Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns

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430g unbleached all purpose flour, divided

60g granulated white sugar

7g instant dry yeast

1 large egg (50g), at room temperature

130g liquid kefir yogurt, at room temperature

120g pumpkin puree, at room temperature

113g unsalted butter, melted

10g vanilla bean paste

20g pumpkin pie spice

1/2 teaspoon salt

10g cream, for brushing


125g dark brown sugar

30g granulated white sugar

6g ground cinnamon

50g chopped walnuts


65g unsalted butter, softened

90g cream cheese, softened

100g icing sugar

pinch salt


1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together 350g flour, granulated white sugar, and instant dry yeast. Attach dough hook attachment and add melted butter, liquid kefir yogurt, pumpkin puree, egg, vanilla bean paste, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix on low until incorporated, increase to speed 2. Add salt and remaining flour, mixing until soft dough forms and sides of the bowl are clean.


3. Place dough into a greased bowl and cover with a towel or lid. Let rise 30-60 minutes in a warm draft-free area until doubled in bulk. Punch down dough and place onto a floured work surface. Roll out a 12×16″ rectangle.

4. Spread softened butter over the surface of the dough, leaving a 1/4 inch border around the edges. Sprinkle over cinnamon sugar and walnuts.

5. Roll up jelly roll style and pinch seams closed. Score 12 pieces about 2″ wide and slice through. Place into a 9×13″ baking pan lined with parchment paper and let rise until doubled in size about 30 minutes in a warm draft-free area.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. 

4. Brush tops of cinnamon rolls with cream and bake until golden brown on the top and browned on the bottom, about 35 minutes. While buns are baking prepare the cream cheese icing. 

5. In the bowl of a stand mixer whip together icing sugar, cream cheese, butter, and salt. Mix until smooth. Frost buns with cream cheese icing while slightly warm. Serve warm or wait until cooled for icing to set. Enjoy!

Makes 12.


To make your own pumpkin pie spice:

Mix together 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon allspice, and 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves. Scale 20g for recipe and store remaining in an airtight container or jar.