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Honey Caramel Sticky Buns

Author: Susan Reid

Honey Caramel Sticky Buns Recipe

Soft, perfumed with cinnamon, with lots of luxuriant, glazed nuts shining on top, these buns are an excellent breakfast treat. The recipe doubles easily to feed a bigger audience.

At a glance

9 buns
Nutrition information


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  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, and almonds are all tasty)



  1. To make the dough: Mix and knead the dough ingredients by hand, with a mixer, or in a bread machine using the dough cycle. Knead until smooth, and let rise, covered, for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. To make the topping: In a small saucepan heat and stir the brown sugar, honey, and butter until the sugar is dissolved. Spread on the bottom of a greased 8" square pan. Sprinkle with the nuts; set aside.
  3. To make the filling: Stir together the butter, sugar, cinnamon, and flour to make a spreadable paste.
  4. To shape the buns: After the dough has risen, deflate it and roll into a 10" x 12" rectangle. Spread the filling over the surface, and sprinkle with the raisins. Starting with a long side, roll the dough into a log and pinch the edge of the lengthwise seam together. Cut into 9 equal slices.
  5. Place the buns cut side down in the prepared pan. Flatten each bun with your fingers, until they're barely touching each other. Cover and let rise until light and doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 375°F.
  6. Bake the buns for 30 to 35 minutes or until they're a deep, golden brown, tenting the top with foil for the last 15 minutes of baking. Remove them from the oven and invert the pan immediately onto a large plate. Remove the pan, and scrape any topping left in the bottom onto the buns. Let cool for 20 minutes before eating, so you don't burn your mouth on the good sticky stuff.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 92g
  • Servings Per Batch 9
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 347
  • Calories from Fat 162
  • Total Fat 18g
  • Saturated Fat 7g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 51mg
  • Sodium 282mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 48
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 44g
  • Protein 3g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.