Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

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.

Since they are for my wife, and she doesn’t like the icing, I didn’t make any. It can easily be made with a little powdered sugar (1/2 cup), some soy milk (3 Tbl), and vanilla extract (1/4 tsp).

Cinnamon Rolls





  • 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!

Cinnamon Rolls

Makes 8.


  1. I love the donut co-op. It is so cute and they have so many vegan options. I tried making a yeast-free cinnamon roll recipe on Sunday, but they turned out really dry and pretty hard. I'll have to try this recipe.

  2. Mmmm cinnamon buns. One of my all time favorites.

  3. Chris:

    Mrs Skoot loves cinnamon buns but last time I used the bread maker. I think I'll try your method, but we have to have Icing, but we like to put raisins in it

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    1. raisins are good too. let me know how it turns out.