Pumpkin Spice Latte Yeast Rolls

Pumpkin Spice Latte Yeast Rolls – Soft pillowy yeast rolls topped with pumpkin spice latte butter and pepitas for festive crunchy-sweet topped rolls your whole family will enjoy.

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Some people have a knack for putting in the least amount of effort in any given situation. Others are over-doers… The kind that bring a 3 tiered cake to a picnic when chocolate chip cookies would suffice. The kind that see imaginary gold stars or red checkmarks on everything they do.

I’m an over-doer.

On Halloween, I made double the amount of food I knew I needed, just in case. I couldn’t help myself. What if extra people showed up? What if everyone came ravishingly hungry? What if I dropped a tray, or 5 trays, of food bringing it up the stairs from the basement refrigerator? I needed backups.

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Almost everything I take on turns into a production. If I think something won’t turn into a production (meaning, I think I won’t be able to do my best) I will most likely decline the project.

It’s my nature. My instinct. I’ve been fighting it my whole life.

As you know, the grass is always greener on the other side. The least-effort-possible types tend to battle against laziness through the years, while we perfectionist struggle to relax and let things go.

Sometime, as hard as it is to admit, we MUST let things go to live a healthy balanced life.

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Today’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Yeast Rolls are reminder that sometimes we don’t have to do things the hard way.

The hard way isn’t always the best way.

I made a simple pumpkin spice latte butter using all the flavors you would find in your favorite seasonal coffee drink: cream, pumpkin, spices, coffee and vanilla.

Then instead of making yeast rolls from scratch, I used my favorite pre-made yeast rolls, Sister Schubert’s Soft Dinner Rolls. I pulled them straight out of the freezer and slathered the tops with my pumpkin spice latte butter and sprinkled them with crunchy pepitas (pumpkin seeds).

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These Pumpkin Spice Latte Yeast Rolls are heavenly and they only take a few minutes to make!

Soft buttery pull-apart yeast rolls topped with familiar holiday flavors that remind me of coffee with friends and winter celebrations.

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The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing others’ loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays. – W. C. Jones

This holiday season you will most likely give of yourself more than you do the rest of the year. In order to give of yourself in the right spirit this holiday season, you need to have a healthy state-of-mind.

It’s ok to take shortcuts when the shortcuts lead to good things. Sister Schubert’s Rolls are a grocery item I rely on every holiday season. They are quick to bake, preservative-free, and taste just like homemade rolls.

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Believe it or not, next week I am going to Alabama to enjoy a holiday meal with Sister Schubert. The Sister Schubert… At her house!

Based on the homemade tasting quick rolls she provides, I know she understands my struggle to balance perfection with ease. How could she not.

I can’t wait to share more about this experience with you.

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But in the meantime, as Thanksgiving creeps closer and closer, I encourage you to select several made-from-scratch holiday recipes that are worth your time, then allow yourself to rely on store-bought items and semi-homemade recipes.

After all, if you make a marvelous meal, yet are stressed out of your mind and your heart isn’t in it, it really wasn’t worth it.

As a fellow perfectionist, I know from experience.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Yeast Rolls

Yield: 16

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:15 minutes

5 / 5 (2 Reviews)
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Pumpkin Spice Latte Yeast Rolls! Soft pillowy yeast rolls topped with pumpkin spice latte butter and pepitas for a festive crunchy-sweet top!


  • 2 bags Sister Schubert’s Soft Dinner Rolls (16 rolls)
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 ounce softened cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup pepitas


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Spread the rolls out evenly on the baking sheets.
  2. Place the butter, pumpkin puree, sugar, cream cheese, vanilla, coffee granules, and spices in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, until the butter melts, then whisk until smooth. Brush the pumpkin spice latte butter over the tops of the rolls and sprinkle each roll with pepitas.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn the oven on broil to crisp the tops. Watch the yeast rolls carefully for 1-3 minutes, until the tops of brown and bubbly, but not burnt. Then remove from the oven and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 16, Serving Size: 16

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 255 Calories
  • Total Fat: 13.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.5g
  • Cholesterol: 28mg
  • Sodium: 292mg
  • Carbohydrates: 30.9g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Sugar: 7.4g
  • Protein: 5.1g
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sister Schubert’s Rolls. All opinions are my own.


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14 comments on “Pumpkin Spice Latte Yeast Rolls

  1. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummyposted November 13, 2014 at 1:27 pm Reply

    I’m a total perfectionist too! Sometimes it’s great…others…not so much. These look amazing!! I’ve never tried Sister Schubert’s rolls, but I’ll have to now :)

  2. Jocelyn @BruCrew Lifeposted November 13, 2014 at 8:04 am Reply

    I love that you used the packaged rolls for this. Sometimes it is just easier to take the shortcuts on some things. Now that butter on top…holy yum! It sounds amazing!

    Rating: 5
  3. Rebecca in Ashevilleposted November 12, 2014 at 6:39 pm Reply

    What a cool combo! I would have never thought to use yeast rolls for something like this. This is super creative and I think I may try this recipe for Thanksgiving. Dessert or part of the bread bowl? I think I’ll go with bread bowl – I think it would be neat to have these little rolls on everyone’s plate when they walk in.

    • Sommerposted November 13, 2014 at 3:50 pm Reply

      Hey Rebecca! The topping is a little sweet, but definitely in the bread basket. :)

  4. Mariaposted November 12, 2014 at 6:50 pm Reply

    Fun roll recipe!

    Rating: 5
  5. Nikki @Seeded at the Tableposted November 12, 2014 at 4:03 pm Reply

    I’m an overachiever when it comes to making too much food.. not necessarily elaborate by any means! haha! I love that these look elaborate but are super easy!

  6. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addictionposted November 12, 2014 at 2:59 pm Reply

    Love delicious easy recipes like this!

  7. Ellie Elliottposted November 12, 2014 at 2:22 pm Reply

    Ingenuis and easy!! I can’t wait to make these for Thanksgiving!

  8. Marla Meridithposted November 12, 2014 at 12:54 pm Reply

    The flavors in these rolls sound awesome! Lovely presentation too!

  9. Julie @ Table for Twoposted November 12, 2014 at 12:31 pm Reply

    The little plates you’re using are so cute!! These look perfect for Thanksgiving!

    • Sommerposted November 13, 2014 at 3:50 pm Reply

      Thanks Julie, They are from Q Squared NYC!

  10. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted November 12, 2014 at 8:50 am Reply

    These are seriously so creative!! Love the pumpkin spice topping!

  11. Heather christoposted November 12, 2014 at 8:44 am Reply

    coming from a fello-over-do-er, these look so dang good!!!

  12. kathleen @ Hint of Joe'sposted November 12, 2014 at 5:53 am Reply

    Oh my goodness these look amazing.