Pecan Maple Syrup Cinnamon Rolls. These are so yummy! Soft, sticky bread buns loaded with pecans and delicious Maple Syrup. Great served warm from the oven!

Pecan Maple Syrup Cinnamon Rolls. These are so yummy! Soft, sticky bread buns loaded with pecans and delicious Maple Syrup. Great served warm from the oven!

This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of our great cooks, Carina. She's always coming up with great recipes, and here we have Carina's Pecan Maple Syrup Cinnamon Rolls with a lovely Vanilla glaze. These rolls are really soft, sticky, and sweet, so if you love sticky buns, these are for you!

What's inside these sticky buns?

For this recipe, we've used pecan nuts, cinnamon, maple syrup and sugar. Feel free to swap the pecans for the same amount of walnuts or add raisins, dried cranberries, chopped dates, or indeed any other dried fruit and nuts you like. You can be pretty flexible with the fillings to suit your taste.

These buns are very sweet, so if you don't have a particularly sweet tooth, leave out the sugar in the filling ingredients. Alternatively, you can make our orange and cinnamon sticky buns which are not as sweet, but equally delicious!

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Pecan Maple Syrup Cinnamon Rolls. These are so yummy! Soft, sticky bread buns loaded with pecans and delicious Maple Syrup. Great served warm from the oven!

The recipe itself is very straightforward, so you start off by making the bread dough. If you have a mixer with a dough attachment, it will be easier for you, otherwise, you can follow of guide on how to knead, rise and shape dough by hand, if you're not sure how to make bread without a mixer.

The dough needs to rise so you end up with soft nicely shaped rolls, so whilst the dough is rising, you can make up the cinnamon sugar and go do something else!

Then you simply roll out and add the filling and form into buns and bake. It's that easy! So let's get to the recipe and see how to make these tasty sticky buns!

Recipe by Carina Duclos

Prep Time

3 1/2 hours (includes rise time)

Cook Time

20 - 25 minutes (approximate)

Yield

16 Rolls

Ingredients

The Dough

5 tsp Active Dry Yeast
1 cup or 250 ml Whole milk, warmed
1/2 cup or 125 g Granulated Sugar
3 Large Eggs
5 1/2 cups or 845 g All-Purpose (plain) flour plus extra for dusting
2 tsp Salt
1 Tsp Ground Mace
Grated zest of 1 Orange
1/2 Cup or 125 g Unsalted Butter, room temperature

The Filling & Egg Glaze

6 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup or 60 g Unsalted Butter, melted for brushing
1 Large Egg, beaten

*You can also add a handful of dried cranberries or raisins to the filling for an added flavor

The Vanilla Glaze

1/2 Cup or 60 g Confectioners (icing) sugar, sifted
1/4 cup or 60 ml Heavy (double) cream
1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

1. In the bowl of the stand mixer, dissolve the yeast in the warm milk and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Then add the granulated sugar, eggs, flour, salt, mace, orange zest, and butter.

2. Using the dough hook, knead at low speed. Add a little more flour as needed for the dough to come away from the sides of the bowl after a few minutes of kneading. Knead until the dough is elastic and smooth, about 5 - 7 minutes. Then remove the dough from the bowl.

Pecan Maple Syrup Cinnamon Rolls showing dough consistency

3. Form the dough into a ball and transfer it to a lightly oiled bowl. Cover and allow to rise in a warm, draft-free spot until it doubles in size. About 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Pecan Maple Syrup Cinnamon Rolls showing first rise of dough

4. To make the filling, in a small bowl, stir the granulated sugar and cinnamon and set aside. Line a half sheet pan or rimless baking sheet with parchment paper.

5. Punch down the dough and turn it out onto a floured work surface. Cut the dough in half,

Pecan Maple Syrup Cinnamon Rolls showing shaping of dough

dust the dough and roll out into a rectangle, about 10 inches by 16 inches.

Pecan Maple Syrup Cinnamon Rolls showing shaping of dough

Brush the surface of the rectangle with half of the melted butter, then evenly sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar mixture, then evenly sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Pecan Maple Syrup Cinnamon Rolls showing shaping of dough

Sprinkle half the pecans and evenly drizzle half of the maple syrup all over.

6. Starting at the long side farthest from you, roll up the rectangle to form a long log.

7. Cut the log into 8 slices, each about 2 inches thick.

Pecan Maple Syrup Cinnamon Rolls showing shaping of dough

Place the slices cut side up in a circle, side by side and barely touching, on half of the prepared pan.

