Thanksgiving Recipe | Pumpkin Cini-mini Rolls for Breakfast

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Pumpkin has never been a particular favorite of mine. It’s great in a thin slice of pumpkin pie or even in a pumpkin cookie dip but that’s about as far as it goes for my tastes. However, I’ve found that it’s also quite tasty when added to cinnamon rolls!

Pumpkin Cini-mini rolls for Thanksgiving

This mini version of the refrigerated cinnamon rolls our family already loves is really easy to make and only needs a few additional ingredients. Shown below, you can see how I turned a tube of 8 rolls into 24.

pumpkin filled cinnamon rolls

Baked in a mini cupcake pan, these turn into itty bitty cinni-minis that can be enjoyed as a snack or as a Thanksgiving breakfast.

pumpkin cinnamon rolls

Pumpkin Cini-mini Rolls Recipe
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Type: Breakfast
Serves: 24 rolls
  • 1 tube of cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing
  • 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
  • ⅛ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice blend
  1. Preheat oven according to cinnamon roll package directions.
  2. Prepare dough by unrolling the cinnamon rolls and cut the dough width-wide into 3 even sections.
  3. Spread the pumpkin over the dough evenly.
  4. Roll each strip of dough back into a mini cinnamon roll and place in a mini-cupcake pan, sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, until golden brown.
  6. In a small bowl mix the cream cheese icing and spice blend until combined and drizzle over warm rolls.




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  1. says

    I love anything pumpkin and your cinnamon rolls look great, Cat! I’ll have to try them one morning this week. :)

  2. says

    This is creative Cat. It is different and my family likes cinnamon rolls. I am going to make some for Thanksgiving.

  3. says

    We have had a family tradition of eating cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Thanksgiving since I was a kid and I have passed that down to my own family! I would love to incorporate this recipe in our sweet feast.

  4. says

    2 of my favs… pumpkin & cinnamon rolls. ERMAHGERD! I think I just may make these for Thanksgiving as an easy way out of baking, lol. Mama is tired.