Maple Pecan Coffee Cake Twists. An updated version of vintage Maple-Nut Coffee Twists

Maple Pecan Coffee Cake Twists

Maple Pecan Coffeecake Twists. A shortcut recipe for the 1969 20th Annual Pillsbury Bakeoff bookazine. Drizzled with plenty of icing.

One whiff of the maple-pecan aroma and I’m back home in Evening Shade, Arkansas waiting impatiently for my mom to tell us we can have one of her warm maple-flavored  coffee cake. She made the original version, Maple-Nut Coffee Twists, often from the 1969 20th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off bookazine. She still has the original recipe and sent me this copy.

maple nut twist original recipe from 1969 Pillsbury.jpg

I updated it and gave it just a bit by and gave it a shortcut by changing out the artificial maple flavoring and some of the granulated sugar with real maple syrup and I use a dough hook to replace kneading by hand and prefer softened butter to melted. Oh, and I added more pecans! If you don’t have hot roll mix on hand or would rather not use it, I give you the amounts of flour, oil, yeast, and salt to use from your pantry.

The shortcut in this recipe is using Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix. Even though the recipe is not a quick and easy recipe, the hot roll mix does cut down on measuring some ingredients and they are conveniently packaged in a box in case you don’t have flour, oil, salt, or yeast in your pantry. If you prefer to use your own ingredients I give the amounts to substitute in the ingredient list.

Maple Pecan Coffeecake Twists. A shortcut recipe for the 1969 20th Annual Pillsbury Bakeoff bookazine. Drizzled with plenty of icing.

My entire family was waiting not-so-patiently for me to serve up these warm, sweet rolls-including our cat, Grizzly.

Maple Pecan Coffeecake Twists. A shortcut recipe for the 1969 20th Annual Pillsbury Bakeoff bookazine. Drizzled with plenty of icing. My cat is looking in the window at the cup of icing!

Maple Pecan Coffee Cake Twists
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Rising time
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
One whiff of the irresistible maple-pecan aroma and I’m back home in Evening Shade, Arkansas waiting impatiently for my mom to tell us we can have one of her warm MapleNut Twists. She made the original version, Maple-Nut Coffee Twists, often from the 1969 20th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off bookazine. I updated it just a bit by changing out the artificial maple extract and some of the granulated sugar with real maple syrup and I use a dough hook to replace kneading by hand and prefer softened butter to melted. Oh, and I added more pecans because we Southerners can never have too many pecans! Shortcut: The shortcut is the hot roll mix.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking, cinnamon rolls, coffee cake, danish, homemade, yeast bread, yeast rolls
Servings: 16 servings
Author: GritsAndGouda.com
Ingredients
  • 1 16-oz box Pillsbury hot roll mix OR 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons
  • vegetable oil 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 (1/4-oz) package active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water 110° (23 seconds in a 1100 watt microwave)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 6 tablespoons very soft butter divided
  • Filling:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Icing:
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons whole milk or half and half
Instructions
  1. Pour yeast over warm water in a small bowl or measuring cup and let stand about 5
  2. minutes to dissolve. It will look puffy. If you stir this, make sure to add back any yeast
  3. that sticks to the spoon or leave the spoon in the measuring cup for now.
Recipe Notes

*Proofing oven: Turn your oven on 350°. Set the timer for 1 minute and turn the oven off. Microwave 2 cups of water in a microwave safe bowl or 2-cup glass measuring cup for 2 minutes on HIGH. Place the hot water beside the dough/rolls while rising to create moist heat about 85°. Or, if you live in the deep South like I do, you can set it outside from April to November and it will probably be a humid 85°. (Southern humor)

Author: gritsandgouda

Hi! I’m Kathleen. I’m a food stylist, recipe developer, cookbook author, and event planner loving life in a charming town called Gardendale, Alabama, with my husband and two teenage children. I love to cook and laugh…not necessarily in that order.

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