Soft and fluffy overnight pumpkin cinnamon rolls with a sweet and tangy maple cream cheese frosting. These vibrant orange sweet rolls can easily be prepped the night before and baked in the morning for a delicious and wonderfully pumpkin-spiced breakfast treat!
Are you over pumpkin yet? I’m… not. In the slightest.
So the pumpkin train unapologetically continues, with these fluffy overnight pumpkin cinnamon rolls, a recipe I’ve had in my mind ever since I shared these apple cider rolls two years ago now.
Quite a lot has changed since then in my personal life, but my basic cinnamon roll recipe – a winning combination of sweet and tender yeasted dough (in this case enriched with pumpkin puree), curled around a gooey, pumpkin butter filling, and packed with brown sugar and cinnamon and warming spice, remains a favorite.
AND, if you still have leftover pumpkin from making these chocolate muffins, homemade pumpkin cinnamon rolls are a great way to use it up!
These easy bakery style dark chocolate pumpkin muffins are tender and flavorful, and come together in just one bowl – no mixer required – for the perfect deliciously spiced Fall breakfast treat!
Is it even October if we’re not baking with pumpkin?? 😬
Trick question. I actually love love love pumpkin all year round. It’s a magical ingredient to bake with, keeping things – especially cakes and quick breads – incredibly moist and tender while packing tons of cozy flavor.
For as long as I can remember, my mom has baked incredible pumpkin bread around the holidays. It’s really more cake than bread, rich and dense, and sweet, and generously spiced, and something we all look forward to every year.
It’s so good, in fact, she won’t let me share the recipe with you. She barely shares it with me! But she also mails me loaves of it when I’m far from home, so I will not complain, lest that delicious pumpkin train come grinding to a halt.
So, while the pumpkin spice trend may be a tad bit out of control (pumpkin spice kale chips, anyone?), there’s no shame in my pumpkin game, and I’m baking with winter squash all season long, starting with these double dark chocolate pumpkin muffins.
These flavorful pumpkin gingerbread muffins are an update to one of my favorite seasonal treats: the ever-popular spiced gingerbread muffins that I find myself baking up multiple batches of once Autumn rolls around and my kitchen becomes a blur of sugar and flour and any number of other delicious sweet things.
There’s a dark chocolate banana version too. It’s one bowl recipe goodness that keeps on giving.
A couple of things I really love about this recipe: As promised, these spiced beauties come together in one big bowl, absolutely no mixer required. The batter makes a perfectly even and satisfying 12 muffins. No extra pan to wash. No awkward leftover batter or second batch to worry about, which I find very gratifying. It’s the little things…
They’re also packed with cozy fall spices, deep molasses notes, just the right amount of sweetness, and of course, the addition of pumpkin makes them basically a vegetable.