Sticky Buns

Homemade Sticky Buns

Prep Time: 2 Hours 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Homemade Sticky Buns make a Decadent Breakfast Treat! Sweet Yeast Dough is Enriched with Butter and Eggs, rolled with Cinnamon Sugar, and Baked in a pool of Brown Sugar and Honey Caramel. Enjoy them with Nuts and Raisins if you like! These Sticky, Sweet Buns are in the Tradition of the Pennsylvania Dutch.



  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 packet dry active yeast
  • 1 stick (½ cup) (plus a pinch for the yeast) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1 tsp salt


  • 1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1½ cups light brown sugar
  • 2½ tsp ground cinnamon


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp (half a stick) melted butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 cup toasted pecans or walnuts, and/or raisins, optional


  1. Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk, along with a pinch of sugar, and allow to proof.
  2. Combine the sugar, butter, and eggs. Add the milk and yeast.
  3. Add the flour to the mixture, with the dough hook attachment, and allow to knead for five minutes.
  4. Add in the salt
  5. Place in a buttered bowl and allow to rise, covered and at room temperature, until doubled in size.
  6. Roll out to 1/4″ thickness. Spread the surface with soft butter. Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon, and sprinkle evenly over the surface. Roll and slice into twelve portions.
  7. Combine the brown sugar, honey, and melted butter, and pour into the bottom of a greased 9×13″ pan. Top with the toasted nuts and/or raisins, if using.
  8. Place the rolls on top, and allow to rise, covered, until doubled in size.
  9. Bake at 375°F for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly golden. Cool slightly, then turn out onto a serving platter, scraping any remaining caramel from the pan over the sticky buns.


If desired, second rise can be done overnight, in the refrigerator.