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Pumpkin Rolls

Well, it is official! I made my first batch of Pumpkin Rolls this season last night and it’s starting to really feel like fall. :) *Happy Sigh inserted here* So, to keep in the fall pumpkin theme here on Granola Girl Bakes, I thought I would share my very own Pumpkin Roll recipe with you! Slightly sweet, pumpkiny, and delightfully vibrant, I guarantee these dinners rolls would be a fall favorite for you. Happy Fall!!

Yields 24 large rolls!


  • 2 TBS active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp white sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 6 TBS butter [melted]
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 TBS salt
  • 4 eggs [beaten]
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin
  • 5 or more cups flour (I did a 50/50 wheat to white ratio)


  1. Activate yeast in warm water with 1/2 tsp white sugar. Once activated add butter, honey, salt, eggs, and pumpkin. Mix well! Slowly begin incorporating flour until dough is slightly sticky but workable.
  2. Place dough on a well-floured surface and knead for 6 minutes, adding flour when necessary. Place in lightly oiled bowl and allow to rise until double(about 1 hour.) Meanwhile generously butter 2 9×13 pans (or a larger cookie sheet!)
  3. Punch down, divide dough into 24 pieces, and form into round balls. Place dough in buttered 9×13 Pyrex and allow to rise until double again(30 or so minutes!) Preheat oven to 375°(f).
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown!
  5. Serve with homemade apple butter, honey, or just by themselves and enjoy!! :)

Usually made with 50% whole wheat flour and 50% white, theses honey rolls have become a Sunday dinner staple!

Original Recipe Yield approximately 2 dozen rolls


  • 4 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 1tsp white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 6 cups Flour, either all white or a combination of whole wheat and white
  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in a large bowl with warm water until foamy, approximately 5 minutes.
  2. After years is activated add milk, butter, honey, and salt. Stir until well combine.
  3. Add just enough flour, one cup at a time, until dough is sticky yet workable. Roll out onto a well floured counter top and knead until no longer sticky and dough is elasticy, added additional flour if needed. Place in a greased bowl and rise until doubled (approximately 1 hour)
  4. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease 2 9×13 pans with butter. Once dough is risen, punch down and cut into 24 individual pieces. Form each into balls and place in the greased pans. Allow to rise to double (approximately 45 minute)
  5. Bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes and enjoy!

Original Recipe Yields 1 large Loaf


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 2 tbs yeast
  • 5-7 cups flour- I use a 50/50 ratio of whole wheat and white


  1. Combine water, yeast and sugar in a large bowl. Allow yeast to activate.
  2. Once yeast is activated, stir in honey, eggs, olive oil, and salt. Add just enough flour to make a firm yet slightly sticky dough.
  3. Place dough onto a lightly floured service and knead, adding additional flour as needed, for 5-8 minutes or until dough is soft and bounces back when pressed. placed into a lightly oiled bowl, cover  and allow to rise until doubled in size- approximately 1 hour.
  4. Once risen, punch down and place on to a lightly floured surface. Divide into 3 portions.  Shape into 16 inch long tube shapes and braid. Place braid on a lightly buttered cookie sheet, cover with kitchen cloth and allow to rise once again until double- approx 30-45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°.
  5. Beat 1 egg and brush over braided loaf. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until golden!
  6. Allow to cool slightly before serving and Enjoy!

My  9 years-old sister has become quite an expert baker the last few weeks.  This afternoon She bounced into the kitchen, spotted some very ripe bananas and declared the need to make a batch of her most exquisite Banana Nut Muffins!

Original Recipe Yield 12 muffins


  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup Flour
  • 3 very ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (Ruth suggests walnuts!)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° and lightly grease  muffin tin.
  2. Cream Butter and sugar; add eggs and vanilla. Then add flour, soda, and salt. fold in bananas until well combined.
  3. Pour into muffin cups and and sprinkle with nuts.bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and baked through (use a tooth-pick inserted into center to double check!)
  4. Sit back with a delightful cup of coffee – or cold milk- and Enjoy!