Nothing says crisp fall morning better then the smell of Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls baking in the oven.  Enjoy this delicious treat for a tasty and delicious breakfast.

Nothing says crisp fall morning better then the smell of Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls baking in the oven.  Enjoy this delicious treat for a tasty breakfast.

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls

I have to be honest, I am not a huge pumpkin fan, but I have been on quite the pumpkin kick lately. I have learned that you don’t have to add a lot of pumpkin to get that little hint of something different.

I have really enjoyed experimenting with different recipes to turn them into something tasty and delicious for fall. These pumpkin cinnamon rolls do involve yeast and rising of dough, but they are very easy to make.

You can even do some assembly the night before and bake them up fresh in the morning. Now that our weather in finally turning cooler for good, I will be making these more and more.

Nothing says crisp fall morning better then the smell of Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls baking in the oven.  Enjoy this delicious treat for a tasty breakfast.

Let’s get started! 

Nothing says crisp fall morning better then the smell of Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls baking in the oven.  Enjoy this delicious treat for a tasty breakfast.
Nothing says crisp fall morning better then the smell of Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls baking in the oven.  Enjoy this delicious treat for a tasty breakfast.

Ingredients for easy pumpkin cinnamon rolls:

  • warm water
  • active dry yeast
  • milk
  • pumpkin puree – Make sure you also see how to make pumpkin puree easily to save you money.
  • brown sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • salt
  • egg
  • flour

Filling:

Icing:

  • butter
  • cream cheese
  • powdered sugar
  • milk

How to make pumpkin cinnamon rolls:

Mix together the warm water and yeast. Let sit for about 10 minutes. You will see the yeast activate – tiny bubbles will form at the surface and the liquid will thicken slightly.

In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, slowly combine yeast mixture with the remainder of the dough ingredients, milk through flour.

Place the dough in a well greased bowl and turn to coat. Cover tightly with plastic wrap.

Allow to rise until about double in size – about an hour to an hour and a half.

Nothing says crisp fall morning better then the smell of Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls baking in the oven.  Enjoy this delicious treat for a tasty breakfast.

Remove dough from bowl and knead for 1-2 minutes, adding flour so it doesn’t stick to your hands or the counter top. Roll out into large rectangle.

Mix together filling ingredients – pumpkin pie spice through vanilla. Spread over the top of your rolled out rectangle. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of your rectangle.

Nothing says crisp fall morning better then the smell of Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls baking in the oven.  Enjoy this delicious treat for a tasty breakfast.

Roll up the dough, starting at the short end. Now, you’ll need to slice your long roll into individual pumpkin cinnamon rolls.

Nothing says crisp fall morning better then the smell of Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls baking in the oven.  Enjoy this delicious treat for a tasty breakfast.
Nothing says crisp fall morning better then the smell of Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls baking in the oven.  Enjoy this delicious treat for a tasty breakfast.

Slice your long roll into individual pumpkin cinnamon rolls. Cut a long piece of dental floss and place it under your roll.

Cross the floss on top of your roll and pull in opposite directions. You will get nice clean cut slices every time.
Repeat slicing until you have about 15-18 pieces.

Nothing says crisp fall morning better then the smell of Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls baking in the oven.  Enjoy this delicious treat for a tasty breakfast.
Nothing says crisp fall morning better then the smell of Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls baking in the oven.  Enjoy this delicious treat for a tasty breakfast.

Place sliced rolls in your glass casserole dish (sprayed with cooking spray). Make sure they are nice and snug. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for another 30-60 minutes, or until almost doubled in size.

Bake in 375 F oven for 20-25 minutes or until nice and golden brown.

Mix together icing ingredients. Place icing on cinnamon rolls and serve warm.

Nothing says crisp fall morning better then the smell of Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls baking in the oven.  Enjoy this delicious treat for a tasty breakfast.
Nothing says crisp fall morning better then the smell of Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls baking in the oven.  Enjoy this delicious treat for a tasty breakfast.
Nothing says crisp fall morning better then the smell of Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls baking in the oven.  Enjoy this delicious treat for a tasty breakfast.

Tips for pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls:

If you have made cinnamon rolls before, you know that you need a really sharp knife and a very light hand. Well, I have a great tip for you when it comes to slicing dough – use dental floss! That’s right, dental floss.

Simply cut a long piece of floss and place it under your roll. Cross the floss on top of your roll and pull in opposite directions. You will get nice clean cut slices every time – no squishy lopsided cuts! 😉

Nothing says crisp fall morning better then the smell of Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls baking in the oven.  Enjoy this delicious treat for a tasty breakfast.

