Kirbie's Cravings

Pumpkin Garlic Knots

photo of a plate of Pumpkin Garlic Knots
One pumpkin recipe I knew I had to make this year are these pumpkin garlic knots. I love the softness and sweetness the pumpkin brings to these bread rolls.

I made a version last year that I enjoyed, but I wanted to try another recipe out this year. I liked these also. The knots came out soft and fluffy and a little bit sweet. You can taste the pumpkin flavor though it is subtle. The outside is coated with garlic and oil, adding a little savoriness to the rolls.
photo of pumpkin garlic knots on a baking rack
I really liked these. FH didn’t like them as much as I did. He preferred the regular savory version without any pumpkin. If you like pumpkin though, I think you’ll like these as much as I did.
photo of pumpkin garlic knots on a plate

I also like making homemade rosemary bread knots for holiday dinners, so be sure to check out that recipe, too.

Pumpkin Garlic Knots

Servings: 14 knots
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
These garlic knots are flavored with pumpkin, which adds a little bit of sweetness, and brushed with garlic butter.


  • 1 cup warm water about 100°F
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt

For the Garlic Coating

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 clove fresh garlic chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley chopped


  • For the dough: Pour the warm water into a mixing bowl of stand mixer and sprinkle the yeast across the surface. Let sit about 10 minutes.
  • Add in the flour, honey, 2 tsbp olive oil and pumpkin puree.
  • Using the dough hook attachment, mix at low to medium speed for about 10 minutes until the dough is elastic and pulls away from the bowl easily.
  • Lightly oil another large bowl and put your dough ball inside it. Cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap and let rise for about 1 hour; or until nearly doubled in size
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Divide dough into 14 pieces. Roll out each piece of dough into a rope about 9 inches long. Tie the rope into a knot, and then tuck the ends into the center, one in front and one underneath.
  • Place knots on baking sheet lined with parchment paper, about 1 inch apart. Bake about 12-15 minutes until they turn golden brown on top.
  • While the knots are baking, mix all the garlic coating ingredients into a bowl (except parsley) and microwave for about 1 minute. Stir ingredients together.
  • When knots are done, toss them into the garlic mixture to coat. Then sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley


Recipe adapted from Handle the Heat


Serving: 1garlic knot, Calories: 165kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 168mg, Potassium: 58mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1400IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 0.4mg, Net Carbs: 25g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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6 comments on “Pumpkin Garlic Knots”

  1. Pumpkin garlic knots?! Perfect. Two unbelievable things combined, didnt get much better than this!

    • I love pumpkin garlic knots! discovered them last year and it’s one of my favorite things to make for Thanksgiving dinners.

  2. I love garlic knots, but never thought to add pumpkin to them!

  3. I would love to serve these for Thanksgiving instead of the usual dinner rolls. I love the braided appearance. The Chinese have a custom to serve sweet and sticky dishes for the New Year or other festive events in the belief that the dish symbolizes their families sticking together for a sweeter life ahead. My take, the braided shape of the pastry will keep the family knotted together too…
    Thanks for a tasty recipe post!

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