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Apple-Banana Sticky Buns

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 8 people



  • 1 3/4 cup bread flour
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp instant yeast (rapid rise)
  • 3/4 cup milk warm
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tbsp butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt

Banana Filling

  • 3 bananas 4-5 apple bananas
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup spiced rum
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Sticky Glaze

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cups brown sugar
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup pecans toasted and chopped


Dough and Buns

  • Combine flours and yeast in a mixer with a dough hook attachment.
  • Begin mixing in the milk. Then mix in all other ingredients. Mix the dough from 5 minutes until smooth. Dough should be sticky.
  • Place dough in a greased bowl and cover. Proof until doubled in size about an hour. Meanwhile, make the filling and glaze.
  • Lightly oil a counter top and lightly shape dough into a rectangle shape and begin rolling out. Roll into a rectangle about 13 X15 inches.
  • Spread banana filling onto the dough. Leaving about half an inch uncovered around the edge.
  • Roll dough into a log and cut into 8 rolls. Place rolls in the skillet on top of glaze and pecans.
  • Proof for an additional 30 minutes. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes. The rolls should temp at 200 degrees when they are done.
  • Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes or until sugar stops bubbling.
  • Flip rolls onto a serving platter or a heat safe dish. Scrape any excess glaze from the pan and serve.

Banana Filling

  • Heat a skillet on medium heat and dice the bananas.
  • Melt the butter in the pan and add sugar, salt, and bananas. Cook until caramelized.
  • Remove the pan from heat and add rum and cinnamon.
  • Return to medium low heat and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat mash the bananas and mix in the vanilla. Cool until ready to use

Sticky Glaze

  • Cream together the sugars, salt and butter for 1 minute.
  • Add the corn syrup and vanilla and cream until light and fluffy about 5 minutes.
  • Place glaze in the bottom of a 12 inch skillet and smooth into an even layer. Sprinkle with pecans.