Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Today we give thanks, and I have so much to be thankful for!

Thank you to my readers, you have helped make CafeTerraBlog grow so much in the last year.

Thank you to my food blog friends I have made, and continue to make.  Your continued love and support is what inspires me to “Dream Big!”

There are way too many people to list here that I would love to thank.  I would like to share a couple people with you.  Of course my husband, he is my rock, angel, and love of my life.

I would like to say thank you to Nelly from Cooking with Books.  When I met you last December, who would ever guess the friendship that would blossom a year later?  You truly inspire me to be a better baker/cook, and especially a better writer! Thank you Nelly, I am so grateful for you:-)

I would also like to say thank you to Andi from My Beautiful Adventures.  Your spirit, smile, and positive way is an inspiration to everyone!  You have a way with words and your photography, that help me to see where I want my site to go.  Because of you,  I look forward to the changes that CafeTerraBlog will take in the next year.  Thank you Andi, I am so grateful for you. :-)

To give thanks today, I wanted to share a delicious treat!  There should be enough for everyone!

There were several variations to pumpkin cinnamon rolls this year in the food blog world.  The couple variations I loved were from Roxana at A Little Bit of Everything, vegan pumpkin cinnamon rolls, and from Mike’s Baking, Easy Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls.

Today the cinnamon rolls I share with you were adapted from Joy Of Baking.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
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A warm, moist roll, layered with pumpkin, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon, then topped with a sugary glaze!
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 16
  • Dough
  • 5 - 5½ cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 package of dry active yeast
  • 1 cup half and half
  • ⅓ cup of unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup of white sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • Filling
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup raisins
  • Glaze
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 Tbsp half and half
  • 1 pkg of vanilla sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease with butter a large baking dish or 9x13 pan. Have a calibrated thermometer available to take temperature of milk mixture.
  2. In mixer, on low speed, mix 2½ cups flour and yeast together.
  3. In small sauce pan, heat together on medium low heat half and half, sugar, butter, and salt. You want the temperature of the milk mixture to be between120-130 degrees fahrenheit. Slowly pour milk mixture into flour, and mix on low speed. Add one egg at a time, then add in pumpkin puree.
  4. You may be able to use mixer next, if you can, add more flour (about 2½ cups to 3½ cups) and mix until incorporated. Change to bread hook, and knead bread dough for 10 minutes.
  5. If by hand, mix with spoon 2½ cups to 3½ cups of flour, until well incorporated. On a floured surface, knead dough for 10 minutes. Place in oiled bowl, and turn dough to oil both sides. Cover dough with damp towel, and let sit for 1 hour, or until dough has doubled in size.
  6. On floured surface, roll out dough, until about ¼ inch thick. spread out pumpkin puree. In separate bowl, mix together butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, then spread out on top of pumpkin puree. sprinkle with more cinnamon. Roll up dough. Cut each roll about 1 inch. Place on greased pan, and bake for about 25 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!
To calibrate a thermometer - Get a cup, fill with 50% ice, then fill with 50% water, place bi-metallic thermometer into ice water. You want thermometer to get to 32 degrees Fahrenheit, 0 degrees Celcius. It the thermometer is not at 32, move to correct setting.

I almost mixed pumpkin puree in the glaze, but decided that may be too much for my sweet hubby!  However, for those pumpkin lovers, try a tablespoon of pumpkin puree in glaze:-)


What is your favorite way to enjoy a cinnamon roll?

I will be announcing the Zing Bar giveaway winners the beginning of next week! If you want to still enter to win a sample of Zing Bars,  head on over and share your favorite sweet treat!

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra

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  • Liz

    Mmmmmmm….these rolls look fabulous!  These would be perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning…but I think my kids would eat them anytime :)

  • I seriously dreamed about these last night!

  • I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Terra, and I am so very thankful for having “met” you this past year :-)  Your cinnamon rolls look incredible…wish I could figure out a gluten-free dough that isn’t too sticky for rolling!

  • I absolutely love these pumpkin cinnamon rolls. I feel like getting a dessert plate, slicing a hefty corner and just piercing my fork in there! This will go well with the cup of tea I’m having right now. What a lovely piece, Terra! I’m so grateful to have “met ” you thro’ the twitter-universe & blogosphere! Couldn’t imagine a week without a warm “hug” from you. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  • oh dang~you have me  drooling over these rolls!  I used to not even like cinnamon rolls and not long ago, I became a fan.  Pumpkin variation sounds amazing! :)

  • These rolls look gorgeous and I am SO thankful to have you in my life as well! Love you!

  • These are my kind of rolls! i am loving connecting with you all with the blog hops! Have a great holiday weekend.
    Richa @ http://hobbyandmore.blogspot.com/

  • these pumpkin rolls look delicious terra! yes, i remember seeing these on both their blogs, what a fabulous recipe. 

  • Happy belated Thanksgiving to you and Brian — hope you guys had a great holiday! Here’s to friends, new opportunities, and cinnamon rolls!

  • Nikki

    These look so good. Cinnamon rolls intimidate the crap out of me, though. I’m so certain I’ll mess them up! Can you just make them for me and then we’ll hang out and eat them together?  :)