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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Your family will be delighted at the breakfast table when you serve these pumpkin cinnamon rolls. —Janet Wells, Hazel Green, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar


  • 1. In a bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour and yeast; set aside. In a saucepan, heat and stir pumpkin, milk, sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and salt until warm (120°-130°) and butter is almost melted. Add to flour/yeast mixture along with egg. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Roll into a 12-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Melt remaining butter; brush on dough. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough. Roll dough, jelly roll style, starting with the longer side. Cut into 12 slices, 1 in. each. Place rolls, cut side down, in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. For frosting, melt butter in a saucepan; stir in brown sugar and milk. Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 1 minute. Stir in vanilla, salt and 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar; beat until well blended. Add more sugar, if necessary, to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over rolls. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 245 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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amsm User ID: 8302234 255511
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2016

"These rolls are delicious! The bread is moist and tender and the caramel frosting is right on! I did not pick up much of a pumpkin flavor, and I did add about 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice to the dough. I also doubled the frosting because my family loves how gooey rolls are with extra frosting."

amiracle2012 User ID: 7960803 233095
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2015

"This is the best I've ever tasted. My family will be eating this come Thanksgiving"

[email protected] User ID: 8268479 221219
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

"Had these at a grandparents day event. They had all kinds of desserts and this was the best. Found the person that made these and asked for the recipe and was told it was a Taste of Home recipie. Love this recipe."

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 214605
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"These are divine. The pumpkin gives them a pretty color. Like other reviewers, I doubled the pumpkin. I used the dough setting on my bread maker, adding the wet ingredients first as my machine likes. I added the last half cup of flour as the dough mixed."

IslandWife User ID: 6007790 41055
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2014

"Very yummy and moist - thanks for sharing!"

JennatheBaker User ID: 7534634 9786
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2014

"Made according to the recipe, these were good. When I brushed the rolls with a butter/sugar mixture, and then added some homemade cream cheese icing instead of the caramel frosting, they were amazing"

Foreverdixie User ID: 6641314 14692
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"These cinnamon rolls are pretty, tasty and absolutely wonderful! Although it doesn't have a pumpkin taste, it is still tasty. My siblings are asking me to make them again!"

pinkiepie User ID: 5517629 14687
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2012

"I made these and my 6 year old could not get enough of them and friends loved them. The only thing I did different was due to every one saying they did not taste like pumpkin I put cream cheese frosting with pumpkin pie spice in it. They tasted great and my husband said it tasted like pumpkin pie. I used the recipe from in stead of cinnamon I used the pumpkin pie spice. Loved it!"

kristakoo User ID: 6945413 16444
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

"Love them!! Have made twice so far!"

thugtofarmer User ID: 6912872 16050
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2012

"have not made these yet have a few tricks and ideas i do with cinna rolls never tried pumpkin so going to but everyone comments that u dont taste pumpkin well in the warm milk u add pumpkin pie spice and nutmag to get more of a pumpkin pie tatse with the carmel goodnes dripping over lol"

lgrl8 User ID: 6067409 40351
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

"Very good. The pumpkin flavour isn't strong but it makes them so moist and pretty. Everyone loved them."

cmost User ID: 1410908 41053
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"If you have trouble with the frosting not sticking or shattering it is because you need to put the frosting on while the rolls are still warm."

jinglesferret User ID: 1689282 16442
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"This is a nice change of pace for cinnamon rolls. From the caramel frosting to the light pumpkin flavor that wasn't over powering. Great for a special occasion."

keverwann User ID: 1807985 41052
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2011

"The pumpkin does not have enough flavor (i.e. any), but offered a nice color to the rolls. The icing was very brittle and shattered when eaten; nice taste, but different texture than what we expect from cinnamon rolls.

All that said, my 2 year old happily ate 2 of them."

tamimaffitt User ID: 2153373 38342
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"I am making these right now since my family loved them so much the first time. I like the caramel icing these have, more than traditional white icing."

StephanieMoore User ID: 5505149 41047
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2010

"This is it! I've been searching for a cinnamon roll recipe for ages and I will never part from this one! bake THEM!"

TerraRogerson User ID: 4109936 40350
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010

"How crazy, I just made a pumpkin cinnamon roll cake the other day then I stumbled upon this post! =) It was totally delicious, but I'll definitely check out this recipe. Thanks! "

Sweet01 User ID: 1327588 15593
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010

"Excellent! I used almost twice the amount of pumpkin."

dwoodroof User ID: 1578501 16440
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

"I totally make these every fall. My husband,and kids love these. The pumpkin flavor isn't to strong everyone just loves them."

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