Pumpkin cinnamon rolls will warm you up on chilly fall mornings

Cinnamon rolls are always a welcome sight on the breakfast table, but if you have never tried pumpkin cinnamon rolls, you are missing out on an elevated version of this beloved breakfast classic.

And this recipe for pumpkin cinnamon rolls with maple cream cheese icing brings the deliciousness to a whole other stratosphere. Made with pumpkin puree and velvety seasonal spices like cloves and nutmeg, this is a morning treat that deserves a place in your holiday breakfast rotation.

The maple cream cheese icing is what makes these cinnamon rolls so elegant and memorable, yet making it is actually simple. All you need is cream cheese, milk, confectioner’s sugar and, of course, maple syrup. If you have leftovers, this luxurious icing would be yummy slathered on top of pancakes, quick bread, muffins or any other breakfast pastry that is just yearning for a little something extra.

Find the full recipe at Sally’s Baking Addiction.


If you don’t have the time or energy to make pumpkin cinnamon rolls from scratch, you can also find the ready-to-bake kind at Trader Joe’s.

These seasonal favorites returned this autumn (though they may be in limited supply now that we’re turning the corner toward winter), and while the recipe on the can calls for baking them in the oven, with a few modifications you can make them on the stovetop with TJ’s recipe for Skillet Baked Pumpkin Rolls.

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All you need is a little bit of coconut oil for the skillet, two cans of TJ’s Pumpkin Rolls, butter, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and Trader Joe’s candied pecans (or whatever brand you prefer). Then, open the pumpkin rolls and roll them in a combo of sugar and pumpkin pie spice, after you which you carefully arrange them in an oven-safe skillet.

Top off the rolls with butter and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, then brush the icing and chopped candied pecans on top. Your warm, gooey weekend breakfast is served!

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Looking for other ways to make breakfast a little more special? Check out these Cinnamon Roll Turkeys that will surely get everyone in the spirit of giving thanks.