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Quick & Easy Cinnamon Rolls with a Maple Glaze

These delicious cinnamon rolls are fast and easy and can be made just in time for breakfast! A Maple Sugar glaze makes them perfect.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon buns, cinnamon rolls, easy cinnamon rolls, quick cinnamon buns
Servings: 13 rolls
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen



  • 2 cups flour (260 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup butter cold (50 grams)
  • 3/4 cup milk (180 grams)

**If using unsalted butter then add 1/4 teaspoon salt.


    • 1 cup brown sugar (lightly packed) (200 grams)
    • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon (if desired)
    • 1/3 cup butter softened (70 grams)


    • 1/2 cup powdered / icing sugar (60 grams)
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
    • 1/2 -1 tablespoon cream or milk


    • Pre- heat oven to 350 degrees (180 degrees). Lightly grease and flour an 8 inch pan (pie, cake or even a 12 medium size muffin tin) I used a pie plate.
    • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt, then cut in the cold butter* until it resembles coarse crumbs, then add the milk and mix with the fork until the mixture becomes a soft dough, turn it onto a lightly floured surface and knead just until dough is thoroughly combined.
    • Roll dough out to rectangle that is 1/8 inch thick.

    *I like to place the butter in the freezer 20 minutes before using, then grate it with a large hole grater, that way it is much easier to combine to make coarse crumbs.


      • In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon (if using).
      • Spread with butter and sprinkle with brown sugar / cinnamon mixture,  pat down lightly. Starting with long end roll into a log, cut into 12-13 pieces, place the slices cut side up in the prepared baking dish (pie, cake or muffin). Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes (or until golden).  Let cool before drizzling with glaze. Enjoy!


      • In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, vanilla and maple syrup if it is too thick add 1/2 tablespoon of the cream or milk, mix until smooth. Pour over cooled cinnamon buns.


      Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 277IU | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg