Vegan Cinnamon Rolls with Dairy-Free Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

Servings 8
Ingredients
Recipe Ingredients:

Dough

Filling

  • 4 tbsp. vegan butter melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon

Rolls

  • 2 tbsp. vegan butter melted

Frosting

  • 4 tbsp. vegan butter softened
  • 4 oz. dairy-free cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  • Prepare the dough. In a saucepan, heat vegan butter and Plant-Based Beverage until warmed and melted, not boiling. Remove from heat and let cool to 110 degrees Fahrenheit, or the temperature of warm water. Too hot of a mixture will kill the yeast.
  • Pour mixture into a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with packet of instant yeast. Stir to combine and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Add sugar and salt and stir to combine.
  • Slowly add flour to Plant-Based Beverage mixture, half a cup at a time.
  • Transfer dough to lightly floured surface and use hands to gently knead dough (being careful not to overmix) into a smooth ball. Add dough to a large mixing bowl lightly greased with one teaspoon melted coconut oil or olive oil. Add dough, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise for 60 minutes in a warm place.
  • Prepare filling. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a long rectangle. Use a pastry brush to evenly distribute melted vegan butter. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Starting at one end, carefully roll up the dough smoothly and tightly. Use a serrated knife or unflavored string of floss and cut the dough into ten 1.5-2 inch sections. Place cinnamon rolls into a greased 8x8-inch square or round dish.
  • Brush melted vegan butter onto rolls. Cover with loose plastic wrap and let sit an additional 30 minutes to rise. While cinnamon rolls rise, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Once oven is warmed, remove plastic wrap from cinnamon rolls. Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  • While cinnamon rolls bake, prepare vegan cream cheese frosting. Add softened vegan butter, vegan cream cheese, and vanilla extract to a large bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat on high speed until creamed together. Slowly add in powdered sugar until you reach desired consistency and sweetness.
  • Frost cinnamon rolls with vegan cream cheese frosting. Eat immediately!