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Cute Little Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

5 from 2 votes
Roni Cohen – @ronis_recipes
Deliciously soft pumpkin dinner rolls with a hint of warmth and a touch of autumn spices.
Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :25 minutes
Rising time :1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time :1 hour 50 minutes


  • 5 cups 700 grams flour
  • 1 cup 240 milliliters milk
  • ½ cup 120 milliliters water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • tablespoons yeast
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • tablespoons 50 grams soft butter


  • cup water
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 12 pecans


  • In a mixer bowl, combine the flour, milk, water, sugar, and yeast. Knead the mixture for 10 minutes until the dough forms.
  • Introduce vanilla extract, turmeric, cinnamon, pumpkin puree, salt, and butter. Blend the ingredients until they are thoroughly combined. Cover the bowl and allow the dough to rise for approximately an hour.
  • Divide the dough into 12 equal portions and shape them into rolls.
  • Preheat your oven to 355°F (180°C). Take each piece of dough and wrap a string around it four times, following the demonstration in the video. Cover the rolls with a towel and let them rest for 15 minutes.
  • Place the rolls in the preheated oven and bake for around 25 minutes, or until they achieve a golden hue. Once baked, let the rolls cool before carefully removing the strings.
  • Create a mixture using water and honey, then generously brush it onto the rolls. Gently press a pecan onto the top of each roll.


pumpkin dinner rolls recipe
Credit: Roni Cohen

Can I use canned pumpkin puree for these rolls?

Yes, you can use canned puree to make these pumpkin dinner rolls. Just make sure it’s plain without any added sugars or spices.

How do I store the baked pumpkin dinner rolls?

After baking, let the pumpkin dinner rolls cool completely. To keep them fresh, place them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days. For extended storage, freeze the rolls in a freezer-safe bag for about a month. To thaw frozen rolls, leave them at room temperature for a few hours or warm them briefly in the oven. If reheating, cover the rolls with aluminum foil to prevent them from drying out.

How can I make these rolls vegan?

To make these rolls vegan, you can substitute the butter with a plant-based alternative, and use a non-dairy milk. Make sure the other ingredients, like yeast and flour, are also vegan-friendly.

Can I double the recipe?

Yes, you can double the recipe to make more rolls. Just ensure you have a large enough mixing bowl and baking trays to accommodate the increased amount of dough.

pumpkin dinner rolls recipe
Credit: Roni Cohen

Can I use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour?

Yes, you can use whole wheat flour, but keep in mind that it might result in a denser texture compared to rolls made with all-purpose flour. You could also use a mixture of whole wheat and all-purpose flour for a balanced result.

pumpkin dinner rolls recipe
Credit: Roni Cohen

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