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Maple Nut Twist

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.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Combine first five filling ingredients in a small bowl; set aside. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into thirds.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Uncover dough. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 wedge: 338 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Shirl1313
    Dec 27, 2011

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

  • onacarol
    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
    Dec 16, 2011

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

  • ChrisCross
    Dec 16, 2011

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

  • Guilfordcj
    Nov 28, 2011

    Does not tell you how much yeast to use