry ingredients and stir with a large wooden spoon to blend.
  4. When the dough is blended, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, sprinkle a little more flour on top of the dough and knead for 5 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl add brown sugar and cinnamon and mix. Set aside.
  6. On a floured surface with a floured rolling pin, roll dough into a rectangle approximately 18" x 12".
  7. Spread 1 Tbsp of margarine over surface of rolled dough and then spread brown sugar-cinnamon mixture on top.
  8. Staring at the wide end, roll dough into an 18" long cylinder.
  9. Cut dough cylinder into 9 2" long pieces and place in a 9" square well oiled baking pan.
  10. Set pan aside to rise for 1-2 hours until tops of buns are even with top of pan.
  11. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  12. Place pan in centre of oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  13. When buns are done, remove from oven, cover with plate. Holding both plate and pan together flip buns out of pan onto plate.
  14. Top with crushed walnuts and enjoy.

Sticky Bun Glaze

For that extra sweet tooth add this sugar glaze to your buns:

1 cup Icing sugar

1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

1 tsp Lemon juice

2-4 tsp Water

Mix icing sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and water together. Stir to make a soft spreadable glaze. Spread on tops of slightly cooled buns.

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Day Old Buns

To soften and reheat buns place them in the microwave for 30-60 seconds and re-enjoy the just out of the oven experience all over again.

© 2017 Wes Clark


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