Best Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are great for Thanksgiving, Christmas morning, or anytime you crave the easiest, softest and all-around best ever Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls during fall!
Servings Prep Time
12 1hour
Cook Time Passive Time
45minutes 1h 45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 1hour
Cook Time Passive Time
45minutes 1h 45 minutes
For the Dough
  • 6tbsp Unsalted Butterdivided
  • 1/2cup whole milk warmed
  • 2 1/4tsp active dry yeast
  • 3 1/2cup all-purpose flourplus extra for rolling out
  • 1/4cup brown sugar
  • 1/4cup white sugar
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2tsp allspice
  • 1/2cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
For the Filling
  • 3/4cup brown sugar
  • 1/8tsp Salt
  • 1tsp cinnamon
For the Glaze
  • 4ounces Cream Cheesesoftened
  • 2tbsp milk
  • 2cup powdered sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  1. Heat the milk and butter. This first step is the only picky one in the recipe because the temperature of the milk and melted butter needs to be heated to around 110°F, in order to properly activate the yeast. It should feel warm but not hot to the touch.
  2. Add warm milk and yeast to a bowl then set aside.
  3. Combine flour, sugars, salt, and spices. Add in yeast mixture, pumpkin, and egg. Mix until incorporated. Attach a dough hook and mix for 5 minutes at low speed.
  4. Add mixture to a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in a draft free place (I use an unheated oven) and let rise for about an hour or until the dough has doubled.
  5. In a medium bowl mix together sugars, salt, and spices for the filling. Set aside.
  6. Line a 9-inch cake pan with parchment paper and butter. Transfer dough to a well-floured work surface and roll out to a rectangular shape.
  7. Brush on butter. Sprinkle filling over the dough, then add the pecans. Carefully roll into a log.
  8. Cut off 2-inch rolls and place in a buttered baking pan lined with parchment. Cover with plastic. Let the dough rise for about 45 minutes.
  9. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Bake buns for 25 minutes or until golden. Let cool on wire racks. Drizzle on the glaze.
  10. Beat room temperature cream cheese until fluffy. Combine powdered sugar and vanilla. Add milk until desired glaze consistency is reached.
  11. Smooth glaze onto cooled cinnamon buns.

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