It’s pumpkin season again and everywhere I turn to, there are pumpkins of different colors, shapes and forms.
The air is crisp and the smell of pumpkin spice lingers.
This is the season to have homey food, homemade from scratch, such as these soft, fluffy and pillowy pumpkin dinner rolls.
I am a big fan of homemade dinner rolls, as they are fresh off the oven.
The store-bought ones are just not going to match as they are cold and stale.
Peeling these warm pumpkin dinner rolls off one another was such a satisfying feeling, and slathering butter on the warm rolls and watch it melt, ahhhh.
This pumpkin dinner rolls recipe is so easy and takes about 40 minutes active time.
I love making them in my cast-iron skillet.
Trust me, this is the recipe you will need this Fall season.
The pumpkin adds are nice golden color to the dinner rolls and lends a tint of sweetness.
They are so good. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Dinner Rolls Recipe
Pumpkin Dinner Rolls - easiest and best homemade pumpkin dinner rolls on skillet. So soft and pillowy you just can't stop eating.
- 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup lukewarm milk
- 4 tablespoons softened butter
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup pumpkin purée, canned pumpkin
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl, mix and knead — using your hands, a stand mixer, or a bread machine set on the dough cycle — to make a soft, smooth dough.
Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, and allow it to rise for 60 to 75 minutes, until it's puffy though not necessarily doubled in bulk. Gently deflate the dough, and transfer it to a lightly greased work surface. Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces. Round each piece into a smooth ball.
Lightly grease a large cast-iron skillet or a sheet pan and arrange the dough. Cover the skillet or sheet pan, and allow the rolls to rise until they're crowded against one another and quite puffy, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 350°F.
Uncover the rolls, and bake them for about 20 minutes. Cover the top with aluminum foil if they brown too fast. Remove the rolls from the oven, and brush with melted butter. Serve warm. Freeze for longer storage.