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Maple Sticky Buns

Maple Sticky Buns are a gooey explosion of flavors! Packed with an orange-cinnamon filling, then baked in a maple cognac glaze with pecans.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Maple Sticky Buns, Sticky Buns
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 12 buns
Calories 619 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet



  • 1 cup warm milk should have around 110°F
  • 1 1/4 ounce package active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted plus more for the pan
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting


  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cognac or vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups - 2 cups pecans coarsely chopped


  • 2/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted



  1. Mix the warm milk with half of the sugar and the package of yeast. Cover with a kitchen towel and set aside for 5-7 minutes or until foaming.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium bowl then whisk in the egg, yolks, vanilla, and remaining sugar, set aside.
  3. Add the yeast mixture and the egg mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk together.
  4. Add half the flour and mix on medium speed using a dough hook until combined. Add the remaining flour and mix on medium speed for a few minutes, or until the dough comes together.
  5. Transfer the dough to a floured surface, on your counter, and knead until it’s smooth and elastic. The dough is ready when it bounces back when pressed. It is also a bit sticky, it should NOT seem wet.
  6. Place dough in a large lightly buttered bowl, then cover it with plastic and place in a warm place to rise. The dough will take about two hours to double in size.


  1. Combine the brown sugar, maple syrup, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a small pot over low heat and stir until butter and sugar have melted.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the cognac or the vanilla.
  3. Pour the mixture into a lightly buttered 9x13 pan and top with coarsely chopped pecans. Set aside.

Prepare the Rolls:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Once the dough has risen, transfer it onto a floured surface and spread it out into a rectangular shape, about 12x18 inches.
  3. Prepare the filling by combining in a medium bowl brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest, then whisk together. Brush the dough with 6 tablespoons of melted butter then sprinkle the filling mixture evenly over the top. Smooth it into an even layer.
  4. Gently roll the long edge of the dough into a tight roll/log and cut into 12-13 even pieces.
  5. Arrange the rolls into the prepared baking dish on top of the Topping mixture.


  1. Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until golden. If they start to brown too quickly, cover the pan with foil after 15 minutes.
  2. Remove from oven when ready and allow to cool for a few minutes then run a knife along the edge and invert onto a serving dish.
  3. Serve warm.

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Nutrition Facts
Maple Sticky Buns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 619 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 487mg21%
Potassium 280mg8%
Carbohydrates 79g26%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 775IU16%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 142mg14%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.