Three things you need to know about me: I live to drink beer with my pizza, I can’t wait to get my hands on a delicious loaf of sourdough, and my mornings are always made better with a warm batch of cinnamon buns.
It’s no secret that I love food and beverages made with yeast…especially the four B’s: Beer, bread, bagels, and BUNS– cinnamon buns to be exact.
Since it’s fall and pumpkin season, I just had to be basic and make my cinnamon buns pumpkin-y.
These pumpkin cinnamon buns are everything!!!! Warm and gooey centers with a spicy, sweet filling and delicious cream cheese frosting.
The recipe is so basic too. One of my favorite cinnamon bun recipes to date. I can promise that you will not be disappointed that you made them.
RECIPE: makes about 9 buns
- 1/2 cup warm whole milk (about 110 degrees F)
- 2 1/4 tsp. instant dry yeast
- 2 Tbs. granulated sugar
- 2 Tbs. canola or vegetable oil
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 2- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 4 Tbs unsalted butter, room temp.
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 4 Tbs. cream cheese, room temp.
- 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, room temp.
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted.
- In a large bowl of a standing mixer, combine warm milk, yeast, sugar, and oil. Let sit for about 10 min. or until your yeast foams vigorously.
- Stir in pumpkin, spices, and 1/2 cup of flour until combined. With dough hook, turn mixer to low speed and add 1/2 cup flour at a time until dough is sticky but manageable.
- Place dough on lightly floured surface and lightly knead into a ball. Cover with a kitchen towel and let sit for about 1 hour or until it almost doubles in size.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle that is about 1/2 inch thick.
- With your fingers, spread butter evenly over dough. Mix brown sugar and spices together and sprinkle evenly over buttered dough.
- Starting on the shorter side, tightly roll the dough into a long log. Using a serrated knife, cut 2 inch sections. Place into a buttered 9X9 baking dish or 9 in. pie plate. If making that day, cover with a towel and let rise for 45min-1 hour. If making the next day, cover with plastic wrap and keep in fridge.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. If you put the buns in the fridge, take out to let rise at least 30-40 min. before putting them in oven. Bake for 15-20 min. or until golden brown.
- While buns are baking, cream butter and cream cheese together with a mixer or fork. Mix into confectioner’s sugar until well combined.
- When the buns are done, frost them almost immediately and enjoy!