Monday, 17 July 2017

I have discovered a recipe for homemade pumpkin cinnamon rolls that I can call my own. You will definitely love these delicious, soft rolls. Cinnamon rolls are a delicious treat for breakfast or tea time.

Pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene and other antioxidants with cancer protective properties. Cinnamon is a herb traditionally used by many ancient cultures. It is indicated for a variety of ailments including gastrointestinal problems, urinary infections, relieving symptoms of colds and flu and has remarkable anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Some studies have shown that Cinnamon helps people with diabetes metabolise sugar better.


Pumpkin Rolls
400g bread flour
230g pumpkin, peeled, sliced, steamed and mashed
40g caster sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp salt
1 tsp instant active yeast
160ml fresh milk
60g butter

1 tbsp cinnamon powder
35g brown sugar
50g butter

Cream Cheese Frosting
70g cream cheese
40g butter
1 cup confectioners sugar
½ tsp vanilla essence or extract
1/8 tsp salt


1.  Place all ingredients for Pumpkin Rolls in the bowl of the stand mixer and knead until it had come together and become elastic or let the machine knead for 10 - 15 minutes.

2.  Set it aside to rise for 45 to 60 minutes or till double in size.

3.  When doubled in size, punch down dough. Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. Spread melted butter all over dough. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough. Starting with the widest end, roll the dough into a log. Pinch to seal seams. Cut the dough into 1.5 – 2 inc sections with a string of floss. Place the rolls in a greased/lined 14 X 10.5 inc square baking pan.

4.  Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

5.  To make the cream cheese frosting, stir together cream cheese, softened butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract, and salt.

6.  Remove rolls from oven and let cool until warm; spread frosting over warm rolls.