Sticky Bun

A great sticky bun is butter-rich, swirly-sweet, yeasty, tender, and fragrant. It is crowded with chopped or whole nuts on top or among the dough, and it is sticky enough that knife and fork are required. Customizations include the addition of marmalade, bacon, berries, and bananas foster. In Iowa and westward, restaurants and bakeries boast of buns that are outlandishly huge. In Washington State at the Poodle Dog restaurant, the sticky bun is known as a butterhorn – a variation that is as large as a dinner plate and scattered with slivered almonds on top.

Restaurants With This Dish

Dark round roll drenched with caramel and packed with nuts
Brandy’s Restaurant & Bakery


Dutch House Restaurant and Bakery


Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli


Toni’s Country Kitchen


Assortment of maple bars
Cle Elum Bakery


Elegant sticky bun, nut side up
Standard Baking Company



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