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Sticky Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Sticky Cinnamon Rolls – Let’s talk fancy breakfast, a delicious breakfast that your family will look forward to, and an amazing way to start your morning. These fluffy, light, sticky cinnamon buns are made to please, and I’m sure that you will bake these rolls often!

Overhead shot of sticky cinnamon rolls.

Nothing more satisfying than making homemade cinnamon rolls, and if you add toasted pecans and a caramel layer, it turns into a mouth-watering dessert/breakfast. If you are allergic to eggs or want to make a low-calorie cinnamon roll then I have a recipe for you, it’s one of my popular recipes and is fail proof.

Fluffy dough of sticky cinnamon rolls with caramel and pecan.

How to make sticky cinnamon rolls?

The dough is forgiving, it might look sticky in the beginning, but soon, you’ll love kneading it. The texture turns smooth, and then you get to smell the butter mixed with vanilla.

To make the dough, you’ll need simple ingredients like flour, egg, milk, yeast, sugar, a pinch of salt, and water. You don’t need a stand mixer to knead the dough; I’m sure you’ll enjoy the transformation of this dough and how it feels in your hands. Cover and let it rise.

For the filling, cinnamon, and sugar, yes, that’s all. To make the caramel, you’ll add butter to a saucepan and then add brown sugar, stir both ingredients while on medium heat for 4 minutes. Pour the caramel in the baking pan. Add the toasted pecans.

Roll the dough, spread cinnamon and sugar, roll the dough into a log, cut in equal size. Place the rolls on the caramel pecan layer, cover the pan and let the rolls rise. Brush the rolls with milk and bake for 17 minutes if you are making mini rolls, or 20 to 24 minutes if you are making medium size sticky cinnamon rolls.

Close image showing toasted pecans on sticky cinnamon rolls.

Can we prepare the dough a day before?

Yes! I knead the dough before going to bed, place it in a plastic container, covered tightly, and leave it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, I take out the dough from the fridge, place it on the counter to come to room temperature. Roll it out, fill it, roll it up and bake it as per the recipe below.

Close up image of sticky cinnamon rolls fresh from the oven.

What’s the difference between sticky cinnamon rolls and sticky cinnamon buns?

The size! Sticky cinnamon usually rolls smaller in size than cinnamon buns, but it is the same recipe. If you follow my recipe, you can either make fourteen mini cinnamon rolls or seven medium to large size cinnamon buns.

I made smaller size rolls to control how much my Husband and I eat, and I’d like to report that this method failed big time. We ended up eating more because the size was small, and the rolls almost melted in our mouth, so we grab the next roll quickly.

Can I use your light cinnamon roll recipe dough to making sticky cinnamon rolls?

Of course, you can! My light cinnamon rolls recipe can be used here too. Use the dough but keep the filling and the topping the same as the recipe here.

Sticky cinnamon rolls side shot.

Sticky Cinnamon Rolls Recipe. Fluffy and delicious rolls topped with caramel layer and toasted pecan. Perfect as a dessert or can be prepared in the morning for an outstanding breakfast. #rolls #cinnamonrolls

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  1. This looks great Muna..perfect for breakfast! I like the recipe and those pecans on top..yum!

  2. Thanks Sandra, they are really good, I hope you try them!

  3. I like such rolls and yours look especially great because of those pecans