These Sticky Buns are a delicious combination of warm dough, cinnamon, caramel apple goodness, and a deep vanilla flavor. What could be better than that? The best thing about these Vanilla Cinnamon Apple Sticky Buns (besides the long name) is the easy recipe used to bake them up. In two hours max you can have two pans of these ooey gooey sticky buns on the table…
The secret to these Sticky Buns turning out so well is the Vanilla. I used the Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste. This Vanilla is to die for and perfect for baking. It adds in so much more vanilla flavor without overpowering it like some extracts can do. Want a bottle for yourself? The folks over at Nielsen-Massey are giving away a bottle to one reader on CookEatDelicious.com. Stay tuned for the giveaway this Monday!
Delicious Rating: Delicious all the way. Not super sweet but sweet enough. The bun dough is soft and moist, perfect for a cinnamon roll recipe too! I will definitely make these Vanilla Cinnamon Apple Sticky Buns again. I served them with a Cream Cheese Frosting, which was great to eat by itself as well. You don’t need the frosting if you want to stick to the traditional sticky buns but it does add another dimension of flavor and option to the dish. Let me know what you think in the comment box!FOR RECIPE & PHOTO GUIDE CLICK →
The dough will start out sticky which is appropriate when making sticky buns…right?
Make these when you aren’t hungry. I was hungry so I got mad while waiting for the dough to rise. I kept checking it and yelling at it. No way to treat a rising dough.
Okay, make three batches of this. One to eat while combining, one for the actually sticky buns, and another to eat with a spoon while the sticky buns bake. It helps if you are an impatient hungry baker like me!
I will add more apple next time. The caramel is perfect with the apple. But you can leave out the apple and the nuts too.
I could have rolled them tighter but the gooeyness of the rolls and inside made it a little difficult. When they rise they end up filling the gaps so no worries.
The frosting was a great addition but the sticky buns are good on their own too.