Vegan Cinnamon rolls are a rare thing to find, but are so easy to make. I had forgotten about their deliciousness until I was in Vancouver earlier this year at Edible Flours. Then again a few weeks ago at the Donut Co-Op in Minneapolis we both enjoyed some the size of our heads.
I made cinnamon rolls last weekend for my wife, but I was lazy and used the bread machine to make the dough. The machine over-kneaded the dough, and the rolls were very tough as a result. This version is machine-free and much better. They are full of cinnamon flavor and have a soft fluffy texture.
- 1 2/3 cups warm water
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup raw sugar
- 2 teaspoons yeast
- Add the ingredients for the dough to a large mixing bowl in the order listed and mix until smooth
- Let the dough rise for at least an hour in a warm place
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Knead the dough and shape into a rectangle about 16 x 12 inches.
- Melt the earth balance in a small bowl to start the filling
- Add the sugar and cinnamon to the small bowl and mix until smooth.
- Spread the filling on the dough rectangle until evenly coated.
- Sprinkle the walnuts evenly onto the filling.
- Roll the dough tightly lengthwise to end up with a tube 16 inches long.
- Cut the dough into eight pieces and place into a greased baking pan.
- Bake for about 25 minutes.
- Serve while warm. Enjoy!