Craisin Pecan Sticky Buns

We have the perfect recipe to get you out of your routine breakfast slump. Craisin Pecan Sticky Buns are ready in 35 minutes, and your house will smell amazing. These are so easy to make. No waiting for dough to rise. They are made with crescent roll dough and loaded with a gooey caramel coating, craisins, and pecans.

You are going to love these Craisin Pecan Sticky Buns. They are amazing with very little effort. We love how simple they are to make using a crescent roll dough package from the grocery store.

There is no waiting for dough to rise. These delicious Craisin Pecan Sticky Buns can be on the table in 35 minutes. When they smell these sticky buns cooking, they may be jumping out of their beds to enjoy these buns for breakfast.

We love to eat these warm right out of the oven. But if you have any leftovers, just cover them well and stick them in the fridge. When ready to eat, place a few on a plate and microwave until heated through.

can craisin pecan sticky buns be made ahead of time?

Craisin Pecan Sticky Buns can definitely be made the night before or a few hours before baking. After making them cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge.

When ready to bake, let set out on the counter while your oven is heating up. Bake in the oven. They should cook for the regular amount of time. Be sure they are golden brown and cooked through.

can you make craisin pecan sticky buns from scratch?

You can easily adapt these craisin pecan sticky buns to be made from scratch. You may have a favorite crescent roll recipe that you love. After rolling the homemade crescent roll dough into small rolled rolls. 

You will want the rolls to only be about 1/2 inch in thickness. Follow the recipe as directed except for the instructions referring to the premade crescent roll dough.

We love making these using the store bought dough, and the convenience is so worth it on a busy morning. But know that you could totally use your homemade dough. We love our dough recipe for Garlic Dinner Rolls. Just omit the “Garlic Topping” section of the recipe.

how to make craisin pecan sticky buns

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, melted butter, maple syrup, and orange zest.

  • Spread this mixture into the bottom of an 8 inch round baking dish that has been sprayed with non stick cooking spray. Sprinkle with craisins and chopped pecans.

  • In another small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Remove the crescent roll dough from the can. Do not unroll the dough.
  • Slice the dough into 12 equal slices measuring about 1/2 inch in thickness.
  • Dip each slice into the sugar/cinnamon mixture on both sides.
  • Place each slice into the pan on the brown sugar mixture. Sprinkle remaining sugar/cinnamon over the top.

  • Bake uncovered for about 20-22 minutes or until very golden brown.
  • Invert onto a plate when removed from the oven. Serve warm

helpful items for this recipe

Round Baking Dish – This is a favorite deep dish round baking dish and also great for pies.
Mixing Bowls – We love this set of 3 bowls and the various sizes they come in. Great for everything.
Chopping Knife – This chopping knife is so nice and you can use a rocking motion to get full use of the knife.
Zester – A great zester that can be used for cheese, chocolate, and so much more. 


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Serves: 6

Craisin Pecan Sticky Buns

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1/3 cup craisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 (8 ounce) package crescent roll dough


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl mix brown sugar, butter, maple syrup and orange zest.
  3. Spread the brown sugar mixture in the bottom of a round 8 inch baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle craisins and pecans over top.
  5. Remove crescent roll dough from the can, do nut unroll the dough.
  6. Slice the dough into 12 equal slices measuring about 1/2 inch thick.
  7. Dip each slice on both sides into the sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  8. Place in pan on top of the brown sugar layer. Sprinkle remaining sugar/cinnamon on top.
  9. Bake in oven for about 20-22 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Immediately invert onto a plate after removing from the oven. Serve warm.



1156 cal


75 g


130 g


6 g
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