Sweet Breakfast Rolls

Sweet Rolls

If the aroma of these rolls baking doesn’t bring your family running to the kitchen, you might want to go check on them! Baked rolls always smell amazing, but these sweet beauties take it to a whole new level. Serve them fresh and enjoy a special moment with the ones you love. What a sweet way to warm up your morning!


12 rolls


1 hour 25 minutes


30 to 35 minutes


  • 3 cups (375 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp (8 g) quick rise or instant yeast
  • 1 tsp (6 g) salt

  • 2 tsp (10 ml) pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup (57 g) butter
  • 3 tbsp (42 g) Redpath® Golden Yellow Sugar


  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) water

  • 2 tbsp (28 g) Redpath® Golden Yellow Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (2 g) ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease the bottoms and sides of a 9 x 9 inch baking pan.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, use a whisk, and whisk together the mix the flour, yeast, and salt until thoroughly combined.

In a microwaveable bowl or large measuring cup, heat buttermilk and butter together until a thermometer reads 120 to 130°F (49 to 54°C). Whisk in the Redpath® Golden Yellow Sugar until sugar is dissolved. Stir in the vanilla extract.

Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients. Using the hook attachment, mix until a smooth dough forms and pulls away from the bowl. Cover bowl and let dough rest for 10 minutes before proceeding.

Divide dough into 12 equal portions. 

Round into balls and place into the greased baking pan. Cover with plastic wrap that has been lightly greased. Place rolls in a warm, draft-free location to double in size; about 45 minutes to an hour.

Whisk together the egg and water.

In a small bowl, combine the Redpath® Golden Yellow Sugar with the cinnamon until well blended.

With a pastry brush, lightly brush the tops with the egg wash and evenly sprinkle the tops with the maple sugar mixture.

Place into the preheated oven. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until golden in colour.

Remove from oven, let cool slightly before removing from pan. Serve immediately.


  • If buttermilk is unavailable, add 1 tablespoon (15 millilitres) of vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup (240 millilitres) of milk, and whisk to combine. Let stand for 5 minutes or until milk thickens. Proceed with recipe, using the amount needed.
  • Optional: add 1/3 to 1/2 cup of dried fruit, seeds, or chopped nuts to the dough when adding the buttermilk for a different flavour profile.