Cook's Hideout: Overnight Pecan Sticky Bread for #BreadBakers

December 08, 2015

Overnight Pecan Sticky Bread for #BreadBakers

This month's theme for BreadBakers is Overnight Breakfast Breads. Our host for the month is Holly Baker and she wanted us to come up with either a yeasted or quick bread that can be prepared the night before and then baked off in the morning. December being a busy time for celebrations and getting together with family and friends, it is always nice to have these overnight breads in your repertoire, so that you, the bake, can enjoy the fruits (or breads!) of your labor with your loved ones. Scroll to the bottom to get more ideas for overnight bread from my fellow Bread Bakers.
Overnight Sticky Pecan Wedges
Initially I wanted to prepare a no-knead bread, but then I realized that it involved shaping and baking in the morning which didn't really fit into theme. I couldn't really find any bread that was appropriate for the theme and I almost panicked.
Overnight Sticky Pecan Wedges
Then I found this Overnight Sticky Pecan Bread in this month's Cooking Light magazine and I jumped in joy. This recipe is just perfect all of the prep is done the night before and all that needs to be done in the morning is to remove the pan from the fridge and bake it off.
Overnight Sticky Pecan Wedges
This is basically a cinnamon roll recipe topped with sticky pecan topping. I mostly followed the recipe as given except for using some wholewheat pastry flour along with all purpose flour. Also I used egg replacer powder instead of eggs in the recipe. Even with all my substitutions, the bread turned out delicious, soft with lots of cinnamon flavor.
It is best to eat this bread warm but it tasted pretty good even the next day.
Overnight Sticky Pecan Wedges
Overnight Pecan Sticky Bread
  • 1¾cup All purpose flour
  • 1cup Wholewheat pastry flour
  • 2tsp Instant Yeast
  • ¼cup Warm water
  • ¼cup Milk (2% or whole milk)
  • 2 Large Eggs (I used 2tbsp egg replacer with 6tbasp water)
  • 1tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 8tbsp (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, softened and divided
  • 1cup Dark brown sugar, packed
  • 3tbsp Light Corn Syrup
  • 2tbsp Honey
  • ⅔cup Pecans, chopped
  • 2tsp Ground Cinnamon
  1. Combine yeast, sugar, milk, vanilla, salt and eggs in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until well combined.
  2. Add the 2½cups of flour(s) and beat for 8 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Add 4tbsp butter, 1tbsp at a time, beating at low speed until combined after each addition and scraping sides, if necessary. Add the remaining ¼cup of flour to form a nice smooth dough. Transfer dough to a greased bowl, cover and set aside to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  3. Combine 3tbsp butter, 2/3 cup brown sugar, corn syrup and honey in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring just until the butter melts. Boil 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  4. Pour the syrup into 12cup bundt pan coasted with cooking spray. Sprinkle nuts evenly over syrup. Cool completely.
  5. Whisk remaining 1/3cup of brown sugar and ground cinnamon in a small bowl.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Gently press it into 16"x12" rectangle.
  7. Melt 1tbsp butter and brush the surface of the dough with it. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly over the dough.
  8. Beginning at the short side, roll up the dough, jelly roll fashion, pinch the seam to seal. Carefully lift the roll and fit into prepared pan. Pinch sends together. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  9. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  10. Remove the pan from the fridge and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Bake for 28~30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean and dry.
  11. Cool in pan for 5 minutes on a wire rack. Place a plate upside down on top of pan; invert onto plate. Let cool slightly before cutting.
Overnight Sticky Pecan Wedges
The #BreadBakers theme this month is Overnight Breakfast Breads. This includes yeasted breads that you prepare the night before then bake in the morning as well as quick breads that you prepare ahead of time then mix and bake in the morning. December is a busy time for celebrations and getting together with family and friends. It is always nice to think ahead and to make dishes ahead of time so that you-- the baker-- can enjoy the fruits (or breads!) of your labor with your loved ones. 

Here is what the group is sharing today, enjoy!
#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to


  1. Loving the topping pavani, so delicious!!!

  2. So beautiful I can almost taste these!

  3. Your bake looks quite yummy! I'm wishing I had some to go with my morning coffee!

  4. The sticky bread looks beautiful........ addition of pecan gives a lovely crunch on each bite.....

  5. Nice bread. I missed it this month :)

  6. Oh my Pavani, stick bread and that too with Pecans. Nothing can be better! They look awesome!

  7. This is such a stunning bread Pavani!! Such lovely flavours all packed in one bread! Your pictures are a feast for the eyes!

  8. That loaf is stunning Pavani. Love the photos. It looks really decadent!

  9. This bread is just beautiful! I have a brunch on New Years day, and this will be the perfect thing to bring!

  10. My mom is coming home from the hospital today and pecans are her favorite. I am going to surprise her with this one day next week.

  11. The bread looks absolutely great, I think I would love it. It is pinned and I will give it a try!

  12. Wow that looks just divine! I am salivating over your photos. Bet this would make a splendid Christmas breakfast treat... :)

  13. Wow! This looks so delightful. It would be perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.


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