If you are looking for a delicious, yet simple recipe for brunch, look no further! These cinnamon rolls are the perfect addition, and everyone will keep coming back for more. I made these as a part of our Christmas morning breakfast, and they were just perfect. They are soft and flakey, perfectly sweet, and gluten free + vegan making them great for almost everyone.
These pair wonderfully with hot tea or coffee, and are topped with a vegan cream cheese that is free from refined-sugars and so simple to make.
perfect cinnamon rolls
GLUTEN-FREE | VEGAN |
3/4 c cashew milk
1 T coconut oil
2 T coconut sugar
1 packet dry activated yeast
1 flax egg (1 T flax meal to 3 T filtered water)
2 t vanilla
1 1/4 c gluten-free flour mix
1 1/4 c almond flour
1 1/5 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
3/4 t pink salt
4 T coconut oil
3 T coconut oil
1/3 c coconut sugar
1 T cinnamon
1 t cardamom
8 oz vegan cream cheese (I like Kite Hill)
3-4 T maple syrup
a pinch of cinnamon
Preheat over to 350 and oil a large pie or cake dish.
In a small sauce pan, warm the milk and coconut oil. Do not let it get hot! Remove from heat and add in the remaining wet ingredients. Whisk together, and let it rest about 5 minutes to activate the yeast. The mixture will get slightly frothy.
While your yeast is activating, add all dry ingredients to a bowl. Using a whisk or pastry cutter, cut the coconut oil into the flour. Add in wet ingredients and let rest over a warm stove for 5-10 minutes.
Roll out dough out on a silicone baking mat (or plastic wrap) into a large rectangle and coat with melted coconut oil (filling ingredients) and sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom. Gently roll into a large rolled loaf. Slice into about 15 rolls and place in the pan. Let rise over a warm oven for 40-45 minutes. Bake for 25 minutes until tops start to brown.
For the frosting: using a stand mixer, whisk together all ingredients and spread across cooled rolls. Store in the fridge.
I hope you love these! They’re some of the easiest cinnamon rolls I have ever made and they’re so delicious!