Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls….You Need To Have Some Self Control When These Come Out Of The Oven!

cinniI follow a great blog called Confessions of a Pioneer Women, this woman is hilarous & cooks & bakes Yummo food with what you have in the larder. I made a recipe of hers that I had to reblog, I did change up some of the ingredients. Below is her recipe & if I replaced ingredients I will write in bold beside. She has amazing pictures and very detailed instructions on how to make her recipes if you are new to the kitchen.
Warning: There is not a lot of healthiness in this, but dang they are good!
Word of caution: Make sure you are belly full prior to making, that way you won’t do what I did & overloaded on licking the icing….yes I was like a kitten rolling on the floor with a wool ball!
Be prepared to be in your kitchen a couple of hours preparing & baking…totally worth it!

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls….Heavanly

■ Dough
■1-1/2 cup Whole Milk (I used skim)
■1/2 cup Vegetable Oil (I used Sunflower Oil)
■1/2 cup Sugar (I used xylitol)
■1 package (2 1/4 Teaspoons) Active Dry Yeast
■1 cup Pumpkin Puree
■4 cups All-purpose Flour (I used 1 c whole wheat & 1 cup spelt)■1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
■1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
■1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
■1/2 cup (additional) All-purpose Flour (I used whole wheat)
■1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
■1/2 teaspoon (heaping) Baking Powder
■1/2 teaspoon Salt
■ Filling
■1 stick 1/2 Cup Butter, Melted
■1/2 cup Sugar
■1/2 cup Brown Sugar (I used Coconut sugar)
■1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
■1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
■1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
■1 cup Finely Chopped Pecans
■8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, Softened
■1/2 pound Powdered Sugar
■1/4 cup Whole Milk (I used skin milk)
■2 Tablespoons Butter, Melted (I omitted…sheesh there is enough butter in this)
■ Dash Of Salt
■ Extra Flour, For Rolling
■ Extra Milk, For Thinning
■ Extra Butter, For The Baking Pans

Preparation Instructions


In a large saucepan, combine 1 1/2 cups whole milk, 1/2 vegetable oil, and 1/2 cup sugar. Heat until hot but not boiling, then remove the pan from the stove and allow it to cool until the mixture is warm to the touch but not too hot. Sprinkle the yeast over the surface of the liquid and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Stir in pumpkin puree until combined.

Combine 4 cups of flour with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon ginger. Sprinkle it into the saucepan and stir until it just comes together. Cover the saucepan with a dish towel and set in a warm, draft-free place for 1 hour.

After 1 hour, the mixture should be very puffy and at least doubled in size. Stir in 1/2 cup flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until totally combined.


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Drizzle butter into 3 pie pans (or a larger baking dish) and smear it all over the bottom of the pans.

Turn out dough onto a floured surface and press it into a rectangular shape. If it is overly sticky, sprinkle generously with flour and handle it/flour it until it’s easier to handle. Flour a rolling pin and roll the dough into a large rectangle about 10 inches by 30 inches.

Drizzle the melted 1 stick of butter over the dough and smear it all over the surface with your fingers. Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and the cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Sprinkle this all over the surface of the dough, covering all the melted butter. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup chopped pecans.

Starting at the top, use a “typewriter” motion to roll the dough toward you into a large log. Roll it tightly as you go so the rolls with be nice and neat. When it’s all rolled, pinch the seam closed and turn the roll over so that the seam is facing down.

Slice 1/2 to 3/4 inch slices and place them in the buttered pan(s). Allow them to rise for 20 minutes, then bake for 15-18 minutes or until nice and golden brown around the edges.


While the rolls are baking, making the frosting by combining all the frosting ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until fluffy, adding more milk if you’d like a thinner icing. Add maple flavoring if using and beat until combined. (Step away from this bowl until you are spreading on rolls! If there is icing left THROW AWAY!)


Ice rolls the second they come out of the oven. Sprinkle extra nuts over the frosting, then allow them to sit for 15 minutes before serving.



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