AuthorJillian
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

If you love chocolate and cinnamon rolls, you're going to love these deliciously chocolatey vegan sweet rolls! The dough is golden, buttery, and perfectly fluffy. The filling is made with brown sugar, butter, and chocolate. Option to top it with homemade chocolate syrup or enjoy them on their own! This is a vegan breakfast or dessert that is going to make everyone smile.

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Yields10 Servings
Prep Time1 hr 30 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time2 hrs 5 mins
Chocolate Roll Dough
Chocolate Filling
Chocolate Syrup Option
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 making gluten free rolls, add the 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 not rise as much.

3

While waiting on the dough, mix the chocolate syrup ingredients together and set aside.

4

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, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips.

5

Preheat the oven to 350

6

Roll the dough into a log and cut it into about 10 pinwheels. Place the pinwheels into a round or rectangular 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!

7

Once the rolls have risen, remove plastic wrap and bake the rolls in the oven for about 35 minutes. Serve with chocolate syrup!

Ingredients

Chocolate Roll Dough
Chocolate Filling
Chocolate Syrup Option

Directions

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 making gluten free rolls, add the 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 not rise as much.

3

While waiting on the dough, mix the chocolate syrup ingredients together and set aside.

4

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, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips.

5

Preheat the oven to 350

6

Roll the dough into a log and cut it into about 10 pinwheels. Place the pinwheels into a round or rectangular 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!

7

Once the rolls have risen, remove plastic wrap and bake the rolls in the oven for about 35 minutes. Serve with chocolate syrup!

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