Amish Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Icing

Once in a while my boys deserve a special little treat for breakfast. Usually it’s pancakes or waffles, or more often than not some kind of muffin. This day, I chose Amish Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Icing. Perfect for downing with a mug of milk before a morning hike.

I started these the night before, refrigerated them cut and in the pan, and took them out for the 2nd rise the morning of baking.

After prepping the dough via a small amount of mixing, it’s rolled out rectangle-style and spread with melted butter.

Then it’s sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar. No nuts or raisins are crowding their way into this cinnamon roll.

It’s rolled up tightly.

Ends are sealed.

1-inch slices are gently cut.

Slices are placed into a greased 9-inch square pan. This is the part where you can decide if you’d like to refrigerate them overnight or let them rise now and bake.

Cinnamon rolls aren’t truly cinnamon rolls without a good dose of icing. This is a caramelly flavored icing… the best kind.

Ready for consumption (and a long hike)!

Our family has a special Thanksgiving morning tradition that I’ll share with you. After our special breakfast, we take a hike. And on that hike, we go through the alphabet and we each share things we are thankful for. Dad says, “I’ve got A. I’m thankful for A____ because _______. Mom says, “I’ve got B. I’m thankful for B____ because _________. etc… It’s really quite a nice way to start the day.

This recipe can be found here:  Amish Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Icing

I hope that you all have a wonderful, safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Leave a Comment




44 Responses to “Amish Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Icing”

  1. 1

    Lore — November 25, 2008 @ 1:41 PM

    What a lovely tradition! The pumpkin gives such a nice colour to the rolls

  2. 2

    Kara — November 25, 2008 @ 1:56 PM

    Two fabulous things about this post – a. I’ve always wanted to make homemade cinnamon rolls but never figured out how to give them enough time for the 2 rises needed but this answered all of my questions! (refrigerate them before the 2nd rise!) and b. I LOVE your Thanksgiving tradition; way to go teaching your family to remember the real reason for the holiday. And Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. 3

    Cathy — November 25, 2008 @ 2:15 PM

    I loves the smell of yeast dough and the addition of pumpkin is perfect. I can imagine the aroma of the rolls baking. Heaven.

  4. 4

    Ruthie — November 25, 2008 @ 2:45 PM

    What a nice tradition!

  5. 5

    jesse — November 25, 2008 @ 3:05 PM

    Oooo YUM, pumpkin cinnarolls… and how true that cinnamon rolls are never really cinnamon rolls until they’re drizzled with icing!

  6. 6

    Patsyk — November 25, 2008 @ 3:46 PM

    What a nice tradition! And, those rolls will give you the burst of energy to get moving on that hike!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. 7

    Medena — November 25, 2008 @ 4:04 PM

    Wow! Love the color! Tradition means it’s a great recipe, and makes for a great Thanksgiving; rolls look so good!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. 8

    Manggy — November 25, 2008 @ 4:08 PM

    Aww! That is one awesome tradition. I hope they share it with their kids one day :) I wonder what you guys say when you get to Q, X or Z… Hee hee :)
    I baked a bit of bread today too, and it was wonderful! I think this really should be next on my list! :)

  9. 9

    Culinarywannabe — November 25, 2008 @ 4:51 PM

    I’m always on the lookout for breakfast items you can make the night before. My stomach doesn’t have the patience for it the next morning. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

  10. 10

    Sara — November 25, 2008 @ 4:54 PM

    These look so great, you have the best pumpkin recipes!

  11. 11

    Happy cook — November 25, 2008 @ 5:26 PM

    Wow they just look so yummy delicious.
    I love these rolls, would love to have few of them, pity i am not living next door to you

  12. 12

    CookiePie — November 25, 2008 @ 5:32 PM

    Oh my gosh – pumpkin + cinnamon roll = heaven!!! I love your hike and alphabet traditions – so lovely. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  13. 13

    Patti — November 25, 2008 @ 5:51 PM

    Have you tried cutting your dough with dental floss or thread instead of a knife? Works wonderfully! I believe I’ll be trying this on Thursday morning!

  14. 14

    mikky — November 25, 2008 @ 6:46 PM

    my hubby loves cinnamon roll… i wonder where i can get the courage to bake that… yours look so good… :)

  15. 15

    Laurie — November 25, 2008 @ 6:53 PM

    Lori these look so good! I wrote out my menu for Thanksgiving and totally forgot to put rolls on the list.. My family would love these! :)

    Your boys are very fortunate to have such a wonderful mom!

  16. 16

    That Girl — November 25, 2008 @ 6:59 PM

    I love special breakfast treats

  17. 17

    farida — November 25, 2008 @ 8:11 PM

    Such an interesting recipe! Love the addition of pumpkin! Happy Thanksgiving!

