Overnight Orange and Vanilla Bean Sticky Buns

overnight orange and vanilla bean sticky buns Breakfast
Overnight Orange and Vanilla Bean Sticky Buns
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 12 hr 40 min
  • Servings 12

If you want a great start to your morning, mix up the dough for this rich buns the night before. A dash of real orange zest and juice, and the mellow taste of real vanilla bean, add a special "good morning" touch. MORE+ LESS-

Bree Hester
Updated December 20, 2012


cup butter
1 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
cup honey
cup whipping cream
cup water
teaspoons grated orange peel
tablespoons orange juice
vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped out and reserved, bean discarded
cup pecan halves, toasted
loaves (1 lb each) frozen white bread dough, thawed
cup packed brown sugar
cup granulated sugar
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon salt


Hide Images
  • 1
    In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, and cook until combined. Remove from heat. Stir in honey, whipping cream, water, orange peel, orange juice and seeds from vanilla bean. Cool 30 minutes. Pour mixture in ungreased 13x9x2-inch pan. Scatter pecan halves over top.
  • 2
    Roll out one loaf of dough into rectangle shape about 14 inches by 6 inches. In small bowl, mix 1/4 cup each of brown sugar and granulated sugar, the cinnamon and salt. Spread half of mixture over dough. Roll dough tightly, and pinch seams closed. Using serrated knife, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Place rolls cut side down in pan. Repeat with second loaf remaining sugar mixture. Cover pan of rolls with plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight.
  • 3
    Remove from refrigerator and let sit 30 minutes. Heat oven to 350°F. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan 20 minutes. Cover pan with platter, and carefully flip over.

Expert Tips

  • The sugar mixture can be made ahead of time. Store mixture in airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
  • If you want to make these the same day, instead of placing in refrigerator overnight, leave out to rise about 2 hours or until doubled in size, and bake as directed.
  • To toast pecans, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until pecans begin to brown, then stirring constantly until pecans are light brown.

Nutrition Information

No nutrition information available for this recipe

© 2020 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved