Bread Machine Cinnamon-Pecan Buns

Total Time
3hrs 35mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 35 mins

This recipe was shared by a "chef" on another web site. A real family pleaser made much easier with the bread machine. The prep time below includes bread machine and rising time. With all those wonderful pecans, this has to be a Southern U.S. recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Measure first 8 ingredients into bread machine (refer to your bread machine instructions for the proper order- my machine would require the order listed here).
  2. Select the dough cycle.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare syrup.
  4. Boil together butter, water and brown sugar for 1 minute.
  5. Immediately, pour into a 9 X 13 pan; tilt pan to cover bottom evenly.
  6. Arrange pecans, flat side up on syrup.
  7. When cycle is complete, remove dough from machine to a lightly floured surface.
  8. If necessary, knead in enough flour to make dough easy to handle.
  9. Roll dough into a 12 X 18 inch rectangle.
  10. Brush with melted butter.
  11. Sprinkle evenly with a mixture of brown sugar and ground cinnamon.
  12. Sprinkle chopped pecans on top.
  13. Starting at large side, roll up jelly-roll fashion.
  14. Pinch edge to seal.
  15. Cut roll into 12 equal pieces.
  16. Place over syrup.
  17. Cover and let rise 30 minutes or until double in volume.
  18. Remove cover.
  19. Bake at 375 for 35 minutes.
  20. Loosen edges and invert onto serving tray.


Most Helpful

i need to change my review! These buns really are the best!! i used the brown sugar instead of white for the syrup and it turned out PERFECT.( i was also careful to only boil for a minute, i think i boiled to long the first time, and that made the syrup go hard.) I might make a little more for this next batch, because its just so good! I have been putting rasins inside, rolling it up and putting it in the fridge overinght to rise. the rasins are nice and soft from sitting in the dough all night, and in the morning i just pop them in the oven for my family for breakfast. What a treat!!!

integrity1st November 03, 2004

Excellent recipe -- a keeper. I changed it slightly though since I keep kosher and do not wish to have a dairy bread machine. I left out the lowfat milk powder and water and replaced it with soymilk equal in amount to the water. I also used margarine instead of butter. I can only imagine how good this must be with butter!!! Anyhow, it came out PERFECTLY. I didn't have to add more flour or more water to the dough. It was extremely easy to make. I also used glazed pecans since I didn't have any plain ones. It only made things more sinful :). I have used other bread machine sticky bun recipes before, but this one I think is AMAZING. Thanks for sharing.

Funkymunky613 January 04, 2015

Oh, my, such a lovely, lovely recipe! From the absolutely perfect dough, to the lip-smackingly perfect syrup, and perfect directions - this is one of those stunners that makes everyone think you've been toiling in the kitchen for hours, when your breadmachine has been doing the work! I should note that I did use more pecan halves in the bottom of the pan than called for, probably close to double, to completely cover the bottom. I did also make an additional batch of that decadent syrup, too, as after preparing it for my work, and noting that everyone was looking for any extra drops in the pan, figured having extra on hand would be a good idea - and so it was, as only a drop remained. I had many requests for the recipe, and even made it again for my husband's work after it went over so well at mine. My only grief is that my bread machine kneaded itself off the counter while preparing the second batch for Phil's work this morning (entirely my fault) - and so while I can certainly assure you that this recipe can be prepared in a KA, or by hand, I'm now left to the (NOT) unfortunate task of getting the Zojirushi bread machine I've been lusting after! Thank you PanNan, for sharing these rolls with us - they are so absolutely wonderful! A real treat to prepare for those you'd like to make feel extra special. :o)

Katzen October 21, 2012

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