I have to ask you a serious question. Do you consider sticky buns & cinnamon rolls the same thing?
Yes, that is a serious question to me.
When I first decided to make Sticky Bun Overnight Oats, I was going through the list of ingredient I would include in my recipe to Jord. I told him the essential overnight oats ingredients: oatmeal, coconut milk and chia seeds (this brand is my favorite). Then I said I wanted to add chopped pecans, maple syrup & agave (I recommend this one).
He asked me where the “white cream” was in the sticky bun. I just starred at him and said “no that’s a cinnamon roll”. Then we both looked at each other, completely confused and didn’t know what the actual difference was.
After extensive Pinterest research and reading way too many recipes, I have come to the conclusion that while cinnamon rolls and sticky buns are similar, they are very different in both appearance and taste. A cinnamon roll is a spiraled pastry that has white frosting on top. A sticky bun is much darker, a little sweeter and filled with either pecans or walnuts. Cinnamon rolls are usually fluffier and have a more buttery taste, while sticky buns are less doughy and have a crunch thanks to the nuts.
After clearing that up, I proceed to make Sticky Bun Overnight Oats with the ingredients listed above and felt quite satisfied with the result. It has that sticky texture and the pecan flavor and crunch is on point.
Sticky Bun Overnight Oats
- 3/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal
- 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Splash of vanilla extract
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 tablespoon agave
- 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
- Combine all ingredients into your mason jar or tupperware of choice
- Mix will and place in fridge overnight (or at least 3 hours)
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