Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls – A Thanksgiving Breakfast Tradition!

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Seems like summer is just ending, but the holiday season is already here! It seems that within the blink of an eye the shorts, tank tops, and flip-flops were replaced with jeans, long sleeve tops and boots.  The hot summer days were replaced with cool nights and lots of warm refreshing drinks like hot chocolate and apple cider. The smells, the feel, and the scenery all add to the holiday effect! These are the things that make it my favorite time of year.

Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls - A Thanksgiving Breakfast Tradition!

The best part of the holidays, hands down, is tradition. It’s funny how you grow up doing things one way, and can’t imagine doing them any different. When you get married and have children, however, that’s when the real fun begins. Not only can you begin to change your traditions to incorporate those of your spouse… you can also make up completely new traditions as well.

Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls - A Thanksgiving Breakfast Tradition!

We love making new traditions with the kids, that they’ll remember well into their adulthood. One of the big traditions that I tweaked to make our own is Thanksgiving breakfast. Since Thanksgiving dinner is such an elaborate, all day affair… it’s important that breakfast be something quick and easy to but together.

We love cinnamon rolls, so I decided to incorporate Pillsbury into our breakfast this Thanksgiving morning! These aren’t just any cinnamon rolls either… I’ve added my own twist that is perfect for the holiday: Pumpkin Pie cinnamon rolls!

So easy, and super delicious!

Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls - A Thanksgiving Breakfast Tradition!

I just grabbed a can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls from Walmart ( a nifty shortcut for the dough) and whip up a yummy filling of pumpkin spice, brown sugar, sugar and butter!

What You Need:

2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Filling:

1 cup Canned Pumpkin
3 tbsp Melted Butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
dash of ginger

Icing :

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp melted butter
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

Unroll the crescent roll dough onto your countertop. Pinch together all of the seams, making one big sheet of dough.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, butter, sugars and spices.

Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls - A Thanksgiving Breakfast Tradition!

Spread a thin layer of the filling onto the crescent roll dough.

Unroll the second sheet of crescent rolls and layer it on top of your first sheet. Like a lasagna, add another thin layer of the filling on top.

From one of the short ends, roll the dough up into a log and cut into 6-7 even slices.
Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls - A Thanksgiving Breakfast Tradition!

Place into a 8 or 9 inch pan that has been sprayed with a cooking spray. Cook at 350 degrees for about 40-45 minutes. While cooking, mix together the icing ingredients in a small bowl. When the cinnamon rolls are done baking, allow to cool for 5 minutes and spread the frosting evenly across the tops.

One of our favorite recipes now has a unique spin that makes it the perfect new Thanksgiving morning tradition!

Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls - A Thanksgiving Breakfast Tradition!

What’s your favorite holiday tradition? Share in the comments below!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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5 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls – A Thanksgiving Breakfast Tradition!

  • November 13, 2015 at 9:55 am
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    I am a huge pumpkin fan! What a delicious way to incorporate pumpkin into an already tasty treat. Reply
  • November 12, 2015 at 11:50 pm
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    Now I have never had Pumpkin cinnamon rolls but cinnamon rolls YES! Pillsbury makes it best (and easiest too). Reply
  • November 12, 2015 at 8:36 pm
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    Oh my goodness, these would be the perfect addition to our holiday breakfast meals. And so super-easy to make. Thanks for the idea. Reply
  • November 12, 2015 at 7:47 pm
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    I love how you added the pumpkin to the cinnamon rolls. My 16 yr old son would never eat anything different again once he had these. I think I have some cinnamon rolls in my fridge so all I need are the rest of the ingredients! Reply
  • November 12, 2015 at 10:39 am
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    I always love watching cinnamon rolls plump up and bake. The satisfaction, and aroma, is always very comforting! Reply

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