Banana Nut Sticky Buns for Breadmaker

Laurie Lenartowicz Recipe

By Laurie Lenartowicz llenartowicz

2 Hr
20 Min

This is my latest twist on sticky buns. I added a mashed banana to the dough and some raisins in the center. They are incredibly good topped with nuts and a maple caramel glaze. The only problem is that you won't be able to stop eating them! I've devised this recipe for my bread maker as it makes the smoothest dough.

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1 c
lukewarm water
3 Tbsp
butter, softened
1 medium
mashed banana
1 large
beaten egg
1 tsp
2 Tbsp
dry milk powder
4 c
all purpose or bread flour
3 Tbsp
granulated sugar
2 tsp
dry active yeast powder (make a well in top of flour and pour yeast into well.)
1/2 c
raisins (wait for bread machine to beep and then add raisins at the specified time.)
1/3 c
melted butter: set aside from other filling ingredients.
1/4 c
light brown sugar
1 Tbsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 c
brown sugar
1/2 stick
1/4 c
light corn syrup or thick maple syrup
1 c
coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts

Directions Step-By-Step

Place all of the dough ingredients in the bread maker pan in order given. Press DOUGH CYCLE. This usually takes 1 1/2 hours. When the machine beeps to add ingredients, add in your raisins. Check your manual for adding extra ingredients.
Make the topping on the stove in a medium saucepan: Over medium heat on stove, combine the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup or maple syrup. Stir constantly until all ingredients are combined. Bring to a boil. Turn off heat.
Spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray. Pour the hot topping onto the pan taking care not to burn yourself as this is very hot. Sprinkle the nuts over the topping evenly.
Mix the brown sugar for the filling with cinnamon and set aside. Melt the butter for filling in a separate cup and set aside. You will need a pastry brush for the butter or can use your fingers if a brush isn't available. Make sure the butter has cooled if using fingers.
Prepare a baking mat with a generous portion of flour.
Turn your prepared dough from bread maker onto the mat. Sprinkle top of dough and rolling pin with flour. Roll out a rectangle to about 12 x 18 inches.
Brush surface of rectangle with melted butter. Sprinkle entire surface with the cinnamon brown sugar. With the wide side of dough, start rolling it up carefully. Continue until the dough is rolled into a log.
With a sharp serrated knife, cut the dough into 1" rounds. Place each round onto the caramel topping in baking pan. Leave a little space between each roll. When all rolls are in the pan, cover the rolls with a clean damp cloth and place in a warm area for 30 minutes or until dough has risen nicely.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Bake the rolls for 20 minutes until light brown and firm to touch. Remove from oven and carefully turn the pan of rolls over onto a large plate for cooling. The nuts will be facing upward. They are very hot so do this carefully.
Store any leftovers in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator.

About this Recipe

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Laura Spencer-Whitacre fuddnbubbles
Jun 25, 2012
Laurie these sound too good. thank you for sharing. (((hugs))) Laura, (Tea with Laura) xoxoo
Laurie Lenartowicz llenartowicz
Jun 25, 2012
I made these today after much deliberation with a few ingredients. They came out so soft and moist! We each ate 2 of them for dessert. The banana flavor was quite mild but really added something to the moistness of the buns. Enjoy!
Becky Pratt Pratt38
Oct 28, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Becky Pratt Pratt38
Oct 28, 2012
They were gone as soon as I took them out of the oven. Rating 1-10 I give them a 15! Thank you for such a great recipe!
missy gbaby Reese johnson butchreese
Nov 18, 2012
Lauire, these sound so good i will try these soon! Thank you for your post!! Missy
Linda Erickson Linda_Erickson
May 30, 2015
These sound really good! I was wondering if anyone had done these lower carb? Maybe with stevia baking mix and sugar free syrup? I know that you need sugar for the yeast to work. I was thinking of the balance of the sweeteners. Thanks.
Laurie Lenartowicz llenartowicz
Jun 2, 2015
I have never tried that but if you do, please let me know how it works out.