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!
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.
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.
Add yeast mixture.
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.
Turn mixer up to medium high and knead for 10 minutes, until elastic and smooth.
Butter up a large bowl. Turn dough in. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 90 minutes
Place filling ingredients into a bowl and whisk up.
Lightly flour a surface and roll dough into a 9 x 12 rectangle.
Spread on butter. Then sprinkle over spiced sugar, save 2 tab of sugar mixture.
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.
Butter a square baking dish. Then sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar on the bottom.
Cover rolls with plastic wrap and allow to rise an additional 45 minutes.
Then pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Sprinkle remaining sugar mixture onto rolls. Bake for 28-32 minutes.
Make frosting wtih a hand mixer.
First, mix together the butter and cream cheese until smooth and no lumps remain.
Then add remaining frosting ingredients and beat on low speed to incorporate. Then increase speed to medium for one minute.
Allow rolls to cool for 15 minutes before frosting.
View this post on Instagram
Let the Fall baking begin!! Homemade pumpkin pie spice mix recipe This baby adds oomph and pumpkin pie spice pizzaz! 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1.5 teaspoons ground mace (see notes) 1.5 teaspoons ground cloves 1.5 teaspoons ground allspice 1/8 heaping teaspoon ground cardamom Put the spices into a bowl. Use a small whisk to mix it well. Store in a spice jar. Note that if you use a used one make sure to use cinnamon or a spice used in mix. Don’t use an old garlic jar! *you can swap the ground mace for 2 tsp ground nutmeg. But mace adds a punch of flavor!!