Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Indulging in warm, freshly baked cinnamon rolls is a timeless pleasure, and this vegan rendition promises to exceed expectations. Crafted with precision and care, these cinnamon rolls embody the perfect balance of fluffy dough, decadent cinnamon filling, and a luscious icing drizzle. Whether you’re a committed vegan or simply seeking a dairy-free alternative, this recipe delivers a satisfyingly sweet treat that’s sure to become a favorite in your kitchen repertoire.

Dough Preparation: The journey towards culinary bliss begins with the careful preparation of the dough. Utilizing plant-based ingredients such as unsweetened almond milk and vegan butter, we ensure that every element of these cinnamon rolls aligns with compassionate eating choices. The yeast, when activated in warm almond milk, fosters a robust rise, resulting in a soft, pillowy texture that perfectly encapsulates the essence of a classic cinnamon roll.

Filling Creation: Crafting the filling is an art form in itself. As the vegan butter softens, it becomes a canvas for the rich flavors of brown sugar and ground cinnamon to mingle harmoniously. This aromatic blend infuses the dough with a tantalizing sweetness, promising a symphony of flavors in every bite. With precision and finesse, the dough is generously coated, ensuring that each roll boasts an irresistible swirl of cinnamon-spiked indulgence.

Baking Mastery: As the cinnamon rolls nestle into the oven’s warmth, anticipation builds for the moment of culinary perfection. The kitchen fills with the heavenly aroma of baking dough and cinnamon, tantalizing the senses and heralding the impending delight. With golden-brown exteriors and tender interiors, these vegan cinnamon rolls emerge as a testament to baking mastery, inviting eager anticipation of the indulgence to come.

Icing Elevation: No cinnamon roll is complete without a decadent drizzle of icing, and our vegan rendition is no exception. Blending powdered sugar, almond milk, and vanilla extract, we craft an icing that elevates these cinnamon rolls to new heights of culinary excellence. Each roll receives a generous cascade of sweetness, adding a final flourish that delights both the eyes and the taste buds.

Conclusion: In the realm of vegan baking, these cinnamon rolls stand as a testament to the infinite possibilities of plant-based cuisine. From the first delicate rise of the dough to the last luxurious drizzle of icing, every step of the process is a celebration of flavor, texture, and indulgence. Whether enjoyed as a breakfast treat, a midday pick-me-up, or a decadent dessert, these vegan cinnamon rolls promise a culinary experience that transcends dietary boundaries and captivates the senses with every blissful bite.

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls


For the dough:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any plant-based milk of your choice)
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegan butter, melted
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (plus more for dusting)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the filling:

  • 1/3 cup vegan butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

For the icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a small saucepan, heat the almond milk until warm but not boiling. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and sprinkle the yeast over the warm milk. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until frothy.
  2. Add the sugar and melted vegan butter to the yeast mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Gradually add the flour and salt to the mixture, stirring until a dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.
  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  6. Once the dough has risen, punch it down and roll it out on a floured surface into a rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick.
  7. Spread the softened vegan butter evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges. Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon over the butter.
  8. Starting from one long edge, tightly roll the dough into a log. Slice the log into 12 equal-sized rolls.
  9. Place the rolls in a greased baking dish, leaving a little space between each roll. Cover the dish with a kitchen towel and let the rolls rise for another 30 minutes.
  10. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Once the rolls have risen, bake them in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  11. While the rolls are baking, prepare the icing. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, almond milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  12. Once the rolls are done baking, remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. Drizzle the icing over the warm rolls.
  13. Serve the vegan cinnamon rolls warm and enjoy!