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Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls by @cincyfitfoodie

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls by @cincyfitfoodie

Healthy cinnamon rolls? Can someone say hallelujah?! 🙌🏼Waking up in the morning doesn't seem so bad if you're waking up to these beautiful treats! 

Ingredients

For the dough: 

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp butter (sub vegan butter if desired)
  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp cane sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup @liveglean pumpkin flour + 1 1/4 cup AP flour

Filling/topping:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin puree + 1 tbsp pumpkin flour
  • 1/2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tbsp crushed pumpkin seeds

Instructions

  1. Heat almond milk and butter until warm and melted.
  2. Sprinkle on yeast, sugar, and salt and let activate for 10 minutes.
  3. Then add cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice and stir.
  4. Let it set for a few minutes, then whisk in pumpkin purée.
  5. Next add in flour 1/2 cup at a time, stirring as you go - dough will be sticky.
  6. When it is too thick to stir, transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead for a minute.
  7. Add your dough ball back in mixing bowl - cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise for about 45 mins.
  8. Then, on a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a thin rectangle. 

FILLING:

  1. Brush with melted butter mixture and sprinkle pumpkin seeds.
  2. Starting at one end, tightly roll up the dough and situate seam side down.
  3. Then, cut the dough into 2 in sections and position in a well-greased 8x8 square pan.

TOPPING:

  1. Brush with more of the melted butter mixture.
  2. Bake rolls on a center rack for 25-30 minutes at 350 or until golden brown and crusty on top!

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