Spiced Pumpkin Dinner Rolls


The perfect side dish, this recipe puts a new spin on classic pumpkin bread. The whole family will love this easy pumpkin recipe.

Spiced Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Rise Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
15 rolls


  • 4 ½ - 5 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 package active dry yeast

  • 1 cup warm milk (120°F to 130°F)

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin

  • cup butter, melted

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 - 2 egg, lightly beaten

  • White and/or black sesame seeds


  1. In a large bowl combine 2 cups of the flour and the yeast. In a medium bowl combine next eight ingredients (through cayenne pepper). Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture. Beat with a mixer on low 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high 3 minutes. Stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes total). Shape into a ball. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease surface. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size (1 to 1 1/2 hours).

  3. Punch dough down. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover and let rest 10 minutes. Meanwhile, grease a 13x9-inch baking pan. Shape dough into 15 balls; place in prepared pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (30 to 40 minutes).

  4. Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush tops with some of the egg; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until rolls are golden and sound hollow when lightly tapped. Remove from pan. Serve warm.

Plain Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Prepare as directed, except omit cinnamon, coriander, and cayenne pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

209 Calories
5g Fat
35g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 209
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 242mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2.1mg 12%
Potassium 116mg 2%
Folate, total 84.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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