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A pumpkin pie cinnamon roll with 2 cinnamon sticks and a pumpkin in the background
Easy Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls
Prep Time
2 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 45 mins

Fluffy Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls, the perfect Fall dessert for all the pumpkin lovers out there. A great choice for the Thanksgiving menu or throughout the pumpkin season. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: pumpkin desserts
Servings: 12 rolls
Calories: 139 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
For the dough
  • 275 g strong white bread flour
  • 60 ml lukewarm water
  • 1/2 tsp dried yeast
  • 50 g cold butter, cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 75 g pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
For the filling
  • 100 g pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
For the glaze
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp full-fat milk
  1. In a small bowl, add the water, yeast, half a teaspoon of sugar and half of teaspoon of flour, give it a stir, and let it sit for 10 minutes until the yeast forms a bubbly foam.

  2. In a large bowl, sift the flour, and add the butter. Use your fingertips to rub the butter until the flour ressembles breadcrumbs.

  3. Add the egg, sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin puree, and mix well.

  4. Once the yeast is foamy, add it to the bowl and knead everything together for at least 5 minutes until you get an elastic dough that does not stick to the bowl.

  5. Cover with clingfilm and a clean tea towel, and let it sit for at least one hour or until it doubles its size.

  6. To make the filling, mix the pumpkin puree with the sugar and cinnamon.

  7. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough into a rectangle, spread the pumpkin all over, then roll the dough into a big sausage.

  8. Line a baking tray with non-stick paper, cut 12 pinwheels out of the big roll, and arrange on the tray, leaving a bit of space between each roll. 

  9. Cover with clingfilm, and let it sit again for 30 minutes to one hour, until the rolls rise and fill the space between them.

  10. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius (340 Fahrenheit).

  11. Bake the rolls for about 20-25 minutes or until golden and fluffy. Leave to cool for 5 minutes.

  12. To make the glaze, mix the yogurt with the milk, and drizzle all over the rolls. Serve warm or cold.

Recipe Notes
  • To see the measurements in cups and ounces, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
  • The amount of ingredients listed can be adjusted depending on the number of servings you need, just click on the number next to SERVINGS.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 2394IU48%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.