Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are a light, fluffy sweet roll filled with a pumpkin filling, and glazed with a pumpkin pie cream cheese icing. A yummy fall treat, any time of year!

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How to Make Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls, a Perfect Fall Treat

This Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls recipe  can be made in only 1 hour to 90 minutes, and are the perfect fall treat. These sweet rolls are light, fluffy, and full of Fall flavor.  And an absolute favorite around these parts!

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I am a pretty big fan of cinnamon rolls, but when Fall comes along, I like to hop on the pumpkin bandwagon, with everything from pumpkin pie ice cream to pumpkin hot chocolate. I just love taking my favorite classics, like these Easy 1 Hour Cinnamon Rolls, and giving them a pumpkin twist. The filling and the cream cheese frosting both got a makeover and let me tell you, it is something special!

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with cream cheese icing on plate

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are Quick and Easy!

Because these Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are so quick and easy to make, and are just so yummy, we make them far more than I care to admit. In fact, most of the kids in the neighborhood know that we make cinnamon rolls or pumpkin sweet rolls on the regular, and often come knocking to see if we have any. I like sharing. Because it means I will eat less, and when it comes to these, it is hard to say no, so I have to get them out of the house.

These sweet rolls offer those nostalgic and classic Fall flavors, with the pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and of course the pumpkin itself. If you love pumpkin be sure to check out these Frosted Pumpkin Cookies. So delish!

How to Make Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

I went pretty light on the filling with these because I didn’t want it oozing out everywhere, but if you want an even more intense pumpkin flavor, or a thicker filling, double the filling recipe, and cook a little longer.

The beauty about these sweet rolls is that you can customize them as you see fit. Add a little more filling or a little less icing.

How to make Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls that are light and fluffy

And, it does make a lot! Like totally a share-worthy recipe. But if you want to cut the recipe in half, feel free to do so. It calls for 3 large eggs, so either substitute 2 medium-sized eggs, or mix up the 3 large eggs in a bowl, and dump half of it in.

You can also freeze these pumpkin cinnamon rolls for later. If we make a batch and I know they aren’t going to get eaten, I pop half in freezer bags and we just warm them up and eat them later. Mmmmm.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls ready to serve
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5 from 1 vote
Servings: 24 rolls
PUMPKIN CINNAMON ROLLS
Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
 
Author: Rachael
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin cinnamon rolls
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are a light, fluffy sweet roll filled with a pumpkin filling, and glazed with a pumpkin pie cream cheese icing. A yummy fall treat, any time of year!
Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 cups warm water 110 degrees
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 6 Tbs yeast
  • 1 Tbs salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 10 1/2 -11 cups flour
  • Oil for the counter 1-2 Tbs should be enough
FILLING
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tbs milk
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • 4-6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 3-4 Tbs milk
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine warm water, sugar, oil, and yeast and stir it a couple of times.
  2. Let yeast mixture sit for a full 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  4. After 15 minutes, add salt and eggs and mix for 1 minute.
  5. Slowly add flour, start with 8 cups, and mix, gradually adding the last 2 1/2-3 cups. Pay attention to the dough. If it appears too wet, add a little more flour.
  6. Once all the flour is added, let mixer knead for 10 minutes with a dough hook. (Can use Larger Kitchen Aid, if using a smaller one, keep an eye on it, and push it down if it climbs the dough hook). Or knead by hand for 10 minutes.
  7. After kneading, let dough rise for 10 minutes until double in size. It will take longer if your kitchen is cold.
  8. After it has doubled in size, pour a little oil on the counter, and dump the dough onto it.
  9. Divide the dough in half, and using your hands, press it into a rectangle.
  10. In a separate bowl, mix together filling ingredients and then spread half of the filling mixture over the dough.
  11. Tightly roll into a log and cut into 12 even sized pieces.
  12. Repeat with the remaining dough, and the other half of the filling.
  13. Place on baking tray and let rise for 5-10 more minutes. They will continue to rise in the oven. You want them to be nice and big, so if your kitchen is cold it may take longer. You should have 24 rolls total.
  14. Bake 12-15 minutes, until tops are golden brown.
  15. Remove from oven, and let cool.
  16. Meanwhile, mix cream cheese frosting ingredients together, and spread over rolls while still warm.
  17. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Put dough near the preheating oven to speed up the rise time. The filling is light, so if you want a thicker filling, double the filling recipe, and bake 3-5 minutes longer.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 207, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 335mg, Potassium: 81mg, Carbohydrates: 31g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 31g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 35%, Vitamin C: 0.5%, Calcium: 2.6%, Iron: 2.2%

(Nutriton information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Hope you love these Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls as much as we do!

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are a light, fluffy sweet roll filled with a pumpkin filling, and glazed with a pumpkin pie cream cheese icing. A yummy fall treat, any time of year!
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are a light, fluffy sweet roll filled with a pumpkin filling, and glazed with a pumpkin pie cream cheese icing. A yummy fall treat, any time of year!

Rachael

Rachael is the creator of the food and travel blog Eazy Peazy Mealz where she shares simple to make recipes for busy families. She loves food and the power it has to create traditions, family bonds, and memories, and strives to share delicious, practical recipes with easy to find ingredients and simple instructions. Beyond food, her passion is travel, and she is regularly found away from home, with her 4 kids in tow, exploring the world. Her favorite way to experience a new place is through her tastebuds, and with hands on cooking classes. And she loves sharing what she has learned with her readers.

8 comments on “Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls”

  1. Is the yeast active dry or bread machine yeast? 6 tablespoons is a lot of yeast, so I want to make sure I am doing it correctly. Most recipes call for teaspoons of yeast (maybe 4 or 6 teaspoons), but this is 6 TABLEspoons right? Looks delicious, just wanted to be sure I am doing it correctly.

  2. Baked them this morning using some of my home grown sugar pumpkin and grated fresh nutmeg on the tops. Delivered while still warm to a few neighbors, dropped some at the library and gave a plate of them to our garbage men. The rest are in the freezer to serve guests on Sunday.

  3. Hello, this recipe looks delicious and I plan on making it.  I’m just curious about step 12 and the melted butter and sugar…I don’t see butter in the recipe so is there supposed to be butter or is it just referring to the filling mixture?  I’m not that great of a baker so I wanted to clarify just in case.  Thanks in advance for clarifying as I feel like a dumb dumb for even asking!

    • Thank you for your question. That was an error in the recipe as it was originally tested with butter however upon further testing the butter was removed. Sorry for the confusion.

  4. Do they really take 6 Tbspl of yeast and 1 Tbsp of salt?

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