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Easy Macadamia Nut Sticky Buns

These easy 6-ingredient Macadamia Nut Sticky Buns are made with puff pastry so they come together quick and are incredibly delicious. Soft, tender, buttery bites of cinnamon goodness with crunchy macadamia nuts, yum!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 sticky buns
Calories: 493kcal
Author: Amy Nash


  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry thawed
  • 12 Tablespoons salted butter softened
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts chopped


  • 2 Tablespoons butter melted
  • cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a muffin pan with baking spray.
  • Beat butter, brown sugar, and vanilla until light and creamy. Divide evenly between the cups of the muffin pan. It should be about 1 ½ tablespoons per cup. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of chopped macadamia nuts in each cup.
  • Unfold 1 of the pastry sheets and brush with half of the melted butter. Sprinkle with half of the brown sugar and cinnamon, leaving a 1-inch border around one long edge.
  • Roll up into a snug log with the seam side down, then slice into 6 equal-sized pieces. Place in the prepared muffin cups on top of the macadamia nuts.
  • Repeat with the remaining puff pastry dough and filling ingredients.
  • Bake for 26-30 minutes on a baking sheet to catch any spillover that might bubble up, until the sticky buns are browned on top. Wait five minutes before turning out onto a piece of parchment paper.


Recipe adapted from Barefoot Contessa.


Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 409IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg