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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon roll, cream cheese, pumpkin
Servings: 12
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
This recipe for Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting is one of my favorites. It's the perfect sweet to enjoy on a crisp fall morning. Everyone will love the rich pumpkin flavor of these cinnamon rolls.


  • ¼ ounce package yeast
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ cup scalded milk
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter - melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground clove
  • 1 egg
  • 4 - 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup softened butter - (plus more for pan)
  • 3/4 cup sugar - (plus more for pan)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Maple Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese - softened
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter - softened
  • 1 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon Mapleine (maple extract)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. 
  • In a stand mixer bowl, combine milk, sugar, melted butter, pumpkin puree, spices, salt, and egg with a spoon. Attach the bowl to the mixer with the dough hook attached. Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle. Knead with dough hook for about 5 minutes. (If not using a stand mixer, knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes.) Place in well-greased bowl, cover, and let rise until doubled in size, usually 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • When doubled in size, punch down dough. Roll out on floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. Spread softened butter all over dough. In a small bowl, mix together sugar, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Then sprinkle over buttered dough. Beginning at the 15-inch side, role up dough and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 12 to 15 slices.
  • Coat the bottom of 13 x 9 baking pan with butter and sprinkle with sugar. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let rise until dough is doubled, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned.
  • Meanwhile, mix cream cheese, butter, confectioner’s sugar, salt, Mapleine, and vanilla until smooth. For a thicker icing, add more powdered sugar. Spread over slightly cooled rolls.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 686kcalCarbohydrates: 112gProtein: 12gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 423mgPotassium: 201mgFiber: 4gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 3959IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 5mg
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