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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.