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Sticky Buns

Sticky Buns
A quick and easy sweet roll recipe to prepare in the morning for a delicious breakfast treat.
Yield 12 sticky buns




  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 3 cups bread flour, divided
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large egg


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • In a stand mixer bowl, add yeast, 1 cup flour, sugar and salt; whisk to combine.
  • Add water, milk and butter to pot or microwave-safe dish; heat to 120º to 130º F.
  • Add warmed milk mixture to mixing bowl. Using a paddle attachment, beat 4 minutes on medium speed. Add egg; beat 1 minute.
  • Switch to dough hook attachment. Gradually add remaining flour and knead until dough is smooth and elastic, about 5 to 7 minutes. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until double in size.
  • Make filling: Mix together brown sugar, sugar and cinnamon.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Roll or pat into a 15×12-inch rectangle. Spread softened butter evenly over dough. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly over buttered dough.
  • Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly. Pinch edges to seal. Cut into 12 slices. Place in greased 13×9-inch cake pan. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching.
  • Preheat oven to 375º F.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from pan; cool.


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Helen | Reply

5 stars
This is a great recipe! Not very sweet and easy to make!

Dawna Borozny | Reply

5 stars
5 Stars!! These rolls are light, delicious, and so easy to make.

Bea | Reply

5 stars
I love your recipe !!!!!!!!!! These are our Sunday morning special at my house. Other days kind of sneak in there too especially if company is coming over! THANK YOU!

Bea | Reply

My 5 stars didn’t come up. Maybe that’s because it is more than 5!!

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