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Southern Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
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Southern Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

This is an easy recipe, I have used over the years. When I went vegan, I discovered many recipes cinnamon roll several hours to make, plus you needed yeast. This recipe is YEAST FREE. So I decided to veganize this old standby. After a short stint in culinary school, I have made a few improvements with the flours. If you only have all-purpose flour. that will work just fine, but bread flour allows your dough to rise much more. This one takes about an hour. The dough can be put in the refrigerator overnight and will still cook evenly. This recipe is vegan and omnivore husband approved

Southern Vegan Cinnamon Buns

For the dough:

  • 1 1/3 cup of bread flour
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 1/3 cup of all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. raw sugar
  • 1 1⁄4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1⁄4 c. "buttermilk" (Mix 1 Tbsp apple cider or white vinegar with just less than 1 1/4 cup of almond, soy or coconut milk)
  • 6 tbsp. melted vegan margarine
  • For the filling:
  • 3 tbsp. melted vegan margarine
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp Nuts (optional)


1. In a separate container mix vinegar and 1 1/4 non-dairy milk. Let mixture sit for about 5 minutes before using. Mixture should be curdled before use.

2. Pre-heat oven 425 degrees

3. In a large bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients together. Whisk gently before adding liquids. 4. In the center of the mixture form a “basin” in the middle of the dry ingredients. In the center of the basin, add the melted vegan margarine and the non-dairy butter milk.

5. Knead gently for a few minutes. If your mixture is wet add more all purpose flour.

6. Then roll it out a roughly 12″ x 9″ rectangle (the length of your forearm) , about a 1/2″ thick.

7. Take filling mixture ingredients and place in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir gently.    Then gently spread the filling (sprinkle on nuts if desired) evenly on the dough.

8. Add a little flour to your fingers before rolling the dough. If your edges don’t stick add a little bit of water to the edge of the dough and it should stick nicely.

9. Next with a sharp knife cut the dough into 6-8 pieces.

10. Place your rolls in a greased and floured non-stick pan. If you wish, sprinkle nuts on top.

11. Place pan in the over for 15-18 minutes.

12. Allow your rolls to cool. Use a vegan buttercream frosting to spread on to the rolls.

13. Enjoy. (Share if you need to, but not required)

If you have any questions or comments let me know! 




*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. SnakeWitch
    Ooooh, I love cinnamon rolls. I'm glad someone has a recipe for it! Voted! If you want, I have an article on tofu alternatives for dairy and egg, How to Use Tofu as Dairy and Egg Replacement. Come check it out and vote if you like it! By the way, don't forget to vote for yourself!
    1. VeganGeorgiaBelle
      I will be sure to check out your article! I think I saw if but I haven't had time to read it yet!
  2. Akanksha
    Welcome to The Flaming Vegan 'VeganGeorgiaBelle'! Hope you have a great time writing and reading here..
  3. Carolyn
    Vote #5! Welcome to the Flaming Vegan!
  4. Veganara
    Voted. These sound awesome, and all the more so because you can make them without yeast!
    1. VeganGeorgiaBelle
      Thank you! It's one of the reasons I love the recipe so much! I can pretty much make it whenever I like with out having to worry about yeast! :)
  5. Roopam
    Love cinnamon recipes...voted!
  6. BuddhasDelight
    these sound amazing, and so happy they are yeast free! awesome! voted! please check out my lemon lavender party water and rustic garden pizza recipe and vote if you like them. best of luck georgia belle and thanks again for this dee-lish recipe! :)


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