is a basic “quick bread” recipe with a scrumptious ‘sticky bun’ topping.
We are always looking for sweet treats but I have to keep a check on the sugars and white flours. This recipe worked on the first try and it was a welcome ‘surprise sweet treat’.
I modified the recipe ingredients but I kept the measurements exactly as written in the recipe.
I used half each of AP flour and white whole wheat flour. For the sticky bun topping I used coconut palm sugar and maple syrup in place of the honey (I didn’t realize I was out of honey. The maple syrup still gives you the ‘ooey gooey’ sticky part of the buns).
The recipe calls for using shortening which I didn’t have so I substituted with Smart Balance butter substitute which is what I use most often.
- 1 cup AP flour
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 tbls. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- ¼ cup shortening -- (I used Smart Balance)
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup coconut palm sugar
- ¼ cup chopped nuts (I used pecans - use your favorite)
- ¼ cup maple syrup(
- 2 tbls. butter softened at room temperature
- Mix the dry ingredients together with a fork in a large bowl.
- Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or a fork until the mixture resembles course crumbs.
- Add in the milk stirring with a fork just until blended.
- Into a greased mini muffin tin add 1 teaspoon of the sticky bun mixture to the bottom of each muffin cup.
- Scoop about 1 to 1½ Tablespoon of dough in to each muffin cup. Be sure to only fill the muffin cup half way. Do not over-fill.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes, remove from the muffin pan and invert the biscuits so that the sticky bun mixture faces up and place on a wire rack to cool.
TIPS: This is a quick and easy recipe. To make clean up a breeze I do have a couple of tips.
- Definitely do NOT overfill the muffin cups, be sure they are only half full.
- The sticky bun mixture bubbled over and dripped on to the oven (it’s a messy clean up). To prevent the mess in the oven place the muffin pan on a cookie sheet.
Though I do have to say that I made my sticky buns in the middle of the day and saved them for an evening snack.
They were delicious, and just as good the next day. You can always pop them in the microwave for 5 seconds for a warm-up.