Cinnamon Rolls (Vegan)

Cinnamon rolls with sugar-glaze on top. I love everything about these rolls. The bready texture gets me every time. Hmm.. sweet, soft, fluffy, and egg-free buns. I am impressed with how this bread turned out. These rolls are perfect for your holidays, or even for your breakfast the next morning. Take a bit of time to make these rolls, especially when you have to wait for the yeast to rise, but trust me. They are worth it!

So how I make these rolls? How easy for students like me to make these yummy rolls? Does it take a long time? Umm. Ok no more questions. Let’s get started it!

The main ingredients you will need are:

Plant-based milk: for making these rolls, I used almond milk. You could use any non-dairy milk you like


Vegan butter: you will need vegan butter (Nuttelex) for making these rolls. You will need to melt your butter in the microwave for a minute

Ground cinnamon: We will need ground cinnamon, you are going to make it sweet and cinnamon infused flavour


Raw and Brown sugar
: Raw sugar will be used for making the dough. Brown sugar will be spread on top before rolling the bread

Active dry yeast (one sachet): This is egg-free bread, you will need active dry yeast to make this bread rise


Plain flour: I haven’t tried any other flour. The best flour to use and to get this bready texture is plain flour. Using other flour could result differently

I drizzled with some sugar on top, and it is optional. I love eating these rolls without sugar, as the brown sugar itself already tastes sweet, but if you love sugar, then put some extra sugar, wooo!

To make the sugar glaze, you will need:

Powdered sugar,  vegan butter,  vanilla, and non- dairy milk. These are the essential ingredients. The more you put powdered sugar, the whiter the colour will look for the glaze. If you want to have a sweeter taste, then double these ingredients.

How to make the dough:

1.    In a large bowl, mix plain flour and raw sugar. Add melted butter, non-dairy milk, a pinch of salt, and one sachet of active dry yeast. Mix with a spoon until it combines evenly

2. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and a tea towel, and set aside in a warm place for an hour

3.    At this point, the dough will rise up, and double in size. Remove the tea towel and add another ¼ cup of plain flour, stir well. (You could massage the dough by hand before putting on the flour covered surface)

4.    Next, move the dough onto a flour covered board or you could do this on the kitchen table bench (ensure the surface is clean)

5.    Knead bread dough with your hands. Do this until it is smooth on the outside, springs back when pressed on with your fingers, and until it is no longer sticky. Add additional flour as necessary. Do this for a couple of minutes

6.    Use a bread roller to make a rectangle shape on the dough. Approximately 1cm  to 1 1/2cm thick

7.   Start spreading some vegan butter, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon

The dough will look like this. It will approximately make 12 servings. You could place it on the bigger tray if you want.

8.   Roll carefully and cut the log bread in half. Then for each half, divide them into six rolls.

9. On a baking pan, add baking paper, and spray some canola oil, or spread vegan butter thinly

9.    Place cinnamon rolls onto the baking pan. Cover cake pans with a tea towel for another 30 minutes before baking

10.    Preheat oven to (160C for a fan-forced oven) or (180C for the non-forced oven)

11.    Remove tea towel, and bake the cinnamon rolls. My oven is fan-forced, and the temperature will be 160C for 25-30 minutes. For a non-fan-forced oven, the temperature should be 180C for 25-30 minutes. Bake these rolls until they turn golden brown and until you can smell the sugar and cinnamon

12.    Place onto a cooling tray before icing

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Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

INGREDIENTS

Dough ingredients:

5 ¼ cups of plain flour
1/3 raw sugar
1/2 cup melted butter (Nuttelex)
2 cups plant-based milk
1 sachet active dry yeast
A pinch of salt

Filling ingredients:

1/3 cup vegan butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 and ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon

Icing ingredients:

2 cups of powdered sugar
2 ½ tablespoons vegan butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-4 tablespoons non-dairy milk (add one tablespoon of milk at a time)

Method
Make the dough and bake:

  1. In a large bowl, mix plain flour and raw sugar. Add melted butter, non-dairy milk, a pinch of salt, and one sachet of active dry yeast. Mix with a spoon until it combines evenly
  2. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and a tea towel, and set aside in a warm place for an hour
  3. At this point, the dough will rise up, and double in size. Remove the tea towel and add another ¼ cup of plain flour, stir well. (You could massage the dough by hand before putting on the flour covered surface)
  4. Next, move the dough onto a flour covered board or you could do this on the kitchen table bench (ensure the surface is clean)
  5. Knead bread dough with your hands. Do this until it is smooth on the outside, springs back when pressed on with your fingers, and until it is no longer sticky. Add additional flour as necessary. Do this for a couple of minutes
  6. Use a bread roller to make a rectangle shape on the dough. Approximately 1cm to 1 1/2cm thick
  7. Start spreading some vegan butter, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon
  8. Roll carefully and cut the log bread in half. Then for each half, divide them into six rolls.
  9. On a baking pan, add baking paper, and spray some canola oil, or spread vegan butter thinly
  10. Place cinnamon rolls onto the baking pan. Cover cake pans with a tea towel for another 30 minutes before baking
  11. Preheat oven to (160C for a fan-forced oven) or (180C for the non-forced oven)
  12. Remove tea towel, and bake the cinnamon rolls. My oven is fan-forced, and the temperature will be 160C for 25-30 minutes. For a non-fan-forced oven, the temperature should be 180C for 25-30 minutes. Bake these rolls until they turn golden brown and until you can smell the sugar and cinnamon
  13. Place onto a cooling tray before icing

Method:
Make the icing:

  1. In a medium bowl, add sugar, melted butter, vanilla, and non-dairy milk. Combine these ingredients together by hand mixture for a minute.
  2. Finally ready to serve and drizzle on top of cinnamon rolls