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Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

One of the best vegan cinnamon rolls recipe filled with brown sugar and pecans! So irresistibly delicious!
Course Sweets
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword how to make vegan cinnamon rolls, pecan cinnamon rolls, vegan cinnamon rolls
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 209kcal
Author Aline Cueni

Ingredients

Dough

Filling

Glace (optional)

Instructions

Dough

  • Heat the dairy-free milk, butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a small saucepan or microwave until warm (not hot or boiling!). Stir until the butter is fully melted and the sugar dissolved.
  • Mix all-purpose flour, instant yeast, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Pour in the milk-butter-sugar mixture and knead for 5 minutes (with the dough hook attached) on low to medium speed until you have a smooth dough.
  • Grease a large bowl with one teaspoon olive oil, place the dough in it, cover with a damp kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours until doubled in size.

Filling

  • Roughly chop and toast the pecans in a skillet over medium heat until golden brown and fragrant. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Line a round 9-inch cake or springform pan with parchment paper.
  • Place the dough on a floured surface and roll it into a rectangle (~8x12 inches | 20x30cm).
  • Evenly spread the dairy-free butter over the dough, leaving a ½-inch border on the long sides. Sprinkle with the sugar mixture, then with the pecans.
  • Roll it lengthwise into a tight log and cut into 8 equal pieces. Transfer into the prepared cake pan, cover with a damp tea towel, and let it rise for another 45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 355°F (180°C).
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly!

Glace (optional)

  • Whisk powdered sugar and dairy-free milk in a small bowl and drizzle over the warm cinnamon rolls.

Notes

Keeps fresh: Store leftovers in a sealed container at room temperature and eat within two days. Reheat in the microwave for warm cinnamon rolls.
Freeze: It’s best to freeze the freshly baked cinnamon rolls once cool in a freezer bag for up to 3 months. Reheat: Place frozen in the cold oven and bake for 15 minutes at 355°F (180°C).
Pecans: Can be substituted with other nuts of your choice. 
Nut Allergy? Skip the pecans!
This recipe is inspired by "Our Favorite Cinnamon Rolls" recipe by Epicurious.

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg