Spiced Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Glaze

Of all the recipes I would call my favorites...I still prefer, and love Cooking Light magazines, books, which now I only have only two books from 2007, and 2008 left. With all my collection from a decade of Cooking Light books that I collect from my 'thrift finds'...of course, they were practically all new, and purchased from Goodwill @ $2.49; like I mentioned, end of the book bargains. I re-donated so many books back to them, just don't want to pile them up to my collections. I have down-sized so much over the few years on just about everything.
When death occurs in the family, you have no other choice, but to give away things that you cannot keep...i.e. lack of storage, painful memories, and outdated items, so you donate, sell, or simply give it away. I can always tell someone passed away, when I walk into Goodwill...see beautiful furniture, dishes, glassware, matching coordinating sets, and think; wow! their children did not want any of these things and feel a bit of sadness...knowing we did the same things, and just keep certain items for 'rememberance' ...and ending up the same way!...now, I totally got off the subject of my most amazing, and ooey-goeey, light Cinnamon Rolls!


The best part of these yummy rolls are the addition of the (roasted, or cooked) squash. I used acorn squash. Simply bake it for 45 minutes...split in half, clean seeds out, cover with aluminum foil and bake on 400 degrees F. until soft when you prick, and test with a fork. Roasting the squash intensifies the sweet natural flavor.

In my opinion, its so much easier to get ideas from magazines...even if they are not your own...you simply copy the name of the recipe; the source, and date, and you can google it online. That's what I've been doing lately. While sitting in the waiting room at doctors' office, instead of tearing pages out...sneaking it in your purse, lol...or even worse; snagging it, knowing they have at least three more other issues...and even worse; taking it from your daughter, 'hint-hint'...who gets every cooking issue of SAVEUR (gift from me)...Bon Appetit (also a gift from me)...Cooking Light, and various other magazine, which she cannot part with...again, google online, and chances are you will find everything that you are searching for, and more!

 Spiced Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Glaze
from: Cooking Light, Nov. 2011

Ingredients



Ingredients


  • Rolls:
  • 1 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 package dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 11.9 ounces bread flour (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 6.47 ounces all-purpose flour, divided (about 1 1/4 cups plus 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash of ground cloves
  • 1 cup mashed cooked delicata squash-(acorn squash works great)
  •  (about 1 [1-pound] squash)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Glaze:
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup maple sugar or light brown sugar (I used dark brown sugar to intensify the deep dark color)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted  
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

1. To prepare rolls, combine the first 3 ingredients in a small bowl, and let stand for 10 minutes.

2. Weigh or lightly spoon bread flour and 5.63 ounces (about 1 1/4 cups) all-purpose flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine bread flour, 5.63 ounces all-purpose flour, salt, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add yeast mixture, squash, and oil, and stir just until moist. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic (about 6 minutes), adding enough of the remaining all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands (dough will feel tacky).
3. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.










 (Gently press two fingers into dough. If the indentation remains, dough has risen enough.) Punch dough down; cover and let rest for 5 minutes.











 Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and roll dough into a 20 x 12-inch rectangle. Combine the remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and 2 teaspoons water in a small bowl; spread mixture evenly over dough, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Sprinkle evenly with nuts.
(I actually measured with a ruler, and cut the edges to leave just the 1/4 in. border. You can re-roll the scraps and leave it for kids to practice rolling)

 Roll the dough, jelly-roll fashion, starting with long side.












 Cut roll crosswise into 16 equal slices. Arrange rolls, cut sides up, in a 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Cover and let rise for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.






















4. Preheat oven to 375°.
5. Bake at 375° for 33 minutes or until brown. Cool 5 minutes on a wire rack.


6. To prepare glaze, combine 1/3 cup water and maple sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in 1 tablespoon butter, half-and-half, and vanilla. Cool 5 minutes; drizzle over rolls.

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    Comments

    1. Csodás lett a fahéjas tekercsed, nagyon finom, puha, szaftos lehet a mázzal együtt! :)))

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      1. Köszönöm, Hankka, igen, szaftos, puha, és a kilseje ropogós. A máz is könnyü, nem egy sürü. tul édes máz!

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    2. These look very yummy! They remind me of the cinnamon buns that I used to buy when I was a student at uni. except yours look every gooier :-) I like the addition of squash to the recipe.

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    3. super yummy, I love the addition of squash, what a beautiful dough!

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    4. Oh my, there's some serious mouth watering going on here Elizabeth. How far are you from North Carolina? These look just amazing and I love that you have squash in them. I'm sure that makes them so moist and tasty.

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    5. That is delicious cinnamon rolls, I used to buy from cinnabon, Yours beat them Elisabeth.

