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!

 

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

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!

Ingredients:

  • 12 Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, 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

Directions:

  1. Place frozen rolls in a 9×13-inch baking dish so that they aren’t touching and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to thaw for 2-3 hours or until soft.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Place in a greased muffin tin.  Spray plastic wrap with cooking spray and loosely cover rolls to rise until doubled.
  5. 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.
  6.  Serve warm.

For the Glaze:

  1. 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.

Nutrition Information

Yield: , Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 95 Calories
  • Total Fat: 2.3g
  • Cholesterol: 3.7mg
  • Sugar: 7.9g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

A close up of a cinnamon butterflake roll with maple glaze

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