Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Pumpkin

October 14, 2020Melanie

This easy cinnamon rolls recipe with pumpkin is perfect for autumn and winter season. The addition of pumpkin makes the cinnamon rolls super juicy. With the creamy cinnamon butter mixture they simply taste heavenly. The Pumpkin Cinnamon rolls are also fluffy because they are made with yeast. In this blog post you will find a basic recipe for vegan cinnamon rolls that you can also use without pumpkin.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

I can’t stop baking with apple-cinnamon or pumpkin or making meals with pumpkin. That’s why I will upload an apple cinnamon and pumpkin recipe series for October :-). If you cook or bake the recipes, I would be very happy about your feedback! If you can’t wait, there are already delicious pumpkin and apple cinnamon recipes on my blog. Recently I baked fluffy apple cinnamon muffins. Additionally, I made an delicious apple pie and a simple apple crumble recipe on my blog. Or are you more interested in autumnal pumpkin recipes? Then you absolutely have to try these cinnamon rolls. More recipes with the Hokkaido and Butternut Pumpkin:

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Basic Recipe Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

The cinnamon rolls consist of the dough and a cinnamon butter mixture. Additionally I made a vegan cream cheese frosting and that is just the perfect combination. Frosting makes the cinnamon rolls even sweeter and juicier, but it is not a must! You can find the Frosting recipe on my carrot cake with frosting recipe. You can adjust the amount of ingredients and use a little less. Also the cinnamon butter filling makes the rolls juicy and so tasty. The Pumpkin Spice flavor is perfect for autumn season.

Ingredients for the dough

  • Butter
  • Yeast

  • Plant-based milk – I prefer to use oat milk but you can use the milk of your choice!

  • Sugar – You can use brown sugar or coconut blossom sugar. These sugars give the dough a caramel note. Coconut blossom sugar is of course the healthier choice.

  • Flour – I used a mixture of spelt and wheat flour. But you can also use only one or the other!’

  • Pumpkin puree – You can eat the Hokkaido Pumpkin with its skin. That’s why I love to use this kind of pumpkin. You can easily make pumpkin puree by cutting the pumpkin into small pieces and letting the pieces simmer in a pot with water for about 15 minutes. Another way is to cut the pumpkin in half and roast them for about 30 minutes. You can also skip the pumpkin puree!

  • Spices: Salt, Pumpkin Spice (optional)

Ingredients for the dough

  • Butter

  • Sugar – Brown sugar or coconut blossom sugar is also best for the filling. I used a mixture of both!

  • Walnuts – For a crunchy effect and taste I added some crushed walnuts (optional).

  • Spices: Cinnamon, Pumpkin Spice (Optional)
Cinnamon Rolls with Frosting

How to make Cinnamon Rolls with Pumpkin

First step: Make the yeast dough

Warm oat milk in a pot at low heat. The oat milk should only be lukewarm. Take the pot from the stove and add the yeast to the milk, sugar and butter. Stir the mixture until everything is dissolved. Put flour into a mixing bowl with salt and Pumpkin Spice. Add the yeast mixture as well as the pumpkin puree and knead the dough well, preferably with your hands. This can take a few minutes. The dough should be nice and elastic. However, the pumpkin puree makes the dough a little more moist. This is quite normal! Let the dough rise for at least 1 hour.

Yeast Dough

Second step: Make the filling

In the meantime you can start making the filling. To do this, melt the butter in a pot or microwave. Add sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin spice. Mix everything together to a creamy mixture. Do you want to add nuts? Then add the chopped walnuts to the mixture.

Third step: Make the cinnamon rolls

Roll out the dough on a floured surface. As this dough is a bit more moist, it is best to shape it with your hands. Then brush the dough with the butter cinnamon mixture. Now there are two strategies: Roll out the complete dough and cut the dough into slices. But it worked better to first cut the dough into stripes and then roll up the single stripes. Leave the cinnamon rolls to rise in the casserole dish before you bake them in the oven.

How do you like this recipe?

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Easy cinnamon rolls recipe

Cinnamon Rolls with Pumpkin

Cinnamon Rolls Mini
Course Dessert, Snack, Snacks, Sweets
Keyword Cinnamon, Cinnamon Rolls, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls, Yeast Dough
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Servings: 12 Buns

Ingredients

For the Yeast Dough:

  • 500 gr Spelt and Wheat Flour mixed Or only one variation
  • 250 ml Milk
  • 100 gr Pumpkin Puree
  • 75 gr Butter soft or melted
  • 80 gr Coconut Blossom Sugar or Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Spice Optional
  • 1 tsp Salt

For the Filling:

  • 80 gr Butter
  • 80 gr Coconut Blossom Sugar or Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Spice

Instructions

For the Yeast Dough:

  • Heat oat milk in a pot at low heat. The oat milk should only be lukewarm. Remove the pot from the heat and add the yeast to the milk as well as the coconut blossom sugar and butter. Stir the mixture until everything is dissolved.
  • Put flour with salt and Pumpkin Spice in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the yeast mixture as well as the pumpkin puree and knead the dough well, preferably with your hands. The dough should be elastic.
  • Leave the dough to rise in a warm place for at least 1 hour.

For the Filling:

  • Melt the butter in a pot or microwave.
  • Add sugar, cinnamon and Pumpkin Spice. Mix everything to a creamy mixture. If you want to add chopped walnuts, add them now.

Make the Cinnamon Rolls

  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface. As this dough is more moist, it is best to shape it with your hands.
  • Then coat the dough with the butter cinnamon mixture.
  • Now there are two strategies: Roll up the complete dough and cut the dough into slices. But it worked better to first cut the dough into stripes and then roll up the individual stripes.
  • Let the cinnamon rolls rest in the casserole dish for about 30 minutes before you bake them in the oven.
  • Bake in the oven at 180° for about 20 – 25 minutes. Be careful that they do not get too dark! This is what happened to me.

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