Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Here’s an easy recipe for soft, fluffy vegan pumpkin dinner rolls—just 6 ingredients! They’re perfect to accompany cozy Fall and Winter meals.

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls


  • Vegan Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
  • 3 ½ cups (440g) all-purpose plain flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 cup (200g) pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • ½ cup (120g) warm dairy-free milk
  • ½ cup (115g) softened vegan butter
  • 2 tablespoons (25g) granulated sugar or maple syrup (to taste)
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons instant dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (optional)
  • Pinch of salt (if using unsalted vegan butter)
  • Vegan 'Egg Wash'
  • ▢1 tablespoon maple syrup or any light-colored liquid sweetener
  • ▢1 tablespoon melted vegan butter, oil, or water


Prepare the pumpkin dinner rolls:

  1. Combine all dough ingredients, including the yeast, in a stand mixer bowl with the dough hook or a large mixing bowl.
  2. Using a stand mixer, knead the dough for 5-10 minutes until it's soft and stretchy. If mixing by hand, combine ingredients with a wooden spoon, then knead on a lightly floured surface until soft and stretchy.
  3. Adjust dough consistency: add more flour if sticky, or more milk if dry. Softer dough makes softer rolls!

Rest the dough:

  1. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it, and let it rise in a warm spot until it doubles in size (about 1 hour).

Shape and bake:

  1. Divide the risen dough into 12 equal pieces (about 75g each) and shape each into a smooth ball.
  2. Grease an 11 x 6 inch (28 x 15 cm) baking dish or line it with parchment paper.
  3. Arrange the dough balls in the dish, cover, and let them rise in a warm place for another hour until they expand by 50%.
  4. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Bake the rolls for 22-28 minutes until golden brown and fully baked.

Serve the dinner rolls:

  1. Mix the 'egg wash' ingredients in a bowl. While the rolls are warm, brush the tops with the glaze.
  2. Optionally, sprinkle with flaked salt or pumpkin seeds.
  3. Enjoy warm with vegan butter! Best when fresh but store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month. Warm before serving.


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