Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly Sticky Buns

Ah the classics! Who doesn’t like PB&J? Put it in a sticky bun and you will have a friend for life. Shut the front door & grab a seat at the table!

I like making food that is fun to eat and that the whole family will enjoy. Breakfast on the weekend seems to be one of our designated times to spend quality time together. We gather around the table and discuss how the previous week went, what the plans are for the upcoming week are and prepare for the weekend events. It is a time to make jokes, have a laugh and all come together as a family.

Our family dynamic includes a daughter with high energy, a great sense of humour and who loves sticky breakfast foods that she can delicately dip her fingers in. The sticky buns with the peanut butter glaze was perfect for finger dipping and licking. Needless to say, we did not have to say ‘Finish your breakfast’. It was a record breaking plate cleaning session.

My Hubby was fully supportive of the sticky bun idea for breakfast. Honestly, it usually doesn’t take much to convince him. He is game for most things and sometimes when I think out loud about an idea, I wish he would just say ‘Sounds great. I will make it for you’. He is trained in the culinary arts, but somehow hasn’t taken the hint.

I personally did not grow up with PB&J combined together. They may have been at the same breakfast, but on separate slices of toast. Same with PB & honey. Not sure if it was a control thing or simply that they were great on their own. I have since gained an appreciation of combining flavours and the wonderful way they can compliment one another. Kind of like our little family. We all stand out on our own, but put us together and the dynamic changes depending on who is in the room. This we know as a fact.

I used grape jelly made from the grapes in our backyard to add some sweetness to the peanut butter ‘stick to the roof of your mouth’ goodness. The sticky buns are hearty and draw up memories of being a kid when PB&J were the sought after treat. This will be one of my future go to recipes for a fun breakfast treat.

Gather around and enjoy the day together. Make some memories on the weekend and have a slow breakfast. This recipe is easy to make and can even be prepared the night before, stored in the fridge for a morning bake while you take in the sunshine.


Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly Sticky Buns

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 20

Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly Sticky Buns

PB&J sticky buns will brighten your morning.


    Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly Sticky Buns
  • 1 & 1/4 cups & 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 6 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 cup grape jelly
  • Peanut Butter Glaze
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar


    For the Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly Sticky Buns
  1. Prep a 9X13 cake pan by lightly spraying with oil, then wiping excess oil off with a paper towel. Spread 2 Tbsp of peanut butter on the inside bottom and sides of the pan.
  2. In a large bowl dissolve the yeast in warm water and let stand until creamy (approximately 10 minutes). Heat the buttermilk in a small saucepan until warm to the touch.
  3. Pour the buttermilk and vegetable oil in the yeast and mix thoroughly.
  4. In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt and baking soda. Add the flour mixture to the liquid mixture 1 cup at a time until blended in and it forms a soft dough.
  5. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface about 20 times. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap to let rest for 15 minutes.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a large rectangle. Use 4 Tbsp of the melted butter and brush on the top of the rolled out dough. Spread the 1 & 1/4 cups of peanut butter on the top of the dough. Add dabs of the grape jelly and spread over top of the peanut butter. On the longer side of the rectangle, roll the dough into a log shape. Cut the dough into 1 inch pieces. Place cut side down, cover with plastic wrap at let rise for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven at 400 degrees. Remove the plastic wrap and brush on top of the buns the remaining 2 Tbsp of melted butter. Bake for 20-30 minutes until the dough is cooked. Remove from the oven and once mostly cool loosen the buns from the pan with a knife and remove.
  8. For the Peanut Butter Glaze
  9. Melt the peanut butter and add in the butter and icing sugar. Stir to combine and brush or pour on the top of the mostly cooled sticky buns.
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  • Janice says:

    Wow! You even made the grape jelly! That’s impressive! The peanut butter glaze looks particularly enticing…. Now I want sticky buns with peanut butter glaze! I grew up on pb & j and at the age of 35, I still love it. I tend to go for natural unsweetened peanut butter and raspberry jam, it’s quite different from the Kraft pb & strawberry jam sandwiches of my youth.

    • Fortunately the grape vines in the backyard have been generous with their crop and have produced about 52 cups of grapes on average. I hate to see them go to waste plus they make the most beautiful jelly and jams.
      PB and raspberry jam would also go well together in this recipe.

  • My word. I think if I made these I’d eat the whole pan. I love PB&J and I love ciniamon rolls. I KNOW I’d love these. It’s like you’ve taken everything thats right in this world and put it into a dish. Thank you.

    • Self restraint was really difficult. Luckily I was able to share the love with friends and neighbours so the whole pan didn’t disappear at home.
      Glad you think they are awesome! They are pretty badass delicious.

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