Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Bake

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Bake — Every bite tastes like the super SOFT, gooey CENTER of a cinnamon roll! Spiked with pumpkin and flooded with icing, this EASY recipe is an automatic WINNER! Perfect for cozy, fall-inspired breakfasts and brunches that will impress everyone!

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Bake in a baking dish. one slice is missing.

Gooey Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Bake 

This sweet breakfast casserole soft and gooey factor of a Cinnabon cinnamon roll but with pumpkin flavor and flooded with icing. No complaints here.

The recipe is so easy, ready in 40 minutes, and you don’t even have to make scratch cinnamon roll dough. I’m not always ambitious enough to make scratch pumpkin cinnamon rolls so this recipe is perfect.

I used two tubes of refrigerated cinnamon roll dough, chopped it into pieces, poured a pumpkin mixture over the top, baked, and drizzled with icing.

slice of pumpkin cinnamon roll breakfast casserole on a white plate

Every bite tastes like the coveted center-bite of a cinnamon roll. Pumpkin keeps baked goods moist and it’s a miracle worker here because the rolls are incredibly tender and juicy. Cinnamon rolls aren’t worth the calories if they’re dry and there’s no chance of that with these!

The recipe is great for lazy weekend breakfasts, impromptu company, or a special holiday brunch or event.

The pumpkin flavor is on the mild side, which is nice if you’re serving this to a mixed group where not everyone “love-loves” pumpkin.

I originally posted this recipe in 2016 and I had a fourth grader. It’s 7 years later and now she’s in eleventh grade! Where did the time go? But this is a favorite recipe of hers and my readers alike over the years!

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Bake - Every bite tastes like the super SOFT, gooey CENTER of a cinnamon roll!! Spiked with pumpkin and flooded with icing, this EASY recipe is an automatic WINNER!!

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Casserole Ingredients  

To make this pumpkin cinnamon roll breakfast casserole, you’ll need: 

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Bake — Every bite tastes like the super SOFT, gooey CENTER of a cinnamon roll!! Spiked with pumpkin and flooded with icing, this EASY recipe is an automatic WINNER!!

How to Make Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Casserole

The pumpkin cinnamon roll bake comes together so quickly! Here are the basic recipe steps:

  1. Unroll the cinnamon roll dough, then cut into 9 pieces per roll. Scatter the pieces into a foil-lined 9×9-inch baking dish. 
  2. Whisk together the pumpkin filling, then pour over the cinnamon roll pieces. Drizzle with icing. 
  3. Bake until the top is set in the center and lightly golden brown.
  4. While the cinnamon roll casserole cools, whisk together a homemade frosting and spread over the dish. Serve immediately!

Can the Casserole Be Made Ahead of Time? 

This pumpkin cinnamon roll bake is best enjoyed hot from the oven.

You may be able to assemble the casserole and chill until you’re ready to bake, but I haven’t tried that yet and I really don’t recommend it.

I imagine you’d need to bake it off within 24 hours of assembling it since the filling contains egg and refrigerated dough is best baked as soon as you pop that can.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Bake — Every bite tastes like the super SOFT, gooey CENTER of a cinnamon roll!! Spiked with pumpkin and flooded with icing, this EASY recipe is an automatic WINNER!!

Tips for Making Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Casserole 

I used Pillsbury Cinnabon Reduced Fat cinnamon rolls to make this pumpkin cinnamon roll casserole, but use whatever brand and type (regular or reduced fat) you prefer! 

Note that this recipe calls for pure pumpkin puree and NOT pumpkin pie filling (which is pre-sweetened and contains spices). 

If you have leftovers of this cinnamon roll breakfast casserole, I recommend gently reheating them in the microwave. 

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Casserole

By Averie Sunshine
Every bite tastes like the super SOFT, gooey CENTER of a cinnamon roll!! Spiked with pumpkin and flooded with icing, this EASY recipe is an automatic WINNER!!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
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Ingredients  

  • two 8-count tubes refrigerated cinnamon roll dough, with icing
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling
  • ½ cup milk (
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or to tase
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cream or milk
  • vanilla ice cream or whipped topping, optional for serving

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375F. Line a 9×9-inch pan with foil and spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  • Cut the cinnamon roll dough into 3 even strips, then cut those strips into 3 pieces, making 9 pieces total per cinnamon roll. Scatter in prepared pan, separating the pieces from one another because they stick together if you slice them in stacks; set pan and the icing from the packaging aside.
  • To a medium bowl, add the eggs, pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup milk, brown sugar, granulated sugar, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and whisk until smooth.
  • Evenly pour the mixture over the cinnamon rolls.
  • Evenly drizzle the icing. If the icing is cold, heating it in the microwave for 10 seconds will make drizzling easier.
  • Place pan on a baking sheet (insurance against overflow and highly recommended) and bake for about 40 minutes, or until the top is set in the center and lightly golden brown. Place pan on a wire rack to cool momentarily while you make the frosting.
  • To a medium bowl, add the confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons cream or milk, and whisk to combine until smooth.
  • Evenly drizzle the frosting over the rolls and optionally serve with ice cream or whipped topping. Serve immediately.

Notes

Storage: Cinnamon rolls are best warm and fresh but will keep airtight at room temp for up to 5 days.
Adapted from Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Bake.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 419kcal, Carbohydrates: 64g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 85mg, Sodium: 346mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 43g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Originally posted September 16, 2016 and reposted with updated text August 18, 2023.

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  1. 5 stars
    I served this at our Christmas brunch. So yummy (even without the extra icing), my kids asked when I was going to make it again! Thanks, Averie!

  2. 5 stars
    I served this at our Christmas brunch. So yummy (even without the extra icing), my kids asked when I was going to make it again! Thanks, Averie!

    1. I’ve only made the recipe as written so can’t comment on other changes and how that will effect things. Good luck!

  3. I love the way you describe this cinnamon roll bake. It sounds like the culinary equivalent of wearing a warm blanket. Yum. 

  4. Looks delicious! If I want to use sweetened cashew milk (which is what I have on hand), how much should I cut back on the sugars?

    1. It’s such a small amount of milk relative to all the other sugar anyway in this recipe between the rolls, the storebought glaze, the homemade glaze…I’d probably just keep everything as-is, or possible reduced the granulated by 1-2 tbsp if you’re concerned. Enjoy!

  5. This looks perfect, dangerously good. Like sit and eat it and not realize you’ve had half the pan. Perfect for when scratch cinnamon rolls are just not gonna happen!

  6. I can’t wait to make this it sounds so yummy!!! Do you cook it with the icing on top? I was a little confused about that. Thank you for making my tummy smile. :) God bless!

    1. You put the storebought icing that comes in the package on before baking and then afterward you make your own icing and add that. The storebought isn’t nearly enough so you’ll want to finish up with homemade.

  7. omg omg omg absolutely unreal. I’m waiting until the temp drops below 80 to make anything pumpkin, but this one will be first on the list!!!!

  8. Love the pumpkin and cinnamon roll combo! I never thought of putting the two together but I bet this is the perfect marriage of flavors!!

  9. “Flooded with frosting” got my attention!! There is somethong about tube dough (crescents, pizza crust, etc.) that is just so versatile and incredibly convenient. I love your pumpkin version of a cinnamon roll bake!

  10. If every bite is like the center, than I need to make this immediately. But I think I’m in danger of eating the whole pan, because that center bite is seriously irresistible. I don’t think I could stop! :)