Monday, October 19, 2009

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

A week and a half ago, Tracey shared the link for this recipe, Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls. She saw it on the King Arthur Flour blog, Bakers' Banter.
She asked if anybody wanted to make these (on twitter) and a bunch of us decided to make them last weekend.
I don't know for sure who all ended up making them, but there were a few of us who were inspired to try these.
I made 1/2 batch of the dough. It was easy to divide and easy to mix. You just combine all the ingredients in a mixer, let the dough come together, knead it for a few minutes and let it rise.
Then the dough is rolled out, filled with cinnamon-sugar mix (I used the one from these Quick Cinnamon Biscuits-love the hint of nutmeg), chopped crystallized ginger (I couldn't find any, so I had to leave this out), and dried cranberries.
I made half of mine with the dried cranberries and half without.
Then you cut it into rolls and let it rise again.
I cut my into rolls and the popped them in the fridge overnight. The next morning, I let them rise baked them.
I had some leftover cream cheese icing, so I just added a little milk and thinned it enough to drizzle and had that on top.

The verdict- these were good. Not too pumpkin-y. I was hoping for a little bit more pumpkin flavor, but overall these were a good cinnamon roll.
I still got 8 rolls, even though I halved the recipe. Give 'em a try!

Recipe for Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

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22 comments:

Prudy said...

I've made pumpkin cinnamon rolls before with the same issue. They're yummy but I just can't get enough pumpkin flavor to come through. Yours looks sooo yummy, it makes me want to try again!

April said...

These look so good! I think I may have to try these!

Eliana said...

I can't get enough of all the pumpkin appearances in the blogosphere. I think this is one of my favs!

Bridgett said...

I just love a good cinnamon roll, but the addition of pumpkin is just amazing! What a great recipe and perfect for Fall. Your photos are stellar as usual!

Carrian said...

My husband and I were just talking about making pumpkin cinnamon rolls! I'm so excited to make them!

Barbara Bakes said...

Cream cheese icing sounds like a perfect match for delicious pumpkin rolls!

Barbara said...

I don't think I would like ginger in my pumpkin cinnamon roll- but I sure do think cranberries would be delish! Love the idea of a cream cheese frosting rather than the old confectioners sugar one.

Nichi said...

Pumpkiny or not they look delicious!

Nancy/n.o.e said...

Your rolls are beautiful and I'll bet very tasty with a cream cheese glaze. Usually pumpkin baked goods that aren't very pumpkin-y annoy me (eg pumpkin cheesecake - just give me pumpkin pie) but these were the best cinnamon rolls I've baked, so I can forgive the fact that the pumpkin wasn't strong.

Amanda said...

Those look scrumptious!! I made some last year I found on Lori's blog, Recipe Girl, and they were awesome!

Christy said...

These look so yummy for the Fall! I love the addition of the cranberries-what a great combination. These are a must try!!

Pamela said...

Pretty pictures! I made them, too. I thought they were just okay. I guess I was hoping for more Pumpkin flavor, too. The guys who ate them all LOVED them, though. And thinned cream cheese frosting?? YUM!!

Megan said...

These are gorgeous! I love cinnamon rolls and pretty much anything pumpkin. I know I would love these!

Joyce said...

Sounds delicious with the pumpkin. Not sure how you could increase the taste of the pumpkin in a yeast bread. I actually love the cinnamon rolls that they sell at Ikea. Not exactly bakery quality but good enough for how fast they disappear in our home:)

Steph said...

This looks like a fun way to bake with pumpkin. I think I might give this one a try!

Rachel said...

I've never even considered pumpkin cinnamon rolls! These look great. I might have to try them.

Tracey said...

Oh wow, your rolls look amazing Mary Ann! I'm so glad you decided to try them :) I still need to post mine but it probably won't happen until early next week. I agree with your assessment on these - not too much pumpkin flavor. I really enjoyed them anyway though!

HoneyB said...

These look absolutely yummy! I have yet to make Pumpkin Cinnamon rolls but I am making it a goal to do THIS fall! I will follow suit with you and halve the recipe. With just Grumpy and me, 8 is more than enough!

Flourchild said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe..they look very good! I love this time of year cus you get to bake more and pumpkin is the perfect ingredient!

Jessie said...

I am new to your blog and I have to say these pumpkin cinnamon rolls look amazing! I can just smell them from here but I wonder since you said they were not strong in pumpkin flavor, does that mean we have to use more pumpkin puree?

the ungourmet said...

What a terrific roll. I love the combination of ingredients! :D

Anonymous said...

my hubby is allergic to cinnamon. can you tell my the best way to tweak this recipe so he does not get left out at dessert time?