8. Repeat steps 5 - 7 for the other half of the dough.

9. Cover the rolls loosely with a kitchen towel and allow to rise in a warm place until they double in size, and are spongy to touch. About 30 - 40 minutes.

Pecan Maple Syrup Cinnamon Rolls. These are so yummy! These rolls are soft, sticky, loaded with pecans and oozing with delicious Maple Syrup. So delicious served warm from the oven!

10. Preheat oven to 400 F or 200 C.

11. Brush the rolls lightly with the beaten egg and bake until golden brown. About 20 - 25 minutes. Test to see if done by inserting a toothpick into the centre of a roll and see if it comes out clean.

12. Just before the rolls are ready, make up the vanilla glaze. In a small bowl, stir together the confectioner's sugar, cream and vanilla until all dissolved and the mixture thickens a little.

13. Let the rolls cool slightly in the pan then brush on the glaze while they are still warm. Then they are ready to serve. Please enjoy!

Pecan Maple Syrup Cinnamon Rolls. These are so yummy! Soft, sticky bread buns loaded with pecans and delicious Maple Syrup. Great served warm from the oven!

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Pecan Maple Syrup Cinnamon Rolls. These are so yummy! Soft, sticky bread buns loaded with pecans and delicious Maple Syrup. Great served warm from the oven!

Pecan Maple Syrup Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 50 minutes

Pecan Maple Syrup Cinnamon Rolls. These are so yummy! Soft, sticky bread buns loaded with pecans and delicious Maple Syrup. Great served warm from the oven!

Ingredients

The Dough

  • 5 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 cup or 250 ml Whole milk, warmed
  • 1/2 cup or 125 g Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 5 1/2 cups or 845 g All Purpose Flour plus extra for dusting, plain
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Ground Mace
  • Grated zest of 1 Orange
  • 1/2 Cup or 125 g Unsalted Butter, room temperature

The Filling & Egg Glaze

  • 6 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup or 60 g Unsalted Butter, melted for brushing
  • 1 Large Egg, beaten

The Vanilla Glaze

  • 1/2 Cup or 60 g Confectioners Sugar, sifted, icing
  • 1/4 cup or 60 ml Heavy Cream, double
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of the stand mixer, dissolve the yeast in the warm milk and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Then add the granulated sugar, eggs, flour, salt, mace, orange zest and butter.
  2. Using the dough hook, knead on low speed. Add a little more flour as needed for the dough to come away from the sides of the bowl after a few minutes of kneading. Knead until the dough is elastic and smooth, about 5 - 7 minutes. Then remove the dough from the bowl.
  3. Form the dough in to a ball and transfer to a lightly oiled bowl. Cover and allow to rise in a warm, draft free spot until it doubles in size. About 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  4. To make the filling, in a small bowl, stir the granulated sugar and cinnamon and set aside. Line a half sheet pan or rimless baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Punch down the dough and turn out onto a floured work surface. Cut the dough in half, dust the dough and roll out into a rectangle, about 10 inches by 16 inches. Brush the surface of the rectangle with half of the melted butter, then evenly sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar mixture, then evenly sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Sprinkle half the pecans and evenly drizzle half of the maple syrup all over.
  6. Starting at the long side farthest from you, roll up the rectangle to form a long log.
  7. Cut the log into 8 slices, each about 2 inches thick. Place the slices cut side up in a circle, side by side and barely touching, on half of the prepared pan.
  8. Repeat steps 5 - 7 for the other half of the dough.
  9. Cover the rolls loosely with a kitchen towel and allow to rise in a warm place until they double in size, and are spongy to touch. About 30 - 40 minutes.
  10. Preheat oven to 400 F or 200 C.
  11. Brush the rolls lightly with the beaten egg and bake until golden brown. About 20 - 25 minutes. Test to see if done by inserting a toothpick into the centre of a roll and see if it comes out clean.
  12. Just before the rolls are ready, make up the vanilla glaze. In a small bowl, stir together the confectioner's sugar, cream and vanilla until all dissolved and the mixture thickens a little.
  13. Let the rolls cool slightly in the pan then brush on the glaze while they are still warm. Then they are ready to serve. Please enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 471Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 326mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 3gSugar: 26gProtein: 9g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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