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Maple Glazed Cinnamon Butterflake Rolls [+ Video]

Remember those awesome orange cinnamon butterflake rolls that we made a while back? Well, now we’ve got a maple glazed cinnamon butterflake rolls recipe!

A close up of a cinnamon butterflake roll with maple glaze

We love the simplicity of a butterflake roll, but toss in a thick cinnamon mixture and a sweet maple glaze and forget about the normal rolls, we’re talking a mashup between cinnamon rolls and maple bars!! It’s the new creation, Maple Glazed Cinnamon Butterflake Rolls!

Remember those awesome orange cinnamon butterflake rolls that we made a while back? Well, now we've got a maple glazed cinnamon butterflake rolls recipe!


These Maple Glazed Cinnamon Butterflake Rolls have two options, a heavy maple glaze like a maple bar, or a very light glaze if you’re looking for something that isn’t as rich. Both are delicious, but for the lighter glaze just use more liquid and a stitch less maple extract.


Our kids love to make these with me but the kitchen shears snipping through the dough with little fingers around does make me a little nervous with our younger children, so we have a deal. I do all the cutting and they get to get their hands all sticky and messy by rubbing the butter cinnamon mixture all over the rolls before we bake them.

Our kids are all different so one carefully uses her fingers to coat the rolls while another uses a brush because heaven forbid the hands get dirty.

Remember those awesome orange cinnamon butterflake rolls that we made a while back? Well, now we've got a maple glazed cinnamon butterflake rolls recipe!

How to Bake with Rhodes Rolls

Rhodes rolls are such an easy hack for baking but a few get a little flustered because although they don’t have to make the dough they end up short on time still. That’s because the rolls still need to sit out and rise. It is frozen dough, so please make sure you account for that time.

Once the rolls have become soft and fluffy you can proceed with the recipe, but they will need to do a final rise before they hit the oven. Don’t panic, I love recipes like this for a reason.

When everything is hanging out, doubling in size I hunker down and get so much stuff done.  Just because bread takes all day, doesn’t mean that you’re standing there all day. In fact, it’s the best specifically because you have hardly any time just in the kitchen.

An old muffin tin filled with maple cinnamon butterflake rolls

Maple Glaze

The maple glaze is just like a maple bar. I’ve found that heavy cream is best, but milk totally works in a pinch.  I think the key to a good maple glaze is a good maple extract so don’t be so quick to buy the cheapest. It totally doesn’t have to be the most expensive, but it should have good flavor and smell.

You can make your glaze as thick or as thin as you’d like. It kind of depends on my mood. Sometimes we want these more like dessert and we make it thick like a maple bar, while other times it’s going alongside a winter savory meal and we thin things out.

Maple Glazed Cinnamon Butterflake Rolls

No matter how you make the maple glaze these maple glazed cinnamon butterflake rolls your guests are going to be cheering your name by the end of the night. Heck, even if it’s just your spouse that’s worth it. Maybe he will even run some errands and clean the house for you while you sit and read your favorite book. Maybe…

Maple Glazed Cinnamon Butterflake Rolls

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A close up of a cinnamon butterflake roll with maple glaze

Maple Glazed Cinnamon Butterflake Rolls

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 12
Remember those awesome orange cinnamon butterflake rolls that we made a while back? Well, now we've got a maple glazed cinnamon butterflake rolls recipe!


  • 24 Rolls Rhodes Frozen Dinner
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Butter Unsalted, melted
  • 4 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 3/4 Teaspoons Cinnamon

Maple Glaze

  • 3/4 Cups Powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Teaspoons Maple Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Heavy Cream


  • Place frozen rolls in a 9x13-inch baking dish so that they aren't touching and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to thaw for 2-3 hours or until soft.
  • Combine two dinner rolls and roll into a ball. Using kitchen scissors, cut five deep slits almost to the bottom of the roll and gently spread the layers slightly. Repeat with remaining rolls.
  • Combine melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and mix until it appears like wet sand. Using your fingers rub the cinnamon/sugar paste all over the rolls and get inside every slit.
  • Place in a greased muffin tin. Spray plastic wrap with cooking spray and loosely cover rolls to rise until doubled.
  • When the rolls have risen, remove the plastic wrap and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15-16 minutes. Carefully remove rolls from muffin tin as soon as they are finished baking and brush the maple icing over the warm rolls, or lately we've merely rolled the tops in the bowl of icing.
  • Serve warm.

For the Glaze

  • Whisk together the powdered sugar, cream and maple extract. The icing should be very thin. If it's too thick, add a little more cream.


Store in a plastic bag at room temperature for 4-5 days.
Nutrition Facts
Maple Glazed Cinnamon Butterflake Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 306mg13%
Potassium 5mg0%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 11mg61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

A close up of a cinnamon butterflake roll with maple glaze

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • I’ve made this twice now and it’s been a hit both times. It’s super easy to make and everyone will love it.

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    • Thank you so much Victoria!

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  • I’m missing something. If you combine 2 rolls into 1, at the end don’t you only have 6 rolls?

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    • You are absolutely right! That was a mistake on my part. You’ll need 24 Rhodes rolls to start with. Thanks for bringing that to my attention!

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  • Yummy

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    • Thanks!! They are so good!!

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  • How can these by 95 calories? The calorie count for one Rhodes roll is 100. With all the butter and sugar I’m sure it has to be much higher.

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  • So these make a total of 6 rolls, right? (12
    Frozen rolls, then 2 combined gives you 6)  You’re pictures show more-so I assumed you doubled the recipe? 

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    • Yes, you are correct…6 rolls. We doubled it for the video and pictures.

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  • Step 5 still refers to orange icing. You may want to change it to maple. This looks so delicious. I can’t wait to try it (and the original orange version too)!

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    • Fixed! Thank you so much for catching that and bringing that to our attention!

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  • ARRRGGGHHHH!!!! This looks amazing. Unfortunately, in New Zealand, you cannot purchase doughs pre-made like you can in the States. No fluffy biscuits in a can, no quick crescent rolls to use with dinner or to modify for other things.

    I will just have to lust after this from afar lol.

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      • That’s what I have to do: make a gluten free roll! Thanks for the idea;breakfast can get boring!

      • Yes! That’s totally doable! We would love to hear how it goes!

  • My Dad LOVES maple glaze…he’d love these! 🙂

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