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Vegan Cinnamon Loaf

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Vegan cinnamon loaf! Tastes like coffee cake (did you know coffee cake actually doesn’t contain any coffee?!) and is super easy to make. With some pantry staples, you can make this gorgeous, coffee shop worthy loaf right in your own kitchen. With a gooey layer of cinnamon sugar inside and a crunchy streusel topping, this loaf is the perfect match for a latte or morning cup of tea.

*** Updating this post in 2021 because it has quickly become one of my most popular blog recipes ever! And for good reason – this loaf is a cinnamon sugar dream; fluffy, sweet and crispy on top! Originally created in 2019, the post needed a little revamp. I made this loaf for our Sunday coffee date with Greg’s family last weekend and took some new photos. The loaf was hit with everyone and there wasn’t any left by the end of the day!

 

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Vegan Cinnamon Loaf


  • Author: Liv B
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Description

Cinnamon loaf, the perfect pairing with a cup of hot or iced coffee! Spiced, fluffy and all around a perfect sweet treat!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup non-dairy milk + 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/3 cup cane sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar + 2 tsp cinnamon (mixed in a separate small bowl)

Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine non-dairy milk and vinegar. Stir to combine then set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the cane sugar, oil, vanilla extract and milk mixture. Stir to combine. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to form a dough.
  5. Grease a loaf tin (or if you want to use parchment paper, it is easier to remove the loaf afterwards). Spread half of the dough into the bottom, using wet or greased fingers so it doesn’t stick to you. Sprinkle on the brown sugar + cinnamon mixture. Then add the rest of the dough on top and spread with greased fingers until smooth (see video for demo).
  6. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Add the vegan butter and use a fork to cut and mix it until the mixture is crumbly. Pour on top of the loaf, pressing down slightly to make it stick.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 42-45 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean or with a crumb or two attached.
  8. Allow to cool before removing from pan and slicing.

45 Comments

  1. What temperature does the oven need to be?

  2. Catherine

    Such a good recipe! Everyone loved it!

  3. Made this immediately after watching the video lol! Turned out great, but I used almond milk instead of oat. I wonder if it would work with gluten free flour??

    • If you used a baking blend 1:1 for the all purpose flour I’m sure it would still work! Texture might be sightly different of course, but should still work 🙂

      • Hi..
        This recipe is awesome!! I substituted with half cup of almond flour, Cashew-almond milk, and added a pinch of nutmeg to the cinnamon layer 😋, and it took about 35mins to bake..My new base recipe!!Thanks much 👍

  4. Have you tried making these in mini loaf pans? If so, how would the bake time change? Thanks!

    • I haven’t tried! I would say try cutting the baking time in half, then check them and add a few minutes more until they’re cooked!

  5. My sister made this for me and it was awesome! Thanks 🙂

  6. Nicole Camacho

    Just made this recipe and OMG! It tastes AMAZING, not too sweet, moist and delicious.

  7. Stephanie

    I can’t wait to try this 🙂 looks delicious! I do have a quick question for the oil ingredient, could I use coconut oil or even vegan butter? Or it has has to be canola or vegetable oil?

  8. Great

  9. Loved this! I’m not sure why my dough came out runnier than what you have, but still tasted great! Next time I Will try to get the dough like yours for a fluffier(?) texture next time.

  10. I wanted to let y’all know that this recipe works and tastes delish with Bob’s Red Mill gluten free 1-to-1 baking flour. I am remaking this recipe for sure! I love that it holds up and doesn’t flatten out like so many vegan loaf breads. Thanks for an amazing recipe, Liv!

  11. I only have a toaster oven because my real oven just broke! Is there anyway it would work in my toaster oven? What would be the difference in temperature and cooking times?

  12. Amazing flavor. Two thumbs way way up.

  13. I am making this cake for the third time this month. My family and my friends love it! I added some frozen Raspberries between the layers the last couple of times, it turned out great! Thank you so much for the recipe!

  14. Just made this, AMAZING!!!

  15. This is a wonderful dessert to have with the So Delicious Snickerdoodle ice cream! The cinnamon is perfect and my guests are always surprised that it’s vegan. 🙂

  16. Unreal! I used coconut oil, added the cinnamon directly to the batter (omitting the 1/4 cup sugar at that step) and only made half the amount of streusel topping and it was DIVINE. The loaf is so moist and delicious. Too bad I don’t have anyone to share it with right now, haha!

  17. I made this yesterday and it was AMAZING! I do have a question though. Why do you add the vinegar to the milk? I’ve seen a few recipes for bread and stuff like that, but have never seen anything with vinegar.

  18. Delicious! My family loved it 🙂

  19. Mechee Davis

    Made this in an 8×8 pan! It’s so good!

  20. Delicious! Geez Liz, your recipes have saved both dinner and my sanity more times than I should admit. Another fantastic treat to keep the kids happy without taking up my entire day. Love, love, love!

  21. Easy to make and sooo delicious

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  23. My father-in-law who isn’t always keen on trying my vegan cooking/baking ended up DEVOURING this. I made it a second time for my own parents, who loved it, and today my mom requested it again for her birthday cake 🙂 Don’t think twice – make this NOW. You won’t regret it!

  24. How much ml is a cup?

  25. This cinnamon loaf is what dreams are made of! I made this as a birthday treat for a non-vegan family member and let’s just say between three of us it barely lasted 24 hours.. The cake is incredibly moist, it reminds me of the ones made with sour cream from back in the day. Easily the best vegan version I have found and this will absolutely be a go to recipe for me to wow all eaters alike! Already thinking about when I could make this again.. 🙂

  26. seriously best cinnamon loaf EVER!!! so moist, soft, dreamy and utterly delicious ✨

  27. I make this all the time!!!!

  28. I made this for a family get together. Everyone loved it!! It’s the perfect combination of cinnamon bun and coffee cake. I will be making this again!!

  29. Lindsey Pegg

    I made this cake as a dessert for a vegan visitor. Easy to make and yummy. Will be making this again for sure. Great recipe!

  30. what do you do with the milk and vinegar do you put that in the same bowl as the wet ingredients and can I use butter instead of oil

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