Baby rolls coated in delicious rum glaze, these Rum Rolls are the perfect addition to your brunch menu or on the table for breakfast! Sweet, soft crumb with a flavorful rum glaze, these little Rum Rolls are an absolute favorite!

Rum Rolls

My favorite breakfast – Rum Rolls and coffee!

It’s been a few weeks since I was able to participate in an event, and I am thrilled to be back for such a special one.

I chose Rum Rolls in honor of my mom, the reason for which I will talk about more in a second.

As a mom myself, I appreciate the job my mother has done raising me, and honestly even as a 40 years old adult, I can say she isn’t done yet.

haha Guess I still have a long time to go raising my own five teenagers. Yes?

Rum Rolls

I chose Rum Rolls for today’s event because there is no other recipe, no other food item that makes me think of my mother more than Rum Rolls.

As a child, I can remember her bringing them home from our favorite bakery. They were such a special treat.

Sometimes she would buy extras and freeze them.

I can tell you right now, as a small child, there was more than once I opened up a frozen package and attempted to eat a frozen Rum Roll.

Yes, I did that, mom. Probably not a huge surprise.

I’m pretty sure at times I confiscated a whole package of them from the bakery and called them my own. I can honestly say, Rum Rolls might have been my favorite food as a child. Truly.

Rum Rolls

Still, all these years later, that bakery is still standing and still serving delicious Rum Rolls.

Sadly, the recipe has changed over time and while they are still delicious, they are not as perfect as they were when I was small.

Because the bakery is nowhere near my house, to get my fix of Rum Rolls on occasion, I needed to find a recipe.

While these are not exact to the bakery we bought them from, they are close enough and every time I make them, I think of my mom.

I don’t know if that will ever stop.

Rum Rolls

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there. You are all amazing and have a tough job no matter if you have one child or you have five teenagers (or more!).

Also you pet mommy’s, you count too. They are like our children as well, as anyone who has a pet will attest to.

So to everyone, Happy Mother’s Day!

(most importantly to my mom… I love you. Thanks for always supporting me even when you don’t always agree. Also thanks for making me see things in a different light sometimes. I love you!)

Rum Rolls

More Wonderful Mother’s Day Recipes

 Mother’s Day Breakfast:

Recipe for Rum Rolls

Rum Rolls

Mom’s Rum Rolls

Nicole Cook
These Rum Rolls are SO good and can be served for any occasion. They melt in your mouth and the Rum flavor mingles with the light taste of the cinnamon.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rising Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 344 kcal


For the Run Roll Dough:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoons dry instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 1 cup warm milk + 2 tablespoons

For the inside Rum Roll Filling:

  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

For the Rum Roll Glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoon milk
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons rum flavoring


For the Rum Roll Dough:

  • In a mixing bowl fitted with a dough hook, combine all of the dough ingredients.
  • Mix for 20 minutes until dough is smooth.
  • Spray the inside of a bowl with cooking spray, place the dough inside, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch down the dough. Roll out into a large rectangle.
  • Brush the melted butter over the surface of the dough. Sprinkle with the brown sugar and the cinnamon.
  • Roll the rectangle of dough up and cut into 12 equal sized pinwheels.
  • Place each of the 12 pinwheels into a greased muffin pan.
  • Cover the pan and let the rolls rise until they have doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  • Cover the pan with tinfoil and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and continue baking for about 5-7 minutes or until they are golden on top.
  • While they are baking, prepare the Rum Roll Glaze.
  • Combine the butter, brown sugar and milk/cream in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Remove from heat and add the powdered sugar and rum flavoring. Stir until smooth.
  • Brush the Rum Glaze over the Hot Rolls fresh from the oven, reserving some.
  • Once the rolls have had time to cool a bit (about 10 minutes), drizzle on the rest of the rum glaze.
  • Enjoy hot or at room temp.


Calories: 344kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 6gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 288mgPotassium: 106mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 352IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 2mg
Keyword easy breakfast recipes, easy brunch recipes
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  1. Happy Mother’s Day, Nicole! Trust your 5 children will plan special treats for an awesome Mom =)

    So glad pet owners count as mommies. Very happy, too, that you shared the recipe for these scrumptious looking rum rolls!

  2. I’d never heard of rum rolls till your post….but now I’m a HUGE fan. They look fantastic!!! Happy Mother’s Day, Nicole!

  3. I had never heard of Rum Rolls before either, but these look spectacular and I would love to try them!!! Happy Mother’s Day Nicole!

  4. Happy Mother’s Day Nicole! I am totally showing this recipe to my kids… hoping they will get the hint!

  5. Welcome back, I have been thinking of you and missing you 🙁 Lovely to see you are back with these gorgeous rolls. Happy Mother’s Day!!

  6. What beautiful rolls! These are at the top of my list to try once baking season starts again. I’m sure I’m going to love these.

  7. I am unfamiliar with rum rolls, but clearly I need to acquaint myself. These look wonderful! I don’t think my mom will ever be done raising me either. Sorry, Mom 😉

  8. Welcome back, I have been thinking of you and missing you 🙁 Lovely to see you are back with these gorgeous rolls. Happy Mother’s Day!!

  9. What a lovely, wonderful post, Nicole! Happy belated Mothers Day to you! I hope the kids spoiled you rotten all weekend (although they should be spoiling you year round, right?). I love this tribute to your mom and these rum rolls look incredible. I don’t blame you for hoarding and eating them yourself as a kid. I’d do that right now if I had a pan of these!

  10. Welcome back, I have been thinking of you and missing you 🙁 Lovely to see you are back with these gorgeous rolls. Happy Mother’s Day!!

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