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Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Ethan is a white, masculine, queer, visibly able, 30-something step-parent. He volunteers with a needle exchange/shot support organization, escorts for a local abortion clinic, and plays drums. He blogs (late) over at Queer Dads.




One Sunday morning, Vikki made cinnamon rolls from the Joy of Cooking and posted a picture on Twitter. Ethan would not be outdone and soon posted his own picture of delicious vegan cinnamon rolls. He agreed to share that recipe here and said:

“I used the Minimalist Baker recipe. It was PERFECT.”

Try them yourself and see!

Fontenay-le-Comte Ingredients:

  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup Earth balance (vegan butter), divided
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp sugar, divided Directions:

  1. In a large sauce pan, heat the almond milk and 3 Tbsp Earth Balance until melted. Do not boil. Remove from heat and let cool to 110 degrees.
  2. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl and sprinkle on yeast. Let activate for 10 minutes, then add 1 Tbsp sugar and the salt and stir.
  3. Next add 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 canola or grapeseed 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.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a thin rectangle. Brush with 3 Tbsp melted Earth Balance and top with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 – 1 Tbsp cinnamon.
  5. 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 1.5 – 2 inch sections and position in a well-buttered 8×8 square or comparable sized round pan. Brush with remaining 2 Tbsp melted Earth Balance and cover with plastic wrap. Set on top of the oven to let rise again while you preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Bake rolls for 25-30 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes and then serve immediately.

This recipe was taken from The Minimalist Baker. Check out the full recipe for more details and mouth-watering pictures.

Vegan Cinnamon Roll


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One Comment

  1. I think you should make these for me, Ethan 🙂

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