The Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Rolls {kind of} with Maple Glaze

The are kind of sort of The Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Rolls….but not really.


Ok, what the heck does that mean?

Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Rolls Maple Glaze

Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Rolls  with Maple Glaze

Well, I wanted to make her cinnamon rolls, but let’s be honest there is little difference in the basic dough recipe for cinnamon rolls. Since I was intimated by yeast breads for years and it took me trying a couple of different Cinnamon Roll recipes to find one I liked, that worked, that was easy. I made my cinnamon roll recipe and topped it with The Pioneer Woman’s Maple Glaze…except I changed that too…. Ok, just never mind. Obviously these are MY Cinnamon Rolls. Whatev! They. Are. Fab. and you should go make them now…..after your peruse my blog of course!!

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The one thing you should know about this, or any, dough that uses yeast, you cannot rush the process. Yes, you must be patient and let the yeast do it’s thing in its own time. (There is nothing I hate worse than being patient, but these rolls are worth it.) Don’t think heating the water hotter will make the yeast rise faster, it’ll just kill the yeast. Carefully measure the temperature with a thermometer instead of monitoring by touch. This was my biggest problem when I started making dough. Either my water was too hot or too cold.

Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Glaze

After the rolls are made and risen the last time, you can cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate a day or two. Sit them out and allow to come to room temperature before baking.

The Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Rolls {kind of} with Maple Glaze

Prep Time: 3 hours

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours

Yield: 15


  • Dough
  • 2 ½ tsp active dry yeast
  • ½ c warm water (between 120 and 130 degrees)
  • ½ c scaled milk (just before boils)
  • ¼ c sugar
  • 1/3 c buttermilk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 4 c all purpose flour
  • Filling
  • ½ c butter, room temperature
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 jar orange marmalade
  • Glaze
  • 4 c powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 5 T butter, melted
  • 1/4 c real maple syrup


  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside. In a large bowl mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg. Add 2 c flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture; mix. Add remaining flour and mix with a dough hook until smooth. Knead on a lightly floured surface 5 to 10 minutes. Place in a well greased bowl, covered and in a warm area. Allow to double in size. 2 ½ hours.
  • When double in size, punch down dough. Roll out onto a floured surface. Roll into a 15 x 9 inch rectangle. Spread butter over dough Spread marmalade over butter. Cover with brown sugar. Beginning on the long side (15 inch) begin rolling, pinch dough to seal. Cut into 16 slices.
  • Allow rolls to rise 45 to 60 minutes or until they almost double in size.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom of 2 8x8 inch pan or 8 inch round pan with non- stick spray.Place rolls close together in the pan. Let rise until dough has doubled. About 45 minutes. Bake 20 minutes or until browned.
  • Sift powdered sugar into a bowl, add milk, butter and maple syrup. Stir until smooth. Pour over warm rolls. Serve immediately
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About Paula

Hi there, I'm Paula. I've always enjoyed cooking and sharing food with family and friends. As a mom, I'm always looking for shortcuts and time-saving strategies to make delicious and nutritious meals for my family. I particularly like to take familiar flavors and present them in new ways. I enjoy developing recipes, cooking (especially baking) and I sharing all my tips with you.

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  1. Oh yummy! I don’t know why I don’t make cinnamon rolls more often! I love the maple glaze!

    • Thank you and I DO know why I don’t make them very often, because it’s like crack and I can’t stop eating them until they’re all gone! LOL! Seriously, my husband will eat half of one and neither boy likes them, so I end up eating them all. :/

  2. These look wonderful!!! That glaze sounds delicious!!! What a great idea to make a maple glaze for cinnamon rolls – sounds like the PERFECT combination!!!!!!!!!

  3. NOM! Maple Glaze = Yummy. I’m defo on board with this.

  4. I’ve had the Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Rolls and their pretty good. I’m going to give your version a try this weekend. Thanks for partying with me at Fluster Creative Muster.

    Fluster Buster

  5. I don’t care what you call them, they look delicious Paula!!!

  6. Looks delicious, Paula! Cinnamon Rolls are another thing which I never have success with {maybe your recipe will inspire me to at least try once more!} Thanks for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party :-)

    • Linda, I couldn’t make yeast breads for years, and one day I was not going to quit until I did it! This recipe works for me and my pizza dough is very simple too.

  7. Love these!
    You are making me hungry….! =D
    Visiting from Memories by the Mile Linky party!

    Melissa@My recent favorite books

  8. They look delicious and I love the maple glaze. Can’t wait to try them his weekend. My family will love them. Thanks for sharing!
    Easy Life Meal & Party Planning.

  9. Oh my goodness these look and sound amazing! And look at all your whole list of cinnamon remix options! Wow, definitely giving these a try.

  10. These look amazing! Pinned!

  11. Oh yum! My husband would LOVE these. I might have to think about making these! :)

  12. These look awesome! Doesn’t help that I haven’t ate this morning and now craving a snack! :)

  13. These look so good Paula! Can you send me one for breakfast :-)

  14. These look great. Sometimes we just need someone else’s recipe for inspiration not instruction. SO, way to go! Thanks for sharing at the party this week. Best wishes for tasty dishes this week!

  15. They truly look yummy Paula!!

  16. Maple glaze and orange marmalade filling? Wow. Great combination!


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