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Mini Maple Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Mini Maple Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Maple syrup sweetens these lovely little cinnamon buns. I make the dough in my bread machine before popping the rolls in the oven. My husband prefers them warm. —Juanita Carlsen, North Bend, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons bread flour
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons milk


  • 1. In bread machine pan, place the first seven ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or bread flour if needed).
  • 2. When the cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into two 12-in. x 7-in. rectangles. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle half over each rectangle. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting from a long side; pinch seam to seal.
  • 3. Cut each roll into 12 slices. Place cut side down in one greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 20 minutes.
  • 4. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, syrup and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Spread over warm rolls. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 176 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 152mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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s_pants User ID: 174050 226777
Reviewed May. 23, 2015

"These are so good! Simple to make and so tasty right out of the oven."

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 154970
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"I made these rolls without a bread machine. I just placed the first 7 ingredients in my stand mixer with the dough hook and let the KitchenAid do the rest. I also cut the recipe in half and placed it in an 8 by 8 dish. They turned out really great. Check out how on my blog."

MrsPie User ID: 1433395 84913
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

"Absolutely my favorite cinnamon roll recipe - easy to make and SO tasty! I wouldn't use frozen bread dough, because part of the great taste is having maple syrup as the sugar in the dough. I use a 9x13 pan for the 24 rolls.

All the bread machine does is mixes the dough, kneads it, and takes it through the first rising. So - mix the dough (follow any bread recipe, remembering that the syrup is the sugar), knead it about 8-10 minutes, then set it in a bowl in a warm place with a towel over the top to rise. Total time in my machine is 1 hour, 30 minutes, so probably an hour to rise (you want it to double). You should get the same results, as long as it gets a thorough kneading."

Angelav1234 User ID: 7450801 141002
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"Next time I make these, I will reduce my oven temp to 350 since they were a little to crunchy for my taste."

Angelav1234 User ID: 7450801 84900
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"I just made these this morning. They were delicious! Using my bread machine dough cycle (1 hour 55 minutes) and the extra time required for the second rising, realistically these took more like 4 hours from start to finish. I added chopped pecans to half of the rolls."

ktussel User ID: 7416433 69717
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2013


kaufmann User ID: 4554481 139159
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2013

"I have not made this recipe yet but would love to asap. What could you use if you DO NOT have a bread machine? Is there a dough you can purchase or a recipe to make without a bread machine? PLEASE SOMEONE HELP SOON!!! I am dying to taste these!"

abigailbarnes User ID: 7059931 78527
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

"Made these Mini Maple Cinnamon Rolls this morning. Easey, quick and delicious. My husband loved them. thank you for the recipe."

linmb User ID: 5907391 158261
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

"Would like an alternate recipe for for those of us who don't have a bread machine"

joannrandall User ID: 5195215 158259
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"I would like to make them also but sold my bread machine in my garage sale this summer since I hadn't used it in years!!! Figures, huh? Help!"

runamile User ID: 4609184 109800
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"while this recipe is a great one, I suggest to use the frozen dinner rolls-makes it alot easier."

runamile User ID: 4609184 141001
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"this is a great recipe, but using frozen rolls make everything much easier"

Edibob User ID: 5264907 141000
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"Why is the sugar grams not listed?"

msboop User ID: 81300 63630
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"Just a question, did anyone answer sharongirl as to not using a bread machine? the three stars is because I haven't made it, and won't rate just cause it sounds good, AND IT DOES :-)"

tireimann User ID: 5941351 109798
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"Maybe with Rhodes frozen dinner rolls?"

superbandmom User ID: 6226138 78520
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"Would love to try these but I don't have a bread machine - can someone give instructions for normal preparation of these? Thank you!! :)"

[email protected] User ID: 1073288 137465
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"These always turn out perfect and I love the hint of maple. I usually bake them in two nine inch round pans."

sharongirl User ID: 5290294 78518
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"I would LOVE to make this recipe but I do not have a bread machine; is there a way to still make it? any suggestions?"

pearlrvr User ID: 1256058 137394
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

"I would definitely make these again. However, while this is a nice change of pace, I think I prefer the classic cinnamon roll taste. That may be because I thought there was too strong of a butter taste in the icing to let the maple flavor really shine. I might try unflavored shortening next time. I really liked making mini rolls so each of my three toddlers could have a whole one. They thought that was pretty special :)"

Spiffy64 User ID: 5125460 89459
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2010

"fairly good. Like the hint of maple flavor."

l2bake User ID: 2030987 162985
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2010

"wow! These cinnamon rolls are awesome! The flavor is excellent. Will definitely be making these again!"

emabey User ID: 5117401 162981
Reviewed May. 22, 2010


aliciab26 User ID: 1308185 63629
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2009


darcymelcher User ID: 2386423 63628
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2009

"This is the best cinnamon roll recipe!! I will never try another one. I do have to bake mine at 350 degrees, but that just might be my oven. I also use a slightly different icing recipe. Thank you so much for this recipe! It will be a family favorite for years to come!"

Monarchsmomma User ID: 1811632 139154
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2009 Edited Sep. 23, 2013

"These cinnamon rolls are very good. I would probably use less butter in the filling and icing.

UPDATE: don't use any butter in the filling. Just brush rolled out dough w/ water, then sprinkle w/ cinnamon sugar mixture. Keep the amount of butter the same for icing."

babyjag222 User ID: 1287153 63621
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2008

"These are amazing...and surprisingly easy to make thanks to the bread machine! My family loves the added touch of maple flavor, and the dough is fresh and yeasty-tasting. Our favorite recipe we've found!"

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