Breakfast, Dessert

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls

  • Prep 15 mins
  • Total 1h 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 8

This yummy treat is perfect for fall and winter breakfast, dessert, and snacks!


  • Contains Wheat
  • Contains Milk/Dairy

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat, Milk/Dairy

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To Start

  • 1/2 cup water, for steaming
  • nonstick cooking spray

For the Cinnamon Buns

  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream

For the Filling

  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch of kosher salt

For the Frosting

  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted
  • 3/4 cup full-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Stand Mixer
  • Small Saucepan
  • Instant-Read Thermometer
  • Medium Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Step 1

    Pour 1/2 cup water in the pot. Spray the Cook & Crisp Basket with nonstick cooking spray.

  • Step 2

    Begin to make the cinnamon buns by warming the milk in a small saucepan over low heat until a thermometer reads 100°F to 110°F. The milk should feel just slightly warm. Remove the milk from the heat and stir in 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon brown sugar, then sprinkle the yeast over the milk. Set aside until foamy, about 5 minutes.

  • Step 3

    In a large bowl of a stand mixer, add the pumpkin puree, 1/4 cup brown sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla extract. Combine on low speed with the paddle attachment. Add the yeast mixture and continue to mix on low speed until combined.

  • Step 4

    Add the flour, pumpkin pie spice, and salt to the bowl and continue to mix on low until a thick and slightly sticky dough forms. When the dough comes together, replace the paddle attachment with the dough hook attachment and knead on medium speed. If necessary, add up to 1/2 cup more flour to make a smooth but slightly tacky ball that pulls away from the sides of the bowl and sticks to the hook, about 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Form the dough into a ball, then transfer to the basket. Place the basket in the pot.

  • Step 6

    Close the lid and move the slider to AIR FRY/STOVETOP. Select PROOF, set temperature to 95°F, and set time to 50 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin the first rise.

  • Step 7

    While the cinnamon rolls rise, make the filling. In a medium bowl, whisk together the filling ingredients until smooth.

  • Step 8

    When the first rise is complete, remove the basket. Deflate the dough by punching it down, then turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough a few times, then roll it into an 8 x 6-inch rectangle that is about 1/4-inch thick, keeping the longer side closest to you.

  • Step 9

    Spread the prepared pumpkin filling all over the dough. Starting from the side closest to you, tightly roll the dough, jellyroll-style. Cut the dough crosswise into eight equal pieces, each about 1 1/2-inches thick.

  • Step 10

    Transfer the 8 pieces of dough to the basket with a little breathing room between them, then place the basket in the pot.

  • Step 11

    Close the lid. Select PROOF, set temp to 95°F, and set time to 50 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin the second rise. After 30 minutes, check that the dough has doubled in size. When complete, drizzle the heavy cream over the rolls.

  • Step 12

    Close the lid and move the slider to STEAMCRISP. Select STEAM & CRISP, then select STEAM & BAKE, set temperature to 350°F, and set time to 10 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (PrE will display for approx. 5 minutes as the unit steams, then the timer will start counting down).

  • Step 13

    While you wait, make the frosting. In a medium bowl, whisk together the frosting ingredients.

  • Step 14

    When baking is complete, remove the basket from the pot. Spread the frosting evenly on top of the cinnamon rolls and serve immediately.