Pumpkin Cinnamon Knots

It's been a while but I'm back in the bread game!

After a summer of being lazy and only making no knead English Muffins, it was really time to dust off my kneading skills and make bread again. In the past, I've had difficulty with pumpkin breads because they tend to be too dense and doughy versus soft and fluffy. But this time around, they turned out exactly as I envisioned them to be—pillowy clouds with a sweet and cinnamon filling and in the shape of mini pumpkins. 

I usually associate pumpkin cinnamon type breads with Thanksgiving and my mom as she usually makes it on this day of eatingThis ended up turning into a practice round to make sure I could live up to her bread standards as I happily volunteered to try it out this year.

This is a shape idea inspired by these Scallion Buns from last year but with a fall twist and taste. It takes a bit of time and rhythm to get the shape down but the end result is a beautiful knot with cinnamon filling peeking through the edges. 

Kristen of course, excels at making such knots so I asked her to demonstrate her flawless and smooth knot formation.

If these seem too complicated and time consuming, regular ol' cinnamon rolls (in the shape of a pumpkin?) or a jumble loaf would work just fine. It really will all taste the same. 

Definitely treat. 

Pumpkin Cinnamon Knots

Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen's Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Yields: 16 rolls // Active Time: 1 hour // Inactive Time: 2 hours