Maple Cinnamon Sticky Buns Recipe

Few things in life are certain, and few things in life are universally-loved unconditionally. Sticky buns, however, are the exception to the rule.Wondering what the difference is between a sticky bun, and a cinnamon bun? They basically use the same simple ingredients, except sticky buns include nuts. If you've ever had a sticky bun in your life, we're betting you have had fond memories enjoying this warm, sweet, doughy treat. Recipe developer Miriam Hahn brings us this decadent recipe for maple cinnamon sticky buns, and says, "Whether you are planning a brunch or a dinner party, these sticky buns will be the main event that everyone ends up talking about. Because we are using pre-made biscuits, you can whip these together in under 30 minutes, making them a great treat to include when you are short on time." Read on to learn how to make these incredibly delicious sticky buns.

Gather the ingredients for maple cinnamon sticky buns

To make this recipe, you'll need some refrigerated buttermilk biscuits. Hahn says to buy the large ones that are usually labeled "grands". Next on our list, you'll some butter, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, maple syrup, chopped pecans, and cooking spray. "You can substitute another type of nut, if pecans aren't your thing." Hahn also says chopped walnuts work well for this recipe.

Prep the biscuits

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Pull out an 9-x 9-inch baking dish, and spritz it with the cooking spray. Now, grab 2 shallow bowls. Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter, and put that in the first bowl. Combine the white sugar and cinnamon in the second bowl. Dip each biscuit into the butter, then into the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place them into the prepared baking dish, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Make the maple sauce

While the biscuits are cooking, add the remaining butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, and pecans to a small pot. Heat to medium, and cook for a few minutes, until the butter has melted. Then, simmer and stir occasionally, while the biscuits finish cooking.

Serve the sticky buns with the maple pecan sauce

When the biscuits are done, pull them out of the oven, and pour the maple-pecan mixture over the top. It will spread into all of the crevices in between the biscuits. Now, your maple cinnamon sticky buns are ready to serve. Hahn says they are best served warm, but any leftovers will last up to 5 days in the fridge, and can be reheated in the oven. Once you taste them, you will be happy you have this easy recipe to keep in your back pocket. 

Maple Cinnamon Sticky Buns Recipe
4.9 from 13 ratings
With the help of pre-made, refrigerated biscuits, this maple cinnamon sticky buns recipe is the perfect addition to brunch.
Prep Time
5
minutes
Cook Time
20
minutes
Servings
8
Servings
sticky buns in baking dish
Total time: 25 minutes
Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 can refrigerated biscuits
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F, and spray a 9-x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter, and pour it into a shallow bowl. Combine the white sugar and cinnamon in another shallow bowl.
  3. Dip each biscuit into the butter, then the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place them in the prepared baking dish. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. While the biscuits bake, add the remaining butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, and pecans to a small pot. Heat to medium, and cook for a few minutes, until the butter is melted. Then, simmer until the biscuits are done.
  5. Take the biscuits out of the oven, and top with the maple mixture. The sticky buns are ready to serve.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 391
Total Fat 21.3 g
Saturated Fat 8.3 g
Trans Fat 0.9 g
Cholesterol 22.9 mg
Total Carbohydrates 48.1 g
Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
Total Sugars 24.3 g
Sodium 628.0 mg
Protein 4.3 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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