Eggless Pumpkin Dinner Rolls/Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Pumpkin dinner rolls or pumpkin buns..These pumpkin shaped dinner rolls are super soft and delicious buns. Adding pumpkin puree gives a lovely flavour to this dinner rolls..Though I used the straight dough method they still turned out pillow soft and delish.

These Eggless Pumpkin dinner rolls were a show stopper at a dinner party at my place .Not only these rolls or buns look cute but taste great .Sweet soft dinner rolls were well received by all..Loved especially by kids .I also made pumpkin chocolate cinnamon rolls which were an instant hit as well..Will share it in the blog later.
To make these pumpkin dinner rolls you will need pumpkin puree I made my own by cooking it in pressure cooker it can be done in an open pan as well .After its cooked the water is drained and then you either mash it with fork I blended it in a mixer.
Makes 9/ 12 to  14 mini rolls
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp yeast
1/ 2 tsp salt
3 tbsp powdered  sugar
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp milk powder
1/4 cup lukewarm water.
1/4 cup milk + or _
1 tbsp butter
1tbsp oil

Add yeast and 1 tsp sugar to lukewarm water,cover let it froth .
In a bowl mix sifted flour ,salt and milk powder .
Add yeast and pumpkin puree and 3 tbsp sugar
Add milk and mix all together
The dough will be sticky

Add butter and oil and knead for 6 to 8 minutes till you get soft smooth spongy dough.
Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with foil and allow it to double.
Once doubled knock down and knead for 3 minutes.
Apply little oil on your hands and on dusted surface divide the dough into 12 balls.

Shape it round and slightly flatten with your hand .
Using a knife make 8 cuts keep centre uncut
Place the shaped buns on a baking tray lined with parchment or butter paper.
Cover with a damp cloth and allow it to proof till double.
Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10 minutes.

Apply milk wash.
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Brush melted butter immediately as you take it out from the oven
Enjoy it warm or have it butter or cheese or  with a cup of Coffee or tea

see how soft they are

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  1. Marvel. This akin a flower together rolls is simply a marvel.

  2. Cute looking Pumpkin dinner the way you presented it!

  3. which yeast have you used.

  4. Hi Gloria.does the pumpkin taste strong in the buns
    My family does not like pumpkin.

    Also can I follow the same recipe and skip the pumpkin.

    1. Hello
      The taste of pumpkin is not overpowering .
      You can skip the pumpkin you may need to adjust the milk and water content if skipping pumpkin puree or try any other buns recipe from the blog