  18. 18

    Megan — November 25, 2008 @ 8:32 PM

    I’ve been wanting one (two)
    of these every since you mentioned them on Twitter!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. 19

    Kristan — November 25, 2008 @ 8:38 PM

    The recipe sounds great and so does the tradition! I’d love to do that with my family.

  20. 20

    MyKitchenInHalfCups — November 25, 2008 @ 8:54 PM

    What a fabulous way to hike and so special for Thanksgiving!
    Caramel icing on cinnamon rolls . . . wonderful! Must try that with my next ones!!

  21. 21

    Brindi — November 25, 2008 @ 9:33 PM

    Mmmm…these look easy and tasty. I love your red nails with your red rolling pin with your coordinating apron!

  22. 22

    Ivy — November 25, 2008 @ 9:51 PM

    These look lovely. I secretely want to be Amish. :)

  23. 23

    Rosie — November 25, 2008 @ 10:31 PM

    Oh what a great tradition! Your rolls look divine!

    Rosie x

  24. 24

    Heather — November 25, 2008 @ 10:46 PM

    mmm. that looks so good! i’ve never made cinnamon rolls. i keep wanting to. the husband loves them.

  25. 25

    Snooky doodle — November 25, 2008 @ 10:50 PM

    wow this look so dangerously delicious :) wish to try these

  26. 26

    Adam — November 26, 2008 @ 1:18 AM

    Your rolls came out beautiful. They look perfect, and I agree with the icing thing, that one pic is killer. Have a good holiday!

    And Dr. Dynamite, that was great. Thanks for your support :)

  27. 27

    Katrina — November 26, 2008 @ 2:21 AM

    Cool hiking tradition with thankfulness. The rolls look so good. Love that they are so healthy with the pumpkin in them. ;) Printing this one.

  28. 28

    noble pig — November 26, 2008 @ 2:52 AM

    Those rolls are high on the yum factor and I love the hike idea…very nice indeed!

  29. 29

    tofufreak — November 26, 2008 @ 5:32 AM

    those look so deliciously amazing!!! perfect for fall :D

  30. 30

    LaDue & Crew — November 26, 2008 @ 5:51 AM

    I love everything Amish! Yum-O to these!

  31. 31

    Clumbsy Cookie — November 26, 2008 @ 9:03 AM

    I bet your boys were thriled with this breakfast treat!

  32. 32

    Grace — November 26, 2008 @ 9:42 AM

    i absolutely respect and enjoy the amish–they’re the source of some of my favorite recipes. this one looks like a winner. :)
    great tradition, by the way. maybe i’ll try to get it started with my crew. :)

  33. 33

    HoneyB — November 26, 2008 @ 11:50 AM

    These look so delicious!

  34. 34

    VeggieGirl — November 26, 2008 @ 12:41 PM

    Man oh MAN, what a breakfast treat. SENSATIONAL!!

    Wishing you a fantastic Thanksgiving, RecipeGirl!!

  35. 35

    Michelle — November 26, 2008 @ 3:14 PM

    Yummy! I may not bake these this year but some time in the future…I LOVE you family tradition…this is what makes for memories …and happy kids!!!!
    Michelle B (Coral Springs, FL)

  36. 36

    Bellini Valli — November 26, 2008 @ 5:57 PM

    When there is pumpkin involved I will be there for sure:D

  37. 37

    Nina Timm — November 26, 2008 @ 6:07 PM

    Wow, what a way to spoil your children. These traditions give our children roots and they will always return to their homes, doesn’t matter where life takes them!!!snu

  38. 38

    alexandra's kitchen — November 26, 2008 @ 6:09 PM

    RecipeGirl, I’ve totally been craving cinnamon rolls recently. Pumpkin flavored is even more appropriate this time of year, however. These look unbelievably delicious. I love that you can do the bulk of the work the night before, too.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  39. 39

    Dawn — November 26, 2008 @ 10:16 PM

    I bet those smell amazing while cooking!
    Great tradition you have going.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  40. 40

    PaniniKathy — November 26, 2008 @ 10:24 PM

    Oh wow, these look so incredibly delicious! I really want to make some for my husband. What am I saying, I want them for me too!

  41. 41

    Bunny — November 27, 2008 @ 3:35 AM

    These look so good! I have a recipe similar to this that I haven’t tried them yet. But I’m going to! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  42. 42

    Sandy — November 27, 2008 @ 4:28 AM

    oh yes, gotta love those yummy rolls. perfect!
    happy tg!

  43. 43

    Mommy's Kitchen — November 28, 2008 @ 2:13 PM

    Awesome tradition and Awesome Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls. I know the pumpkin baking season is about coming to its end, but i need to make these Lori. They look so good. I love Amish Recipes. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  44. 44

    Amanda — December 4, 2008 @ 8:47 PM

    I made these on Thanksgiving morning and they were polished off before I even got to try them! LOL Thank you for the recipe, I posted it on my blog and linked back to you :)