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pumpkin pie spice cinnamon rolls

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cinnamon Rolls

Fluffy pumpkin pie spice cinnamon rolls are loaded with real pumpkin, spices, and espresso. A generous lather of cream cheese frosting tops them off for a food version of your Favorite Fall drink!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Rising Time 2 hours
Servings 9


Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Dough



  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 4 ounces full fat cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 2 teaspoons espresso optional, for added coffee kick


  1. In a small bowl, add warmed milk with 1/2 tsp of the granulated sugar and all yeast. Stir and allow to proof for 15 minutes.

  2. Melt butter and set aside. - in bowl of stand mixer fitted with dough hook, add the pumpkin purée with melted butter, espresso, egg, and vanilla. Give it a stir on medium low, streaming in milk.

  3. Add yeast mixture.

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the salt, spice, and flour. Gradually add it to the wet ingredients. *use a spatula to mix, if needed. *This is a wet dough.

  5. Turn mixer up to medium high and knead for 10 minutes, until elastic and smooth. 

  6. Butter up a large bowl. Turn dough in. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 90 minutes

  7. Place filling ingredients into a bowl and whisk up. 

  8. Lightly flour a surface and roll dough into a 9 x 12 rectangle. 

  9. Spread on butter. Then sprinkle over spiced sugar, save 2 tab of sugar mixture. 

  10. Roll it up from the narrow end, and slice into 9 big rolls. *Note that you can also make 12 smaller rolls, but adjust baking time to 23-27 minutes.

  11. Butter a square baking dish. Then sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar on the bottom. 

  12. Cover rolls with plastic wrap and allow to rise an additional 45 minutes.

  13. Then pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.

  14. Sprinkle remaining sugar mixture onto rolls. Bake for 28-32 minutes.

  15. Make frosting wtih a hand mixer.

  16. First, mix together the butter and cream cheese until smooth and no lumps remain.

  17. Then add remaining frosting ingredients and beat on low speed to incorporate. Then increase speed to medium for one minute.

  18. Allow rolls to cool for 15 minutes before frosting.