Cheater Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Glaze


  • 1 crescent roll seamless dough sheet
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
  • For the glaze:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar


  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Lightly flour a surface of your counter and lay your crescent roll sheet out
  3. Using a pastry brush, brush enough butter across the top of the dough sheet to liberally coat it – about 2 tablespoons or so (you will use the rest later)
  4. On top of the butter, spread your pumpkin across in an even layer
  5. On top of that, evenly sprinkle across your cinnamon and your sugar
  6. Roll it up (longways, not short ways, so that it’s one long “tube” rather than a fat, short one)
  7. Slice off the ends to make it neat and clean, and slice into cinnamon rolls (about 1 inch – maybe a little more. It will make about 12 rolls, give or take a few)
  8. Butter an 11×7 inch baking dish, and add the cinnamon rolls to it
  9. Brush the remaining butter over top of each roll and bake for about 20 minutes (maybe a little less, maybe a little more) – until the tops of the cinnamon rolls are golden brown
  10. Meanwhile, make your glaze
  11. Melt your butter in a microwave safe bowl
  12. To the melted butter, whisk in your maple syrup and your powdered sugar
  13. When the cinnamon rolls come out of the oven, coat with the glaze, and you’re ready to serve! These are by FAR best served warm, so I would recommend either eating them fresh, or popping them in the microwave before serving
  14. *Notes: these are small cinnamon rolls since you aren’t working with as much dough, so don’t let that surprise you! You don’t need to use an 11×7 baking dish – you can really use anything. They fit nicely in an 11×7, but if you don’t have it – no biggie. If you can’t find the seamless sheet of dough, you can use regular crescent roll dough and just pinch together the perforated triangles so there are no seams.