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Maple Nut Twist Recipe

Maple Nut Twist Recipe

It's easy to see why my family loves this sweet and satisfying staple during the holidays. Packed with warm cinnamon and brown sugar, everyone is a fan of this light and tender bread. —Brynn Rader, Olympia, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 55 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) hot roll mix
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons maple flavoring
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the contents of roll mix and yeast packets with sugar. Stir in water, butter, egg and maple flavoring; mix well.
  • 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 3. Combine first five filling ingredients in a small bowl; set aside. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into thirds.
  • 4. Roll one portion of dough into a 12-in. circle; transfer to a greased 12-in. pizza pan. Brush with a third of the butter; sprinkle with a third of the filling. Repeat two times with the remaining dough, butter and filling, placing each circle of dough over the previous layer. Pinch outer edges to seal.
  • 5. Place a small glass at the center of the dough. With scissors, cut from the outside edge to the glass to form 16 wedges. Remove glass; twist each wedge three times. Cover with plastic wrap coated with cooking spray; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • 6. Preheat oven to 375°. Uncover dough. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 wedge: 338 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Maple Nut Twist

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Shirl1313 User ID: 6425841 125747
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"The yeast is in the hot roll mix!!!!"

onacarol User ID: 5046197 121637
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"So far I have made it twice and will make it again tomorrow (Christmas Eve) to take to may daughter's for Christmas morning. We think it is delicious. A little messy to make but pretty when it comes out of the oven. I don't keep yeast on hand so it is handy having it in the hot roll mix."

sstetzel User ID: 158954 198238
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"The yeast is part of the Hot Roll mix.  Find it in the baking section of your favorite grocer.  "

ChrisCross User ID: 6408339 151664
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"I can't make it the first time. The recipe does not say how much yeast to use! Big miss."

Guilfordcj User ID: 6373196 115027
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"Does not tell you how much yeast to use"

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