Sweet Potato Sticky Buns

10 Nov

A couple weeks ago I made some sticky buns… I wanted to give them all away… but I was not successful.  These buns are really irresistible!!

This recipe is based on Golden Cinnamon Buns.

Sweet Potato Sticky Buns

Yields 6-8 buns

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

2 Tbsp. organic vegan sugar

1 1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar + enough liquid to make 1 1/4 cup

2 Tbsp. coconut oil (or oil of your choice)


1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup organic vegan sugar

2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. vanilla

Pinch sea salt

3 Tbsp. sweet potato puree


Prepare filling:  

Combine filling ingredients in a small mixing bowl and set aside.

Prepare buns:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Prepare a 9 inch baking dish (round or square) by lining it with parchment or foil and spraying with oil.

In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt.

In a separate small mixing bowl, combine the vinegar, liquid (water or non-dairy milk), and oil.

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid.  Stir gently with a wooden spoon until the mixture just comes together.

Dump the dough onto a clean floured surface.  With floured hands, gently work the dough, adding flour by the tablespoon, until it is no longer sticking to everything.  But be careful not to add too much flour or over mix.  Flatten the dough out into a rectangle.

Spread the filling onto the dough, leaving 1/2 to 1 inch edge.  Using your floured hands and/or whatever utensil you can (I used a flat metal spatula… but be ready because this dough is going to make you angry), to roll the dough into a roll.  Your roll will look ugly.  It’s inevitable.  Embrace it.  But don’t worry because when it bakes it all comes together and you can’t tell!!

Cut the roll into 6 or 8 buns and place into the prepared baking dish.  Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes, or until lightly browned and cooked through.

Let cool a few minutes before cutting the buns evenly out of the dish.

I left these buns plain, but feel free to add some icing (rum spiced icing) or golden syrup to sweeten them up even more (:

Yay sweet potato!!!


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