Monday, January 2, 2012

Quick Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns


Have you ever made homemade cinnamon rolls?  I have, and you know what?  They are kind of a pain in the butt.  I'm just speaking the truth here.

These sticky buns, on the other hand, took me all of 10 minutes to prepare and pop in the oven.  Great if you want to make a quick, yummy breakfast for your family.  

And, they are reduced fat-which is a bonus, especially considering many people make a resolution to eat healthier in the new year.  Well, they are not "healthy" per se, but they are a healthier alternative to regular sticky buns ;)

Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns
recipe adapted from Hungry Girl

Filling
1/4 cup brown sugar (not packed)
1 tbsp. light butter spread
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt

Buns
1 package refrigerated Pillsbury Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls

Topping
3 tbsp. sugar free caramel sundae syrup
2 tbsp. light butter spread
2 tbsp. sugar-free pancake syrup
1 tbsp. brown sugar (not packed)
3 tbsp. chopped pecans

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8 cups of a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray and set aside.

First, combine all filling ingredients until blended.

Lay dough on parchment paper and make it into a rectangle, pressing seams together. Evenly spread filling onto dough, leaving a 1-inch border around all edges. 

Tightly roll up dough from the bottom, forming a log. Pinch the long seam to seal. Cut log widthwise into 8 equally sized buns. Place a bun in each of the 8 sprayed muffin cups.

Combine topping ingredients and spoon some on each roll in the pan.

Bake in the oven until golden brown, 12 - 15 minutes.  Makes 8 buns.

If you have kids, this would be something fun to make with them.  Plus, they taste great, too.  You can always sub the pecans with something else, like raisins or chocolate chips (or just omit that element of the topping).


11 comments:

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Oh yum--I think I love these even more than regular cinnamon rolls :)

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

yummy! I love how they look and I bet they taste great!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Ohmigosh I love how they use crescent rolls!! Totally gonna make these SOON. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday. :)

Jocelyn said...

Now that is my kind of cinnamon roll...quick and easy! Must try this very soon. Thank you for sharing with Trick or Treat Tuesdays.

20 Going on 80 said...

Oh boy, cinnamon rolls are my weakness! And adding caramel to them...well let's just say that doesn't make them any easier to resist! Thanks for sharing!

shopannies said...

these sound so yummy love sweet rolls in our house thanks for sharing will be trying yours as well thanks for visiting my blog

Lisa said...

Gotta love anything that's quick and still looks so divine. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your sticky buns up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2012/01/sweets-for-saturday-51.html

Cookie Party said...

Yum These look great - and I especially like that they fit in with my 'healthy January resolution' If you are looking for some other healthy treats this month - come check out our blog. PS Found you through Lisa's treat link!

Amy said...

Seriously, I cannot wait to make these! They look like they won't take up too many of my daily points with WW.

sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more said...

yum!

Bridget said...

Mmm these look great, I may have to make these this weekend. I love these things. I have a great cinnamon recipe over at my blog and plenty of other things :) I'm your newest follower, I love your header and the name of your blog, how cute! Come check my blog out and follow me as well. Can't wait to see future posts! http://bridgetbakes.blogspot.com/