Maple-Nut Cinnamon Rolls


Adding oats to the dough makes these sweet rolls a little more hearty. The gooey topping is finger-licking good! --Barbara Simonds, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
12 servings


  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour, divided

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • 1 cup milk

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 2 eggs


  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • cup chopped walnuts

  • ½ cup maple syrup

  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, melted

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon maple flavored extract


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, oats, brown sugar, salt and yeast. In a saucepan, heat milk and shortening to 120 degrees F-130 degrees F. Add to the oat mixture; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.

  2. Punch dough down. Roll into a 16-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Combine filling ingredients; sprinkle over dough to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Cut into 12 slices.

  3. Sprinkle nuts into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Combine the remaining topping ingredients; pour over nuts. Place rolls over topping. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting rolls onto a wire rack.