Maple Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

Giant fluffy cinnamon rolls with a sweet maple glaze. A perfect addition to breakfast or brunch!

Maple glazed cinnamon rolls recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I recently had the pleasure of taking a mini trip up to Vermont. I’ve previously talked about how absolutely gorgeous it was and how this was my first ever visit there, even though I’ve lived in New England my entire life. I’d happily vacation there time and time again, with some planning. The areas we ventured to were far from seemingly everything. A drive to everywhere, which I’m used to but just not to that degree. The beauty of the area absolutely makes up for all of the driving.

What I wasn’t prepared for was to still see snow. After our long winter, that wasn’t an inviting sight. However, it wasn’t as bad as it sounds. Mounds here and there, nothing major. But still… snow. Fingers crossed we don’t see any more of it for quite a while!

We stayed at the Top Notch Resort. A gorgeous mountain view resort with touches of Vermont and New England throughout the facilities. From locally sourced food to the subtle details within the rooms, it was a nice change of pace from city hotels.

Maple glazed cinnamon rolls recipe from @bakedbyrachel

On our second day, we toured and brunched at the Stowe Mountain Lodge. An amazing resort and the only ski in/ski out resort in the area! I’m not a skier, but I’d absolutely be willing to give it a try knowing they have amazing classes and ski valets to get your gear ready for you! Let’s not forget the incredible spa facilities. I could have moved into that wing of the resort. Stunning and truly relaxing!

One of my many favorite moments of the trip was learning about the maple syrup process and… taste testing at Butternut Mountain Farm. It was such a tasty and educational experience. I love when those worlds combine! I’m always happy to learn when food is involved.

We had the most amazing dinner at Hilton Burlington. A fun tasting dinner with multiple courses. But what really blew me away was the sunset over Lake Champlain. I could get used to that view. It makes me want to pack up and spend the summer there. Such a beautiful sight!

Maple glazed cinnamon rolls recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’m a huge fan of brunch and breakfast… any time of day is fine by me! It doesn’t have to be morning to enjoy all of the flavorful breakfast-y foods. Because Father’s day is upon us, I wanted to create something that tied together my tasty travels to Vermont and my favorite meal of the day!

Easy homemade (GIANT) fluffy cinnamon rolls with a sweet maple glaze. They’re a perfect addition to all of your breakfast and brunching plans! And, an absolutely must make this Father’s day. I promise Dad will be thrilled if you make these. My family couldn’t get enough of these fluffy maple glazed cinnamon rolls! I’m sure yours will be the same!

Yield: 6 rolls

Prep Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours

Maple Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

Giant fluffy cinnamon rolls with a sweet maple glaze. A perfect addition to breakfast or brunch!



  • 3/4C milk
  • 1/4C plus 1 tsp granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4C unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs


  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4C light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • 2C powdered sugar
  • 1/4C maple syrup
  • 2-3 Tbsp water


  1. Heat milk to 115°F. Dissolve yeast and 1 tsp granulated sugar in warm milk, allow to proof for 5 minutes. 
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, with dough hook attachment, combine flour, remaining 1/4C sugar and salt. With mixer running on low slowly pour in yeast mixture. Mix in butter and vanilla, followed by one egg at a time. Increase speed, mixing until dough comes together. If dough is still sticky, add additional flour one tablespoon at a time until dough comes together in a smooth ball. Transfer to a larged greased bowl. Cover and allow to rise in a warm location until doubled in size, roughly 1 hour. 
  3. Prepare a 9x13-inch pan with parchment paper or grease well with baking spray. 
  4. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. 
  5. On a silicone counter mat, roll dough into a 10x20-inch rectangle. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon mixture. Starting at a short end, begin tightly rolling the dough, pinching ends as you roll. Pinch seams together to seal well. Slice into 6 equal pieces. Place in prepared baking sheet, cover loosely and allow to rise in a warm location for one hour or until doubled in size. 
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  7. Bake rolls for 25-30 minutes or until center reaches 200°F. Allow cinnamon rolls to cool partially before icing.
  8. In a medium bowl, beat together powdered sugar with maple syrup. Add in water to desired icing consistency. Pour or spread glaze over warm cinnamon rolls. 

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38 Responses to “Maple Glazed Cinnamon Rolls”

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 15, 2015 at 7:08 am

    Woahh! I love how big and poofy these cinnamon rolls are! That glaze is amazing!

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    Tami — June 15, 2015 at 7:50 am

    you were so close to King Arthur in Norwich

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    Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg — June 15, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Rachel – We just went up to Vermont for the first time as well and stayed in Stowe. We stayed at the Green Mountain Inn and had a blast. I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was. I’m definitely going to make this cinnamon rolls soon!

