Soft, fluffy, easy vegan cinnamon rolls that can be made and baked right away or prepared the day before and baked in the morning. They're perfect for enjoying with tea or serving at brunches, breakfast, or during the holidays!
In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and the cinnamon.
Lightly flour your work surface, stretch and roll your dough into a rectangle that is approximately 12" x 18".
Brush melted coconut oil over the entire surface.
Sprinkle brown sugar/cinnamon mixture onto dough.
Sprinkle raisins (if using) evenly onto the dough.
From the long side, firmly roll the dough. Roll slowly to ensure it is tight as can be.
Pinch the entire length of the seam to seal and turn the entire roll seam side down so it's at the bottom.
Slice off an inch of dough from each end.
Slice the roll into 12 slices.
Place each slice into the parchment lined pan. It's OK if they are close together (see image above).
If baking the same day, cover with a towel and place in a warm spot. Let rise for 30 minutes.
If baking the next day, cover rolls with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. When ready to bake, remove from the refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour before baking.
Pre-heat oven to 375° F (190° C)
After the rolls have rested, bake for about 20 minutes or until they are lightly browned.
Remove from oven and let sit for a few minutes in pan.
Remove using parchment paper overhang and place on a cooling rack.
Add the powdered sugar and unsweetened non-dairy milk to a small bowl.
Whisk together until combined.
Drizzle icing over the tops of the warm cinnamon rolls, or drizzle onto the rolls individually as they are being served.
Please read all of the info above before making this recipe to ensure success.
I use my stand mixer to knead the dough, if you don't have a stand mixer, knead by hand.
These cinnamon rolls are their best when served warm, but of course, you may not be able to serve all 12 while they are still warm! After they have cooled, store in an airtight container and warm up when serving again.
Store any unused icing and warm up slightly to serve with the warmed leftover rolls.