Growing up, I can’t remember eating anything Pumpkin. Not even Pumpkin Pie at Thanksgiving. I usually skip dessert or head straight for the Apple or Pecan Pie. There was never any room to try anything new.
A couple of years ago, I tried a Pumpkin beer and really enjoyed it. From there I’ve tried pie and even pumpkin soup. I’m definitely a fan. I’m not on the Pumpkin Spice Latte bandwagon, though. Actually, I’m not really a fan of Starbucks. I’m still a coffee newbie, and I’m cheap.
These Cinnamon Rolls have everything you love about Pumpkin Lattes but in Cinnamon Roll form.
I used Dogfish Head Pumkin Ale for this recipe. This is a Brown Ale brewed with Pumpkin, Brown Sugar, and Spices. Dogfish Head releases this beer around September 1st, but their website says it’s usually gone by Thanksgiving.
I’ve made homemade Cinnamon Rolls a few times. Normally, I prep everything the night before and place them in the refrigerator overnight. The next morning, I just place them in the oven and breakfast is ready.
It’s great if you have guest staying the night and do not want to dirty up your kitchen or spend all morning cooking.
In the glaze, I added Beer and Coffee. And don’t worry, there is about 1/2 a beer in this whole recipe. You’re not going to get drunk at breakfast! Cavities… Maybe!
Now, I’m off to pack! We’re going to GA tomorrow when I get off work. We’ll get to my parents around midnight. That way we will have all day Friday-Sunday to spend with family.
I can’t wait! :)