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    Malinda@Countryside Cravings — June 15, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Wow!! These cinnamon rolls look absolutely amazing and perfect and I need one right now! I’m glad you had a fun time on your trip!

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    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — June 15, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    These look incredible, Rachel! Your photos are spectacular!

    • Rachel — June 16th, 2015 @ 7:04 am

      Thanks so much Kelly! :)

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    Meghan — June 15, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Wow! I always admire your photography and this is why! These are gorgeous, girl! That glaze!

    • Rachel — June 16th, 2015 @ 7:04 am

      Thank you so much Meghan! You’re too sweet :)

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    Gina | Running to the Kitchen — June 15, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    These look good enough to be in that basket of carb loving we had at brunch! Nothing beats a gooey cinnamon roll!

    • Rachel — June 16th, 2015 @ 7:03 am

      I totally agree! And if only we could have a brunch like that regularly! :)

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    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — June 16, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Those cinnamon rolls look absolutely perfect! Love that maple glaze, I’m definitely trying that next time I make cinnamon rolls!

    • Rachel — June 16th, 2015 @ 7:03 am

      Thanks so much Stacey! I hope you love them :)

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    Poly — June 16, 2015 at 3:34 am

    delicious! Must try this recipe!

    • Rachel — June 16th, 2015 @ 7:03 am

      I hope you do! :)

  10. #
    Mila — June 16, 2015 at 5:11 am

    Una MERAVIGLIA!!!!

    • Rachel — June 16th, 2015 @ 7:02 am

      Thank you!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — June 16, 2015 at 7:35 am

    I was actually just in New England a week or so ago and fell in love with the area! It’s so beautiful. I also came home with a jug of maple syrup that I plan to immediately use on THESE. They’re so fluffy!

    • Rachel — June 16th, 2015 @ 6:52 pm

      Next time you’re back let me know! I hope you enjoy the maple syrup! :)

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — June 16, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Vermont is so beautiful. Love it up there

    Every dad would love these cinnamon rolls for Father’s Day!

    • Rachel — June 16th, 2015 @ 6:53 pm

      It’s so peaceful there!

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    taylor @ greens & chocolate — June 17, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    These look like the most perfect cinnamon rolls EVAH!

    • Rachel — June 17th, 2015 @ 7:12 pm

      Thanks Taylor!

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    Amanda — June 17, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    Wow! This has me drooling! YUM!!!

    • Rachel — June 18th, 2015 @ 8:26 am

      Thanks Amanda :)

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    Annie — June 18, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Oh wow! This looks awesome! It reminds me of the time I was on a cinnamon roll baking craze…I think you may just have restarted that craze again.

    P.S. Despite all the years I’ve lived on the east coast and the fact that two of my really close friends are from VT, it’s kind of embarrassing that I have not gone to there! SHHHH…

    • Rachel — June 19th, 2015 @ 7:55 am

      Cinnamon roll baking crazes could never be a bad thing! :) And you must get to Vermont! I’m sure you’ll love it, just time it right.

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    Aurelia Lambrechts — June 24, 2015 at 3:15 am

    These look AMAZING!! Definitely trying them soon! Winter has arrived in Cape Town today…

    • Rachel — June 24th, 2015 @ 7:47 am

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them!

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    Mary @chattavore — June 24, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    These are absolutely GORGEOUS. I am so jealous of how those centers popped up. They look delicious!

    • Rachel — June 25th, 2015 @ 8:53 am

      Thanks so much, Mary!

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    Amanda — July 29, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Just made these today and they turned out amazing. Love the maple glaze and love that the rolls were nice and soft. Will be making these again!

    • Rachel — July 30th, 2015 @ 7:48 am

      So glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing, Amanda! :)

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    LaShunda McGahee — August 23, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Ok, i really adore & love your recipes & blog. I totally wish u had a youtube channel would love to see you demostrate all your yummy beautiful recipes

    • Rachel — August 24th, 2015 @ 7:56 am

      That’s so sweet of you to say! Maybe someday… :)

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    Meredith — September 11, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    I’m in the process of making these right now and just set aside the dough for the first rise. I’m making them for breakfast tomorrow….is there a point in the process I can stop and refrigerate so that I can bake them fresh in the morning?

    • Rachel — September 11th, 2015 @ 4:32 pm

      Your best bet would be to prep them until just before the final rise, after filling and rolling. Cover and chill overnight. Follow the same directions as with my overnight apple gingerbread cinnamon rolls. Good luck!

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    Peter — June 9, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Gorgeous cinnamon rolls and that maple frosting Rachel :)

    • Rachel — June 10th, 2016 @ 7:33 am

      Thanks Peter!

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