Banana Walnut Sticky Buns with White Chocolate Frosting
Banana Walnut Sticky Buns with White Chocolate Frosting
Get this quick and easy sticky bun recipe from Bake with Anna Olson.
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Technique Baking
  • Preparation Time 2 hours
  • Cooking Time 60 minutes
  • Yield 12 servings
Ingredients
  • Dough:
  • 1 cup 2% milk, just above body temperature (105 °F)
  • 2+¼ teaspoons (1 pkg) instant dry yeast
  • ⅓ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 3¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 225 grams pkg brick cream cheese at room temperature
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • Caramel Filling and Goo:
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large (or 2 small) ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
  • ⅔ cup lightly toasted walnut pieces
  • Frosting:
  • 225 grams pkg brick cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 ounces white chocolate, chopped and melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Method
  1. For the dough, measure all the ingredients except the cream cheese and butter into a bowl and stir with a wooden spoon, or blend in a stand mixer fitted with the hook attachment until evenly combined
  2. Beat in the cream cheese and butter until blended
  3. If mixing by had, turn the dough out onto a work surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes, or if in a mixer, knead for about 3 minutes
  4. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size, 90 minutes to 2 hours
  5. For the caramel, bring the water, sugar and lemon juice to a boil over high heat and continue to boil, uncovered and occasionally brushing the sides of the pot with water, until it turns a light amber colour
  6. Remove the pot from the heat and carefully whisk in the cream and butter (watch out for the steam)
  7. Once the caramel stops bubbling, whisk in the vanilla and cinnamon
  8. Spoon half of this mixture into 12 greased muffin cups or 12 greased ramekins. While the caramel is still warm, stir in the mashed banana and set aside until the sticky bun dough is ready to assemble
  9. Once risen, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and roll it into a rectangle 12-x-18-inches
  10. Spread the banana caramel filling over the dough (the filling will be very soft) and sprinkle the walnut pieces overtop
  11. Roll up the dough from the 18- inch side and cut into 12 buns
  12. Place the buns into the prepared tins or ramekins (and if any filling squishes out, it can be spooned on top of the buns), cover with plastic wrap and let rise for an hour
  13. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  14. Uncover the buns and bake them for 25 to 30 minutes until they are a rich golden brown. Allow the buns to cool for 15 minutes before frosting
  15. For the frosting, beat the cream cheese and butter until fluffy and then beat in the icing sugar
  16. Beat in the white chocolate and vanilla and spread or dollop this on top of each sticky bun and serve.

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