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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls | Paleo-friendly pumpkin cinnamon rolls make the perfect fall treat. These have a sticky spiced pumpkin filling and use natural maple butter as the icing. | eatsomethingdelicious.com

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x

Ingredients

  • 2 C tapioca starch, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 C almond flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 C pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 C coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3-4 Tbsp maple butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine almond flour, tapioca starch, baking powder, and salt. Make a dent in the middle of the mixture and add the 3 eggs here. Use a fork or biscuit cutter to combine until you get lots of small pieces, then knead those pieces into a ball of dough using your hands. You can add a very tiny amount of water (1 tsp at a time) but only if the dough won't form a ball. Adding too much liquid makes the dough sticky and it could melt.
  3. Dust a clean work surface and rolling pin with extra starch. Roll out the dough into a square about 1/4 inch thick.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the pumpkin, coconut sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. Spread this mixture evenly over the dough, avoiding a half inch on the side of the dough farthest from you.
  5. Gently lift the side of the dough closest to you and roll into a log. Cut dough in half then cut each of those halves into thirds so you have 6 evenly sized cinnamon rolls.
  6. Line a small metal baking dish with parchment paper. Place cinnamon rolls in the dish cut-side down and bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Once cinnamon rolls are slightly cooled, melt the maple butter for a few seconds in the microwave and drizzle on top of the cinnamon rolls then serve.

Notes

The second time I made this recipe, my eggs were much larger than usual. I had to add extra tapioca starch to make the dough dry enough. If your dough seems sticky, be sure to add extra starch. Sticky dough will be too soft to hold it's shape and will stick to your work surface.