Maple Pecan Sticky Buns

Mmm…cinnamon, maple, and pecans blend perfectly together to bring you these cozy, fall morning sticky buns!

I had never made sticky buns before I tried out this recipe from Tastes of Lizzy T. I have seen several different recipes but I always had the thought, “those look way too difficult”! But guess what, they really aren’t! Super similar to cinnamon buns, except you pour whatever syrup you are using into the bottom of the pan before placing the rolls in. So, if you can bake up some cinnamon buns, you’ll have no problem with these!

They make for a delicious breakfast option! I made these up on a Friday evening so I could enjoy them for Saturday breakfast – one of the best decisions that weekend. The weather outside was awful but I was feeling cozy while I sat and enjoyed a bun..or two!


Maple Pecan Sticky Buns
Yield: 9 buns
Time: 3 hrs 13 min


1 + 1/2 cups + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 + 1/2 tsp dry active yeast
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 large egg yolks, room temperature

3 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 cup icing sugar
2 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp maple extract


  1. In an electric stand mixer bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Warm the milk (110-115 degrees fahrenheit) – should not be hot to touch! Add in the sugar, yeast, and butter. Let sit for at least 5 minutes until yeast is activated and becomes frothy.
  3. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Using a dough hook attachment, add in the eggs and mix well, for 3-5 minutes. Cover dough and let it rise until it doubles, about 30 minutes. [Note: Dough may be sticky –  but do not add more flour]
  4. Once dough has risen, roll it out into a 10×8 rectangle. In a small dish, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread softened butter on top and sprinkle on the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough into log form and slice into 9 sections.
  5. Prepare your 8×8 pan by greasing bottom and sides with a coat of butter. Pour the 1/2 cup of maple syrup into bottom of pan, letting it spread out evenly. Place the rolls into the pan, cut side up. Cover rolls with plastic wrap and let them rise again, until doubled, about another 30 minutes.
  6. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and bake rolls for 12-13 minutes.
  7. When rolls are baking, make your glaze! To make glaze: In small bowl, combine all glaze ingredients until it reaches smooth, drizzle consistency.
  8. Once rolls are baked, invert rolls onto cookie sheet or plate. Sprinkle the tops with chopped pecans and drizzle on the glaze. Serve warm and enjoy!


Recipe Source: Tastes of Lizzy T


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