Easy Sticky Buns

Impress your guests with these simple sticky buns made with puff pastry. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword sticky buns
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 331kcal
Author Emily Grace


  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter room temp
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup pecans roughly chopped
  • 1 pkg (2 sheets) puff pastry defrosted


  • 2 tbsp butter melted and cooled
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar lightly packed
  • 3 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place a 12-cup standard muffin tin on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper; set aside.
  • Cream the 12 tbsps butter and 1/3 cup brown sugar with a mixer.
  • Scoop 1 rounded tbsp of the mixture in each of the 12 muffin cups and top evenly with pecans.
  • Lightly flour a non-stick surface and unfold 1 sheet of puff pastry. (Folds should go left to right.)
  • Brush the whole sheet with melted butter.
  • Leaving a 1-inch border, sprinkle with half of the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Starting with the end nearest you, roll the pastry up snugly like a jelly roll around the filling, finishing the roll with the seam side down.
  • Trim the ends of the roll about 1/2-inch and discard.
  • Slice the roll in 6 equal pieces, each about 1 1/2 inches wide.
  • Place each piece, spiral side up, in 6 of the muffin cups.
  • Repeat with the second sheet of puff pastry to make 12 total sticky buns.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, until the sticky buns are golden to dark brown on top and firm to the touch.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes only.
  • Run a knife around each sticky bun to loosen and invert the buns onto the parchment paper to cool completely.


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.8mg