nutritional information

Per Bun:

  • Calories: 474
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Total Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 76 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 475 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 30 g

Easy Cinnamon Sticky Buns

Makes 12 sticky buns

These sweet, gooey breakfast treats are best straight from the oven, so calculate rising times to allow them to bake just before serving. Recipe adapted from Kneadlessly Simple: Fabulous Fuss-Free, No-Knead Breads, reprinted by permission of John Wiley & Sons.
  • 3 ¼ plus ⅔ cups unbleached white bread flour, plus more as needed, divided
  • 1 Tbs. plus 2¼ tsp. sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. rapid-rising, instant, or
  • bread machine yeast
  • 3 Tbs. vegetable oil, plus more for brushing dough and greasing pans
  • ¾ cup plus 2 Tbs. light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup (4 oz.) nonhydrogenated vegan margarine, cut into pieces, plus
  • ⅓ cup melted margarine, divided
  • ½ cup raisins, rinsed in hot water and drained, or chopped walnuts, optional
  • 18 Tbs. dark corn syrup

1. Mix 1ı/2 cups water with 1 cup ice cubes in bowl. Combine 3ı/4 cups flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in separate bowl. Measure 1ı/2 cups ice water, and combine with oil in third bowl. Vigorously stir water mixture into flour mixture. (Dough should be slightly stiff; stir in just enough additional flour to stiffen dough slightly, if necessary.) Brush dough top with oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and let dough rise 15 to 20 hours at room temperature (first rise).
2. Pulse brown sugar, remaining 2/3 cup flour, and cinnamon in food processor until combined. Add margarine, and pulse until mixture forms coarse crumbs. Stir raisins or walnuts, if using, and ı/4 cup crumb mixture into dough.
3. Brush 12 jumbo muffin cups with melted margarine. Place 1 tsp. melted margarine, 1ı/2 Tbs. corn syrup, and then 1 Tbs. crumb mixture in bottom of each muffin cup. Divide dough into 12 pieces, and press into prepared muffin cups. Press remaining crumb mixture on top of dough, and drizzle with any remaining margarine. Tent muffin tins with foil coated with cooking spray. Let rise 1ı/4 to 2ı/2 hours at room temperature (second rise). Second rise alternatives: let dough stand in turned-off microwave with 1 cup boiling water 45 minutes to 1ı/2 hours for accelerated rise; for extended rise, refrigerate up to 48 hours, then set out at room temperature. When dough nears foil, remove, and let rise until it doubles in size.
4. Set oven rack in lower third of oven; preheat oven to 350°F. Set muffin pans on baking sheet, and bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until skewer inserted in thickest part of buns comes out with just a few particles. Run knife around buns to loosen. Invert buns onto serving plate. Scrape out sauce clinging to cups, and spread on buns.

February 2010 p.44

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These are soooo good but it is such a lot of sugar. I used 1 Tbs. corn syrup in each and that was plenty. I realize corn syrup was probably chosen to keep it vegan but has anyone tried this with maple syrup or honey instead? In answer to Tracye - my guess is that the labor saved was kneading.

J M - 2015-02-24 03:22:46

what happened to cooking light? 500 calorie buns do not belong here

Anonymous - 2012-03-10 07:21:31

I am willing to acknowledge that I had a hand in these not turning out well. For one thing, I think my muffin tins were too small. Still, not having made sticky buns before, I am eager to see what a "difficult cinnamon sticky buns" recipe would look like. These had to rise twice, a food processor had to be pulled out just to make crumbs, the raisins needed a bath, and in the end (following the directions precisely), sauce had to be scooped out of twelve individual muffin cups. What labor was saved?

Tracye - 2010-11-11 13:47:11

@Tracye - use cake pans and they'll all stick together. Even pie pans would work and you will have 2 pans worth if you divide the dough accordingly so there would be 7 buns per pan. You could also use a 9x13 pan and divide up dough to fit all in one pan.

Sarah Jane - 2011-03-17 09:07:06