Pumpkin Buns/Rolls : Soft, warm, healthy, delightful treats that will steal the spotlight on your Thanksgiving table.They are quick & easy to make. They are made plain, spiced or with filling inside.It need not always be about the turkey, right?
My fascination with Pumpkins
The big, round, orange gourd has always sparked joy in my Fall-loving heart. Perhaps, it started with the Great pumpkin story of Charlie Brown ?Perhaps it’s associated with the nostalgia of beautiful Fall memories. There is unexplainable joy in visiting a pumpkin patch in Fall, carving a pumpkin, pumpkin spiced drinks, pumpkin pies & more. Did you know pumpkin seeds are mood boosters?
I love pumpkins!
How the Pumpkin bun came to be on our Thanksgiving table this year
Each year, around this time when the weather outside gets cold & the baking season begins, I like to experiment with a new recipe. This year, I was fascinated by these cute pumpkin rolls I saw on the net & wanted to try making them. They were so easy to make & tasted delicious.
Fluffy, warm, soft deliciousness dipped in a spicy gravy is our new addition to an Indian inspired Thanksgiving menu this year.
How to make Pumpkin Buns/Rolls ?
4 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories712
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 46g 71%
- Saturated Fat 7g 35%
- Cholesterol 8mg 3%
- Sodium 2373mg 99%
- Potassium 317mg 10%
- Total Carbohydrate 70g 24%
- Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
- Sugars 27g
- Protein 10g 20%
- Vitamin A 2%
- Calcium 13%
- Iron 11%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
What are the variations you can use while making Pumpkin buns?
- Pumpkin buns can be made with stuffing like sweetened cheese or sweet halwa. Check out my chicken stuffed buns here.You can use any stuffing you like, sweet, vegetables, meat etc.
- Adding eggs to the dough makes it more richer & tastier, is what I am told. I personally have not tried it, since I am allergic to eggs.
- Brushing the buns with egg wash or cream gives them a richer & golden brown exterior.
- Maple syrup or honey can be used in place of brown sugar/sugar.
- One can use All purpose flour, Whole wheat flour or Self rising flour in different combinations or alone for the dough.
Are you going try making some at home for friends & family? It’s a lot of fun to try different variations during the holiday season.The kids and the grown ups would love these soft, comforting snacks as a side or a starter at any festive gathering. Go give it a try!
Links to my other posts on gratitude
- The attitude of gratitude
- What are you grateful for this month?
- What do our pets teach us about gratitude?
- Choose to be grateful
- Give thanks!
- How to be thankful, when life hurts?
- A Thanksgiving meal with an Indian inspired menu
- Turkey cupcakes for Thanksgiving
- How to make Pumpkin rolls/Buns?
- Be Thankful for the strength
- How to show gratitude
- Happy Thanksgiving!
Yum! I would LOVE to make these for a fall party! They look wonderful and are so cute!
Thank you. Yes, will be a great party favorite, no doubt. Enjoy!
These are so cute! What a fun way to dress up the table for Thanksgiving!
Thank you. Yes, they can be eye catching centerpieces on the Thanksgiving table, which are delicious too!
These pumpkin rolls look yummy AND cute! I wonder if I could substitute gluten free flour?
Thank you. Haven’t tried it yet with gluten free flour, but I don’t see, why not?
I have seen these pumpkin buns all over Pinterest but have felt a little intimidated to make them! They would look amazing sitting at a Thanksgiving table!
Yup, Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration. You won’t believe how easy it is to make, until you try it. I was in the same boat too initially, but I so loved the cuteness of these pumpkins, that I had to give it a try 😉 Now, you can believe me, when I say, these are very easy to make & are certain to be party pleasers on your festive table.Enjoy!
These are so cute! I might just have to make some myself.
Thank you. Love it when I inspire others to give it a try.They are easy to make, look cute on the table and are delicious to bite into 😉
LOVE all of the fare of FALL! Pumpkin is at the top of the list!
Absolutely! With you on that 🙂
How cute! Thank you for sharing.
You are most welcome. Enjoy!
These are adorable! I actually make something similar filled with meat and cheese as an appetizer. Super good. I want to try this recipe too! Super cute idea
Thank you. so appreciate your kind words. So happy to know that you are going to give it a try.They are very easy to make, look adorable on the festive table & taste delicious too! Just like you,I have tried chicken stuffed buns & they turned out very good, here is the link to my recipe :
and yes, you can shape the buns, like a pumpkin for this season 😉 Enjoy!
What a fun recipe! It’s sure to make a great impression on holiday tables!
Thank you. Absolutely! An eye catcher & a favorite on the festive table for sure.
These are so neat! I make pull apart buns, but have never thought to use baking twine to make different shapes!
Thank you. Yes, these are easy to make & are certainly a big hit of the party table.Who knew the baking twine could be used for such fun things, right?
This is so adorable!! My kids would love this! I’ll have to try it with plant-based milk and see how it comes out. It’s so cute!
Thank you. Yes, I am sure the kids would be tickled pink to see these cute pumpkins on the festive table for dinner.Definitely will make them curious & excited to take a bite into them. Definitely give it a try & share with us your feedback. Would love to hear all about the excitement around the table with your kids. Happy Thanksgiving!
How creative! I’ve never seen this before. I bet they are delicious and they look so cute!
Thank you, for your kind words. Totally agree on both counts 😉
These are so cute! And bread is my weakness! Haha
LOL! A perfect reason to try and bake them in your kitchen, then. They taste delicious and look cute & yes tick off that box for bread in the menu too 😉 A win-win, all the way!
These are so cute! I’ve never seen them before 💕
Thank you. They look absolutely cute on the festive table, piques curiosity among family & friends and are gone before you know it. They are so easy to make, do give it a try during these festive days.You are going to love it!
These do look super cute to make and very yummy too! How fun for a family to do some baking for the holidays coming up. Such a great idea, I”m happy you found em and shared the recipe. Thanks!
You are so welcome. Absolutely agree! Certainly would be a fun project for the family to make around the kitchen table during the holiday season. Enjoy!
I love everything pumpkin! These are perfect for thanks giving dinner.
Thank you. Absolutely! It also adds interest, fun & deliciousness on the festive table. Enjoy!
Oh my gosh, so adorable! They really do look like little pumpkins.
Thank you, so appreciate your kind words.
Super cute and festive!
Thank you, so appreciate your kind words.
How fun are these? What a great presentation!
Thank you. So glad you enjoyed it!
These look absolutely adorable and I’m sure they taste great. Such a creative way to make dinner rolls for the upcoming holiday.
Thank you, so appreciate your kind words. Absolutely! What’s more they catch the eye on the dinner table & are absolutely delicious!