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Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

  • Author: Nicole Nared-Washington
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 1x


This cinnamon roll recipe is made with Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix and topped with a delicious maple glaze and chopped pecans!


  • 11 lb. box Hot Roll Mix Box
  • 1 c. warm water
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 c. light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 c. pecan pieces, divided
  • Glaze:
  • 3 c. powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. maple extract
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  1. In a large bowl, combine the contents in the Hot Roll Mix and add the water, egg, and 2 tbsp. butter as indicated on the box. Once you have kneaded the dough allow the dough to rest and rise for 30 minutes in a warm area. Once the dough has risen,knead the dough once more about 5 times and roll the dough out onto a floured surface to a rectangle to 15X10 in dimension.
  2. Spread the 2 tbsp. of butter evenly on top of the dough. Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl and sprinkle on top of the butter. Finally, sprinkle 1/4 cup of the pecan pieces on top of the sugar.
  3. Starting with the longer side closest you, begin to roll the cinnamon roll dough tightly into a log. Spray or grease a large round pan. Begin to slice the rolls with a sharp knife about 1 inch in width. Place them in the greased pan starting with the outer edge first. Place the rolls in a warm place and allow to rise for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 Degrees. Once the cinnamon rolls has doubled in size, bake in the oven for 15 minutes and remove from oven.
  5. In a large bowl, mix together the powdered sugar, cream, melted butter, maple extract, vanilla extract, and salt. If you need more cream to thin out the icing add a tablespoon at a time. spread the icing on top of the rolls and sprinkle with 1/4 cup pecan pieces.
  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Breakfast