Vegan cinnamon rolls

Hey pixels, do you  want to know the best way to start you day?? A good cup of coffee and a homemade breakfast!! That sounds awesome!!

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What about the coffee and one of this cinnamon rolls? That’s even better. They are sweet, tasteful and (more or less) healthy. Can we ask more from a rolls? Chris and I can’t 🙂

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I made this cinnamon rolls for the first time about a year ago, for a family gathering. Everyone loved them, even the most carnivore family members. So, since that moment I make them at home from time to time, as a breakfast or brunch. (Or even as a dessert, trust me).

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For a healthier version you can skip the glaze, which contains a lot of calories due to the powder sugar. But if you are not on a diet, I highly recommend it 😉

I know this recipe can look tricky and difficult to make at first sight, but trust me, actually it’s really easy!! I love cooking, but I’m a lazy cook, so all my recipes tend to be easy to make 😉

 

So, why not giving it a try? I’m sure you will enjoy this cinnamon rolls!!!

Ingredients:

Dough:

  • 25g instant yeast
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups flour

Filling:

  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

Glaze:

  • 120g powder sugar
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk

 

Directions:

In a large saucepan (or in a big bowl in the microwave at 30 sec increments), heat the almond milk and the vegan butter until warm and melted, never reaching boiling. Remove from heat and let cool to the temperature of bath water. It should be warm but not too hot or it will kill the yeast.

Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl and sprinkle on yeast. Let activate for 10 minutes, then add the sugar and the salt and stir.

Next add in flour 1/2 cup at a time, stirring as you go. The dough will be sticky. When it is too thick to stir, transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead for a minute or so until it forms a loose ball. Rinse your mixing bowl out, coat it with olive oil, and add your dough ball back in. Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size (see photos).

 

 

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a thin rectangle. In a small bowl, mix the filling ingredients and spread half of the mixture over the dough rectangle.

Starting at one end, tightly roll up the dough and situate seam side down. Then with a serrated knife or a string of floss, cut the dough into sections and position in a well-buttered square round pan (you should have about 12-15 rolls). I used my fixie pizza cutter. It worked perfectly!! 😉

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Brush with remaining filling mixture. Set on top of the oven to let rise again while you preheat oven to 180ºC.

Once the oven is hot, bake rolls for 20-25 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Let cool the rolls before frosting.

To make the glaze, just mix both ingredients until you reach the desired textured. Spread over the rolls before serving them. This glaze will add an extra  sweetness and more flavour to your rolls.

 

Do you have any similar recipe, my happy pixels?? Are you going to try this one? Please, let me know in the comments below.

 

 

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