The person that we got the recipe from put her cinnamon rolls in muffin tins and I thought that was a cool idea! It worked for the most part (some of them unraveled in the process), but I think next time I will just put them in a normal pan side-by-side just because they are easier to remove and clean up. It was fun to try though! These pumpkin cinnamon rolls won't let you down, they are quite delicious! Enjoy!
1/2 cup warm whole milk
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast
4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup pumpkin, pureed
1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons whole milk
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon maple extract
In a small bowl, add the yeast to lukewarm milk. Let sit for 5 minutes.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the hook attachment, mix together the flour, pumpkin, butter, sugars, eggs, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and milk mixture at medium low speed until a round dough forms. Continue kneading by hand or with the hook attachment until dough is smooth and evenly mixed. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover with a towel for 1 hour, or until double in size.
Sprinkle flour over clean surface and roll dough into a rectangle until the dough is about 1/4 inch thick. Next spread the softened butter evenly across the dough. Then sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon over it. Cut the dough into 12 strips, each about 1/2 inch to 1 inch wide, with a pizza cutter.
Roll each strip into a roll. Place each roll into a muffin tin or into a pan side by side. Both tin and pan need to be well greased. Cover again with clean towel and allow to rise about 30 minutes to an hour, until rolls are puffy.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove towel and bake rolls for 15-20 minutes, or until golden. Remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool.
While allowing the rolls to cool, whisk together ingredients for maple glaze. Drizzle on top of cinnamon rolls and serve. Enjoy!
Recipe by adventures-in-cooking.com