Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls, glazed with cream and cheese with pumpkin inside the dough as well as inside the filling, is as irresistible as it sounds.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls, glazed with cream and cheese with pumpkin inside the dough as well as inside the filling, is as irresistible as it sounds.

Another top-rated variety of cinnamon rolls flavor is the Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls. It doesn’t necessarily have to be the fall season for you to crave pumpkins or recipes related to them. You can fill your home with the aroma of these Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls any time of the year. Once you learn this creamy, lush recipe you will crave this treat every day.

This Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls recipe is an augmentation of the traditional recipe with additional magic of pumpkin flavor and spice. These lavish cinnamon rolls have pumpkins inside the dough as well as in the filling. This makes the dough super plump and fluffy; the addition of creamy and cheesy glaze over the top makes the pumpkin cinnamon rolls absolutely irresistible for your taste buds. If you are fruit lover, see this banana cinnamon rolls, and also one of our favorite Cinnabon cinnamon rolls.

What’s Special About this Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe?

You hardly find any pumpkin-flavored alternatives to most of the top-rated recipes these days. In this Cinnamon Rolls recipe, we would not just be using pumpkin spice but the actual pumpkins in the dough and the filling. Now without wasting any further time, go grab some milk and your favorite book. Get ready to learn and later taste this savory treat baked up to perfection.

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Important things to remember

  • The temperature of milk: Make sure you warm the milk to moderately warm. The temperature should be between 100 degrees F and 115 degrees F. Anything more or less will mess up the dough. We recommend using whole milk instead of skim milk.
  • The softness of butter: The butter, which can be vegan or standard, should be at room temperature. We do not recommend using melted butter. Even if you plan on microwaving the butter, make sure you do it in short periods of time to avoid it melting. The butter should be smooth to touch.
  • Use of Salt: If you are looking for ways to reduce salt content in the recipe, you can use unsalted butter instead of the salted one. You may reduce salt as much as you want this will not affect the rising of the dough, it will only affect the flavor.
  • Storage method: Before baking, you can store the pumpkin cinnamon rolls overnight but make sure the next day when you are about to bake the rolls are at room temperature. While storing, ensure the container is airtight.
  • Freezing method: Place the pumpkin cinnamon rolls several inches away in the freezer and once they are frozen transfer them into a resealable airtight bag.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 12 Rolls
Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls, glazed with cream and cheese with pumpkin inside the dough as well as inside the filling, is as irresistible as it sounds.


For Dough

  • Dry yeast: 1 Cup
  • Brown sugar: 2 Tablespoons
  • Pumpkin Puree: 1 Cup
  • Egg: 1, Large
  • All Purpose-Flour: 4 Cups
  • Softened Butter: ¼ Cup
  • Warm milk: ½ Cup
  • Salt: ¼ Teaspoon

For Filling

  • Ground Cinnamon: 1 and ½ teaspoon
  • Ground Ginger: half teaspoon
  • Ground Nutmeg: half teaspoon
  • Brown Sugar: ¾ Cup
  • Pumpkin Puree: 1/3 Cup
  • Softened Butter: half Cup

For the Glaze (Optional)

  • Softened cream cheese: 4 Ounces
  • Softened salted butter: ¼ Cup
  • Powdered sugar: 1 and a half cups
  • Vanilla extract: half teaspoon
  • Milk: 2 tablespoons


Step 1)

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe - Step 1To start you’ll need 2 1/2 teaspoons of instant dry yeast, along with 1/2 cup of warm milk that should be lukewarm.

You will also need 1 cup of pumpkin puree. We recommend using the puree and not the pumpkin pie filling.

If you want an alternative for yeast, you can use baking soda, baking powder, and apple cider vinegar. An alternative to standard milk would be almond milk or coconut milk for those of you that are lactose intolerant.

Step 2)

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe - Step 2Add 1/4 cup butter, 1 large egg, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Gradually add about 2 and 1/2 of flour and mix thoroughly, Keep adding until the dough becomes soft and elastic. If it sticks to your hands, you need to add more dough.

Transfer the dough to a lightly greased mixing bowl and cover it with the towel and let it rise for about 1 hour.

Step 3)

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe - Step 3In the meantime, prepare the filling.

Whip together 1/2 cup of softened butter with 1/3 cup of pumpkin puree.

Add in 3/4 cup of brown sugar with 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg,

Mix this in until combined.

Step 4)

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe - Step 4Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface in a large 12 x 18-inch rectangle. The dough should be thin on the edges.

Then we’re going to spread our filling out on top of the dough. Spread it out all the way to the edges on 3 sides but leave a little space to seal the roll once you roll it back up.

Step 5)

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe - Step 5You can use a serrated knife to cut the dough into 12 1-inches rolls or you can use the floss method.

Place the rolls into a lightly greased 9 x 13 Cinnamon Rolls Pan.

Let the rolls rise for about 20 minutes while you preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you don’t intend on storing the rolls overnight, bake for 18 – 20 minutes.

Step 6)

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe - Step 6In the meantime, prepare cream cheese frosting.

You’ll need 1/4 cup of softened butter and 4 ounces of softened cream cheese.

Whip this together for about 60 seconds.

Add in 1 and 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Mix this and add in 1 – 2 tablespoons of milk to thin this out until the mixture is consistent.

Step 7)

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe - Step 7When your pumpkin rolls are done you can start drizzling on that frosting, while the cinnamon rolls are still warm. Once you are done with everything, its is final step to the Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Beofre we start baking, preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).

Step 8)

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe - Step 8Finally, Bake the pumpkin cinnamon rolls for about 25 minutes. Here the basic rule is that bake them until they are lightly browned on top. But make sure to cover the rolls with a piece of aluminum foil after about 15 minutes. to prevent uneven baking.

Once you see that everything is perfect, its time to remove pan from the oven.

Place pan on table for 15 minutes and then add the cream mixture and milk for icing.

The rolls are ready to be served. You can refrigerate them for a greater level of taste.

Enjoy baking.



Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 rolls Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 326Total Fat: 12gSodium: 232.4mgCarbohydrates: 52.1gSugar: 25gProtein: 5g

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Fakhra Ahmad
Hi there! This is Fakhra. I treasure the art of cooking and learning delicious recipes and sharing them with others on daily-basis because nothing brings people together like good food.
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