This version of cranberry sticky buns is grain free and sweetened with natural sugars. I also used almond milk instead of regular milk.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
25 mins
1 hr 15 mins
1 hr 55 mins
10 servings


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat almond milk and 3 tablespoons butter together in a saucepan over medium heat until butter is melted, about 5 minutes. Pour into a large bowl and allow to cool until just slightly warm to the touch, about 5 minutes more. sprinkle yeast on top; allow to sit for 10 minutes.

  • Gradually add in honey, salt, and flour to the bowl with the almond milk mixture; mix until fully combined. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and set dough in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.

  • While dough is rising, combine 1/2 cup coconut sugar, cranberries, 1/4 cup butter, and cinnamon in a bowl; set filling aside.

  • Generously butter a round glass baking dish. Combine 1/2 cup coconut sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter, and pecans in a bowl and pour glaze into the buttered baking dish.

  • Roll dough out into a rectangular shape between 2 sheets of waxed paper or parchment paper. Gently peel back the top sheet and spread filling onto dough. Start at one end, using the paper to help, roll dough into a tight log. Place log seam-side down on a cutting board and use a sharp serrated knife to cut into 1 1/2-inch slices. Place buns on top of glaze in the baking dish.

  • Cover and allow buns to rise for a second time, about 15 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Bake buns in the preheated oven until golden brown and done in the center, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and top with glaze. Return to oven and bake until golden brown and centers are done, about 10 more minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Feel free to use fresh or frozen cranberries.

You can use coconut milk in place of almond milk, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

434 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 59.4g; fat 22.9g; cholesterol 45.8mg; sodium 207.1mg. Full Nutrition