Bacon and Caramel Glazed Sticky Buns

Brunch just got a whole lot better thanks to these Bacon and Caramel Glazed Sticky Buns. Besides tasting great, they can be ready in just an hour.

Bacon and Caramel Glazed Sticky Buns

Do you love sticky buns? I sure do. When I was expecting my son there was a little restaurant that was a town favorite. They sold what most people there called cinnamon rolls. However, they didn’t have the icing on top. They just had the most delicious gooey caramel, melty brown sugar and nuts encrusted on top. To me, that is more of a sticky bun than a cinnamon roll. But whatever you call them, they are amazing. On top of being amazing, they were gigantic too. We would pick them up all the time & I swear they are the reason my son now loves cinnamon more than anything else. I guess that’s what happens when you live off of something like that when you are expecting. You become obsessed with foods like this Bacon Caramel Sticky Buns Recipe.

Bacon and Caramel Glazed Sticky Buns

The bacon! It’s not too much, but you just get a little bit of salt in each bite and it’s just perfect.

Bacon and Caramel Glazed Sticky BunsClick here for the caramel glaze recipe.

Bacon and Caramel Glazed Sticky Buns
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Brunch just got a whole lot better thanks to these Bacon and Caramel Glazed Sticky Buns. Besides tasting great, they can be ready in just an hour.
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Serves: 12 servings
  • 1 cup warm water (115 degrees is perfect)
  • ¾ cup buttermilk- room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tbsp butter- melted & slightly cooled
  • 3 tbsp dry active yeast
  • ½ tbsp table salt
  • 2 large eggs- room temperature
  • 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ? cup butter- melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • click the link above for the recipe
  • Melted Butter, Caramel Sauce & more bacon for topping when serving if desired
  1. In a large mixer bowl, combine water, buttermilk, sugar, melted butter & yeast, stir & then allow to sit approx 15 minutes for yeast to proof. (you know it's ready when it's puffed & frothy)
  2. Add in eggs, salt & flour & mix together slowly using a dough hook until flour is incorporated
  3. Mix/knead 10 minutes
  4. Once mixed, let rest 10 minutes while you make your filling & preheat the oven
  5. Prepare the filling by combining melted butter, brown sugar, sugar & cinnamon in a small bowl & mixing with a fork
  6. Prepare the topping by melting brown sugar, butter & honey in a saucepan.
  7. Remove from heat & add in pecans & bacon
  8. Pour into the bottom of your prepared pan
  9. Preheat oven to 375 degrees & line a 9x13 pan with parchment
  10. Roll dough out on lightly floured surface into a flat & even layer (approx 12x15)
  11. Sprinkle filling mixture on top
  12. Roll tightly on the long side & then cut into 12 large rolls (easiest way to make them even is to first cut the log in half & then cut those two pieces in half again & then those 4 pieces into thirds)
  13. Place in prepared pan on top of your gooey topping & bake 20-25 minutes
  14. Add melted butter, caramel sauce & more bacon for topping when serving if desired


Gina Kleinworth

Gina Kleinworth

Gina is the author & photographer behind Kleinworth & Co. She is a homeschooling mom to 3 and devoted wife with a passion for all things creative. Gina lives in Northern Idaho but is a So Cal native & spent 12 years living in various parts of the Nevada desert. Kleinworth & Co is a creative blog where Gina shares recipes, gift ideas, crafts, simple & cost effective ways to decorate your home, creative & fun projects for the kids & photography tips. Come visit to learn, share & get inspired on a budget.

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