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A very simple way to enjoy a classic treat on a vegan diet! Approved by my non-vegan roommates, these vegan cinnamon rolls are perfect for Sunday mornings.


Recipe Summary

35 mins
40 mins
1 hr 45 mins
30 mins
12 rolls


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch glass baking pan.

  • Heat almond milk over medium heat until frothy, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Cool until milk is lukewarm.

  • Stir 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons warm water and ground flax together in a measuring cup.

  • Combine 2 1/4 cups flour, white sugar, yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Add milk mixture and water mixture; mix well. Stir in remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough comes together.

  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and springy, 5 to 7 minutes. Return dough to the bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Place on top of the oven and let rest for 10 to 20 minutes.

  • Mix brown sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom together in a bowl. Stir in 3 tablespoons vegetable oil.

  • Return dough to the floured surface and roll into a large rectangle. Spread the brown sugar mixture onto the dough. Sprinkle pecans on top. Roll the dough along the longer side of the rectangle. Use a length of thread to cut the dough into 1 1/2-inch segments. Place into the prepared baking pan swirl-side up.

  • Cover baking pan with a damp cloth and place on top of the oven. Let rise for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove cloth.

  • Bake until rolls are golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Pecans can be omitted or replaced with another type of nut, or raisins.

Nutrition Facts

456 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 61.9g; fat 21.8g; sodium 91.4mg. Full Nutrition