Homemade cinnamon rolls filled with a fresh pumpkin spiced filling and generously frosted in browned butter cream cheese. The perfect autumnal twist to a much loved breakfast pastry. Freshly baked warm pumpkin spice aromas swirled across the centre of each soft and gooey roll toped with a silky cream cheese frosting that soaks right into the rolls.
These rolls are relatively simple to make. The dough comes together in a stand mixer with less proofing time. Using Fleischmann’s RapidRise Yeast saves loads of time as you don’t need to activate the yeast in warm water, rather it can be added directly into the the bowl along with the other ingredients ready to be mixed. The dough only proofs for 1 hour before baking which is a total game changer and time saver. The rolls bake perfectly puffed and double in size beautifully during their proof leaving you with thick and tall pastries that are completely soft all the way through.
For that authentic pumpkin filling we used real pumpkin puree and combined it with our go-to homemade pumpkin spice syrup that we just can’t get enough of and find ourselves indulging in the best homemade pumpkin spice lattes with it! The syrup makes plenty so don’t worry you can start enjoying delicious lattes as well 🙂 We also use this syrup to brush our wings and basically anything else we want to give a pumpkin spice flavour to.
Our recipe calls for 2×30 minutes proofs but for the second proof you can absolutely do this overnight if you want to prepare some rolls the day before a nice breakfast. This recipe has been tested a few times with different proof periods and while 30 minutes is plenty and does a wonderful job, we liked them as well with 3 hours but hesitate to do it longer as the filling is not a dry filling so it adds moisture which can disrupt the cooking process and take a bit longer. If this is the approach you’ve chosen we recommend covering the top so that the rolls don’t brown and crisp up too quickly while the bottoms are still needing to be cooked. Bake them uncovered near the end to get them nice and golden.
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