Overnight Sticky Buns

Lauren Perkins-Boyd


When these come out of the oven your willpower will go right out the door.

★★★★★ 4 votes
1 Hr
30 Min

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
A great recipe for when you're having house guests... they will gobble these up! These sticky buns are easy to prepare and most of the work is done the night before. I particularly liked the maple syrup and honey topping... a great mix of flavors!



1/4 c
warm water
1 pkg
active dry yeast
1 tsp
plus 1/4 cup granulated sugar
4 Tbsp
butter, softened
3/4 c
3 large
egg yolks
1 tsp
about 4 cups of flour


1/2 c
packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp
4 Tbsp
butter, melted


2/3 c
packed brown sugar
3 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
light corn syrup ( i use vanilla flavored )
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
maple syrup
1 pinch

How to Make Overnight Sticky Buns


  • 1For the dough: in a cup combine water, sugar and yeast, stir to dissolve. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  • 2In a large bowl, with a mixer on low speed, blend yeast mixture with milk, butter, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, egg yolks, salt and 3 cups of flour until blended. With a wooden spoon stir in 3/4 cup flour.
  • 3Turn dough on to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes, working in enough of the remaining 1/4 cup of flour just to keep the dough from sticking.
  • 4shape into a ball, place in a greased bowl, turning dough to grease top. cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place (80-85 degrees) until doubled in volume, about an hour.
  • 5Meanwhile, prepare filling: In a small bowl combine cinnamon and sugar, set aside. Reserve melted butter.
  • 6For topping: In a 1-quart sauce pan combine brown sugar, corn syrup, honey, maple syrup, butter, cinnamon and salt, heat over low heat, stirring occasionally, until butter and brown sugar have melted.
  • 7Grease a 13" by 9" baking pan, pour warm melted brown sugar mixture into pan.
  • 8Punch down dough, turn onto a lightly floured surface and let rest for 15 minutes. Roll dough into a 12" by 18" rectangle.
  • 9Brush dough with melted butter and spinkle with cinnamon brown sugar mixture. Starting at the long side, roll up dough (like you would a jelly-roll) place seam side down on surface and cut crosswise into 20 slices.
  • 10Place slices, cut side down on melted brown sugar mixture in prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours or up to 15 hours.
  • 11Preheat oven to 375. Remove rolls from refrigerater 1 hour before baking. Bake buns until golden, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool slightly in pan, no more then 5 minutes. Place serving tray or jelly-roll pan over the top of the baking pan and invert, remove pan. Serve warm.
  • 12Leftovers can be frozen in foil, just reheat in foil at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

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About Overnight Sticky Buns

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American