Sweet Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

I ate a lot this weekend. A. Lot. Cheese was involved. Cheese that actually looks like a custard filled donut is my new favorite. My aunt bought a really expensive block of that kind of cheese for a family cookout and I literally ate 3/4 of it on my own. I wish i was kidding with you all. With crackers. And tortilla chips. And pasta salad. And angel food cake. Definitely a lot of paleo things at our cookout.

I went to the North Market with my aunts over the weekend which is this massive market in Columbus with every kind of amazing food you could ever want. I always tell people that my dream is to go there one day and just eat one of everything from each booth. One day it will happen. And I will waddle out of there with a massive food baby growing inside of me. Anyways, parking down there is not fun and there was a lot of traffic flowing into one particular parking garage. We were waiting our turn to get in when all of a sudden we see this lady cop come out of nowhere and start screaming at the elderly couple in the car behind us to “HUMP THE CENTER LINE!” And when I say scream I mean yelling at the top of her lungs like there was some kind of emergency. There was no emergency. There were also jumping movements that occurred with the yelling that are too graphic to describe here. That poor, poor elderly couple. Their faces depicted pure horror. We still aren’t sure what the hell “hump the center line” really means in cop lingo, but that lady cop did provide us some great entertainment that afternoon.

You wanna know what blows? When you get really excited about checking out a bike path near your house and you ride up to that bike path only to find that it’s actually just a really long driveway leading up to someone’s house, and not actually a bike path at all. Yeah. That happened. Talk about a freaking disappointment.

I posted a picture of these cinnamon rolls on Instagram yesterday and people lost their sh*t. In a good way. It’s because they look super naughty. People just love looking at naughty food. They can’t help it. It’s human nature. I am one of those people. I think that’s why I like Juli from PaleOMG so darn much. She is a naughty food lover. And so is Vanessa from Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind. The name of her blog is pretty much a giveaway. I just love those two ladies.

I think that’s also why i like Whole Me so much. They are a grain-free food company that makes delicious snacks for us paleo people. You guys may have seen me post about their stuff on Instagram and Facebook recently. If you haven’t checked them out…go NOW! Their Date Me bar is my absolute favorite. It tasted naughty but it wasn’t. It was anything but naughty. There were definitely only good things in there. And their Eat Me “cereal” is to die for. I put that stuff on EVERYTHING. When I wasn’t eating it straight out of the bag of course. I kid you not, my hand did not come out of that bag for a good hour when it first arrived. I used to love me a nice bowl of crunchy cereal with some cold milk before I found paleo. I mean come on. Who doesn’t love cereal. Anyone who says they don’t is a liar. I was absolutely ecstatic to try this stuff. And it did not disappoint. It’s delicious and fills my cereal void when I need a crunchy snack fix. They also have a Wake Me bar, which has a coffee flavor. All around amazeballs stuff you guys. Basically what I’m saying is you need it. Right now.

I’ve been waiting a REALLY long time for this day. And by that I mean I’ve been waiting a really long time for it to be September so I could post a pumpkin recipe. I am a full on fall lover. I actually don’t really enjoy summer all that much. Unheard of, I know. But when you sweat like me, summer isn’t really your favorite. Fall is much better. Cool temps, leaves changing, and pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin. Pumpkin all the things is my motto in fall. If they make it in pumpkin flavor, I want the crap out of it. So I hope you are like me in the pumpkin category and will love these pumpkin cinnie rolls. And if you’re not a pumpkin lovah, well first off you’re effing nuts, but you can make these cinnie rolls. I’ll stop calling them that now.


