It’s here! My first recipe post of this blog i’ve been imagining in my head for so long! But more importantly, VEGAN CINNAMON SCROLLS! That’s what you came here for, right? Soft, doughy buns with a sweet cinnamon sugary centre? thought so.
A lot of cinnamon scroll recipes require them to be made overnight, putting in lots of work, waiting on them to rise and refrigerate overnight. Who has time for that? We want cinnamon rolls, and we want them NOW! These sweet little buns will be made start to finish in about 1 hour only and are just as delicious as they appear. Be warned, the smell that will fill your kitchen while they’re baking is beyond tempting. One more reason why you should make these (if you weren’t already convinced) is that these require no mixer OR food processor! Minimal equipment, few ingredients and 100% vegan scrumptiousness.
Okay let’s talk about how these cinnamon rolls are possible in just 1 hour. By doubling the usual amount of yeast used in the dough, they are able to rise more, and rise quicker. So by taking a few shortcuts and manipulating a few things, we can still create delicious, soft, fluffy cinnamon rolls in just a fraction of the time it would normally take.
What makes these cinnamon scrolls vegan? Well, by removing anything that contains animal products, in this case the butter, eggs, and milk. I used coconut oil as the fat, and warm water instead of milk. The eggs you don’t even notice are missing! Even if you are not a vegan, you could make these and love them. I took a batch of these into work to share with my coworkers and they were gone in record time, definitely a crowd pleaser with so many variations that can be done with them!
I hope you enjoy, and please tell me how you like them if you give this recipe a try!
41/2 tsp. (2 packets) rapid rise yeast
1 cup warm water (30-35°)
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup + 1 tsp. sugar
2 T. melted coconut oil
1 T. cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 T. water
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract