Vegan Cinnamon Rolls, Attempt #1

I'm REALLY happy with how the dough turned out for these. They were just not as cinnamon-y as I was hoping. I think using less applesauce in the filling, and putting down some loose cinnamon and sugar first would help a lot. I also think fresh fruit with a few drizzles of honey would make an amazing filling.

  • 1 c rice milk
  • 1/2 c applesauce
  • 3 1/4 c flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Filling (this was way too much and way too goopy)-
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 c apple sauce

Stir together milk and apple sauce, and microwave 1 minute. In a large bowl, combine 2 1/4 c flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and mix well. Add the warm milk/applesauce mixture and beat together. Add remaining flour in small portions. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Cover with a damp cloth and let rest for 10 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and applesauce.

Roll dough out into a 12x9 rectangle. Spread filling over dough (you can also add other filling options such as raisins here if you like). Roll up the rectangle to give a 12 inch roll, and slice into 12 1-inch pieces.(The rolling did not work out so well here. The paper towels were my attempt at containing the cinnamon and sugar disaster.)

Place the individual rolls into a greased muffin tin and let rise for 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 375 degrees and bake for 20 minutes.

The rolls pictured have also been dipped in a glaze made by dissolving 1 1/3 c powdered sugar in 1 c warm rice milk.

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