These vegan cinnamon rolls are so super easy to make, and so delicious! You’ll have light, fluffy cinnamon rolls on the table in no time! The fact that these are free of dairy and eggs makes them perfect for those with allergies or intolerances.
One recipe that frequently makes an appearance at our house are these vegan cinnamon rolls.
My boys love cinnamon rolls. We love to make them on Christmas morning as a special tradition, and we also make them occasionally on the weekend.
Of course, anything cinnamon flavored is a big hit at our house. Cookies, pie, apple crisp, or this gluten free vegan apple spice cake – if it’s cinnamon, it will disappear right away around here.
We like to use spelt flour for these vegan cinnamon rolls, because my boys can tolerate spelt flour. They can’t tolerate wheat, or all-purpose flour, so we avoid that. Spelt flour is NOT gluten free. If you need to have a gluten free cinnamon roll recipe, you may want to check this one out.
Is spelt flour gluten free?
No, spelt isn’t gluten free. It is an ancient grain that contains some gluten, although it does contain less than regular wheat. Spelt is not safe for those with celiac disease.
Can this recipe be made with gluten free flour?
I haven’t tried that, so I’m not sure. If you try it, please let me know!
Is yeast vegan?
Yes, yeast is vegan. It’s a member of the fungus family. You can read more about it here.
Do these vegan cinnamon rolls need to rise twice?
No, the dough only needs to rise one time. These rolls are perfectly fluffy with just one rise.
How to make vegan cinnamon buns:
- Up above you can see what the dough looks like when it’s first mixed up, and how it puffs up once it’s risen for an hour.
- Then after rolling it out, you just add the vegan buttery spread, sugar, and cinnamon, and roll the dough up.
- Then you’ll slice the dough log into rolls, and bake. It’s very easy!
I have eliminated some steps over the years as I have experimented with this recipe. For example, I use the microwave to heat the water, I add the sugar, yeast, salt, and vegan buttery spread all at once, and I don’t oil the bowl before the dough rises.
These vegan cinnamon rolls still turn out perfectly even with those few steps simplified. These are so super easy, and your family will love them!
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Fluffy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls.
These fluffy cinnamon rolls are perfect for a weekend treat!
For the dough:
For the filling:
Place the water and vegan buttery spread in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. The water should be warm, but not too hot - about 110 degrees.
Once the water is warm, add the sugar and the yeast packet. Let it sit for about 10 minutes so the yeast can activate - it will look a little foamy.
Add the flour and stir gently until it forms a ball of dough. If it seems dry, add a little bit more water. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and set it in a warm place.
Allow the dough to rise for 45-60 minutes. It should double in size.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Melt the 3 tablespoons of vegan buttery spread.
Sprinkle a little flour on a rolling pin and the rolling surface. Roll out the dough into a long rectangle.
Pour the melted vegan buttery spread on the dough and smooth it out. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon on it.
Roll the dough up, starting from a long side. You should have a long log of dough. Use a sharp knife to cut the dough into 9 sections.
Place the cinnamon rolls swirl side up, into an 9x9 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
Make the glaze - in a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and non-dairy milk or water.
Once the cinnamon rolls are done, allow them to cool for a little bit. Drizzle the glaze on top before serving.
Nutrition facts are for one cinnamon roll with glaze.
Store leftover cinnamon rolls at room temperature in an airtight container.
You can use all-purpose flour for this recipe.
If you aren't dairy free, feel free to use regular butter.
Adapted from this recipe.