Pumpkin Buns

Pumpkin Buns/Rolls|How to make them?

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.

Pumpkin Buns
How to make Pumpkin Buns/Rolls?

Fluffy, warm, soft deliciousness dipped in a spicy gravy is our new addition to an Indian inspired Thanksgiving menu this year.

Step by step instructions for making Pumpkin Buns

How to make Pumpkin Buns/Rolls ?

Pumpkin Buns/Rolls|How to make them?

Pumpkin Buns/Rolls|How to make them?

Recipe by Maya Shetty
Course: BUNS, CAKES & BAKES, FESTIVALS & HOLIDAYS, FOOD, PUMPKIN, THANKSGIVING
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Servings

4

servings
Prep time

2

hours 
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

712

kcal
Total time

2

hours 

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour/Maida You can avoid wheat flour completely & use only all Purpose flour or vice-versa. I tried a mix of both.

  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat flour

  • 2 tbsp Instant Dry yeast

  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar

  • 5 tbsp Milk Luke warm

  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil

  • 1/2 cup Water to knead

  • 1 tsp Salt

Directions

  • In a small bowl, proof yeast first. This requires adding the instant yeast in lukewarm milk, where sugar is added. The active yeast will go to work on the sugar and a bubbly foam will start to form on the surface from the carbon dioxide being released. This foam is proof that the yeast is active, and once you see it, you can add the yeast to your bread dough.
  • While the yeast is foaming, in a mixing bowl add the two flours & salt, mix well & let sit.
  • Next add the foamed/proofed yeast mix to the flour , along with the water & start kneading the dough, after greasing your palms with the olive oil used for kneading. This helps in the dough not sticking to your hands. Let sit for an hour or two for the dough to rise.Place it in a cool dark spot in the kitchen for the dough to rise evenly.
  • Once the dough rises and has doubled in size , punch it down & start making small rolls & seat them on the baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Next use the baking twine to tie it around the roll dividing it into 8 equal parts. Let sit for 30 minutes
  • Next preheat the oven at 400 F / 210 C
  • Meanwhile, brush the rolls with butter/ghee/egg wash
  • Place the baking tray containing the pumpkin rolls in the oven. Bake them for 15-20 minutes, until you see a golden brown top.
  • Remove from oven. Let it cool down a bit. Remove the baking twine gently taking care not to break the bread roll.
  • Apply some butter on top & serve warm with your spicy gravy.

Nutrition Facts

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!

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Catherine
Catherine
2 years ago

Yum! I would LOVE to make these for a fall party! They look wonderful and are so cute!

Carolyn
2 years ago

These are so cute! What a fun way to dress up the table for Thanksgiving!

Cindy Moore
Cindy Moore
2 years ago

These pumpkin rolls look yummy AND cute! I wonder if I could substitute gluten free flour?

Marianne
Marianne
2 years ago

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!

Sabrina DeWalt
2 years ago

These are so cute! I might just have to make some myself.

Barbara
2 years ago

LOVE all of the fare of FALL! Pumpkin is at the top of the list!

Lisa, Casey, Barrett Dog
Lisa, Casey, Barrett Dog
2 years ago

How cute! Thank you for sharing.

Erica Pittenger
Erica Pittenger
2 years ago

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

Cindy
2 years ago

What a fun recipe! It’s sure to make a great impression on holiday tables!

Terra Booth
2 years ago

These are so neat! I make pull apart buns, but have never thought to use baking twine to make different shapes!

Chelsea
Chelsea
2 years ago

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!

Kristin
2 years ago

5 stars
How creative! I’ve never seen this before. I bet they are delicious and they look so cute!

Debbie
2 years ago

5 stars
These are so cute! And bread is my weakness! Haha

Tiffany
Tiffany
2 years ago

These are so cute! I’ve never seen them before 💕

Denise
Denise
2 years ago

5 stars
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!

Cecile Leger
Cecile Leger
2 years ago

I love everything pumpkin! These are perfect for thanks giving dinner.

Danielle Ardizzone
3 years ago

5 stars
Oh my gosh, so adorable! They really do look like little pumpkins.

Barbara
3 years ago

Super cute and festive!

KENDRA
3 years ago

5 stars
How fun are these? What a great presentation!

Adrienne
3 years ago

5 stars
These look absolutely adorable and I’m sure they taste great. Such a creative way to make dinner rolls for the upcoming holiday.