Mom-Mom's Sticky Buns


Famous in my family and always looked forward to when being prepared by my grandmother. My father demands that it is made for his birthday breakfast each year. Best enjoyed warm out of the oven.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs
2 9x13-inch pans



  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages quick-rising yeast (such as Fleischmann's RapidRise®)

  • ½ cup lukewarm water

  • 4 ½ cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • ½ cup warm milk

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

  • 1 cup raisins (Optional)

  • 1 cup walnuts (Optional)


  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup raisins (Optional)


  1. Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water in a large bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes. Stir flour, eggs, warm milk, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter, and salt into the yeast and water until the mixture is a moist and sticky dough.

  2. Put dough in a greased bowl and cover with a wet towel. Set aside in a warm place until dough doubles in size and holes poked into dough with a finger stay indented, about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours.

  3. Stir brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, honey, and corn syrup together in a saucepan over medium heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Pour the topping mixture into the bottom of 2 9x13-inch non-stick baking dishes. Sprinkle 1 cup raisins and walnuts evenly onto the topping mixture.

  4. Punch down dough and roll into a rectangle shape 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick.

  5. Brush 1/4 cup melted butter over the dough rectangle. Stir 3/4 cup white sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl; sprinkle over the butter. Sprinkle 1 cup raisins evenly over the dough. Roll dough around the filling into a cylinder; cut into 3/4-inch slices and arrange into the baking dishes. Set aside to rest for 20 minutes or up to overnight in the refrigerator.

  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  7. Bake rolls in preheated oven until no longer doughy in the middle, about 25 minutes. Immediately flip onto a serving platter, transferring topping onto rolls, and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

398 Calories
16g Fat
60g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 398
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 227mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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