Perfect and Delicious 1 Hour Cinnamon Rolls With Maple Frosting Recipe

The trees are changing colors and the temperatures have drastically dropped the past few days. I busted out my slippers, electric blanket, and all of my Halloween decor. I absolutely love Fall and to celebrate I wanted to bake! One of my favorite Fall treats to bake is warm, sweet, and slightly gooey cinnamon rolls. I love eating them as a special breakfast with my family or enjoying one while I’m curled up in my favorite blanket with a book.

The Perfect and Delicious 1 Hour Cinnamon Roll With Maple Frosting Recipe

Cinnamon rolls no longer have to be a long labor-intensive process with multiple rises and hours of waiting. I have been making these cinnamon rolls multiple times and have perfected the recipe. From start to finish I can be enjoying a warm cinnamon roll in an hour. My family especially loves these rolls with cream cheese maple frosting. I feel like the frosting takes them to the next level of Fall deliciousness.

The Perfect and Delicious 1 Hour Cinnamon Roll With Maple Frosting Recipe

Any kind of dough recipes involving yeast can be super intimidating. If you haven’t had much luck with making your own yeast dough recipes please try this one! It is super forgiving and is a good one to practice on. This recipe uses a rapid rise yeast so there is no need to proof it. The trick to yeast doughs I think is to add the flour slowly so you don’t add too much. You want the dough to be smooth and elastic. I use my kitchen aid with my dough hook to make all my bread recipes. I know I have just the right amount of flour when the dough starts coming off the sides of the bowl and is tacky to the touch.

The Perfect and Delicious 1 Hour Cinnamon Roll With Maple Frosting Recipe

This dough is super easy to shape into a rectangle and I can do most of the shaping with my hands. After it has been given some butter, and cinnamon sugar love I roll it up and I cut the roll with floss. This recipe makes 12 rolls. It only has one quick rise that I do while the oven preheats.

The Perfect and Delicious 1 Hour Cinnamon Roll With Maple Frosting Recipe

I get perfect flakey and soft cinnamon rolls every time. The cream cheese maple frosting is a match made in heaven for these rolls and your family will love them on a chilly fall morning.

The Perfect and Delicious 1 Hour Cinnamon Roll With Maple Frosting Recipe
Enjoy warm delicious cinnamon rolls in an hour with cream cheese maple frosting.
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Bread, Breakfast
Servings 12


  • Dough:
  • 1 cup milk I love using whole milk for this, but I have also used 1% with great results
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3-4 cups all-purpose flour divided
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 envelope instant or ‘rapid rise’ yeast approx. 2 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon Sugar Filling:
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter completely softened
  • Frosting:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoons maple extract/flavoring
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Cream or milk for consistency


  • In the microwave or on the stove melt butter with the milk. Melt just until the butter is melted and the mixture is warm but not hot. (Let sit if needed.)
  • In a separate large bowl, whisk together 3 cups flour, sugar, and salt until combined.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment, add the instant yeast and lukewarm milk mixture and stir to combine.
  • Add the flour mixture and egg, then beat on medium-low speed until combined.
  • If the dough is still sticking to the sides of the bowl gradually add the remaining flour until it pulls away from the sides of the bowl. The dough should be a smooth elastic ball and tacky to the touch.
  • Knead with the dough hook for 5 minutes on medium-low speed.
  • Transfer the dough to a large, lightly greased bowl, cover the bowl with a damp towel and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Roll each portion of dough into a 16-inch by 11-inch rectangle. Spread softened butter over the rectangle.
  • Stir together the cinnamon sugar filling. Then sprinkle and spread it evenly over the rectangle.
  • Starting at one long side tightly roll up the dough, and pinch the seal tightly.
  • Cut the log into 12 equal pieces and place them into a greased 9x13 baking dish.
  • Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise for 25 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, uncover the rolls and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the rolls are golden.
  • Let cool on a wire rack for at least 5 minutes.
  • For the frosting, in a large bowl, whip together the cream cheese and butter. Add the vanilla, maple and salt and mix until combined.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar and mix until thick and creamy. Add cream or milk a tablespoon at a time until the frosting is smooth.
  • Spread frosting on cinnamon rolls and enjoy!
  • Cover cinnamon rolls to store.

I absolutely love cinnamon rolls and these ones are so simple to make. I have whipped up a batch to take to neighbors, friends, and also for a quick treat for my family. I get compliments on them every time. It maybe the best cinnamon roll recipe ever. Happy Fall Y’all!

About Megan

Megan loves being a stay at home mom to a busy boy Hayden (10) and sweet girl Halli (6). She has been happily married to her ridiculously good looking husband for 11 years. She also enjoys blogging, trying new recipes to cook or bake, girls nights, fashion, and reading. You can also find her on twitter and instagram @fourheartsproject


  1. Rosie says

    5 stars
    I’ve got a big order of yeast on the way for holiday baking! I must get the maple extract – this is too good to pass by! I can almost smell these rolls just looking at them!

  2. Mary Beth Elderton says

    5 stars
    Cinnamon rolls in an hour—life-changing! Thank you!

  3. Janet W. says

    Wow these look delicious and like they’re from a restaurant! I’ll definitely have to try this recipe!

  4. vickie couturier says

    5 stars
    my grandkids and kids would gobble this up so fast,,it looks so good

  5. Sarah L says

    5 stars
    Whoa! In an hour? Please whip me up some NOW!

  6. Betsy Barnes says

    5 stars
    These look so good! I love recipes that are quick too!

  7. I need this in my life, it looks absolutely yummy! We love all things maple in our house. I’m saving the recipe, and look forward to making it.

  8. Michele Pineda says

    4 stars
    I love cinnamon rolls, but always have had them with the cream cheese frosting-I am definitely going to have to try these out since they sound so good!

  9. Katy says

    These look sooo good! My cinnamon roll recipe is difficult and takes 3 hours. It’s worth it, but if these taste as good as they sound I’ll be switching recipes! I’ll try these on Sunday morning! Thanks!

  10. Jerry Marquardt says

    5 stars
    I most definitely would love to try the Perfect and Delicious 1 Hour Cinnamon Rolls With Maple Frosting Recipe. I think it is fine and good, of which it’s on my menu later in the week.

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