Real Healthy Pull-Apart Sticky Buns

Best Paleo recipe for pull apart sticky buns.

Yes, I went there.

This recipe is naughty. Just naughty.

I highly recommend that you use all of your will power to resist it. Click off this page. Pretend that you did not just see that picture.

But then again…

If you love sinful breakfast pastries, really really love them, you can stay and try these Real Healthy Pull-Apart Sticky Buns.

I can’t even say that without drooling.

Mmmmmm, a hot cup of coffee with a sticky, cinnamon-y, pulled apart bun. Heaven, pure and simple.

Now why am I calling these ‘Real Healthy’ when clearly they are an indulgence? As sinful as these sticky buns are, I’ve taken out the grains, gluten, cane sugar and dairy that traditional sticky buns are made with.

So you get to indulge with less guilt.

But I still recommend that you try to resist….these sweet breakfast treats can be pretty addicting!

Real Healthy Pull-Apart Sticky Buns
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
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Serves 16

For the Dough
For the Cinnamon Pecan Topping

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8-inch pie pan with coconut oil.
  2. In a small bowl combine the honey, yeast and warm water. Mix carefully with a fork. Set aside for 5 minutes, until foamy.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the almond flour, coconut flour, arrowroot starch and salt. Work out the lumps with a fork. Add the egg, (1 Tablespoon) coconut oil and vinegar to the yeast mixture and mix to combine.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones. Mix well and form a ball of dough. Work the dough for about 30 seconds with your hands, smoothing out any lumps.
  5. Place the dough in the fridge to chill for 10 minutes. This will make it easier to work with as you form the buns.
  6. Spread the chopped pecans over the bottom of your prepared pie pan. Combine the coconut palm sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl, and place the melted coconut oil in another shallow bowl.
  7. Divide the dough into 12 equal parts, and roll each part into a ball. Dip each ball into the coconut oil, and then roll in the coconut palm sugar mixture. Arrange the balls in the pie pan, on top of the pecans. Mix any remaining coconut oil with the remaining coconut palm sugar and drizzle over the dough.
  8. Cover the rolls with a dish towel and place in a draft-free spot for 30 minutes. This will allow the rolls to rise a bit, making them fluffier and even more awesome.
  9. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until cooked all the way through. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then cover with a plate, and flip it over, so that the pretty, sticky pecans are on the top. Serve with hot coffee or tea and enjoy with pleasure 🙂

Serving size: 1 Bun     Calories: 248     Fat: 16     Carbohydrates: 24     Sugar: 10     Sodium: 84     Fiber: 3     Protein: 3    
Best paleo sticky bun recipe

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  • Barbara May 15, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I noticed that you did not post the calories for the Sticky Buns along with the recipe. Quite often that is the defining information for my decision. But thanks for the red flag warning.

    • Diana May 20, 2014 at 4:20 am

      Hi Barbara,
      I will get that info up asap! 🙂

  • Andrew October 27, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    What is the carb count on these?

    • Diana October 28, 2014 at 4:09 am

      24 grams of carb per bun. Enjoy!

  • Eden August 16, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    This looks awesome!! Is there any way that you can leave the yeast out?? I know that it won’t rise as much, but the look doesn’t really matter. Will it affect the recipe if you leaved it out??
    Thanks so much in advanced!!

    • Diana August 17, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      Hi Eden,

      It should work fine without the yeast. Enjoy! Happy Cooking!

      • Eden August 17, 2015 at 9:18 pm

        Thanks! Can’t wait to try these! 🙂

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