Sunday, October 25, 2015

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

I know this is my third pumpkin recipe in a row, I swear this is the last one for a while. I just had to get in all my pumpkin love while I could.

These Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are amazing, I had been wanting to make some for a long time, finally I whipped up a batch for Thanksgiving breakfast.

They are tender and gooey and full of pumpkin flavor. We LOVED them!

What you need,

¼ of a batch of bread maker bun dough, Find the recipe here
4 tbsp. butter, at room temperature
½ cup pumpkin puree
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup raisins (optional)

For the frosting
4 oz. cream cheese softened
1½ cup icing sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice

So I used the rest of the batch of bun dough to make actual buns for my Thanksgiving dinner. Using just ¼ of the dough allowed me to just make 6 cinnamon buns which is perfect for just the 2 of us. Now if you have a crowd just double or triple or even quadruple the recipe for the filling and frosting and use the whole batch of dough.  Also use any dough you like, if you have favorite bun dough or cinnamon roll dough it will work just as well.

So, to start liberally wipe the inside of a pie plate with butter.

Roll out your dough into a rectangle onto a lightly floured surface. In a bowl stir together the pumpkin puree, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice.

Spread the softened butter all over the surface of the rolled out dough.  Then spread the pumpkin mixture in an even layer over the butter. Sprinkle with the raisins if you are using them.

Tightly roll the dough up and place it seam side down. Carefully slice the roll into 6 equal pieces. Place the cut pieces on their sides into the pie plate.

Let the cinnamon rolls rise in a warm spot for 30 minutes.

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Bake the cinnamon rolls for 20-25 minutes, until they are golden brown and the dough is cooked through.

While the cinnamon buns are baking make the glaze.  In a bowl whip the softened cream cheese with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add in the sugar a little at a time until it is fully incorporated. Add the milk and pumpkin pie spice and mix to combine.

When you take the rolls out of the oven carefully slather on the glaze. It is best to do this when the rolls are hot, that way it really seeps into the crevices of the cinnamon rolls.
Serve warm or cold.

I can’t tell you how great these were, I mean I always love a cinnamon bun but this pumpkin version is really something special.

They are perfect for a holiday brunch or let’s be real, anytime‼




  1. Oh man, these look decadent and delicious. I want one now!!

  2. Yum these look so good I am drooling on my phone! Never can have too many pumpkin recipes in my opinion! Delicious! Can't wait to try these babies!!! Thanks for another one that made me instantly hungry!! I can even smell their goodness! Lol! Again ~ yum!!!

  3. or for a quick cheat on the bread dough, buy frozen bread dough at the grocer and thaw a portion of it in the counter, covered w greased plastic wrap over night - wake up to risen dough, ready to go.