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Pumpkin & Olive Oil Pull Apart Rolls

Soft, yummy yeasty rolls flavored with a fall favorite, these pumpkin dinner rolls are easy enough for anyone to make and enjoy.
Prep Time1 hr 45 mins
20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 186kcal


  • 1 3/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil + extra for greasing/brushing
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp plain pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups + plus 1 tbsp flour


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, use the dough hook attachment to mix all of the ingredients listed together, at a medium speed, until evenly incorporated and everything pulls together into an elastic, slightly sticky dough ball.
  • Use the extra olive oil to grease the inside of a large bowl. Use your still oiled hands, and then pick up the dough and transfer to the prepared bowl, turning it over just until all sides are coated with the older be oil too. Cover the bowl, we use plastic wrap or a dish towel, and let the dough rise in a warm place until it has sufficiently risen (but not necessarily doubled in size), about an hour to an hour and 15 minutes. Grease a work surface, such as a clean, clear kitchen counter, with olive oil and then turn out the dough onto the prepared surface. Knead the dough For about a minute and then pull it apart into roughly 8 equally-sized pieces, gently rounding out each into a ball again.
  • Grease a 9" round cake pan with olive oil and place all 8 rolls in the pan with equal spacing between. We got seven in an outer circle with the eighth in the middle. Cover and let the dough rise again for 30 - 45 minutes, or until the rolls have expanded to cover the surface of the pan and are touching each other and the sides of the pan.
  • Bake the rolls at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven, and carefully form a loose aluminum foil tent over it and bake for another 5 minutes. Remove the bread from the oven and brush the tops of the rolls with some additional olive oil. Let the rolls rest and cool for five minutes , and then gently run a butter knife around the edges to loosen the rolls before removing them individually.


adapted from My Sequined Life


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1631IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2mg