Pumpkin-Cinnamon Streusel Buns

Pumpkin Cinnamon buns are great for breakfast on the weekend. I made the dough the night before and let it rise over night. They only take 20 minutes to bake in the oven, so you can prep the streusal and icing while you’re waiting for the oven to heat up.

Some of the cinnamon rolls were not all the same size. As most of you know, I suck at math, and they looked pretty funny in the pan after they cooked because the rolls were all not the same size. I was watching them make cinnamon rolls once on the Food Network and they said to cut the dough in half first, then cut the dough into fourths, and then  eights…. Well I did that and realized that the serving size was 12 and started cutting them even smaller but then that looked weird.. oh well… now I know for the next time I make these.

Calories: 219 | Fat: 6.2 | Protein: 3.8 | Carbohydrate: 36.9 | Fiber: 1.2

Servings: 12

Points Plus: 6

Ingredients from Cooking Light

1 package dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
1/4 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree
1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Cooking spray
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces

3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 tablespoon hot water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


To prepare the buns, dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl; let stand for 5 minutes. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Add 2 cups flour, pumpkin, and next 5 ingredients (pumpkin through nutmeg); beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes); add enough of the remaining 3/4 cup flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands (dough will feel tacky).
Place the dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, for 45 minutes or until doubled in size. (Press two fingers into the dough. If an indentation remains, the dough has risen enough.)
Combine 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Punch dough down; cover and let rest for 5 minutes. Roll the dough into a 12 x 10-inch rectangle on a floured surface. Sprinkle with brown sugar mixture. Roll up the rectangle tightly, starting with a long edge, pressing firmly to eliminate air pockets; pinch seam and ends to seal. Cut roll into 12 (1-inch) slices. Place slices in a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise 25 minutes or until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 375°.
Bake the rolls at 375° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 15 minutes in pan on a wire rack.
To prepare the glaze, combine the powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon water, and vanilla extract in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Drizzle glaze over buns. Serve warm.

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  1. Sarah says

    I saw the pic of these on facebook, and now that I see they’re not 600 calories I’ve gotta try them!


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