Is there anything more seductive than the aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls? If the smell of cinnamon and sugar activates your sweet tooth then you’ve come to the right place.
Classic cinnamon rolls are fantastic but if you are seeking a vegan alternative we’ve got the perfect recipes to add to your baking repertoire. The following recipes use plant-based ingredients readily available at your local grocery store. The best part? Their texture and flavor are amazing!
Below we’ll show you how to prepare vegan cinnamons with yeast and without, as well as a gluten-free vegan cinnamon roll recipe that’s out of this world. Let’s get started!
Vegan Cinnamon Rolls Recipe: ingredients, preparation, and variations
The ingredients for vegan cinnamon rolls are basically the same as those in a traditional recipe with a few exceptions. You’ll have to substitute the eggs (a flax egg is a great choice) and swap the butter for a vegan alternative of your choice. Then use a nut milk to prepare the sugary glaze and you’ll be all set.
How to prepare cinnamon rolls
Cinnamon rolls need to rise twice, something that discourages some people from making this delectable treat. However, having patience is key. Allowing the dough to rest and double in size will ensure fluffy, delicious cinnamon rolls you won’t be able to resist.
For some, the trickest part of the entire process is rolling the cinnamon rolls. It’s a rather simple technique: roll out the dough into a large rectangle, coat with melted oil or vegan butter, sprinkle with a mix of cinnamon sugar, roll tightly then cut into pieces.
Here is a fabulous video from Tasty that illustrates how to prepare vegan cinnamon rolls using yeast:
Other Variations of Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
Vegan Cinnamon Rolls Without Yeast
image via Crazy Vegan Baker
Crazy Vegan Kitchen has an easy vegan cinnamon roll recipe that can be ready in just 30 minutes. They don’t contain any yeast and are leavened with a combination of baking soda, baking powder, and apple cider vinegar. Find the recipe here.
Gluten-Free Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
The ultimate frontier in vegan cinnamon rolls is also making them gluten free. We’ve found a great recipe from Minimalist Baker, which uses a combination of gluten-free flour and almond flour to ensure a fluffy cinnamon roll. Get the recipe here.
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