Maple Butter Cinnamon Rolls

These maple butter cinnamon rolls are so freaking good! I make them every year for Christmas gifts for the neighbors and to have Christmas baking for guests. They also freeze well for Christmas morning breakfast too! Seriously though, you’re going to want to save this recipe to Pinterest (you can do so by hovering over the image below).

best ever maple butter cinnamon rolls

You know that moment when inspiration turns into something phenomenal? These Maple Butter Cinnamon Rolls are exactly that.

Maple Butter Cinnamon Rolls

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Seriously. These are amazing.

Ooey gooey Cinnamon rolls with a maple butter glaze

Look at that! You cannot go wrong.

Every Christmas I bake up these Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls that I posted a few years back. They’re sinful and yummy. This year, on a whim, I switched up a few ingredients and added a couple things.

By doing those few simple swaps I made the best cinnamon rolls I have ever had in my life.

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Maple Butter Cinnamon Rolls (Notes):

Lake of butter for the best cinnamon rolls ever


There is a lot of butter in this recipe. It’s basically a lake of butter. Someone once commented on the previous cinnamon roll post and said that it was a waste of butter – no I assure you-you want it all. The trick is when you pour the butter onto the dough, let it sit for a little bit. I poured and took a few photos and called it good.

Making some serious cinnamon rolls. This is the most amazing recipe
When I “dusted” the cinnamon and sugars on top of the butter, I took my hands and spread it around. Then afterwards, when I started to roll it the cinnamon mixture was coming off my hands and on to other parts of the dough. Perfection (and it makes an excellent hand exfoliant for when you wash your hands after).

Maple frosting glaze, perfect for cinnamon rolls

When you make up this Maple Glaze (which is from The Pioneer Woman, I just added some cinnamon). DO NOT make it ahead of time as you will just start eating it off the spoon. Make it five minutes before the Maple Butter Cinnamon Rolls come out of the oven and add the melted butter right before you pour. You want to pour this batch of deliciousness right when the rolls come out of the oven.

Oh. My. Word.

Okay I know you all want me to shut up and just pass on the recipe so here you go:

Maple Butter Cinnamon Buns

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Ooey gooey Cinnamon rolls with a maple butter glaze
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Maple Butter Cinnamon Rolls

The best cinnamon rolls you will ever have. Inspired and adapted from The Pioneer Woman.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword butter, cinnamon, cinnamon rolls, Maple Butter Cinnamon Rolls
Prep Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 338kcal


For The Dough:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup oil canola or sunflower oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 2 1/2 tsps dry active yeast 1 pkg
  • 4 1/2 cups whole wheat flour I know what you're thinking - trust me
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • For The Filling:
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1/8 cup ground cinnamon for sprinkling
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • For The Frosting:
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. maple extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/8 cup melted butter
  • 1/8 cup brewed coffee
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cinnamon


  • Take a medium size pot and add your two cups of whole milk, oil and 1/2 cup of sugar. Scald the mixture. Basically you're just going to heat it right before a boil. The sides will become frothy. Take off the burner and let sit until it's lukewarm, it should take roughly 45 minutes.
  • Add 1 tsp of maple extract and then add the yeast and let it sit for a minute, you will see the yeast beginning to expand. Add four cups of flour and combine. Cover and let rise for an hour.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 cup of flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix together.
  • On a floured surface, roll out the dough until about 1/4” thick. Pour on the melted butter, and let sit for a minute. Next you will spread the sugars out evenly on top of the butter and complete it with cinnamon.
  • Now it's time to roll. Roll the down towards you. Seal the seams and ends by pinching them.
  • Grease a few pans (I used one large cake pan and a 9x9) with melted butter or spray.
  • Take a knife and cut the dough into 1” pieces, laying them in the pan. Let rise for another 30 minutes.
  • Pre heat oven to 375F while they're rising.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Immediately pour the frosting over the rolls.
  • Frosting Directions:
  • Mix together all the ingredients in a bowl until smooth and pourable


Serving: 1g | Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 309IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg
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When it comes to cinnamon rolls are you team frosting or team glaze?

Maple Butter Cinnamon Rolls - This recipe is THE BEST cinnamon roll recipe EVER! I make these every Christmas. They're ooey-gooey with all the butter, maple frosting and pure comfort with the cinnamon and sugar! |

36 comments on “Maple Butter Cinnamon Rolls”

  1. RANDA YOU ARE KILLING ME. My mouth is watering like crazy. WOW. LOOKS AMAZING.

  2. Oh, wow, these look awesome! I love making cinnamon buns. Brings back fond memories of my mom making them when I was a girl. Might have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  3. I love each and every single one of your recipe posts! We’re big on homemade cinnamon rolls around my house. I’m curious to try your glaze recipe though. Will pin for later.

  4. OMG! My hips and my thighs might not love you, but that sounds soooo good! Just imagine with FRESH maple syrup from the tree! So yummy!

  5. This sounds amazing! I want to try them.

  6. OMG…these look DELICIOUS! I have saved this page in my favs and will make them over the holidays!

  7. Thank you Cassandra. They are amazing. I’m making more on Sunday.

  8. Team frosting all the way, and lots of it. It’s only once or twice a year, so why not indulge?

  9. Maple cinnamon butter?! Oh my goodness. Now I have one more thing that I need to make for Christmas — LOL

    Thanks for sharing. These look and sound fabulous!

  10. Oooh! Great twist on classic cinnamon buns 🙂 Thanks for sharing

  11. These cinnamon buns look amazing Randa!

  12. These sound so good. I am all ready to make them for breakfast!

  13. These look heavenly!! Must try!! 🙂

  14. Yummy!!! I will have to try to make these some time. 🙂

  15. These look so delectable (and bad for my diabetes).

  16. These look super yummy & so easy to make!

  17. I think i gained a couple pounds just looking at the pictures and reading the recipe!! Lol these look absolutely delicious!! Thanks for sharing!! I am definitely gonna give these a try!!

  18. These look divine, thank goodness they are not made and in my kitchen right now! Thank you for sharing!

  19. These look amazing and would be perfect for any holiday/special family breakfast.

  20. Oh my, these look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. Happy to feature you at our party this morning!

  21. They look delicious!

  22. This looks positively sinful! I must try it!

  23. Mmmmmm I love the maple in this classic! I am going to have to try! =D

  24. This looks so good, can almost taste it from looking at the picture

  25. I’m pretty sure I just gained ten pounds and increased my cholesterol level by reading this…

  26. Cinnamon rolls are always a weakness of mine, I love to enjoy one with a great cup of coffee, the icing on them is always the best. These look fantastic.

  27. looks so so sooo good my teeth are aching thinking how sweet it is.

  28. These look delicious! Tjamls!

  29. Oh my goodness; that looks SO good! … and I don’t typically like anything with Maple. Pinned!

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