These easy vegan apple raisin cinnamon rolls are tender, not too sweet, and are bursting with flavour. They’re the perfect companion for a cup of tea or coffee or they’re also just as good on their own.
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Not long ago, I attended the Blissdom Canada conference which took place at the Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood, Ontario. The conference ticket included excursions in the area, which was a nice bonus.
The choices included zip lining, an apple orchard visit, pottery making, a spa experience, a cooking class at the Collingwood Cooking Academy…and many more.
I, of course, chose the Cooking Academy class. Once I saw the list, I didn’t even have to think twice about it.
The Collingwood Cooking Academy is run by Chef Philip Tarlo who was a great teacher, very entertaining, and fun. As we were cooking, he offered little tips and tricks about baking and cooking that we could use in our own kitchens. I love that kind of stuff.
Since the class took place in early fall, it was apple season so everything we made that day, revolved around apples.
When it came time to make the apple strudel, he took a poll of all the attendees to see who liked raisins and who would be including them in their strudels. I was one of two who like raisins (the class had about 18 people).
What’s with the hate for raisins? I love to use them in my baking…they are a definite must in coconut raisin banana bread!
So all that to say, the apple raisin strudel I made that day inspired these gorgeous and delicious apple raisin cinnamon rolls.
I don’t get to enjoy cinnamon rolls myself too often because wheat and I aren’t the best of friends, but I make them for my family every now and then.
When I do make them, I make them plain or I just add raisins. This time, since it was fall and I had just taken the apple cooking class, I decided to add some chopped apples because I knew they would make a great addition.
And I was right. The apples make these rolls extra special. They aren’t too sweet and they pair perfectly with a cup of tea. Mmm…
You’ll notice that there’s no white glaze on these apple raisin cinnamon rolls. I prefer to not add a glaze. *Gasp*
She likes raisins AND doesn’t like icing on her cinnamon rolls? WHAT?!?!
The reason? I don’t like the extra sweetness, I think they’re perfect just the way they are. For a special occasion, maybe. But if I’m making them, just because? No need for glaze.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t add it to yours (see below for a quick recipe).
After you make your own apple raisin cinnamon rolls, store them in an airtight container. They will stay fresh for a few days. But really, they won’t last long, so no need to worry about them going bad!
- Before you add the raisins, follow this tip to ensure they are plump and juicy!
- To make a glaze, simply mix 1 cup of icing sugar with a 1/2 tsp of vanilla and non-dairy milk (add 2 tablespoons of the milk to start, mix, then continue adding very small amounts of milk at a time until it reaches the desired consistency)
If you make these mouthwatering rolls, be sure to leave a comment below or share a pic with me on Instagram! I want to see!
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How to Make Easy Vegan Apple Raisin Cinnamon Rolls