#PumpkinWeek: Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

I’ve probably made more cinnamon rolls in the last year than I have in I don’t know how long. My coworkers are cinnamon roll addicts and since they are my guinea pigs for recipes, I tend to make them lots of cinnamon rolls.


We’re continuing on with #PumpkinWeek today, which is hosted by Terri of Love and Confections. More than 30 bloggers are participating this round and sharing our pumpkin filled recipes with you. Check at the bottom of the post to see what everyone else has made!
When thinking about what recipes I could make, it seemed only obvious to add a pumpkin filling to a classic cinnamon roll.




#PumpkinWeek: Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls take your standard cinnamon roll up a notch with the addition of pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice.

  • Author: NicholeL
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 12 rolls 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking


for the dough:

  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour, divided

for the filling:

  • ⅓ cup canned pumpkin puree
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice

for the glaze:

  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


1. Pour water into the bowl of your stand mixer. Sprinkle yeast and sugar on top. Let stand for 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, prepare the filling by adding the canned pumpkin, brown sugar, flour and pumpkin pie spice in a bowl and whisking until fully combined. Set aside.
3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line two cake pans with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
4. Once the yeast mixture is frothy, add the salt and butter to your stand mixer and stir in by hand. Switch to the dough hook and slowly add in the flour, 1 cup at a time until a soft dough forms and no longer sticks to the side of the bowl.
5. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide in half. Roll out each piece of dough into a 9×11 rectangle. Spread half of the filling mixture down the center of each, leaving a 1-inch border of dough and then roll up lengthwise, tucking in the ends.
6. Slice each roll into 6 pieces and arrange in a circle in the prepared baking dish. Cover and let rest for 5 minutes.
7. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden.
8. While baking, prepare the glaze by adding the almond milk, vanilla and powdered sugar to the bowl of your stand mixer and mixing on low speed until fully combined and of the right consistency to drizzle.
9. Allow the cinnamon rolls to cool for 15 minutes before drizzling the glaze on top (otherwise it will melt into the rolls…which isn’t exactly a bad thing…)

Keywords: cinnamon rolls, pumpkin, baking, pumpkin pie spice

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Aren’t these cinnamon rolls perfect for fall?

Here are today’s #PumpkinWeek recipes:

Savory Pumpkin Recipes:

Bacon Pumpkin Waffles from Caroline’s Cooking.
Pumpkin Lasagna from A Day in the Life on the Farm.
Pumpkin Pie Hummus from Mildly Meandering.
Pumpkin Polenta from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings.
Savory Pumpkin Bread from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen.

Sweet Pumpkin Recipes:

Bourbon Caramel Pumpkin Roll from The Crumby Kitchen.
Maple Glazed Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts from Love and Confections.
Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Bread from Palatable Pastime.
Pumpkin Casserole with Roasted Marshmallows from Daily Dish Recipes.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls from Cookaholic Wife.

Pumpkin Cookies from Making Miracles.


  1. My favorite cinnamon roll recipe is a pumpkin one – I haven't made them in forever!! I will have to try this one!

  2. Great idea Nichole, perfect to serve on a Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet.

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