If you want to make these the night before, follow the directions for steps 1 through 8. Place them in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, let them sit at room temperature for 30-60 minutes and then bake as per the directions in step 9.

Let us know what your family thinks of these pumpkin cinnamon rolls. I have a feeling they will be asking for them over and over again.

Nothing says crisp fall morning better then the smell of Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls baking in the oven.  Enjoy this delicious treat for a tasty breakfast.

Toppings for pumpkin cinnamon rolls:

We love the cream cheese icing recipe above. It is amazing and the cream cheese goes perfectly with the pumpkin.

You can also use vanilla icing or even just powdered sugar on top. The kids have also put whipped cream on the pumpkin cinnamon rolls. Yum!

We have an easy and easy and delicious homemade whipped cream recipe.

Nothing says crisp fall morning better then the smell of Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls baking in the oven.  Enjoy this delicious treat for a tasty breakfast.

Try pumpkin cinnamon rolls.

There is so much pumpkin flavor and anyone that loves pumpkin will go crazy over this. Each bite is simply amazing and the perfect recipe for fall.

Give this a try and let us know how it turns out.

Nothing says crisp fall morning better then the smell of Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls baking in the oven.  Enjoy this delicious treat for a tasty breakfast.

Print this pumpkin cinnamon rolls recipe below:

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

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You have to try this fun twist on cinnamon rolls. Make these delicious pumpkin cinnamon rolls at your next breakfast or brunch. They are a delicious pumpkin recipe.
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 256
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree – See how to make pumpkin puree.
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 – 3 1/2 cup flour
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree – You can also easily make homemade canned pumpkin too.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Icing:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon milk

Instructions

  • Mix together the warm water and yeast. Let sit for about 10 minutes. You will see the yeast activate – tiny bubbles will form at the surface and the liquid will thicken slightly.
  • In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, slowly combine yeast mixture with the remainder of the dough ingredients, milk through flour.
  • Place the dough in a well greased bowl and turn to coat. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Allow to rise until about double in size – about an hour to an hour and a half.
  • Remove dough from bowl and knead for 1-2 minutes, adding flour so it doesn’t stick to your hands or the countertop. Roll out into large rectangle.
  • Mix together filling ingredients – pumpkin pie spice through vanilla. Spread over the top of your rolled out rectangle. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of your rectangle.
  • Roll up the dough, starting at the short end.
  • Slice your long roll into individual pumpkin cinnamon rolls. Cut a long piece of dental floss and place it under your roll. Cross the floss on top of your roll and pull in opposite directions. You will get nice clean cut slices every time. 😉
  • Repeat slicing until you have about 15-18 pieces. Place sliced rolls in your glass casserole dish (sprayed with cooking spray). Make sure they are nice and snug. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for another 30-60 minutes, or until almost doubled in size.
  • Bake in 375 F oven for 20-25 minutes or until nice and golden brown.
  • Mix together icing ingredients. Place icing on cinnamon rolls and serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Nothing says crisp fall morning better then the smell of Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls baking in the oven. Yes, these do have some prep to them, but they are amazing and worth it!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 256kcal, Carbohydrates 40g, Protein 1g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 42mg, Sodium 199mg, Potassium 82mg, Sugar 38g, Vitamin A 2745IU, Vitamin C 0.7mg, Calcium 38mg, Iron 0.5mg

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Nothing says crisp fall morning better then the smell of Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls baking in the oven.  Enjoy this delicious treat for a tasty breakfast.
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  1. These were amazing! I lowered the temp to 350 F and cooked for about 18-20 min. My oven cooks hot, though. I also added a bit of almond extract to the icing. They came out super fluffy and perfect!

  2. Is there any way I can freeze uncooked dough and pull out of freezer morning of or night before and bake off for fresh baked rolls.

  3. This is amazing!! I even got ahead of myself & mixed the filling all together like pumpkin (apple) sauce (I even added more pumpkin puree – a little + more, right?). Used a wide spatula once cut & piled the extra on top. It was wonderful. I also have American Persimmon pulp that I will use next time I make this. Husband said this recipe is a keeper. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Hi, I have a question — how am I supposed to make the filling, re: the butter? Am I supposed to melt the butter..? Thanks!

  5. Yes, I have updated the recipe. Melt the butter and then combine all the filling ingredients together. Thank you!

  6. I cover them in plastic wrap and store them in the refrigerator and then bake the next morning. Thank you!