This recipe literally just came to me. I had seen gluten-infested pumpkin dinner rolls on pinterest and thought "Mmmmmm..." but then truly the addition of the cinnamon and sugar was divinely inspired... ;)
I think you're going to be seriously pleasantly surprised by the moistness of these tasty rolls. They're light and fluffy with just the perfect hint of pumpkin. They don't have the texture of a gluten-free bread AT ALL! You know what I'm talking about...that dense, dry stuff you dread. This recipe is different!
This recipe is versatile as well. To turn them into pumpkin cinnamon rolls simply top with this cream cheese frosting. If you don't care for pull-apart you can simple sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar on before baking. And if you want just a pumpkin dinner simply leave out the cinnamon & sugar all together.
Gluten Free Pull-Apart Cinnamon & Sugar Pumpkin Rolls
(Gluten Free, Can be Dairy Free, Corn Free, Soy Free)
Created by jalene
Additional Ingredients (if coating with sugar):
- Grease 12 muffin tins with coconut oil and set aside.
- In a small bowl combine the yeast, sugar, and warm water. Cover with a towel and let sit 6-8 minutes. I usually wait until it has doubled in size.
- In a mixing bowl or food processor combine rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, xanthan gum, salt, baking powder and pumpkin pie spice.
- Add the yeast mixture, egg, pumpkin puree, coconut oil, honey and apple cider vinegar and blend while scraping sides. Mix for 3 minutes on medium speed. (The dough will be thinner than regular bread dough and can not be shaped by hand.)
- Using a 1 inch cookie scooper, scoop a mound into your cinnamon and sugar. Coat the dough and place into muffin tin. Repeat two more times so you should have a total of three cinnamon & sugar coated mounds in 1 tin. Repeat until all the dough is used.
- Pour 1/2 tsp of the melted butter (or melted coconut oil or melted Earthbalance) over the top of each muffin section. (This gives an excellent taste and helps prevent sticking.)
- Spray a sheet of plastic wrap with olive oil and place on top of the rolls. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Allow the rolls to raise 15 minutes.
- Bake for about 15-17 minutes. (They should be moist but not doughy on the inside.)
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