One Hour Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls |

This is officially the third time I’ve used my One Hour Cinnamon Roll Dough on the blog.  There was the original, the Cherry Sweet Rolls, and now these. I think these win. These are Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls, and they’re fabulous. Oh yeah- and they can be made start to finish in an hour.  No big whoop.


So today, we changed it up a bit – I added some sticky-sweet pecans to the filling, and doused the entire pan in a maple glaze.  The rolls soak up all of that glaze and with a nice big mug of hot coffee – not sure there’s anything better.

Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls |

I should make it known that this makes a LOT of HUGE cinnamon rolls – 24 rolls, to be precise.  And they’re all about five inches in diameter.  So yeah.  Big.  But really, that’s a very good thing because they go quickly.  My little family demolished half of them in a matter of minutes, and we wrapped up the rest for breakfast this week.

Actually, I think we’re having chili tonight just because we have leftover cinnamon rolls, so they might not make it to breakfast.  Since we have a winter storm rolling in – I’m super excited to make a big pot of chili and hang out in my comfy clothes – and what goes better with comfy clothes, a snowstorm and a pot of chili than a warm cinnamon roll?


These rolls go together in a snap – a large stand mixer will come in very handy, but a big bowl and a wooden spoon work too.  The dough is perfectly smooth, and thanks to the SIX TABLESPOONS of yeast, they rise in a snap.  They only have to rise once, and just for 20 minutes at that.  Try to find a nice warm, draft-free corner of your kitchen and cover them lightly with a tea-towel,and by the time you clean up your mess in the kitchen, the rolls will be ready to go in the oven.  While they’re baking, whip up your glaze, and in just another 20 minutes or so you’ll be stuffing your face with cinnamon rolls.

It’s like, impossible not to.  Seriously.

Anyhoo, before we get too much farther, I need to stop and tell you about my latest project with #bakingadifference.


This year Fleischmann’s® Yeast, Fleischmann’s® Simply Homemade® Baking Mixes and Karo® Syrup – trusted baking products that have helped people create beautiful homemade bread, baked goods and delicious desserts for more than 100 years – have launched the Baking A Difference campaign to benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign to help end childhood hunger in America through the power of baking.

To learn more about the Baking A Difference campaign and get the latest recipes and baking tips from Fleischmann’s® Yeast, Fleischmann’s® Simply Homemade® Baking Mixes and Karo® Syrup, visit,, and

Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls |

Fleischmann’s® Yeast, Fleischmann’s® Simply Homemade® Baking Mixes and Karo® Syrup are calling all bakers to bake for a cause. If you like to mix up treats in the kitchen, then we challenge you to bake for someone you love and bake a difference.  Inspire family, friends, teachers, neighbors and others to get involved in the Baking A Difference campaign and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Collectively, we can all harness the power of baking recipes and bake a difference together to end child hunger in America.

It’s a great program, and I’m honored to be a part of it.  To celebrate the cause, I’m hosting an AMAZING giveaway for Lemon Sugar readers – and it’s easy to enter!

Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls |

All you need to do is a leave a comment telling me your favorite holiday tradition, and you’ll be entered to win a premium three-piece stoneware baking set for oven to table transition, a set of 12 porcelain white appetizer plates to serve your rolls to guests, and a chef-quality wooden rolling pin to make your baking easy, and a basket of Fleischmann’s Yeast, Karo Syrup and Simply Homemade varieties, including the new Pretzel Creations, as well as Spice Islands Cinnamon to help you get baking!

Remember, this recipe is for charity – you can help No Kid Hungry end childhood hunger in America by promoting this post with the hashtag #BakingADifference.

*This post was sponsored with products alone by  Baking a Difference, but all opinions and words are – as always – my own. A special thanks to KaroFleischmann’s Yeast, andFleischmann’s Simply Homemade! 

Good luck, and enjoy!

Don’t forget, if you haven’t yet, make sure you stop by my Facebook page and follow along – you can also find me on TwitterInstagram and Pinterest!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Leave me a comment below and enter to win!


