These absolutely delicious vegan pumpkin dinner rolls are so soft and fluffy! The most perfect fall vegan roll recipe. Just one bowl and completely from scratch!
There’s a new twist on your favorite dinner rolls! These vegan pumpkin dinner rolls are so fluffy, so soft, and warm up perfectly.
Dinner rolls are perfect no matter if you are serving soup on a Tuesday or hosting people over for a holiday dinner.
What is better than a buttery soft roll to enjoy while you have a delicious meal. All vegan of course.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Can these be Top 8 Allergen Friendly Vegan Pumpkin Dinner Rolls?
We cannot say these work to be gluten free at this time. We are working on a recipe and will update when we have perfected it.
For soy allergies, make sure you use a soy free vegan butter. We like Earth Balance soy free. It comes in a red tub.
And for dairy free milk, just use an unflavored and not overpowering milk of your choice, like oat.
Can I prep these vegan dinner rolls ahead?
There’s nothing better than serving these warm right out of the oven.
However, we know that’s not always possible.
These vegan dinner rolls are also great stored in an air tight container for up to 5 days. Warm before serving.
Can you freeze vegan pumpkin dinner rolls?
Yes! Make the entire recipe and then let cool completely. We recommend wrapping in plastic wrap, then wrapping in foil and then storing in either an air tight freezer safe bag or container.
Double wrapping like this allows for little to no moisture to get to the rolls causing freezer burn.
Use the rolls within 3 months.
Why are my vegan pumpkin dinner rolls hard?
Miscorrect measuring, especially flour, or over kneading are the main culprits of a dense dinner roll.
You want to make sure that you measure correctly and don’t add heaping amounts of any of the measurements. Use a butter knife to evenly measure the ingredients, especially the flour.
You also want to make sure that you don’t over knead or mix the dough. Overmixing leads to tough, dense dough, so it’s important to not over do it.
If you dough is unable to shape, we recommend letting it rest for 10-15 minutes and then try again.
WHAT ARE OTHER VEGAN SIDE DISHES THAT I SHOULD TRY?
We have a delicious regular vegan dinner rolls recipe that we think you’ll love too.
There are endless possibilities, but here are some of our favorite vegan side dishes that we think everyone will like:
- Vegan Apple and Sausage Stuffing
- The Best Vegan Mac and Cheese
- Vegan Cornbread
- Easy Vegan Mashed Potatoes (4 Ways)
- Vegan Green Bean Casserole
- Italian Vegan Pasta Salad
- Vegan Potato Salad
- Vegan Green Bean Salad
- The Best Vegan Baked Beans
- Vegan Glazed Carrots
- Vegan Scalloped Potatoes
Pin these vegan pumpkin dinner rolls for later:
Vegan Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
For the dough
- 4 cups flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast (or 1 packet)
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup unsweetened dairy free milk, warm
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
For the topping
- 2/3 cup vegan butter, melted, divided
- To a large mixing bowl or stand mixer bowl, add the flour, brown sugar, yeast, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and salt. Mix that together.
- Add in the warm milk, pumpkin puree, softened vegan butter and vanilla. Combine with a spatula or turn on the mixer until a dough forms.
- Remove the dough ball from bowl. Grease the bowl well and then place the dough back into the bowl.
- Cover and let rise for 45-60 minutes or until doubled in size.
- Once doubled, punch down dough and then pull off pieces (about 2.5 to 3oz- use a scale if you want, but it's not needed).
- Roll into balls.
- Place each ball, seam side down, into a greased 9×13 baking pan.
- Cover pan and let rise for another 30 minutes. *After this rise, you want the dough balls to slightly be touching each other. If they are not touching, give them a little bit longer.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees while rising this second time.
- Using 1/3 cup of melted butter, brush each roll liberally.
- Toss in oven 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven. Right before serving brush with remaining 1/3 cup melted butter again.
- Best served warmed. Makes 16 dinner rolls.
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