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Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

The Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Rolls

Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Matt R.
The Pioneer Woman knows a thing or two about cinnamon roll recipes. Read on for a delicious one.
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Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 35 minutes
Servings 40 1 roll
Calories 371.34 kcal


  • 1 quart Whole Milk
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4.5 teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
  • 9 cup All-Purpose Flour plus more for dusting
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 cup Butter melted
  • 0.25 cup Ground Cinnamon for sprinkling
  • 2 cup Sugar
  • 32 oz Powdered Sugar
  • 0.5 cup Whole Milk
  • 6 tbsp Butter melted
  • 0.25 cup Coffee strongly brewed
  • Salt
  • Maple Extract


  • For the dough: Heat the milk, vegetable oil and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat to just below a boil. Set aside and cool to warm. Sprinkle the yeast on top and let it sit on the milk for 1 minute.
  • Add 8 cups of the flour. Stir until just combined, and then cover with a clean kitchen towel and set aside in a relatively warm place for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour, remove the towel and add the baking powder, baking soda, salt and the remaining 1 cup flour. Stir thoroughly to combine.
  • Use the dough right away, or place in a mixing bowl and refrigerate for up to 3 days, punching down the dough if it rises to the top of the bowl. (The dough is easier to work with if it’s been chilled for at least an hour or so beforehand.)
  • Remove half the dough from the pan.
  • On a floured baking surface, roll the dough into a large rectangle, about 30 by 10 inches. The dough should be rolled very thin.
  • Pour 3/4 cup to 1 cup of the melted butter over the surface of the dough. Use your fingers to spread the butter evenly. Generously sprinkle half of the ground cinnamon and 1 cup of the sugar over the butter. Don’t be afraid to drizzle on more butter or more sugar! Gooey is the goal.
  • Beginning at the end farthest from you, roll the rectangle tightly towards you. Use both hands and work slowly, being careful to keep the roll tight. Don’t worry if the filling oozes as you work; that just means the rolls are going to be divine. When you reach the end, pinch the seam together and flip the roll so that the seam is face down.
  • Slip a cutting board underneath the roll and, with a sharp knife, make 1/2-inch slices. One "log" will produce 20 to 25 rolls. Pour a couple of teaspoons of melted butter into disposable foil cake pans and swirl to coat. Place the sliced rolls in the pans, being careful not to overcrowd. (Each pan will hold 7 to 9 rolls.)
  • Repeat the rolling/sugar/butter process with the other half of the dough and more pans.


Calories: 371.34kcalCarbohydrates: 60.59gProtein: 3.59gFat: 12.79gSaturated Fat: 4.08gSodium: 218.06mgFiber: 0.68gSugar: 36.68g
Keyword Breakfasts, Food Network, The Pioneer Woman
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