Grain-Free Cranberry Sticky Buns
This version of cranberry sticky buns is grain free and sweetened with natural sugars. I also used almond milk instead of regular milk.
- Serves: 10 persons
- 1cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3tablespoons salted butter
- 2¼ teaspoons rapid-rise yeast
- 1tablespoon honey
- ¼teaspoon salt
- 3cups grain-free flour blend, or more as needed
- ½cup coconut sugar
- ½cup cranberries
- ¼cup salted butter, melted
- 2tablespoons ground cinnamon
- ½cup coconut sugar
- ½cup salted butter, melted
- ½cup chopped pecans
Step 1Heat almond milk and 3 tablespoons butter together in a saucepan over medium heat until butter is melted, about 5 minutes. Pour into a large bowl and allow to cool until just slightly warm to the touch, about 5 minutes more. sprinkle yeast on top; allow to sit for 10 minutes.
Step 2Gradually add in honey, salt, and flour to the bowl with the almond milk mixture; mix until fully combined. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and set dough in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.
Step 3While dough is rising, combine 1/2 cup coconut sugar, cranberries, 1/4 cup butter, and cinnamon in a bowl; set filling aside.
Step 4Generously butter a round glass baking dish. Combine 1/2 cup coconut sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter, and pecans in a bowl and pour glaze into the buttered baking dish.
Step 5Roll dough out into a rectangular shape between 2 sheets of waxed paper or parchment paper. Gently peel back the top sheet and spread filling onto dough. Start at one end, using the paper to help, roll dough into a tight log. Place log seam-side down on a cutting board and use a sharp serrated knife to cut into 1 1/2-inch slices. Place buns on top of glaze in the baking dish.
Step 6Cover and allow buns to rise for a second time, about 15 minutes.
Step 7Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Step 8Bake buns in the preheated oven until golden brown and done in the center, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and top with glaze. Return to oven and bake until golden brown and centers are done, about 10 more minutes.