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classic cinnamon rolls

The Easiest Vegan Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

  • Author: Liv B
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 12 rolls


Who doesn’t love sweet, gooey vegan cinnamon rolls? These vegan cinnamon rolls are buttery, fluffy, soft, and drizzled with a thick frosting glaze that you won’t be able to resist. They’re deceivingly easy to make and perfect for holidays and weekends!



  • 3 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 packet instant/ quick rise yeast (2 1/4 tsp instant/ quick rise yeast)
  • 3 tbsp cane sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1/3 cup softened vegan butter
  • 5 tbsp brown sugar (or cane sugar works too)
  • 3 tsp cinnamon

Simple Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp nondairy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • optional: 1 tbsp softened vegan butter


  1. Melt the vegan butter in a pot on medium heat, then add the nondairy milk and heat until warm to the touch (no more than 100 degrees F).
  2. Evenly sprinkle the yeast over top. Set a timer for 10 minutes and let it sit without touching it.
  3. Add the sugar and stir to combine.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl, add the flour and salt and whisk to combine. Add the yeast mixture and mix to form a dough, then knead about 3-5 minutes until it is a soft dough but isn’t super sticky to the touch.
  5. Wash your bowl (or just grab another one) and spray with a bit of cooking spray, then add the dough back into the bowl and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Set a timer for 1 hour and leave it on your counter or a warm, draft-free area to rise until doubled in size. If it takes less time or a bit more to double, that’s okay!
  6. To make the filling, use a hand mixer to beat the butter, sugar and cinnamon until light and fluffy.
  7. When the hour is up, preheat the oven to 375 F. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper. Dump the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll it into a long rectangle with a rolling pin. Spread the filling evenly over the dough.
  8. Use a pizza wheel to slice 12 strips of dough the long way and then roll each one up snuggly into a swirl.
  9. Space apart on your prepared sheet pan. Bake in preheated oven for 24-26 minutes, until they are a deep golden brown.
  10. While it bakes, stir together the powered sugar and nondairy milk to make a frosting. Pour over finished cinnamon rolls immediately and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 28 minutes

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