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Ridiculously Easy Maple Cinnamon Rolls

Maple Cinnamon Rolls in a pan
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Our Thanksgiving Brunch Tradition: Maple Cinnamon Rolls!

I had my very first Cinnabon in 2009 during a family trip to DisneyWorld in Florida. And let me tell you – I have been a fan of Cinnamon Rolls ever since. Gooey, warm, cinnamon-y, and downright delicious, how can anyone resist?

Naturally, I wanted to incorporate cinnamon rolls into our brunch rotation. Unfortunately, since we don’t live anywhere close to a Cinnabon store, I had to get creative and make my own! Now that I know better, I’ve sure realized that homemade always turns out 150% better!!

But you didn’t get to this post just for any Cinnamon Rolls, you came here to see what this Maple Cinnamon Rolls is all about! Well friends, I came up with these super easy Maple Cinnamon Rolls recipe 2 years ago, and it’s been our Thanksgiving brunch staple ever since! Finally, a ridiculously easy recipe for delicious, homemade Maple Cinnamon Rolls! These warm and gooey cinnamon buns make for the easiest breakfast, snack, or dessert!

What You Need to Make Easy Maple Cinnamon Rolls

For the Dough:

  • 1 cups warm milk, regular or plant-based
  • 1 1/2 tbsp instant dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cups + 3 tbsp all-purpose flour (divided)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 tbsp salted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the Filling:

For the Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup warm creamer, regular or plant-based
  • 5 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp salted butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp maple extract, sub vanilla extract
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How to Make Easy Maple Cinnamon Rolls

For the Dough:

  1. In a large bowl, add the flour, yeast, brown sugar, and salt. Whisk until combined.
  2. In another bowl, add the milk and melted butter. Use a mixer or whisk until combined. Add in the dry ingredients and eggs, then mix again until combined.
  3. Knead the dough for 5 minutes until a soft and elastic dough forms.
  4. Transfer the dough into a lightly greased bowl (you can use butter, melted coconut oil, or cooking spray), then cover loosely with a towel. Let it rest for 15-20 minutes until dough has risen.

For the Filling:

  1. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a rectangle.
  2. Mix the softened butter and maple syrup, then spread the mixture on top of the dough.
  3. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar, then roll up the dough tightly. Evenly cut into 12 rolls and place on a lightly greased  9-inch round pie pan or 9×13 rectangular baking pan.
  4. Cover the pan tightly and let it sit for 60 minutes in a warm place, or until the rolls have doubled in size.

Baking the Cinnamon Rolls:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Pour the warm creamer on top of cinnamon rolls, and let it soak thoroughly.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until rolls are slightly browned and golden. Remove from the oven and let cool.

For the Glaze:

  1. In a large bowl, add the softened cream cheese, maple syrup, and butter. Mix well.
  2. Add in the maple extract and powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
  3. Evenly spread the maple frosting over the cinnamon buns. Serve warm, or store in an airtight container. ENJOY!
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Maple Cinnamon Rolls in a pan

Ridiculously Easy Maple Cinnamon Rolls

DWELL by Michelle
Finally, a ridiculously easy recipe for delicious, homemade Maple Cinnamon Rolls! These warm and gooey cinnamon buns make for the easiest breakfast, snack, or dessert!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Rise Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 7 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 rolls
Calories 513 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Dough:

  • 1 cup warm milk , regular or plant-based
  • 1 ½ tbsp  instant dry yeast
  • cup brown sugar
  • 4 cups + 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 tbsp salted butter , melted
  • ½ tsp salt

For the Filling:

For the Glaze:

  • ½ cup warm creamer , regular or plant-based
  • 5 oz cream cheese , softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp salted butter , softened
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp maple extract , sub vanilla extract

Instructions
 

For the Dough:

  • In a large bowl, add the flour, yeast, brown sugar, and salt. Whisk until combined.
  • In another bowl, add the milk and melted butter. Use a mixer or whisk until combined. Add in the dry ingredients and eggs, then mix again until combined.
  • Knead the dough for 5 minutes until a soft and elastic dough forms.
  • Transfer the dough into a lightly greased bowl (you can use butter, melted coconut oil, or cooking spray), then cover loosely with a towel. Let it rest for 15-20 minutes until dough has risen.

For the Filling:

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a rectangle.
  • Mix the softened butter and maple syrup, then spread the mixture on top of the dough.
  • Sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar, then roll up the dough tightly. Evenly cut into 12 rolls and place on a lightly greased  9-inch round pie pan or 9×13 rectangular baking pan.
  • Cover the pan tightly and let it sit for 60 minutes in a warm place, or until the rolls have doubled in size.

Baking the Cinnamon Rolls:

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Pour the warm creamer on top of cinnamon rolls, and let it soak thoroughly.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until rolls are slightly browned and golden. Remove from the oven and let cool.

For the Glaze:

  • In a large bowl, add the softened cream cheese, maple syrup, and butter. Mix well.
  • Add in the maple extract and powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
  • Evenly spread the maple frosting over the cinnamon buns. Serve warm, or store in an airtight container. ENJOY!
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  1. 5 stars
    OMG! the best cinnamon rolls recipe ive yet to find. i dont care if this is supposed to be a fall thing, im making this year round!

  2. 5 stars
    Goodness gracious!! My whole family can’t get enough of this! We followed your recipe this morning and the ENTIRE pan is gone! The kids are begging me to make more tomorrow.