These buns can be assembled the night before, needing only a final rise before baking. Just make sure you won’t it them all at once.


for 8 servings


  • 1 cup warm water(240 mL)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 ⅓ cups flour(415 g)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons yeast


  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar(110 g)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¼ cup chopped pecan(60 g)

Sticky Buns’ Preparation:

  1. Combine the water, olive oil, honey, salt, flour, water and yeast in a large bowl.
  2. Mix well and knead for 10 -15 minutes, until the dough is elastic.
  3. Transfer the dough into a well-oiled bowl.
  4. Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let rise for 1 hour in a warm place, until the dough has doubled in size.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375˚F (190˚C).
  6. Cut the dough into 8 portions and shape into balls. Cover with a towel or plastic wrap. Set aside.
  7. Combine the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, honey and salt in a small bowl and mix well.
  8. Spread the brown sugar mixture onto the bottom and sides of a cast iron pan. Line pecans on top of the mixture, and place the dough balls on top.
  9. Bake for 20-30 minutes
  10. Remove the sticky buns from the oven and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before inverting onto a plate.
  11. Enjoy!

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