Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls
- 2¼ tsp dry yeast (1 pkg)
- ¼ c white sugar
- ¼ cup water (warm ~100 degrees)
- ½ cup plant-based milk (warm ~100 degrees)
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup vegan butter, melted (can substitute for oil)
- 1 Tbsp molasses
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups AP flour
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 3 cups AP flour
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp white sugar
- 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 4 Tbsp vegan butter, softened
- ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds or pepitas
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 2 T vegan butter, melted
- 1 Tbsp vanilla bean paste (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
- 1 Tbsp water
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine yeast, sugar, water, and milk of choice. Let it sit for 10 minutes, or until yeast becomes bubbly.
- Add remaining dough ingredients, and mix on medium speed until smooth, elastic dough forms. (Mine took about 7 minutes)
- Turn out into a lightly greased bowl and cover it with a towel or plastic wrap. Leave the bowl undisturbed, in a warm place, until it has doubled in size.
- While you're waiting, combine your dry filling ingredients. (Excluding butter. (But you could go ahead and take your butter out of the fridge at this point to get it up to room temp.)
- Roll dough into a half-inch-thick rectangle (You may need to lightly flour your surface if your dough is sticky.)
- Spread softened butter onto the dough in a thin layer, being sure to get the edges as well!
- Top with Pumpkin spice mixture, and roll it up as tight as possible without ripping the dough.
- Cut your log in half, and then cut each half-log into 4-5 pieces (Depends on how large you want you cinnamon rolls to be. I made 10 total)
- Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, and place rolls about 1½ inches apart.
- Cover your rolls with a tea towel, and let them rest until they are doubled in size.
- Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 375*
- Bake cinnamon rolls for 11-15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Sprinkle pumpkin seeds over them in the last 7 minutes of baking.
- Allow them to cool for about 5 minutes, while you make the icing.
- For the icing, simply combine everything in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Drizzle over rolls while they are still slightly warm, but not piping hot.