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Easy Maple Sticky Buns

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These easy maple sticky buns are ooey, gooey and taste amazing. The best part is they only take 4 ingredients and take less than a half hour to make, so they don’t have to wait for a special occasion. Celebrate the weekend with maple cinnamon breakfast goodness.

Fork next to a maple sticky bun with a gooey maple topping and soft cinnamon roll base.

If you want the taste of fresh cinnamon rolls without all of the effort, this recipe is for you. It starts with a tube of cinnamon rolls but adds a sticky maple caramel sauce to take them to the next level.

So you don’t have to mess with yeast or a rolling pin. Just melt together some brown sugar, maple syrup and butter and you are ready to go!

Ingredients: tube of cinnamon rolls, butter, brown sugar and pure maple syrup ready to be made into easy sticky buns.

If you think those tiktok cinnamon rolls with heavy cream are good, you are really in for a sticky maple flavored treat here. These rolls are sort of like monkey bread, but easier to make too.

Why You’ll Love These Maple Sticky Buns

  • Easy to make in under 30 minutes
  • Rich and decadent
  • Full of pure maple syrup flavor
  • Sweet and gooey

Easy Adaptations

If you like pecans in your sticky bun, feel free to add a half cup of chopped nuts to the maple sauce. My guys prefer their sticky buns nut free, so we leave them out.

For even bigger cinnamon flavor, add a half teaspoon of cinnamon to the caramel sauce.

Freshly baked maple sticky buns in pie plate showing puffed up golden brown cinnamon rolls, ready to be inverted.

If you are going extra big, drizzle the frosting from the cinnamon roll tube over your sticky buns. Your sweet tooth will surely be satisfied that way.

Tips and Tricks

You want to heat the sauce just enough to melt the butter and dissolve the brown sugar. You don’t want to bring it to a boil and start to caramelize the sugars.

Boiling the mixture can start to caramelize it and will make it too thick. You want it to be nice and ooey gooey.

Close up of a sticky bun with thick maple caramel sauce on plate with remaining rolls in background.

Allow the cinnamon rolls to cool for just a couple of minutes before you dump them out. Letting them cool for too long with result in them sticking to the pan.

You want to invert them while the maple sauce is still hot and loose, so they slide right out. And using a rimmed plate is a good idea in case the sauce is still so warm that is wants to run a bit.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I store leftovers?

Canned cinnamon rolls are always best fresh. But you can store leftover sticky buns at room temperature for up to 3 days. Just put them in an airtight container or wrap them with plastic wrap. Pop one in the microwave for a few seconds to revive it.

What is the best way to enjoy a sticky bun?

Maple sticky buns are best enjoyed warm. They are at their softest and the sauce is at it’s gooiest while they are still fresh from the oven.

More Fun Cinnamon Roll Recipes:

If you want to go whole hog and break out the yeast, try making my potato dough cinnamon rolls. They centers are so soft and they remind me of the big cinnamon rolls you get at the mall.

Or try making one great big skillet cinnamon roll. Then you can get lots of layers and any size slice you would like.

Bite of soft and gooey maple cinnamon bun on fork, ready to eat.

Check out my full collection of cinnamon roll recipes or maybe my breakfast recipe collection for more tasty inspiration.

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Fork next to a maple sticky bun with a gooey maple topping and soft cinnamon roll base.

Easy Maple Sticky Buns

Carlee
If you are looking for a quick and easy way to take a tube of cinnamon roll dough to the next level, you are in the right place! These gooey buns cook in a sauce made from butter, brown sugar and pure maple syrup to make an out of this world treat that is ready in no time at all.
5 from 12 ratings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Sticky Buns
Calories 336 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • cup salted butter
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 8 to 12 oz. tube cinnamon roll dough

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F and grease a 9" pie plate, square baking dish or round cake pan.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter, brown sugar and maple syrup together. Remove from heat when the butter is melted and the brown sugar is dissolved. Do not boil.
    ⅓ cup salted butter, ¼ cup light brown sugar, ¼ cup maple syrup
  • Pour maple sauce into the bottom of your greased baking dish. Arrange cinnamon roll dough over the top of the sauce.
  • Bake according to the directions on the tube of cinnamon rolls.
  • Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes before inverting the rolls onto a rimmed serving dish.
  • These rolls are best enjoyed fresh and warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Sticky BunCalories: 336kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 2gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 401mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18g
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Andrea Nine

Wednesday 30th of November 2022

Sticky Buns for the win! Easy AND Delicious!

Carlee

Wednesday 30th of November 2022

Yes!!!

Andrea Nine

Monday 21st of November 2022

I was just thinking I need something ooey and gooey! YUM!

Carlee

Monday 21st of November 2022

These would be perfect for when your boys are home!

Sandy

Sunday 20th of November 2022

Kind of like Monkey Bread but so much easier. I love the addition of maple syrup

Carlee

Sunday 20th of November 2022

Yes! It's ready to go in the oven in just a few minutes and every piece has plenty of maple goodness.