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Almond Sticky Buns

These Almond Sticky Buns with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread are perfectly flakey, with a buttery, brown sugar filling and sliced almonds. Top these Almond Sticky Buns with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread for the best breakfast.

This post is sponsored by Nutella® Hazelnut Spread. All opinions are my own.

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I’ve never made a more amazing, flakey, buttery sticky bun before in my life! Sure, I have a favorite cinnamon roll recipe, but these, these sticky buns are a game changer for me!

These Almond Sticky Buns were pretty easy to make and the hardest part was waiting for them to rise! If you’re not comfortable working with yeast-based dough, you can definitely start with this one.

These sticky buns are pillowy soft, with a buttery, brown sugar filling and sliced almonds. What makes them even better? These are topped with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread, which is basically the best thing ever.

Two morning buns stacked on a wire rack, the one on top has a big swirl of Nutella on top and there's a Nutella jar in the background

I was so thrilled when Nutella® asked me to share their recipe for Good Morning Sticky Buns with you, just in time for the holidays. I don’t know about you, but our Christmas tradition involves some sort of sticky bun to start the morning.

This is something my mom always used to do for us, and something I started doing for my husband. Traditions and food go hand-in-hand, which is why I love creating memories by sharing the foods I love.

Stacked morning buns on a silver cake plate. The morning bun is sprinkled with crushed almonds

This weekend, we got to start our morning with some Nutella® hazelnut spread.  I still remember the first time I tried Nutella®. My friend served it for breakfast, spread over a slice of toast and it was like nothing else I’ve ever tasted before.

For these sticky buns, a little Nutella® goes a long way. I used about 1 tablespoon of Nutella for each sticky bun, and I recommend spreading it on while they are still warm. It’s the perfect way to complete the recipe.

If you’ve never made sticky buns before, let me tell you just how easy it is.

Two stacked morning buns, the one on top is swirled with Nutella, there's a couple bites taken out of it and the Nutella is dripping down the sides.

How to make these Almond Sticky Buns

  • Start by combining the flour, instant yeast and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Make sure to double check the yeast you have. Instant yeast helps achieve the quicker rise time.
  • Melt the butter and allow it to cool so it doesn’t kill the yeast. You can even stick it in the refrigerator for a few minutes.
  • The melted butter is combined with the sugar, eggs and milk. Once those are combined, they are added to the flour mixture.
  • Use a spatula or bench knife to start combining the ingredients until a loose dough forms. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface and gently knead the dough until it’s compact and is springy to the touch.
  • The dough needs to rise in a warm area for about 1-1.5 hours, covered with a damp towel. The dough should double in size.
  • Once it’s doubled in size, roll it out on a well-floured surface until it’s larger than a 9×13” pan. Then spread softened butter over the dough and sprinkle with brown sugar and sliced almonds.A 9x13" pan packed with almond sticky buns
  • Roll the dough into a log and then slice into 14 pieces. Place in your baking pans, lined with parchment paper and let the rolls rise again, this time for 30 minutes, covered again with a damp towel.
  • Once they have risen again, bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve warm with 1 tablespoons of Nutella® Hazelnut Spread.

Whether it’s for a special occasion or a regular old Saturday morning, spend some time making these Almond Sticky Buns, and you won’t be sorry!

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A morning bun smeared with Nutella is leaning against another stack of morning buns on a wire rack

Almond Sticky Buns

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  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 23 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 23 minutes
  • Yield: 14 servings
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


These Almond Sticky Buns with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread are perfectly flakey, with a buttery, brown sugar filling and sliced almonds. Top these Almond Sticky Buns with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread for the best breakfast.


For the dough:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten

For the filling:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, chopped

For the topping:

  • 14 tablespoons Nutella® Hazelnut Spread (1 tablespoon per serving)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, year and salt and whisk to combine.
  2. Melt the butter in the microwave for 30-45 seconds and allow butter to cool
  3. Combine the melted butter with the sugar, milk and eggs and whisk to combine. Pour the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture and mix together until it forms a ball of dough.
  4. Gently knead the dough in the bowl or on a well-floured surface until the dough is smooth and springy.
  5. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a damp towel. Allow the dough to rise in a warm place until it’s doubled in size, approximately 1 hour.
  6. Place the dough on a well-floured surface and roll it into a large rectangle, about ½” thick (slightly large than a 9×13” pan)
  7. Spread the butter over the dough, coating evenly then sprinkle the brown sugar and sliced almonds over the butter.
  8. Tightly roll the dough into a long roll and cut into 14 slices. Place them in a 9×13” pan lined with parchment paper. Cover with a damp towel and allow to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  9. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve warm with 1 tablespoon of Nutella® Hazelnut Spread per sticky buns


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4 thoughts on “Almond Sticky Buns”

  1. Hello! I follow you on Instagram, have pinned some of your recipes and LOVE your stuff! These also look amazing, like many of your recipes!

  2. sounds delicious, and looks even better Thanks for sharing such a great informative post it really helpful and amazing so keep it up and all the best.