One Hour Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls
Prep time
Cook time
Maple pecan cinnamon rolls in under an hour? You bet! A quick and easy recipe that's sure to please. Enjoy!
Serves: 24 large cinnamon rolls
For dough:
  • 3 and ½ cups warm water (about 115 degrees F)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 6 Tablespoons Fleischmann’s Rapid Rise yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 11 cups all-purpose flour
For filling
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1-2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup Karo corn syrup (optional)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
For glaze:
  • 4 cups powdered/confectioners sugar
  • ½ cup half and half
  • ¼ cup brewed coffee (or replace with milk if you don't like coffee flavor)
  • ¾ stick (6 Tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
For rolls:
  1. Prepare two large cookie sheets (half-sheet size) with parchment paper or silpat mats. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl (I used my 6qt stand mixer), combine water, yeast, oil and sugar. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Add eggs, flour and salt, and mix for 10 minutes. I used the dough hook on my stand mixer. You can also do this by hand, with a wooden spoon until it all comes together, and then a kneading motion for the rest of the time.
  4. Pour dough onto a floured surface, and knead until dough is soft, smooth and not too sticky. Only add additional flour if it's unworkable and sticking to the surface and your hands.
  5. Roll dough into a large rectangle, approximately 18x26 inches.
Filling and Assembly:
  1. In a small bowl, stir together pecan pieces and Karo Syrup. Set aside.
  2. Spread melted butter over the top of the dough. Then, top with brown sugar, white sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Spoon pecans over dough, and spread slightly.
  4. Roll the dough into a log. Cut into 24 1-inch pieces.
  5. Place rolls on to prepared cookie sheets. Cover them with clean towels and set aside to rise for 20 minutes in a warm, draft-free spot.
  6. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees (F).
  7. Bake for 12-20 minutes or until golden brown. {The original recipe called for just 10-12 minutes, but I had to bake mine for 20 minutes and they were perfect.}
For glaze:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Stir or whisk until smooth.
  2. Pour glaze over rolls as soon as they come out of the oven.
  3. Enjoy!

Sweepstakes Rules:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#bakingadifference”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

If you don’t have Twitter, you can email an entry to me at erin at lemon-sugar dot com.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winner  will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

This sweepstakes runs from 12/20/13-12/31/13.  Winner will be announced on 1/1/2014.

leave a comment your way - using facebook or disqus:

  • Jill

    Am I able to make the rolls in the evening, refrigerate them and cook them in the morning?

  • Heather Malec

    Not having much family and none close I have struggled in previous years with traditions. I realized I have to rebuild and start my own traditions for my little family. My favorite holiday tradition is one that I have restarted from my childhood along with the decorating and baking cookies, of course which are highlights of our family’s holiday season. On Christmas Eve after reading the Christmas Story, the kids get to open one special gift (it’s always the same but they don’t ever seem to know what the special gift is going to be) New Pajamas for the big night! The kids are always so happy and seem surprised by their new warm pj’s! :)
    P.S. Erin, I can’t wait to get some yeast and try these yummy rolls!

  • Cheryl T Moulthrop

    These look awesome. I plan to make something similar from my grandmother’s sweet dough recipe that I will mix up in many bread machine. I am going to add ardomom and orange rind as my daughter has loved orange rolls since she was a little girl. Confectioners sugar glaze will have the rind and some orange juice as well. I will make these during the day tomorrow and let ruse overnight in the fridge, then into the oven in the morning along with some quiche for a leisurely Christmas Day breakfast.

  • Carol Rodriguez

    My favorite holiday tradition…it’s simple, but it’s just making a potful of special flavored coffee in my stovetop percolator and enjoying quiet time.

  • Patty

    My tradition is baking all family favorites and sharing them with as many as I can. I love to bake homemade rolls and breads. Cookies are my mother’s recipes along with trying new ones every year. Love this recipe and will try it most definitely!
    Thank you!

  • Jan R

    Every year I bake goodies for work and everyone loves it. My son and I used to bake together.

  • Cupcake Kelly

    How much corn syrup and pecans? I think it’s missing in the ingredients list.

    • lemonsugar

      Yikes, you’re right! 1/3 cup corn syrup and 1 cup pecans. :) Recipe updated, and THANKS!!

  • Pingback: Maple Coffee Cinnamon Rolls - American Cupcake Life | American Cupcake Life()

  • Pingback: Freedom Mentor()

  • Lynn at Order in the Kitchen

    OMG all of these cinnamon rolls I want them in my belly immediately. I just want every bit of these! maple maple maple…all things maple

  • Becky

    This was my first bread baking EVER! Christmas is my favorite Holiday. I cook for our entire family it’s a small family of 10 but never the less we are so blessed to have each other. I cook cakes, cookies, anything I can get my hands on. But have tired everything in the world to make breads but never works. Just wanted you to know it worked they were great. Thanks so much for helping my love for cooking grow.
    Thanks the Thomas Family…

  • Becky

    Today I’m also making 4 batches for our local shelter. To pass out tonight after super. Thanks again their Hugh and go a long way.

  • Pingback: Cinnamon Swirl Bread - Lemon Sugar()