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Fluffy Brown Butter Cinnamon Rolls with a Maple Glaze

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Dough

  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 1 packet rapid rise yeast
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup salted butter

Filling

  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup salted butter

Frosting

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Start by making the dough. Brown your butter by simmering it slowly on the stove over medium low heat until the butter turns a light caramel brown color and you smell the nutty aroma. Be careful not to burn it. Once browned, place aside and let it cool to room temperature.
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, yeast, brown sugar and salt.
  • Warm up your milk on the stove to exactly 125 degrees F.
  • To your flour mixture add the milk, eggs, vanilla, and the brown butter.
  • Using your dough hook, mix until just combined. Don't over mix.
  • Cover the bowl of your dough with plastic wrap and let it sit at room temperature for at least an hour or until the dough doubles in size.
  • Now make the filling. Brown your butter by simmering it slowly on the stove over medium low heat until the butter turns a light caramel brown color and you smell the nutty aroma. Be careful not to burn it. Once browned, place aside and let it cool to room temperature, until it solidifies.
  • In a small bowl combine your brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Roll out your dough into a large rectangle, about 10 inch by 16 inch. Spread about ¾ of your softened browned butter on your dough, evenly throughout. Reserve about ¼ of your butter. Then sprinkle your brown sugar mixture evenly throughout, on top of your butter.
  • Roll up your dough with a tight roll, starting with the longest side closest to you.
  • Cut your log into 12 even sections. Place them into a baking sheet with parchment paper. Space them out evenly. Cover them with plastic wrap and let them rise again for another 30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Brush the top of your rolls with the remaining ¼ of your brown butter.
  • Bake your rolls for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Now make your glaze. In a bowl combine your cream cheese, maple syrup and vanilla until smooth. Then add your powdered sugar.
  • Once your rolls come out of the oven drizzle your glaze on top of them.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!
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