11.03.2011

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls


Oh my.

These are (or I should say WERE :) delicious!! I found the recipe on Pinterest HERE when I was searching for something to make using some leftover pumpkin I had in my pantry. They turned out just perfect for me...they were super moist and had that yummy hint of pumpkin flavor, and not being a huge frosting I fell in love with the Caramel Glaze.
Do you have some pumpkin laying around in your pantry too??

Here's what you need to make these beauties...

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Glaze

1/3 cup milk

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg, beaten

1 (1/4 ounce) package dry yeast

2 cups bread flour (you can use regular all purpose flour but bread flour makes them lighter)

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons melted butter




CARAMEL FROSTING

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

2 tablespoons milk

1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1 dash salt

3/4 cup sifted confectioners' sugar

First up, you want to warm your milk and butter until it is starting to melt, stirring constantly.

Meanwhile in a mixer add pumpkin, sugar, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Add your milk and butter mixture and mix well. Then add your beaten egg and packet of yeast.


Once you have that all mixed together you are going to start adding your flour. Here's a tip: it says in the recipe to use bread flour. I never have bread flour on hand but by chance did this one time....it made a HUGE difference. These cinnamon rolls were so light and moist...so try out this flour :) Add once cup of flour and mix well, then slowly add the second cup, while you are scraping the sides.

Once you have mixed all the flour in you will have a very soft dough. Put this in a greased bowl and let rise until it doubles in size, about 1 hour.

Once your dough has risen roll it out on a floured surface into a nice rectangle shape. Once you have done that brush with the melted butter and top with your cinnamon and brown sugar mixture.

After that, simply roll up your dough and slice into 12 sections, placing on a greased pan, cut-side up.

Yeah...I'm really not a baker, so make sure you check out the original posting for these yummies...her instructions are MUCH better!

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Mine baked for 15 minutes exactly and came out perfect.

Isn't it pretty?! :)

Now you may remember I mentioned something about a Caramel Glaze? Oh yes...its a must!

Simply heat your butter until melted, then add brown sugar and milk. Cook this for one minute, stirring constantly, over low heat. Then transfer to a mixing bowl and add vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, salt and confectioner's sugar. Use an electric mixer to blend well, and feel free to add more sugar or milk to get the right texture. Once you do drizzle a little (or a LOT!) on top of your cooled cinnamon rolls. Then get an ice cold glass of milk and ENJOY!!

Thank you for stopping by Blue Skies Ahead! I feel like its taken me this whole week to recover from Halloween and get caught up on the things in my life that needed some catching up on :) Now before I know it I'll be saying the same thing about Thanksgiving! Please check back later for some fun with the kiddos, a great family tradition to celebrate Gratitude, and lots more!

3 comments:

Lindsay

Those look amazing! I would love to give them a try! Thanks for sharing!

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things

These look heavenly! I'm pretty sure I'm drooling right now. haha!

kathleen

Hello

Good Day, i have been trying to create a nice blog post
and i saw yours and i found it very interesting keep up
the good work i'll be back for more

Kathy
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