If you love cinnamon rolls, then you’re going to love this recipe for vegan cinnamon rolls. This cinnamon roll recipe contains no eggs, no milk, and no butter…but no one will ever know!
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When I was little, my mom baked A LOT. I have so many memories of the things she would make because I loved almost all of them.
One of the best things she would make was cinnamon rolls. She didn’t make them very often, but when she did, they wouldn’t last long. They were everyone’s favourite.
Just like these easy vegan cinnamon rolls are a favourite in my home today.
Vegan Cinnamon Rolls Are Perfect for ALL Occasions!
Whether you’re hosting a breakfast or brunch, having people over for the holidays or you just want to make a special treat for snacking on with tea or coffee throughout the week, these rolls are perfect…for ALL of those things.
Not to say that these aren’t fancy, because look at that picture above…that’s pretty fancy looking!
What I mean is that if you’re looking for a basic but delicious and fluffy vegan cinnamon roll recipe, then this is the one for you.
How Do You Make Vegan Cinnamon Rolls?
You may look at the directions for the recipe and think: but there are so many steps! This can’t be easy! Why is this recipe even called easy vegan cinnamon rolls?!
Don’t let the steps intimidate you. It may seem like a lot of steps, but once you make the recipe, you’ll see that all of the steps go by quickly and they’re easy. (And even if there were 50 steps, these vegan cinnamon rolls are so worth it!)
(That picture above is the rolls after they have risen and right before they’re about to go into the oven.)
I like to add raisins to my cinnamon rolls, but I know most people don’t like them.
The raisins are totally optional but if you do want to add them, I’ve included instructions on when to add them.
Do you like raisins in your cinnamon rolls?
Which brings me to your next option for this recipe…
Vegan Cinnamon Rolls with Icing? Or Without?
I don’t usually put icing on my cinnamon rolls, I like them plain, and they’re tasty as-is, but I’ve included icing with this recipe because that’s the way my kids like them best and I know this is how many of you like them, too!
BUT, if you’re like me and you don’t want the icing, then it’s perfectly fine to leave it out.
When I do add icing, I prefer to add it to the rolls individually as I’m serving them, rather than slathering it over the entire batch.
I like doing it this way because it gives everyone the option of with or without. I also do it this way because I don’t usually serve all 12 at once. When I serve the leftovers, I can warm them up individually and then add icing or serve them without.
It’s nice to have the choice!
I also make these rolls with a little coconut oil and without vegan butter.
Something else that’s great about these rolls is that you can make them the night before and store them in the refrigerator overnight and have a fresh batch first thing in the morning. How amazing does that sound?!
How to Make Overnight Easy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
To make overnight vegan cinnamon rolls, follow all steps up to step #21 and then continue with step #22 the next day.
This is especially great to do during the holidays or if you have guests you’ll be preparing breakfast for.
It’s definitely a nice treat to have warm homemade vegan cinnamon rolls in the morning, right? Mmm…warm cinnamon rolls first thing in the morning…
If you like this vegan cinnamon rolls recipe, you may also like these:
- Apple Raisin Cinnamon Rolls
- Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
- Vegan Hot Cross Buns
- Coconut Raisin Vegan Scones
- Vegan Pumpkin Scones
How to Make Easy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls