I have a confession. I have a terrible weakness for anything in cinnamon roll or sticky bun form. I am particularly addicted to my grandma’s recipe for Caramel Sticky Buns!
I remember as a kid, every time my grandma would come to visit us we would look forward to her making her delicious caramel sticky buns. These buns are cinnamon rolls on steroids. The buns/rolls are loaded with the delicious cinnamon sugar filling which I adore. However, they don’t stop there. Nope, the best part is that buttery, brown sugar sauce that caramelizes as the buns bake. When the sticky buns come out of the oven they are inverted onto a serving platter and you are left with the most glorious gooey topping. There is a reason why I only indulge in these delicious caramel sticky buns on special occasions and that reason is the tremendous amount of butter that is used. If only we could slather butter on all delicious breakfast treats like these without all the guilt…oh wait, now we can thanks to the new and improved I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!!
Sticky buns are notorious for containing a large amount of butter, that is after all what makes them so gooey and delicious. Since I love them so much I knew I had to find a way to slim them down, but still keep that buttery flavor. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter was the perfect solution. The new improved version of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter is one that we can all feel good about using. It’s made from simple ingredients you will recognize, like a blend of plant-based oils, purified water and a pinch of salt. I love when I look at a label and can pronounce and recognize all of the ingredients! It is also the first spread from Unilever in the U.S. to be made from non-GMO sourced ingredients which for many people is important.
On top of using recognizable ingredients, the spread also has 40% fewer calories and 70% less saturated fat than butter. I chose to use the original spread for the caramel sticky buns, but it’s also available in light and olive oil versions. While I can’t by any means call these caramel sticky buns healthy, I can tell you that they are far more healthier than many other versions I have found.
I plan on making these amazingly delicious caramel sticky buns at least once more this holiday season and I’m excited that I can now reach for that second sticky bun thanks to this healthier version of my grandma’s beloved recipe!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.