Sweet Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

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  • Cook time:
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  • Yield: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Recipe type: breakfast


  • For the crust:
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut crystals
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • 4 tbsp grass-fed butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp grass-fed butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • For the frosting:
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter, melted


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, coconut crystals, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer (or other separate bowl), combine pumpkin, butter, eggs, honey, and vanilla until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, until a thick dough is formed.
  5. Place dough in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
  6. In a small bowl, combine all filling ingredients until everything is well incorporated.
  7. Remove dough from refrigerator and place on a piece of parchment paper sprinkled with a little almond flour.
  8. Sprinkle more almond flour on top, then cover with another piece of parchment paper.
  9. Roll out dough into a rectangle shape, about 1/2 inch thick.
  10. Spread filling all over dough using the back of a spoon.
  11. Starting with a short end, roll dough into a log. (WARNING: This part is not super easy. I found it helpful to cut the rectangle in half longways, and roll one of the pieces at a time. I also found it helpful to use a spatula, putting it under the dough to help keep flipping it as you go. Don’t worry if the dough “breaks” or “cracks” during this step. Just form it back together with your hands as you go).
  12. Cut logs into 2 inch pieces (I got about 12).
  13. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  14. Bake for 15-20 minutes, keeping an eye on them so they don’t burn!
  15. While they are baking, prepare the frosting by mixing together honey and coconut butter.
  16. Remove rolls from oven and top with frosting.
  17. NOM.

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Comments: 16

  1. Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat September 3, 2013 at 7:57 am Reply

    I LOVE pumpkin and I’m so glad the time of year has come everything pumpkin! These rolls sound amazing!

  2. Kelli Van Fossen September 3, 2013 at 8:01 am Reply

    These are AMAZING!!!! Thank you for sending them in with Debbie!

  3. Jo @ Living Mint Green September 3, 2013 at 8:21 am Reply

    Mmmm, I can’t wait until the weather starts getting cooler so I don’t feel guilty about enjoying pumpkin treats when it’s still technically summer. These look so great, and I can’t wait to make ‘em! :D

  4. Nicole September 3, 2013 at 10:15 am Reply

    These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them out.

  5. Amy Ayers September 3, 2013 at 10:31 am Reply

    These look ridiculously amazing. And yes, naughty too. I LOVE pumpkin! I drooled over the picture of a pumpkin latte I saw at Starbucks. Too bad for them they don’t have almond or coconut milk on hand, otherwise I would be there everyday……just like I was when I was a soy milk drinker. Looks like I’m going to have to make my own at home. They lose on this one.

  6. Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog September 3, 2013 at 2:32 pm Reply

    Bring on the pumpkin! I’m a total fall lover too. These look like the perfect Sunday morning snack while I sip a pumpkin spice latte, of course. Those bike paths are sneaky… so are running trails… not that it’s ever happened to me either. ;)

  7. Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run. September 5, 2013 at 9:45 am Reply

    I’m dying at the story about the parking situation. I can’t even imagine what that means!! LOL

    Those look delish! I love fall too…we busted out our fall candles yesterday and it smelled glorious!

  8. Hilary September 6, 2013 at 10:54 am Reply

    Hi! I also live in Columbus, I noticed that you use coconut butter in a lot of your recipes, welll I can’t seem to find it anywhere! Do you order it? Make your own? Or have suggestions of places in Columbus to get it?

    • Taylor September 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm Reply

      I order mine online or buy coconut manna at whole foods!

  9. Kerry Ann Clock September 7, 2013 at 10:07 am Reply

    So I’ve told you before that I bake a lot of your stuff to share with my co-workers. I already have requests for these! Lol! And girl, I’m with you on the pumpkin…I want it all!

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  14. Alanna October 20, 2013 at 10:39 pm Reply

    I’d like to suggest please please please for you and any reader or conscious being to PLEASE research on how coconut sugar or “crystals” is made. Coconut trees CANNOT produce both coconuts and coconut sugar at the same time. Farmers are converting their trees to produce this “in demand” sugar, which if this continues will drive our coconut, coconut water and oil and all its other wonderful goodies skyrocketing! (Obviously because there will be less trees producing these items) for some crystals which there is NO scientific evidence nor studies proving its ANY lower on the glycemic index than table sugar.

    Stick to honey, maple syrup, or try beet sugar. Please save our coconuts!

  15. Barbi October 28, 2013 at 10:29 am Reply

    I love the way you think/write. I’ll be back.

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