Lemon Rolls in a pan

Easy Lemon Rolls

These sweet lemon rolls filled with a delicious lemon honey butter mixture topped with a lemon glaze makes are the perfect way to welcome spring.
Course Bread/Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon rolls
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Rise Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 371kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 4 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup warm milk 2 %
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4-5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp lemon zest

Lemon Frosting

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2-3 Tbsp lemon juice


  • Place yeast into 1/4 cup warm water and allow it to proof, about 5 minutes.
  • Combine eggs, milk, 1/3 cup butter, 1/3 cup honey and salt in a stand mixer.  Mix to combine. Add yeast mixture.
  • Add in flour, a cup at a time and  combine using the dough hook.  Beat on high for 4-5 minutes until dough is soft and elastic.  Place in a lightly greased bowl, cover with a towel and allow to rise until double, about an hour.
  • Punch down the dough and place on a floured surface.  Roll out into a 18 x 15 inch rectangle. 
  • In a bowl combine 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup honey and lemon zest.  Stir to combine.  Spread over rolled out dough.  Roll up dough starting along the long side.  Place seam on bottom.  Use thread or dental floss to cut into 12 rolls.
  • Place rolls into a greased 9 x 13 pan or a baking sheet.  Cover with a towel and allow to rise for about 30 minutes or nearly double in size.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Bake rolls for about 25 minutes until golden brown.  While baking mix up frosting.

Lemon Frosting

  • Mix together powdered sugar, lemon zest and enough lemon juice to make the frosting a nice spreading consistency.  Frosting rolls while warm.


Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg