These easy peasy maple cinnamon rolls are easy and quick to make. They are best made in your pajamas on a weekend morning, so plan accordingly. They can’t be made in street clothes, no way, no how, so don’t even try. I bet some of you can tell by the photos these weren’t exactly made this weekend…in fact they were made about a month ago. Woops! They were so good I just had to keep them to myself for a bit – but now they’re out just for you!
They’re everything you want in a cinnamon roll: cinnamoney, sweet, doughy, and a bit sticky. If you eat them with a fork, like I did, you can avoid the stick. They’re best washed down with a cold glass of milch.
The most challenging aspect of making these cinnamon rolls is finding counter space to roll out the dough. That and fending off any curious pups! But I suppose that is always an issue when anything in the kitchen is being made
These are made without yeast so you don’t need to wait around all morning for the dough to rise. After the dough is mixed together, roll the dough out into a rectangle. It doesn’t matter the size right now, when you’ve rolled up the dough you’ll roll out the log a little more.
Pat the cinnamon mixture onto the top of the dough. Try to leave a little space around the edges. Once you’ve patted down the cinnamon mixture, go ahead and roll it up ‘hot-dog style’. Pinch dough around the edges – that will help make a little seal. Roll the log until its about 18” long. Then cut into 8 sections with a serrated knife. I think its easiest to cut dough with a serrated knife, although rumor has it that floss works just as well.
My sister and I made these for our mom – and we had a little ‘helper’…
Skylar has the cutest ability to stand up on her hind legs like a human and look at things. Sometimes she’ll look out the window, other times she wants to see what’s in your hands or this time around it was to gaze longingly at these maple cinnamon rolls.
Look at her eyes- they’re so big! Poor girl, she didn’t get any cinnamon rolls but she sure did get a good look at them 😉
Lightly butter your pan (I never said these were healthy, just delicious) before putting the cinnamon rolls in their final resting place. Then lightly brush the tops with melted butter. Mmmmmm….. Bake at 425F for 20-25 minutes. Until a toothpick cleanly comes out of the dough.
I like mine to be a little more gooey so I under-baked them a bit. If you don’t like them under-baked then keep them in the oven the full time.
Let them cool for a few minutes before dousing in yummy frosting.
The frosting is a little stiff when you mix it up, but it gets nice and melty once it touches the cinnamon rolls.
It was difficult to take pictures of these without devouring them. They smelled sooooooo good.
Mmmm…. look at that melty cinnamon on the inside. GO MAKE THESE NOW! But, like, only one batch. And please do not make plans for the rest of the day because it’s possible you will go into a food coma. You’ve been warned.
Recipe adapted from Bakingdom
Maple Cinnamon Rolls
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted & separated
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- CINNAMON FILLING:
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons milk
- In your stand mixer, mix together sugar, buttermilk, 2 tbsp butter, syrup, salt, baking soda and baking powder
- Slowly add in the AP flour until a dough forms.
- Let dough sit and mix together cinnamon filling.
- Roll dough out onto countertop into a rectangular shape.
- Spread out cinnamon filling and pat down onto dough, leaving a space at all edges.
- Roll dough into a long log, pinching the ends closed.
- Roll out to an 18” log and cut into 8 cinnamon rolls.
- Lightly butter a 9” bake pan with 2tbsp butter, place rolls in pan and paint tops of rolls with 2tbsp melted butter.
- Bake in oven at 425F for 20-25 minutes
- While rolls are baking in the oven, mix together ingredients to make the icing. Set aside until rolls are baked and cooled for 2 minutes.
Nutritional information per cinnamon roll: