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Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

The famous recipe for vegan cinnamon rolls that can absolutely hold their own against any non-vegan version!

Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie (chocolatecoveredkatie.com)

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Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 13 cinnamon rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp sweetener of choice
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (see note)
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar of choice
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp oil, butter spread, or applesauce
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp flour (see note)
  • 1/4 cup sugar of choice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • optional 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2/3 cup butter spread or applesauce

Instructions

  • Notes: The recipe works with regular all purpose, spelt, or whole wheat pastry flour. I haven’t tried others, but be sure to report back if you experiment! For the first 2 tbsp sweetener, you can use sugar, pure maple syrup, agave, etc. – don’t use a sugar-free sub because it will not feed the yeast. The butter/oil version is much more decadent (and still just 230 calories each!), but applesauce or almond butter work if you prefer a healthier-tasting version that’s oil-free.
    Warm milk in a bowl (not boiling – 110 F if you have a candy thermometer). Stir in the sweetener, sprinkle yeast on top, and set aside 5 minutes. (If it doesn’t bubble up, either your yeast is no good or milk was too hot or cold.) In a new bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, 1/2 cup sugar, the salt, and 2 tsp cinnamon. Stir oil/butter and vanilla into the milk mixture, then stir into the dry-ingredient bowl to form a dough. If needed (depending on flour used), add more flour until it’s dry enough to form into a ball. Place ball in a greased bowl, cover loosely, and set in a warm place for 1 hour, during which time it should double in size.
    After the dough has risen, punch to deflate. Knead with your hands for 5 minutes, adding the 5 tbsp flour as you knead so the dough isn’t sticking to your hands. On a floured surface, roll dough into a very thin rectangle (just under 1/4in). Stir together all remaining ingredients, and spread over the dough. Cut long strips, then roll each up as tightly as possible. Place in a greased 9x13 pan. Loosely cover 30 minutes OR cover and refrigerate overnight. Preheat oven to 325 F. Bake rolls 20 minutes. Serve hot - Frosting options are listed above in this post. If you make them, be sure to leave a review or rate the recipe. I hope you love them!
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Notes

The recipe was inspired by this Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal.
 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 150kcal