AuthorJillian
DifficultyIntermediate

These are the best cinnamon rolls you will ever have! Vegan or not! The golden, fluffy, and buttery dough is wrapped around a delicious cinnamon sugar filling. The entire thing is topped with my famous vegan cream cheese icing for an out of this world cinnamon roll sensation!

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Yields10 Servings
Prep Time1 hr 30 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time2 hrs
Classic Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
Quick No-Yeast Cinnamon Roll Dough - 30 Minute Version
Vegan Cinnamon Roll Filling
Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
Classic Cinnamon Rolls Instructions
1

Prepare the dough by mixing the warm almond milk, melted vegan butter, maple syrup, and salt. Add baking powder if using. Sprinkle the active dry yeast evenly across the top of the mixture, stir gently, and let it sit for about 10 minutes. If baking with gluten free flour, add apple cider vinegar and mix.

2

Add the all-purpose flour and mix until a dough forms. Leaving the dough in the bowl, form it into a round mound and cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel. Allow it to sit for an hour. I like to sit my bowl on top of an oven preheated to 350. The warmth from the oven helps the dough rise faster. Note, if using gluten free all purpose flour, the dough will rise slightly less than the dough containing gluten.

3

After the dough has risen for an hour place it on a floured surface and roll the dough into a 1/4 inch oval or rectangle (add more flour if the dough is too sticky to roll). Note, if using gluten-free flour, the dough will be slightly more dry. Spread the softened butter to cover the dough. Top with the sugar and cinnamon.

4

Preheat the oven to 350.

5

Roll the dough into a log and cut it into about 10 pinwheels. Place the pinwheels into a baking dish so that they are close but not touching. Cover them with a towel or loose plastic wrap and set aside for another 30 minutes. Note, if your rolls are gluten free, they won't be as voluminous as rolls with gluten in them, but they'll be every bit as delicious!

6

Remove plastic wrap and bake the rolls in the oven for about 35 minutes.

7

While the rolls are baking, make the vegan cream cheese frosting by using an electric hand mixer to mix together the softened vegan butter, powdered sugar, and vegan cream cheese. Allow the rolls to cool and spread the icing over the rolls. Enjoy!

Quick 30 Minute No-Yeast Cinnamon Rolls
8

Preheat the oven to 400

9

Mix 3/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup melted vegan butter, and 1 1/2 tsp baking powder together. Then, add the 2 cups of regular or gluten free all purpose flour together and mix until a thick dough forms.

10

Place the dough onto a floured surface and sprinkle the top with more flour. Use a floured rolling pin to roll the dough into a 1/4 inch thick slab. Spread with softened vegan butter, sprinkle with sugar, and cinnamon.

11

Carefully roll the dough into a log. Slice the log into 10-12 pinwheels and place them into a greased round dish. Bake the cinnamon rolls for about 20 minutes. Option to broil for 1-2 minutes at the end to give them more color.

12

While the rolls are baking, you may use an electric hand mixer to mix the vegan cream cheese, softened butter, and powdered sugar to make the icing. Allow the rolls to cool before frosting. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Classic Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
Quick No-Yeast Cinnamon Roll Dough - 30 Minute Version
Vegan Cinnamon Roll Filling
Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting

Directions

Classic Cinnamon Rolls Instructions
1

Prepare the dough by mixing the warm almond milk, melted vegan butter, maple syrup, and salt. Add baking powder if using. Sprinkle the active dry yeast evenly across the top of the mixture, stir gently, and let it sit for about 10 minutes. If baking with gluten free flour, add apple cider vinegar and mix.

2

Add the all-purpose flour and mix until a dough forms. Leaving the dough in the bowl, form it into a round mound and cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel. Allow it to sit for an hour. I like to sit my bowl on top of an oven preheated to 350. The warmth from the oven helps the dough rise faster. Note, if using gluten free all purpose flour, the dough will rise slightly less than the dough containing gluten.

3

After the dough has risen for an hour place it on a floured surface and roll the dough into a 1/4 inch oval or rectangle (add more flour if the dough is too sticky to roll). Note, if using gluten-free flour, the dough will be slightly more dry. Spread the softened butter to cover the dough. Top with the sugar and cinnamon.

4

Preheat the oven to 350.

5

Roll the dough into a log and cut it into about 10 pinwheels. Place the pinwheels into a baking dish so that they are close but not touching. Cover them with a towel or loose plastic wrap and set aside for another 30 minutes. Note, if your rolls are gluten free, they won't be as voluminous as rolls with gluten in them, but they'll be every bit as delicious!

6

Remove plastic wrap and bake the rolls in the oven for about 35 minutes.

7

While the rolls are baking, make the vegan cream cheese frosting by using an electric hand mixer to mix together the softened vegan butter, powdered sugar, and vegan cream cheese. Allow the rolls to cool and spread the icing over the rolls. Enjoy!

Quick 30 Minute No-Yeast Cinnamon Rolls
8

Preheat the oven to 400

9

Mix 3/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup melted vegan butter, and 1 1/2 tsp baking powder together. Then, add the 2 cups of regular or gluten free all purpose flour together and mix until a thick dough forms.

10

Place the dough onto a floured surface and sprinkle the top with more flour. Use a floured rolling pin to roll the dough into a 1/4 inch thick slab. Spread with softened vegan butter, sprinkle with sugar, and cinnamon.

11

Carefully roll the dough into a log. Slice the log into 10-12 pinwheels and place them into a greased round dish. Bake the cinnamon rolls for about 20 minutes. Option to broil for 1-2 minutes at the end to give them more color.

12

While the rolls are baking, you may use an electric hand mixer to mix the vegan cream cheese, softened butter, and powdered sugar to make the icing. Allow the rolls to cool before frosting. Enjoy!

Easy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing