Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Easy Caramel Cream Cheese Drizzle

by Irvin on November 27, 2013 · 5 comments

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Pumpkin isn’t just for dessert! These pumpkin cinnamon rolls with an easy caramel cream cheese drizzle make for a fabulous breakfast treat as well!

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Easy Caramel Cream Cheese Drizzle. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

“Um…well it’s a little underdone…” said my friend Tina when I leaned over and asked her how my pumpkin cinnamon rolls with caramel cream cheese drizzle were. I had showed up to a brunch with them a couple of weeks ago and everyone seemed pretty impressed with them when I walked in. Of course that was before they had actually taken bite.

Turns out that the rolls I had brought with me were slightly undercooked. Well, raw and doughy in the middle actually. That’s the problem with developing a recipe and bringing it to a brunch untested. When people invite me over, they often expect me to bring something sweet, and this time I had was actually asked to bring something. It’s a bonus of having me as a friend. I’m witty, charming and I always have baked goods with me. At least I like to think of myself as witty and charming but maybe my friends are just hanging out with me for my baked goods. (Jump directly to the recipe.)

Taking a pumpkin cinnamon roll. Photo and Recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Regardless I always try to warn people that if I bring something over, it’s usually a test run and there are no guarantees on the quality. And 9 times out of 10 it’s not a problem. But let’s face it, every now and then is a miss. So back to the drawing board it was for these pumpkin cinnamon rolls. All I can say is that it was a good thing I had brought another sweet treat with me, my pumpkin bundt cake.

After testing it a few more times I realized the recipe itself is still solid, it just needed more time in the oven. You’d think I’d be sick of pumpkin by now, but you’d obviously be wrong. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I can’t wait for pumpkin pie. Until then, I’ll just nibble on this pumpkin cinnamon roll.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

If you like these cinnamon rolls, check out my Super Quick Cinnamon and Spice Breakfast Rolls recipe using baking soda and powder instead of yeast!

And while you’re at it, check out these other awesome cinnamon rolls from around the web:
Gimme some Oven’s Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls
Crazy for Crust’s Zucchini Cinnamon Rolls
Completely Delicious’ Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Rolls
Diethood’s Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls
Girl versus Dough’s Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar November 27, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Everything about these is lovely..the drizzle..the rolls…the pumpkin! YUM!


merri November 27, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Mmm looks yummy! On xmas eve my mom used to (well prob still does, i’m just not there lol) make walnut sticky buns, a family recipe. they take a while with the yeast so they were a special occasion thing only. this reminds me of them.


Belinda @zomppa November 27, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I’m just wishing that this will be at my house in the morning.


Adri November 28, 2013 at 6:33 am

These look great – nice step by step, too!


Kristin Nicole December 2, 2013 at 9:01 am

For anyone who is in love with cinnamon rolls, and loves pumpkin, WOW… This looks delish.


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