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Maple Cinnamon Rolls

Maple Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

I do love sweets and these Maple Cinnamon Rolls are a perfect fit. After Fran and I had our children we started a  family tradition of having cinnamon rolls every Christmas morning. Even now that our kids have grown up and have their own families we still carry on that tradition.

Every year we buy Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls and pop them in the oven on Christmas morning. All these years I've never tried to make my own cinnamon rolls from scratch before. Yesterday I decided to practice and give it a try.

As you can see from the picture my practice run at this was a huge success. These maple cinnamon rolls are melt in your mouth delicious. After making these there will be no more store bought cinnamon rolls for me, not that Pillsbury doesn't make a delicious cinnamon, roll I'm now hooked on homemade.

I made these in three stages the dough, filling, and the icing following is how I managed all of this.

The Dough:

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 package dry yeast
1/2 cup butter
1 cup milk, scalded and cooled
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup warm water
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon honey

I mixed the warm water and yeast in my you guessed my KitchenAid mixing bowl. Next in a small pan combined the milk and butter, bring this to a boil and remove it from the heat to cool.

While the milk and butter cooled I beat the two eggs in a small bowl and added the salt and honey to the warm water and yeast. Now add the milk to the water and yeast, and then add the sugar.

I began to add the flour one cup at a time while the mixer was on low speed. After the dough is formed, knead it on a floured surface a few times and put back in bowl cover it and let rise. While the dough was rising I mixed my filling in another bowl.

The Filling:

1/2 cup butter melted (To be brushed on the dough)
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons cinnamon
Raisins or chopped nuts (Optional)

Mix the two sugars and cinnamon in the bowl and reserve the butter to brush on the dough later. Roll out the dough to about 16 inches by 10 inches and brush it with the melted butter. I didn't use all of the melted butter so you may have some left over.
recipe maple cinnamon rolls

I covered the dough with the filling saving a little for the top of rolls after I sliced them. Roll the dough into a log pinch the ends together then carefully cut one-inch slices.


I prepared a 13" x 9" glass baking dish by brushing the bottom with melted butter and sprinkling it with sugar. Place the rolls into the baking dish close together I got 16 rolls in the baking dish.

Maple cinnamon roll recipe

Cover the baking dish and them rise for about 30 minutes. Now sprinkle the remaining filling on top and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes on the middle rack.

Maple Cinnamon Roll Icing

4 tablespoons softened or melted butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon Maple extract or Vanilla (I used Maple)
5 tablespoons milk (room temperature)

Whisk or mix together until combined and it looks like a glaze.  After they come out of the oven let them cool just a bit and then spoon on the icing.

maple glaze cinnamon rolls

You can make these ahead of time after you slice them you freeze these delightful cinnamon rolls and have them whenever you want. These are great for breakfast or anytime treat.

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!

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24 comments:

  1. How I wished I had one with my coffee right now.

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    1. They were great with my morning coffee Angie, at least for a couple of days while they lasted. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  2. THESE WOULD BE GREAT RIGHT NOW WITH COLD WEATHER SETTING IN.

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    1. These are perfect comfort food for the cold weather Brenda. Thanks so much :)

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  3. Those look so good I can almost smell them. You almost make me want to start baking again, but I'm doing so well at losing weight right now I don't dare. Besides that, I'm lazy.

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    1. I'm glad you're doing so well with your diet Barbara. You'll for sure want to stay away from these for a while. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. Every time I make the kind in the tube, I feel guilty about not making my own fresh cinnamon rolls. These look awesome and I know they have to be much better, and even better for you, than store-bought. I can almost taste them!

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    1. They were delicious Susan, I'll be making them again for sure. Next time I'm going to freeze some.

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  5. They look amazing! There is nothing like a fresh homemade cinnamon roll!

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    1. You're so right Carlee, nothing better than homemade. Thanks so much.

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  6. These cinnamon rolls look great! I've never made homemade cinnamon rolls so I am quite grateful to have a wonderful recipe that I can rely upon to be awesome.

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    1. I hope you give them a try Cynthia, they are so wonderful. My next attempt will be to make some freeze them. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Delicious for a chilly fall morning !!

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    1. Oh! they sure are Laurie, or if your me, anytime!!! Thanks my friend :)

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    1. For my fist time making these I was really pleased with how good they were. Can't wait to make them again. Thanks David.

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  9. Sam, Sam... I have such a bad habit of reading your recipes when I'm HUNGRY! Now I'm starving! :)

    Seriously, these look wonderfully delicious. I remember my very first time (many moons ago) making homemade cinnamon rolls. My neighbor and I made a big batch for two families in her kitchen with her two boys 4 and 3, and my son age 3 and 9-month-old baby girl crawling and playing all around the kitchen and under our feet while we worked. Nothing like a baking day complicated by small children. The kids (and our hubbies) were VERY happy with the end result. :)

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    1. BTW, our family has always had cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning too. It's traditional!

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    2. Sounds like you had your hands full on baking day, but all turned out well. There is something to say about multitasking!! You and your neighbor must have it nailed!! Thanks Pat for the kind comment and carry on the tradition:)

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  10. Oh wow... sounds so delicious. Wish I had one now with my coffee!!

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  11. This sound really good and I foresee making some in the future. I have my own recipe for maple glaze that I use on homemade maple bars. Would that work okay with these cinnamon rolls?

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    1. I'm sure your homemade maple glaze will work fine Rex. It might even be better than mine. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. That's it...I am making these tomorrow ....and if I put on weight guess who will get the blame?

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    1. So sorry if you gained some weight Carol. But, If you tried these they were worth it I'm sure :) Thanks

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