Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

I love cinnamon rolls, and thought it would be fun to add pumpkin and eggnog to a cinnamon roll recipe I already had for the fall season.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 45 mins
12 cinnamon rolls


  • ½ cup eggnog

  • cup butter

  • cup pumpkin puree

  • ½ cup water

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup dark brown sugar

  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • cup melted butter


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ tablespoons eggnog


  1. Warm 1/2 cup eggnog in a small saucepan over low heat until it bubbles, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in 1/8 cup butter and 1/8 cup pumpkin; stir until melted. Add water and let mixture cool until lukewarm, about 5 minutes.

  2. Combine cooled eggnog mixture, 1 cup flour, white sugar, egg, yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Stir well to combine. Stir in remaining flour 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition with an electric mixer until dough has pulled together. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.

  3. Roll dough into a 12x9-inch rectangle.

  4. Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice together in a bowl. Spread melted butter on top of dough and top with brown sugar mixture. Roll dough into a log, using a little water to seal the seam.

  5. Cut roll into 12 slices using a very sharp knife or a piece of unflavored dental floss. Place rolls into a 9x13-inch greased baking pan. Cover and let rise until almost doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

  8. Meanwhile, combine confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, 1/4 cup pumpkin, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Add eggnog gradually until frosting reaches a spreadable consistency. Spread frosting over warm cinnamon rolls.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

357 Calories
9g Fat
63g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 187mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 128mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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