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Easy Sticky Buns

Easy Sticky Buns

Barefoot Contessa's delicious easy sticky buns recipe is the perfect weekend breakfast. Ready in 30 minutes, it is one of the easiest desserts to make when you are short on time.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 223kcal


  • 12 tablespoon 1- 1/2 stick- 6 ounces Butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup (2.30 ounces) light brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 1/2 cups pecans lightly chopped
  • 1 package 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, defrosted overnight

For the Filling

  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) butter, melted and cooled
  • 2/3 cup 4.6 ounces light brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F degrees.
  • Using a spatula (or a spoon) mix the 12 tablespoons of butter and 1/3-cup light brown sugar in a bowl until thoroughly combined. (You can use a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment but since the butter is at room temperature, it is easy to mix with a spoon or a spatula.)
  • Place 1 tablespoon of the butter and sugar mixture on each muffin cup. Distribute pecans evenly on top of the mixture. Set aside.
  • Mix 2/3-cup light brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Unfold a pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface. Brush it with half of the melted butter. Leaving 1-inch border on the puff pastry, sprinkle it with brown sugar and cinnamon mixture, and 1/2 cup of the raisins.
  • Repeat the same process for the second puff pastry sheet.
  • Place each piece, spiral side up, in muffin cups on top of the brown sugar & butter mixture, and pecans.
  • Bake them for 30 minutes or until they are golden brown. Allow them to cool for 5 minutes and invert them onto a parchment paper.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 433IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg