Fancy a moreish morning tea treat? This Sticky Maple Mocha Buns recipe will be just what you need!

If you’ve finally conjured up some inspiration by model, mum and homemade TikTok star Nara Smith, like us you’re most likely craving to get creative in the kitchen. But, instead of marshmallows and PB&J sandwiches, we’re thinking of something along the lines of a maple syrup infused morning tea treat.

Enter this Sticky Maple Mocha Buns recipe by Maple From Canada. Enriched and glazed with pure maple syrup, these moreish delights are the ultimate mid-morning pick-me-up whether you’re in the office or feeling peckish at home.

Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes | Difficulty: Medium | Servings: 15



½ cup whole milk
3 cups bread flour, plus extra for rolling the pastry dough
3 eggs
2 tbsp vegetable oil
⅓ cup pure maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
2 tsp salt
2 tsp active dry yeast
½ cup unsalted butter
¼ cup pure maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste), for glazing


½ cup unsalted soft butter
½ cup maple sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cardamom



1. Place all the ingredients for the dough in an electric stand mixer, except the butter. 

2. Using a dough hook attachment, knead on the lowest speed for two minutes and start gradually adding the softened butter. Increase to a medium speed for five minutes while gradually adding the remaining butter.

3. Once soft and smooth, scrape down the sides of the bowl to remove any excess. Then, move the dough to a larger bowl and cover with a clean tea towel and leave to rise. This should take around one hour.

4. After the dough has doubled in size, transfer to a well-floured surface and roll out into a 20/10-inch rectangle.


1. Mix together the filling ingredients. Then, using a palette knife, spread the mixture over the dough.

2. Tightly roll the dough, starting from the long side. Cut into 1 ½-inch sections with a sharp knife. You should get about 15 pieces.

3. Place cinnamon rolls in a circular, greased baking tray, leaving a gap of 2cm around each bun. Cover the tray with cling wrap and let the buns rise again for 30–45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.

4. Remove cling wrap and bake the buns for 20-25 minutes or until just slightly golden brown on the edges.

5. When the buns are baked, glaze them straight away with maple syrup. Serve warm, sticky-side-up.

For more maple syrup recipes, check out Sean Connolly’s Maple Baked BBQ Bananas Recipe. And, for something sweet and sippable, drink your way through this list of the 5 Best Floral and Fruity Spring Teas.

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