April 15, 2018

# cinnamon rolls # Vegan

Yeast Free Vegan Super Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls are so good I had to force myself to stop eating them! Best of all they have no yeast so you can make them super quick.
Why are they called Super Cinnamon Rolls? Because there is extra cinnamon in the batter and the frosting! If you're going to have a cinnamon roll, you better commit to the cinnamon! Am I right?
 Personally I loooove cinnamon, I put it in almost everything! So if you're with me don't be afraid of the extra cinnamon. It makes the cinnamon taste prominent throughout the rolls.
I used to have the cinnamon rolls at the mall very often. When I was younger, my mom would buy me one when we were shopping. Who can resist the sweet aroma of cinnamon when you're walking through the mall?
While I wouldn't call these totally healthy they are definitely still a lot healthier than the ones in the mall
You can enjoy them knowing that they're: 

  • almost free of refined sugars
  • vegan
  • have the goodness of whole grains 
  • and are a lot lower in fat than your average cinnamon roll!

You can leave them without the cream cheese frosting if you prefer them a little healthier since the frosting does contain icing sugar. 
You could also instead use an icing sugar vanilla sauce if you can't be bothered to get vegan (or regular) cream cheese. Just mix 1 cup of icing sugar with some vanilla extract and enough almond milk to reach your desired consistency.

Yeast Free Vegan Super Cinnamon Rolls
Makes 9


For batter:
1 cup almond milk
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp vanilla extract
6 tbsp grapeseed oil (or other oil)
2 cups spelt flour
3/4 cups pastry flour (if you do not have pastry flour remove 4 tbsp of flour and add in 4 tbsp corn starch)
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

For filling:
1/3 cup coconut sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon

1/3 cup coconut oil, softened

Cream Cheese Frosting (see note above for alternatives)

3 oz (6 tbsp) of vegan or regular cream cheese
3 tbsp coconut oil (softened)
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 400F and grease an 8x8”baking dish with coconut oil
2. In a small bowl, combine the almond milk and apple cider vinegar. Whisk and leave to sit for 15 minutes, until curdled.
3. Whisk in vanilla extract and oil then set aside.
4. In a large bowl, sift in the flours, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. 
5. Create a well in the middle and pour your wet mixture in. Gently fold and combine to form a soft biscuit like dough. Add in a little more flour if necessary.
6. Flour your working surface and place your dough onto it. Fold dough over a couple times to make sure it’s all together.
7. On your surface, roll the dough into a rectangle measuring 10x10 inches.
8. Spread coconut oil all over the surface of the dough. Sprinkle the coconut sugar and cinnamon all over the top of the oil
9. Roll your dough the long way and then seal the ends. Cut into 9 pieces to form the rolls.
10. Place rolls about an inch apart on your prepared baking tray. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden.
11. While your rolls are baking, prepare the cream cheese frosting by creaming together all ingredients. It will be a little runny
12. Remove rolls from the oven and cover with the cream cheese frosting. Let cool and then enjoy!

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