Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Try using your favorite vanilla frosting for an even more decadent treat!

Serves: 24Hands-on: 40 minutesTotal: 4 hours 20 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 3 Tbsp. warm water (110°F–115°F)
  • ½ cup plus 2 tsp. sugar, divided
  • 1 cup plus 3 Tbsp. soymilk, divided
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tsp. vegan margarine, divided
  • 1⅛ tsp. salt, divided
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. vital wheat gluten
  • Egg replacement equal to 1 egg
  • 2½ Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

  • Combine yeast with warm water and 2 teaspoons sugar in a small bowl. Allow to sit until yeast is bubbly. Heat 1 cup soymilk, 2 tablespoons margarine, and 1 teaspoon salt over low heat until margarine is just melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Whisk flour and gluten together in a large bowl. Set aside. Stir the egg replacement into the soymilk mixture, then add the yeast mixture. Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir until a dough begins to form.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes, or until dough is satiny and elastic. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, turning once. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size, approximately 2 hours. Punch the dough down and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Roll dough out on a floured surface into a 12" × 16" rectangle.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons margarine and spread over dough. Combine cinnamon with remaining ½ cup sugar and sprinkle evenly over dough. Begin rolling up dough tightly along the long edge into a log-shaped roll. Cut into 1" slices, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet 1" apart. Cover and allow to rise for approximately 45 minutes.
  • Melt the remaining 1 teaspoon margarine in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar, remaining 3 tablespoons soymilk, remaining ⅛ teaspoon salt, and vanilla extract. Whisk until creamy. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake the cinnamon rolls for 25–30 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool 10 minutes. Drizzle tops with the glaze and serve warm.

Recipe Information

Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 3 Tbsp. warm water (110°F–115°F)
  • ½ cup plus 2 tsp. sugar, divided
  • 1 cup plus 3 Tbsp. soymilk, divided
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tsp. vegan margarine, divided
  • 1⅛ tsp. salt, divided
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. vital wheat gluten
  • Egg replacement equal to 1 egg
  • 2½ Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

  • Combine yeast with warm water and 2 teaspoons sugar in a small bowl. Allow to sit until yeast is bubbly. Heat 1 cup soymilk, 2 tablespoons margarine, and 1 teaspoon salt over low heat until margarine is just melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Whisk flour and gluten together in a large bowl. Set aside. Stir the egg replacement into the soymilk mixture, then add the yeast mixture. Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir until a dough begins to form.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes, or until dough is satiny and elastic. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, turning once. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size, approximately 2 hours. Punch the dough down and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Roll dough out on a floured surface into a 12" × 16" rectangle.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons margarine and spread over dough. Combine cinnamon with remaining ½ cup sugar and sprinkle evenly over dough. Begin rolling up dough tightly along the long edge into a log-shaped roll. Cut into 1" slices, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet 1" apart. Cover and allow to rise for approximately 45 minutes.
  • Melt the remaining 1 teaspoon margarine in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar, remaining 3 tablespoons soymilk, remaining ⅛ teaspoon salt, and vanilla extract. Whisk until creamy. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake the cinnamon rolls for 25–30 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool 10 minutes. Drizzle tops with the glaze and serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories140
Total Fat3g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium150mg
Total Carbohydrate28g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars15g
Protein2g