The scrumptious flavors and colors of autumn! I’m enjoying every minute of it! If you like everything pumpkin spice, you will most likely love these pumpkin spice cinnamon buns as much as we did!
Super simple recipe, it’s really just a cinnamon bun dough with a pumpkin spice filling that includes pumpkin puree. So delicious!
Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Buns
For the dough:
500 g spelt flour
1 1/2 tbsp quick instant yeast
1 tbsp salt
150 g butter, melted
3 tbsp maple syrup
300 ml milk
For the filling:
150 g coconut sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp pumpkin spice
250 g pumpkin puree
-Line the bottom of a 28 cm Springform pan with parchment paper, you can also use a different baking form or sheet.
-In a large bowl, mix the flour, yeast and salt. In a small saucepan melt the butter with the milk and maple syrup and the mix is warm to the touch. Add to the flour and stir well. On a lightly floured surface knead the dough for about 3 minutes. Place back in a lightly greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a clean dish towel. Let rise until doubled in size.
-In a small bowl combine coconut sugar, pumpkin puree, cinnamon and pumpkin spice.
-On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out in a rectangle. Spread the filling evenly all over the dough. Roll up the dough to form a log. Cut into 8 -10 even rolls and arrange in the prepared baking form. Cover again and let rise until doubled in size.
-Preheat oven to 375 F.
-Place a few small pieces of butter evenly over each bun. Bake for about 40 minutes or until golden brown.
-Spread maple butter evenly over the still hot buns. Let cool completely or eat while they are still warm.
I love baking with Italian plums, we call these Zwetschgen in German or Zwätschge in Swiss German. I was able to find some local plums and just had to grab it!
150 g butter, soft
150 ml maple syrup
1 organic lemon, zest, and juice of half
150 g spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
about 19 Italian plums, cut in half
-Line the bottom of a 24 cm Springform pan with parchment paper, grease and flour the sides. Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C.
– Whisk together the butter, maple syrup, lemon juice, zest and salt. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well.
-Add the flour and baking powder, stir until well combined. Pour into prepared baking pan. Top with the plums and sprinkle with some almond slices if desired. I also dusted the plums with a bit of cinnamon.
– Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until tester inserted into centre of cake comes out clean.
-Let cool completely, dust with icing sugar if desired.