Move over Cinnabon there's a new Cinnamon Roll in town. Our Homemade Vegan Cinnamon Rolls have a light and fluffy dough with a gooey and sweet brown sugar filling, and topped with a simple creamy and delicious vegan cream cheese icing. This dessert classic is as easy as it is delicious!
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Rise Time 1hour30minutes
Total Time 2hours20minutes
Author Two Market Girls
1tbspquick rise yeast
1cupwarm non-dairy milk
2flax eggs(2 tbsp ground flax + 6 tbsp water)
Cinnamon Sugar Spread
1/2cupmelted butter, divided
1/3+ 2 tbspbrown sugar, divided
Cream Cheese Frosting
1/4cupvegan cream cheese
On the stove warm your non-dairy milk until it is just warm to the touch. You want the milk temperature to rest in between 40-50C.
To your warmed milk add your yeast and white sugar to whisk until it is all incorporated. Leave that to rest for about 10 minutes. If after 10 minutes it does not start to foam, your yeast is either dead or expired and you should start over with new yeast.
Add 1/3 cup butter to a stand mixer along with your flax egg and beat until your butter has softened. Add your flour, salt, and yeast mixture to your stand mixer and using your dough hook, beat until your dough just comes together. It is okay if it is a little crumbly.
Turn out your dough onto a clean surface and kneed until it comes together into a smooth dough.
Add you dough to a greased mixing bowl and place clear wrap over top. Place in OFF oven to proof for at least 1 hour or until it has doubled in size. Do not turn on or preheat oven while your dough is rising.
Once your dough has risen, place it on a lightly flour surface. Lightly flour the top of the dough and rolling pin and roll into a long rectangle.
Pour 1/4 cup of melted butter on your dough and brush so that it is all covered. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup brown sugar and your cinnamon.
Starting from the long side, tightly roll your dough.
Using a very sharp knife (be careful!) cut your dough into about 1" slices. You should get about 12 good sized cinnamon buns out of it.
In a baking dish spread about 1/4 cup melted butter on the bottom and sides, as well as sprinkle about 2 tbsp of brown sugar. This will give you a delicious carmelized bottom.
Add your cinnamon buns to your baking dish and cover with clear wrap to rise again. This rise will take about 30 minutes. You can rise it in dark humid place or in your oven that is OFF.
Once the cinnamon buns have risen, preheat your oven to 350F. One it has reached temp, bake your cinnamon buns for about 27-30 minutes. You will know they are done once they are golden brown on top.
To make your cream cheese icing add your butter, cream cheese, and vanilla to a stand mixer and beat until your butter is nice and creamy. Then slowly add your icing sugar to your mixer, about 1/2 cup at a time. This will make the perfect creamy icing.
While your cinnamon buns are still warm from baking spread the icing over top.