These Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are the BEST. They’re fluffy, warm, and filled with the most delicious sweet pumpkin filling spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

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The Best Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Ever


Prep Time: 2 hrs 55 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins


For the Pumpkin Rolls Dough – ▢1 cup – warm whole milk – ▢2 tbsp. – sugar – ▢1 tbsp. – dry yeast – ▢6 large – eggs – ▢1 cup - sugar + 2 tbsp. – ▢4 oz. – unsalted butter (melted) – ▢¼ tsp. - salt – ▢1 tsp. – pure vanilla extract – ▢6 ½ cups – whole grain unbleached all-purpose flour For the Pumpkin Filling – ▢4 oz. – unsalted butter (softened) – ▢1 cup – Homemade Pumpkin Puree – ▢½ cup – brown sugar – ▢1 tbsp. – ground cinnamon – ▢¼ tsp. – ground nutmeg – ▢2 cups - pecans (¾ cup for inside the rolls and ¼ cup for topping per pan of rolls) For the Greek Yogurt Frosting – ▢8 oz. – cream cheese (softened) – ▢4 oz. – unsalted butter (softened) – ▢½ cup – sugar – ▢½ cup – Greek yogurt plain – ▢1 tsp. – pure vanilla extract

Step 1

Heat milk until barely warm, then remove from heat. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar and yeast, whisk, and let it proof for 15-30 minutes. Melt butter using residual heat from the burner. Beat eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla, and melted butter together. Add the proofed yeast. Gradually add sifted flour, one cup at a time. Stir for about 10 minutes. Let the dough rise in a warm place for a couple of hours.

Step 2

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Toast pecans for 10 minutes and allow them to cool.

Step 3

Mix softened butter, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

Step 4

– Beat cream cheese and sugar. – Add butter, Greek yogurt, and vanilla. Beat until creamy.

Step 5

– Divide the dough into two portions. – Roll out one half and spread half of the pumpkin filling evenly. – Sprinkle with three-quarters of the toasted pecans. – Roll the dough into a log and cut into one-inch rolls. – Repeat with the other half of the dough. – Place the rolls on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Let them rise for 30-45 minutes.

Step 6

Drizzle caramel sauce over the rolls before baking. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes until they are light golden brown.

Step 7

Let the rolls cool for 15 minutes.

Step 8

Slather on the Greek yogurt frosting.

Step 9

Sprinkle the remaining toasted pecans over the frosting.

Step 10

Drizzle more caramel sauce over the frosting before serving. Enjoy your homemade pumpkin cinnamon rolls!

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