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    6. Last Saturday, we went to an Italian bakeshop called Piccione Pastry. I had my mind set on getting a cannoli but lo and behold, when we got there, I picked a freshly baked cinnamon roll instead. It looks and smells ooey gooey good. Just like yours. and just like yours, I initially stopped by to give you a tight :::HUG:::: for the words you've written on my previous post... but lo and behold your Spiced Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Glaze just got my attention. yes it's that good.
      Thanks again for the blog love mi amiga!

      Malou

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    7. Hi Elisabeth, your Spiced Cinnamon Rolls are indeed awesome and yummy. I have always like cinnamon on bread, buns or cakes and will never get tired of it!!! Not only that, your maple glazed is so inviting! Droolinggggggggg..... Have a wonderful day ahead and do take care :)

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    8. I just came across your blog and reading your beautiful words. I thought I would leave my first comment but I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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    9. Gosh, these cinnamon buns look to die for, Elisabeth. I baked some pull apart rolls last week with winter squash too. I love yours more with maple glaze.

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    10. Oh my gosh those look fantastic, can't wait to try! :)

      Happy Blogging!
      Happy Valley Chow

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    11. Happy Halloween! This is an interesting combo, I bet the squash was good in them. I don't think I've ever met a cinnamon roll I didn't like. I would love these I'm sure. You are always finding the coolest stuff, observant too about people parting with all the extra stuff. Have fun today and hopefully it's all treats and no tricks.
      -Gina-

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    12. Elisabeth you didn't rip out pages you naughty girl! My doctor's office has a sign up beside the magazine rack. Please don't rip out pages, we will photocopy the recipe you like. Those cinnamon buns are scrumdelicious - Gash I am hungry now!

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      1. Zsuzsa...I'm guilty; and I admit that I did rip out a page-or-two, but only from outdated and 'beat up' issues. (I did donate more of my own unwanted magazines to them)...which I usually still do to some drs offices! Now-a-days I mark down the name and recipe-google it, and print out:)

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    13. Elisabeth, hát ez csodás lehet, ide érzem az illatát:)

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    14. Yum, I love these cinnamon rolls. Happy Halloween!

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    15. Wow, Lizzie, these look spectacular! From the addition to the squash to the nutty filling to the decadent glaze! I don't think I could stop after one!!! Hope you have an excellent Friday and weekend!!! xo

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    16. Hi my dearest Elisabeth, oh... cinnamon rolls is my top favorite. Anytime, any day and I never get sick of eating it. Yours is extremely delicious and very well baked. Just love the generous amount of glaze... got coffee? It's not complete without a nice cup of coffee. :))

      Lots of love to you.

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    17. super tempting cinnamon rolls.....i just loved the glaze..feel like digging into them...

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    18. Nagyon finomat sütöttél! Csodás lett a máz a tetején, szinte érzem a számban az ízét :)

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    19. Elisabeth, I love cinnamon rolls! Just the smell alone makes me so happy. I tried making them twice before but unfortunately they did not turn our. My rolls were so hard I had to throw them away. I should give them another try using your recipe!

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    20. hi elisabeth, the maple sugar glaze makes it even more tempting tho i dont mind just eating plain cinnamon rolls. so true about googling nowadays, practically we can falmost find the same recipe from any books that we own. At times i am just so lazy to go and get the book from my shelves, just type the name of the book and the name of the dish..and viola, it appears right away:)

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    21. Oh Elizabeth, These look amazing! The maple sugar glaze sounds delightful…I would love to be biting into one right now. I love the addition of squash…last year I made pumpkin cinnamon rolls…they were soooo good! Hope you are feeling better.

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    22. Oh they look delightful and oh so sticky ... and I love maple anything. Amazing they have squash in them! I'm guessing that's like butternut pumpkin here.

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    23. Hi Elisabeth, amazing cinnamon rolls!!! I would have never thought of adding squash, what a nice touch! Wish you a great week ahead :)

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    24. These are light??? Wow! I would never guess (they look so beautiful and sticky...), but adding squash must be a great way to cut down sugar and maybe fats and maybe even flour content.

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      1. Sissi, you're absolutely right...adding squash certainly cut down on the sugar, and reducing cholesterol by eliminating eggs, and cutting down on fat from reducing carbs!

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    25. I'm drooling, just to see beautiful yummy pictures and best looking spiced cinnamon roll, adding squash and maple glaze it's just perfect on this cinnamon rolls, looks delicious make my mouth watering this morning :) and Thank you for making spiced walnut, the candied version sound perfect !

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      1. Ridwan, I certainly made them, and we all loved them so much. Will be posting it next...
        Thanks for the inspiration, and the great recipe!

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    26. Thank you everyone, I appreciate your kind and lovely comments. Will visit and comment on your blogs...can't wait to see your latest post! Hugs,

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