These Pumpkin Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls are made easier by starting with a cake mix then drizzled in a delicious brown sugar maple glaze! Your family will love waking up to these!
You see, in order to bring delicious, fall-inspired treats and dishes for you all, I have to start brainstorming and testing recipes a couple months in advance. Our kitchen is all sorts of confused.
But when it came time to whip these babies up, there was no complaining in our neck of the woods.
These cinnamon rolls pay homage to every Thanksgiving Day memory. For as long as I can remember, we head to my Nana’s house for a Thanksgiving Day brunch after a run called The Gobble Wobble…you know. With the intention of burning off some of that hefty meal that follows later in the day. We just really throw in the towel and start the day with my Aunt’s famous cinnamon rolls! No ordinary cinnamon rolls though.
Loaded with cinnamon.
Drenched in a gooey glaze.
And made with a cake mix!
A shortcut! A shortcut that will make your life so much easier and you will be thanking me when the holidays roll around and a homemade treat is essential but not slaving in the kitchen a minute longer is necessary.
Hello my life once the baby comes…
I love these pumpkin cake mix cinnamon rolls for so many reasons. The cake mix takes the place of all the leavening agents, sugar, and such. Think of cake mix cookies. It makes these rolls nearly fool proof. Perfect for someone who is just finally finding their way in the baking world! For today’s rolls, I start with a pumpkin cake mix (obviously), but feel free to use regular or another flavor to celebrate something special. Say funfetti for a birthday? Oh yes.
Another reason the pumpkin or yellow cake mix cinnamon rolls are a favorite? You can make them the evening before and let them rise overnight in the fridge. Simply make the rolls through slicing and placing on a pan. Then you can cover and place in the fridge overnight. When you are ready to bake, take out a couple of hours before hand and place in a cold oven. No needing to preheat. Another perk!
And the last component that I love? Oh that glaze. Bowl. Spoon. Mouth.
It is incredibly delicious and takes these Pumpkin Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls from good to fan-freakin-tastic! You will forget all about pillsbury cinnamon rolls. I suggest doubling it so you have this ooey, gooey glaze to pour onto just about everything this fall.
Now how is that for starting fall off right?
meal prep tips:
You can make them the evening before and let them rise overnight in the fridge. Simply make the rolls through slicing and placing on a pan. Then you can cover and place in the fridge overnight. When you are ready to bake, take out a couple of hours before hand and place in a cold oven. No needing to preheat.
Prepare the filling and icing. Store in sealed containers in the fridge until ready to use.
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