Soft Pumpkin Buns

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I bake today: Fluffy & Soft Pumpkin Buns
Preparation: 1 hour & 30 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Total time: 2 hours & 15 minutes

Category: Baking Recipes, Bread & Bun Recipes
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Fluffy & Soft Pumpkin Buns

Fluffy & Soft Pumpkin Buns

Fluffy & Soft Pumpkin Buns

Fluffy & Soft Pumpkin Buns

Ingredient for 8 Pumpkin Buns:

  • ½ butternut (or hokkaido) pumpkin
  • 500 grams of flour
  • 75 grams of butter
  • 50 grams of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cube of yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • Milk for brushing the rolls
  • Pumpkin seeds for sprinkling
  • Flour for the working surface

Kitchen Helper:

  • Microwave suitable bowl for the pumpkin
  • Microwave
  • Cling film
  • Blender
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixer/Kitchen Machine
  • Kitchen towel
  • Knife
  • Baking tray + parchment paper
  • Brush


Deseed the pumpkin & thinly cut down the shell with a sharp knife. Then cut the pumpkin roughly into 5 – 6 equal pieces & place them in a microwave-suitable bowl.

Cover the bowl tightly with a sheet of clingfilm, cut 5 – 6 small holes into the foil with a knife and then gently cook the pumpkin in the microwave at 700 watts for about 7 – 10 minutes (the pumpkin is done when the fruit flesh can be easily mashed with a spoon).

Pick the pumpkin out of the microwave, remove the foil and puree with a blender until fine. Allow the pumpkin puree to cool, then weigh 325 grams for the rolls. Give 500 grams of flour, 50 grams of sugar, 1 egg, 75 grams of soft butter, 1 teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon of nutmeg & 325 grams of pumpkin puree into a mixing bowl.

Crumble ½ cube of fresh yeast to the other ingredients and knead with a kitchen machine or mixer for about 4 – 5 minutes until a smooth & slightly sticky dough. Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and allow to rest for 1 hour in a warm place.

After the resting period knead the dough again on a slightly floured working surface and then cut with a knife in 8 equal sized pieces. Form each piece of dough on a slightly floured working surface by pulling from outside inwards to ball shape (look into the video below for a more detailed instruction) and then place them on a lined baking sheet. Cover the rolls with a kitchen towel and allow to rest for another 20 – 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven in time to 180 degrees (top/bottom heat). Brush the bread rolls with a bit milk before baking and sprinkle with a few pumpkin seeds, then bake for 20 – 25 minutes until slightly brown. Bon Appetite!

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):

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