Pumpkin Bread Dinner Rolls are the cutest and tastiest dinner rolls you’ll make this holiday season.
Recipe Contributor – Erika’s In The Kitchen (Instagram)
Maybe I’ve led a sheltered life, but I’ve seen napkins folded into animal shapes, cookies and cakes cut into all kinds of things, but I have NEVER seen pumpkin shaped rolls! The minute I saw this recipe I knew I had to share it.
You’re going to need kitchen string.
As you can see in the pictures below, you’re going to need kitchen string, twin, whatever you prefer to call it, to tie around the dough so that when cooking the string will make the lines that make the rolls look like a pumpkin.
Detailed instructions on how to tie the string is included in the recipe. I wanted to be sure and include all these photos too so if you’re more of a visual person then it would all come together with the instructions AND photos.
The Game Changers
I know I’m shifting gears away from the recipe for a minute, but if you haven’t seen The Game Changers, and are wondering if you should go plant based or vegan, it’s a must watch. It’s available on Netflix and I think YouTube. It has some amazing scientific evidence about plant based diets. My carnivore hubby watched it and now is eating less meat. NO ONE would ever thought he would not eat meat. Baby steps are leading to a healthier, longer, and kinder life.
These Pumpkin Bread Dinner Rolls are just too cute to pass up. Seriously. Can’t you hear everyone at your holiday table saying “ohhhhh those are so cute!!!” I suggest you make a triple batch.
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Pumpkin Bread Dinner Rolls
- Add the warm water to the yeast and let sit 5 minutes. Add flour, salt, and oregano to a large bowl and stir to combine. Make a well in the center, add yeast, pumpkin & 1 Tbsp of olive oil. Start to incorporate with spoon or hands until dough is formed.
- Take the dough out of the bowl, place on a floured surface and knead dough for approximately 10 minutes (add more flour as needed).
- Shape the dough into a large ball, it should be smooth and elastic. Cut the dough in half, with each half making 4 balls.
- Take a long kitchen string and place over the center of a ball. Turn over and cross the string in opposite directions. Then flip again and repeat 2 more times. Tie string loosely in knot at the top. *see photos in recipe post*
- Place rolls on a lined baking sheet spaced widely apart. Spray each one lightly with olive oil. Let them rise for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Bake rolls for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven & cut string promptly.
- Let cool & serve as sandwiches or dinner rolls. Great with soup too!