Pumpkin Clover Rolls

Fluffy homemade clover dinner rolls with a seasonal pumpkin twist, perfect for Thanksgiving and Fall gatherings!

Light and fluffy pumpkin clover rolls recipe from @bakedbyrachel A perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu!

I went shopping with my mom yesterday, while leaving the kids behind with my dad. It was a win win all around. I’m slightly happy that Ikea is an hour away because if it was closer, I might have a serious problem. Their store is so much fun to walk around and don’t get me started on the shopping carts. When I do take the kids… and there isn’t anyone in the way, I might go sideways on purpose. We skipped the carts this time since we didn’t plan on getting too many small things. My goal… a new prop cabinet. I’ve basically run out of storage and needed a new option. I’m ridiculously excited to have it set up and get to start filling it!

And while we’re on the Ikea topic. I’d like to put in a request to the powers that be to make an Ikea kitchen happen in my home asap. I’m in love. On past visits (few and far between since it’s so far away…eh hem…New Hampshire really needs one) I never really stopped to check out the kitchens because I was distracted or had the kids with me. This time… no distractions! And I’m basically going to be obsessed with a new kitchen from here on out. I should probably start playing the lottery to make that happen…

Light and fluffy pumpkin clover rolls recipe from @bakedbyrachel A perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu!

Moving right along to Thanksgiving awesomeness…

These rolls. OMG. My kids LOVED them… as did I! Nearly straight from the oven, with a slathering of butter (or honey if you prefer) – amazing! They’re just as good plain and beyond hard to resist.

They need to happen in your kitchen asap. They’re super soft and tender. Perfect homemade pull apart clover rolls with a fun seasonal pumpkin twist.

Add these to your Thanksgiving menu!

Light and fluffy pumpkin clover rolls recipe from @bakedbyrachel A perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu!

Pumpkin Clover Rolls

Fluffy homemade clover dinner rolls with a seasonal pumpkin twist, perfect for Thanksgiving and Fall gatherings!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time2 hours
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin
Servings: 12 rolls



  • 1/2 C milk
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3 C all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter melted

Egg wash:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp water


  • Heat milk to 115°F. Mix in honey and yeast. Allow to proof for 5-10 minutes. If it doesn't foam up, start again.
  • Prepare stand mixer with dough hook attachment. Mix together flour, salt, spices, pumpkin, egg, butter and yeast mixture together until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Transfer dough to a large greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for at least 1 hour or doubled in size.
  • Grease a muffin tin well.
  • Cut dough in half. Shape one half into a 12-inch rope. Divide into 6 pieces and then each piece into thirds. Roll thirds into balls. Place three dough balls per greased muffin tin cavity. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Cover loosely with a clean towel. Allow to rise an additional 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Beat together 1 egg and 1 Tbsp water. Brush over rolls.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until centers reach at least 200°F. Cool in pan before removing to a wire rack or basket.
  • Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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25 Responses to “Pumpkin Clover Rolls”

  1. #
    Laura @ Raise Your Garden — November 12, 2014 at 7:22 am

    I honestly don’t know which impresses me more…..these pumpkin clover rolls or the fact your dad babysat while you and your mom went to Ikea! Ha. I love idea too. Great stuff and pretty reasonably priced. You know, I love surfing Pinterest but actually make very few recipes that I see. But I’m making these! Can’t wait to slather with butter. And honey for that matter =)

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      Rachel — November 12, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      Haha both are impressive in their own ways, right? And thank you! I hope you enjoy them! :)

  2. #
    Suné+Moolman — November 12, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Oh yes, lots of butter! And some cheese, maybe gorgonzola?
    Yummy! Thanks. :)

    • #
      Rachel — November 12, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      Absolutely :)

  3. #
    Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet — November 12, 2014 at 9:04 am

    I have a serious weakness for homemade rolls! LOVE that you used pumpkin as it makes them that much more perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner. Gorgeous!

    • #
      Rachel — November 12, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      Thanks so much Anna!

  4. #
    Rachel @ Bakerita — November 12, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Wow – these rolls look soooo fluffy and delicious! So perfect to serve with Thanksgiving. Pinned!

    • #
      Rachel — November 12, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      Thanks Rachel!

  5. #
    Erica @ InandAroundTown — November 12, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Nothing better than warm homemade dinner rolls!

    • #
      Rachel — November 12, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      Completely agree! :)

  6. #
    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — November 12, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    I love pumpkin dinner rolls, so good! And the clover shape looks perfect for them!

    • #
      Rachel — November 12, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      Thanks Stacey!

  7. #
    Sandy Headtke — November 12, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    I managed to retire from work for whicj I am most thankful. It is finally giving me the time to make a Thanksgiving dinner which contains all these extra made from scratch goodies.

  8. #
    Lexi+@+Sempre+Dolce — November 12, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Ha! I love Ikea (the store closest to us is about an hour away too) and have been dreaming of an Ikea kitchen for some time now – it is going to happen, when I don’t know, but it IS going to happen! ;) These rolls sound delicious – I love, love bread and have never made or had pumpkin rolls before but if I do, I think I shall make these! :)

    • #
      Rachel — November 12, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks so much. I hope you enjoy them! And fingers crossed for both of us to get an Ikea kitchen sooner than later :)

  9. #
    tracy — November 15, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    My thanksgiving has passed, but I’m so making these anyway!!

    • #
      Rachel — November 16, 2014 at 7:35 am

      Enjoy! :)

  10. #
    Jennifer — November 21, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    If I want to make these the day before and bake the day of, would I put them in the fridge after putting into the muffin pan?

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      Rachel — November 22, 2014 at 7:30 am

      Yes, the best bet would be to shape and place into the greased muffin pan, cover with plastic wrap loosely and place in the fridge overnight to do a slow rise. If you can, try to bring to room temperature before baking. Good luck!

  11. #
    Vickey — November 23, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Do you think these could be made early on Thanksgiving day and reheated to serve or maybe the day before?

    • #
      Rachel — November 23, 2014 at 7:42 am

      Absolutely. They don’t need to be warm to be served, but as fresh as possible is always best. Enjoy!

  12. #
    Jen — November 24, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Can you substitute with pumpkin pie spice? If yes, how much?

    • #
      Rachel — November 24, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      If you substitute, I’d recommend no more than 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice.

  13. #
    Ling — December 2, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I usually don’t comment on blogs, but I made these for Thanksgiving dinner and they were so good. My rolls actually came out looking like the ones pictured on your blog. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

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      Rachel — December 3, 2014 at 8:32 am

      That’s really great to hear! So glad you enjoyed them and thanks for sharing! :)

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