Cinnamon Buns - Veganized
Posted on July 29 2017
These delicious treats are so good it’s hard to just eat one! They might look hard to make but they really aren’t. A little time consuming yes, but well worth your time! Best served warm, they are quite delicious on their own but for a sweet touch add the frosting at the end.
Time: ~1 hour 30 minutes
1 tsp dry active yeast (quick rise)
1 cup warm almond or soy milk
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp Earth Balance (vegan butter)
2 cups + 3 tbsp all purpose flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
2 tbsp Earth Balance
¾ cup brown sugar
¼ cup white sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
Other helpful items – Plastic wrap, tiny bit of oil, wooden spoon, rolling pin, parchment paper, large pan (like a lasagna dish)
Frosting – optional:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 to 1 ½ tsp warm almond milk (or water)
¼ teaspoon of vanilla (optional)
1 tbsp sprinkles (optional)
- Warm the almond milk, sugar and Earth Balance on the stove until very warm but not hot. You want it to be fairly warm but not so hot you’d burn a finger if you dipped it in. Take off burner , pour into a bowl and add in the yeast. Stir well and let sit for about 10 minutes while going on to step two.
- Starting with 2 cups of flour, (you may need a few more tbsp. to get the perfect consistency after adding the wet ingredients) measure out your dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry by stirring with a wooden spoon. The dough should be workable and not too sticky. If too sticky add 1-3 tbsp more flour. Knead the dough with clean hands and form a ball. Dust the same bowl with a little flour and put the dough ball in. It’s best to cover with a greased piece of plastic wrap (so it doesn’t stick), then a tea towel. Let rise in a non-drafty area for a minimum of 30 minutes.
- Get the filling ingredients ready by melting the Earth Balance in a pot (leave this in pot for now). Add the remaining filling ingredients (sugar, cinnamon, salt) in a bowl and whisk together. Set aside for now.
- Turn oven on to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a little coconut oil grease your pan.
- After the dough has risen for 30 minutes place a rectangular piece of parchment paper on the counter top and dust with a little bit of flour. Using rolling pin roll dough out into a rectangle on top of the parchment paper. You want it to be thin but not too thin (about ¼ inch)
- Brush dough with the melted Earth Balance (or drizzle evenly all over). Now sprinkle dry filling ingredients on top of dough.
- Using the parchment paper to guide you, tightly roll the dough into its self. Cut the very edges off using a sharp knife and discard. Now cut the dough into small ‘bun size’ pieces. You should get 10-12 pieces. Place in the pan and bake for 18-20 minutes or until the edges of the buns are just starting to brown up a little bit. Take out of oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
- If frosting, mix ingredients (expect sprinkles) together and drizzle over buns in original pan. Add sprinkles if using.
- Using a knife cut buns to separate them and eat while warm! YUM! -Or remove and let cool on a wire rack. Re-heat any left overs as these buns are best warm.