Introduction: Wormy Looking Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

I prepared this Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls for potluck for my husband's office and his colleagues loved it. Hope you like it too :)

Step 1: Ingredients Required to Prepare the Dough for the Rolls

1 package of dry yeast

1/4 cup very warm water (about 100-105 degrees F.)

1/2 tsp white sugar

1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)

1/4 cup heavy cream or milk

1 tsp fine salt

1/4 cup melted butter

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or 1/2 tsp ground ginger and 1/4 tsp together grounded cloves,cinnamon,nutmeg)

1 large egg

1/4 cup granulated sugar

3 to 4 cups all purpose flour (divided), as needed

(add enough flour so that dough just barely pulls away from sides, and a very soft, slightly sticky dough is formed)

Step 2: Steps Required to Prepare Dough for the Rolls

  • Warm together water, milk and sugar to reach about 100-105 degrees F. and add yeast and mix till incorporated and leave keep aside for 10 minutes and if the yeast mixture bubbles or increases in size, that means the yeast is active and our rolls will turn out soft and fluffy. If the yeast mixture remains the same after 10 minutes, that means either the yeast is not good or water milk mixture was not the right temperature, so need to repeat this step using fresh ingredients
  • Melt the butter and keep aside
  • In a large mixing bowl + Sugar + melted butter and mix well + egg + yeast mixture and mix well + pumpkin puree + pumpkin pie spice + Salt + Vanilla essence and mix well till incorporated
  • Add in 1 cup of flour at a time so that dough just barely pulls away from sides, and a very soft,

    slightly sticky dough is formed

  • Spread all sides of dough with olive oil, wrap the bowl with cling wrap and let it sit on a warm place for 1-2 hours or till doubled in size

Step 3: Ingredients and Steps Required to Prepare Cinnamon Sugar


3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup of granulated sugar

2 tbsp ground cinnamon


Mix all the above ingredients well till incorporated and keep aside until required

Step 4: Steps to Shape and Bake the Rolls

  • Place the doubled dough on a surface smeared with flour and with the help of rolling pin, roll the dough till it reaches 1/8th inch
  • Melt 5 tbsp butter and brush on the rolled dough
  • Spread the cinnamon sugar on the rolled dough
  • Tightly roll the dough and cut into 16 rolls
  • Place the cut rolls on a greased baking tray about 1/2 inch apart. I used 2 trays because i did not have a big enough tray
  • Cover with cling wrap and keep aside for 45 minutes in a warm place
  • Preheat oven to 350F and bake for 30 minutes

Step 5: Preparing Cream Cheese Glaze


1/4 cup room temperature cream cheese

1 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup milk, or as needed

1/4 tsp vanilla extract, optional


Mix all the above ingredients very well till you get smooth mixture

Pour on top of warm baked rolls and serve

Done :)

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