Pumpkin and Apricot Cinnamon Rolls

10 40 130
Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 25 min 24
Pumpkin and Apricot Cinnamon Rolls
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1 cup Almond milk, unsweetened (warmed)
1 1/2 cup Apricot, dried (roughly chopped)
2 tsp Cinnamon (divided)
1 tsp Honey (optional, for drizzling)
1/4 cup Oat bran, dry
1 cup Pumpkin purée, canned
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1 cup Walnuts (chopped)
4 cup Whole wheat pastry flour (plus extra for dusting)
1 packet (individual) Yeast, active dry


Combine apricots and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Working over a small bowl, drain apricots well, reserving soaking liquid. (You should have 1/2 cup. Adjust the amount accordingly by discarding some, or adding more warm water).

Transfer apricots to a food processor, add pumpkin and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon and purée until almost smooth. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

When soaking liquid is lukewarm (105° to 110°F), sprinkle yeast over the top and let sit until a bubbly foams forms, about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, stir together flour, oat bran, salt and remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Add yeast mixture and almond milk and stir to form a shaggy dough. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Dust the inside of a large bowl with flour and place dough in the bowl. Cover and let sit in a warm spot until dough is doubled in size, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On a floured surface, roll out dough into a 14x18-inch rectangle. Spread pumpkin mixture evenly over dough and sprinkle with pecans. Roll up snugly to form an 18-inch log, seam side down. Cut into 24 equal slices, trimming off the end pieces, if you like. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet and let rest in a warm spot. Position the baking rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 350°F. Bake until rolls are puffed and golden brown, about 25 minutes. Drizzle with honey (if using) and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 130
Calories from fat 35
Calories from saturated fat 3.8
Total Fat 3.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.4 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 34 mg
Potassium 179 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22.4 g
Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
Sugars 5.2 g
Protein 3.4 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.0
Meat Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 0.2

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