AuthorJillianGlenn
DifficultyIntermediate

Apple pie meets cinnamon roll and the results are outstanding! These vegan apple cinnamon rolls are golden on the outside, buttery and soft on the inside, and filled with delicious cinnamon baked apples! If you love cinnamon rolls, you will love this apple version!

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time1 hr 30 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time2 hrs

Vegan Cinnamon Roll Dough
Apple Cinnamon Filling
Vegan Vanilla Icing

1

Preheat the oven to 350

2

In a large mixing bowl, mix the warm almond milk, warm melted butter, and maple syrup together. Then, add the active dry yeast and gently stir 2 or 3 times. Set for 10 minutes.

3

Add the flour and mix just until a dough forms. Use your hands to form the dough into a round mound, leaving it in the bowl. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and set it on top of the preheated oven (the warmth of the oven helps the dough to rise faster) This is an optional step and the dough will still rise if you leave it covered on the counter top. If you are using gluten free all purpose flour- the dough will not rise as much.

4

While the dough is rising, prepare the apple cinnamon filling by bringing a saucepan to medium heat on the stove. Add two tbsp of butter and melt. Once the butter has melted, add the apples, cinnamon, and sugar. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

5

Once the dough has risen, lay it onto a floured surface and roll into a 1/3 inch rectangle, adding more flour if the dough is stick or falls apart while rolling. Spread with 2 tbsp melted butter and then add the apple cinnamon filling. Roll into a log and cut into 8-10 pinwheels. Place the pinwheels into your baking dish and cover the dish with a kitchen towel. Setting it on top the the warm oven again will make these extra fluffy. Allow the rolls to rise for 30 minutes. If you used gluten free flour, you can skip letting them rise & put them right in the oven

6

Once the rolls have risen, bake in the oven for 30 minutes. While baking, use an electric hand mixer to mix the powdered sugar, almond milk, and vanilla. Set aside until ready to drizzle over the rolls. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Vegan Cinnamon Roll Dough
Apple Cinnamon Filling
Vegan Vanilla Icing

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 350

2

In a large mixing bowl, mix the warm almond milk, warm melted butter, and maple syrup together. Then, add the active dry yeast and gently stir 2 or 3 times. Set for 10 minutes.

3

Add the flour and mix just until a dough forms. Use your hands to form the dough into a round mound, leaving it in the bowl. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and set it on top of the preheated oven (the warmth of the oven helps the dough to rise faster) This is an optional step and the dough will still rise if you leave it covered on the counter top. If you are using gluten free all purpose flour- the dough will not rise as much.

4

While the dough is rising, prepare the apple cinnamon filling by bringing a saucepan to medium heat on the stove. Add two tbsp of butter and melt. Once the butter has melted, add the apples, cinnamon, and sugar. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

5

Once the dough has risen, lay it onto a floured surface and roll into a 1/3 inch rectangle, adding more flour if the dough is stick or falls apart while rolling. Spread with 2 tbsp melted butter and then add the apple cinnamon filling. Roll into a log and cut into 8-10 pinwheels. Place the pinwheels into your baking dish and cover the dish with a kitchen towel. Setting it on top the the warm oven again will make these extra fluffy. Allow the rolls to rise for 30 minutes. If you used gluten free flour, you can skip letting them rise & put them right in the oven

6

Once the rolls have risen, bake in the oven for 30 minutes. While baking, use an electric hand mixer to mix the powdered sugar, almond milk, and vanilla. Set aside until ready to drizzle over the rolls. Enjoy!

Baked Apple Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Frosting