Breakfast Cinnamon Rolls (Vegan, Dairy-Free)

Dec 20, 2022| By JOI team

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Dec 20, 2022| By JOI team

Breakfast Cinnamon Rolls (Vegan, Dairy-Free)

Almond-Base | Beverage | Cashew-Base | Dairy-Free | Dessert | Recipe | Vegan | Vegetarian | 

Arguably one of the most delicious vegan desserts, these cinnamon rolls are a crowd pleaser for sure! They taste EXACTLY like regular cinnamon rolls but have no milk or butter AND they're egg-free..how!? JOI. That’s how! Get ready to give your favorite holiday breakfast a delicious makeover. This dairy-free cinnamon roll recipe will convert the most skeptical.

Vegan Cin Rolls

How Are These So Good But Still Dairy-Free and Vegan?

By replacing the milk with cashew milk (or almond or hazelnut) made with JOI, replacing the eggs and butter in the dough with a scoop of JOI, this dough remarkably has the same flavor and texture as regular cinnamon roll dough. The inside is made of a lot of cinnamon and coconut sugar for a deep, delicious cinnamon roll filling.

The frosting for these cinnamon rolls is also, you guessed it, JOI! JOI plus a little maple syrup and a splash of water to thin it out makes the perfect frosting. It’s not overpoweringly sweet but gives that feeling of super indulgent cinnamon rolls. 

vegan cin rolls

What Other Flavors Can I Try?

Not feeling "cinnamony" today? No worries. But simply swapping out the filling flavors, a whole range of possibilities opens up.

  • Lemon: Substitute the cinnamon with freshly grated lemon zest and add a squeeze of lemon juice to the frosting.
  • Orange: Substitute the cinnamon with freshly grated orange zest and add a squeeze of orange juice to the frosting.
  • Almond: Use a pre-made marzipan filling instead. Top with sliced, toasted almonds after frosting.
  • Fig: Use a fig filing instead. Make a paste from 1 cup of figs stewed with 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup orange juice and a pinch of salt.
  • Berry: Use your favorite berry jam or compote as the filling. For extra color, top with crushed, freeze-dried strawberries or raspberries after frosting.
  • Raisin:  Just fold them into the dough before rolling out.
  • Chocolate-hazelnut: Use a chocolate-hazelnut spread as your filling instead. Add a bit of cocoa powder to the dough and/or the frosting.

You get the idea. The variety of flavors is endless! Just use the dough as your "base" and get creative from there!

vegan cin rolls

Time Saving Tip!

Not of fan of a morning baking project? Too much time spent between rising and breakfasting? No problem. Make the dough when you have time and freeze the buns in the greased pan.

When you're ready to bake them off, pre-heat your oven and pop in the pan straight from the freezer. The cooking time will be about 5-10 minutes longer, but just make the frosting (and a pot of coffee) while they bake.

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