by - July 17, 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 Cinnamon Rolls Recipe


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
120g - 150g 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. Put all ingredients (first add salt, flour, sugar, yeast, butter, egg, mashed potato and lastly fresh milk) in a bowl of stand mixer and knead till the dough come together, until achieve window pane stage (the dough at this stage should be able to be pulled and stretched into membrane).  It takes around 10 to 15 minutes at medium speed.  Start with 120g of fresh milk first then slowly add in if the dough is too dry.  
  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.




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