January 6, 2012

Sticky Bun Ring

In 7th grade Home Ec., there's two recipes that we learned to make.  One was a coffee cake.  One was a "tea ring", made out of refrigerated biscuits, brown sugar, butter, and peanuts.

This is kind of a step up from that.  That ^ was actually quite delicious in a "Wow, I really shouldn't be eating anything 7th graders cook" kinda way. 

I labeled this Sticky Bun Ring as dessert.  It's also labeled as breakfast.  And, obviously, bread.  I just can't eat breads or desserts like this for breakfast.  I've explained it before in the sense that I start each day eating healthfully and usually end the night with my hand in the marshmallow bag.

It's true.

Look at the poor stray drop of syrup .  It needs to be licked off of the plate.  Not to mention that lonely little pecan piece.

But on a day like Christmas this is what you want to eat.  Or a Saturday.  Or a Sunday, or a holiday.  A snow day would be even better.  Just make sure you have other people to share it with. (The original recipe called for cinnamon.  I neglected to look at the recipe as I was making it, so there was no cinnamon in mine.  I don't like things over-cinnamon-fied anyway.  Feel free to add some to the syrup-butter mixture.)

Sticky Bun Ring
slightly adapted from this recipe

1 package Grands biscuits
1/2 cup maple syrup
3 T. melted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts

Combine the melted butter and maple syrup in a bowl.  Combine the brown sugar and nuts in another bowl.  Pour half of the syrup-butter into the bottom of a bundt pan.  Add half of the sugar-nut mixture on top of it.  Arrange the biscuits in a spiral around the pan, so they are over-lapping slightly.   Pour the rest of the syrup-butter over the biscuits and sprinkle with the remaining sugar/nuts.
Bake at 375 degrees with 20 minutes.  Allow to cool for a minute or two and then invert onto a plate.

I'm sorry #1:  This is too easy to make.
I'm sorry #2:  You won't be able to stop eating it.

Shared at:
Sweet Treats Thursday
Friday Food
Seasonal Inspiration
Strut Your Stuff Saturday
Sweets for Saturday
Sweet Indulgences Sunday 
Melt in Your Mouth Monday


  1. So amazing. YUM. I look at these sorts of things more as dessert too; I can't eat them for breakfast or it'll make me sick. But dessert? I'm all for it!

  2. Looks super delicious! Thanks for sharing over at something swanky, come share some love at my blog too! http://bridgetbakes.blogspot.com/

  3. Oooh...I'm not sorry! I want some!

  4. My aunt makes something similar to this and it is one of my favorite coffeecakes ever. I've never asked her for the recipe though so I'm just going to try this and see if it is like hers! Thank you :)


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