"Gimme Thrive" Sticky Buns

by Julie Finlayson on August 11, 2018
Julie Finlayson
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Easy and delicious! I made large buns this time, but have also done 16 smaller buns in my square cast iron skillet.

Serves: 9

Prep Time: 80 min

Cook Time: 25 min

Total Time: 105 min

Total Time:
Prep Time:
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80 min
25 min
* Adjusting the servings on a recipe adjusts only the first measurement for each ingredient, and does not adjust any measurements in the directions.


The Bun Dough11nullslice

  • 1 c. warm water
  • 2 tbsp. warm water
  • 2 1/4 tsp. Active Dry Baker's Yeast
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 3 3/4 c. THRIVE Country White Dough MixTHRIVE Country White Dough Mix

The Sticky Stuff11nullslice

  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 1 pn. salt
  • 1/4 c. pecan halves

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Prep the Dough

  1. Add the water, yeast, and honey to the bowl of a stand mixer equipped with the dough hook. Slowly add in the dough mix. Once it's all incorporated, knead in mixer for about 5 minutes.
  2. Spray a medium bowl with cooking spray. Form the dough into a ball and place in the bowl, turning to coat it with the cooking spray. Cover and allow to rise for about 40 minutes.
  3. When dough has doubled in size, punch it down and divide it into 9 pieces (or 16 as mentioned in the description). Set aside while you prep the sticky stuff.

Prep the Sticky Stuff

  1. Combine all but the pecans in a medium bowl and stir well to combine everything.
  2. Spread this onto the bottom and up the sides of the cast iron skillet.
  3. Place the pecan halves evenly over the sticky stuff. (If you want it to be pretty, make sure you have the flatter side of the pecan facing up.)

Dough + Sticky Stuff

  1. Take the dough pieces and roll into balls. Place these evenly over the sticky stuff. Cover and allow to rise about 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Bake the skillet, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes or until rolls are golden and dough is cooked through. Allow to sit for 15 minutes once you remove it from the oven.
  4. Place a large plate upside-down over the skillet and carefully flip so that the rolls release onto the plate. Enjoy!