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Apple Cinnamon Rolls Vegan

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These Apple Cinnamon Rolls are easy, fluffy, and made with simple, vegan ingredients. These cinnamon rolls are the perfect recipe to make this Fall and Winter season. The dough is soft and gooey, and is swirled around cinnamon sugar coated honey crisp apples. These rolls are baked and topped with a sweet and tart cream cheese frosting. They are sure to be loved by the whole family.

These Apple Cinnamon Rolls are easy, fluffy, and made with simple, vegan ingredients. These cinnamon rolls are the perfect recipe to make this Fall and Winter season. The dough is soft and gooey, and is swirled around cinnamon sugar coated honey crisp apples. These rolls are baked and topped with a sweet and tart cream cheese frosting. They are sure to be loved by the whole family.

I don’t know about you, but in my personal opinion, pumpkin is the ingredient of October and Apples are the ingredient of November. This is my absolute favorite time of the year, I love when it starts to get colder, and there is just so much joy surrounding the holidays. There is also so much delicious food to make, like these Apple Cinnamon Rolls.

These Apple Cinnamon Rolls are the perfect dish to make this upcoming Thanksgiving. Unlike traditional cinnamon rolls where it takes hours to make the dough, these cinnamon rolls are yeast-free, so from start to finish you’ll be enjoying this breakfast, or dessert in about 45 minutes time.

I can’t wait to hear how you enjoy these apple cinnamon rolls. If you make them, be sure to take photo and tag me over on Instagram or Tiktok, I love seeing your re-creations. Please also consider leaving a comment and rating below, under the recipe card. This supports my business more than you know!

These Apple Cinnamon Rolls are easy, fluffy, and made with simple, vegan ingredients. These cinnamon rolls are the perfect recipe to make this Fall and Winter season. The dough is soft and gooey, and is swirled around cinnamon sugar coated honey crisp apples. These rolls are baked and topped with a sweet and tart cream cheese frosting. They are sure to be loved by the whole family.

Ingredients in Vegan Apple Cinnamon Rolls

You will only need a handful of ingredients to make these apple cinnamon rolls. Flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, sugar, apples. Seems easy enough, right? This is just a quick over-view, be sure to jump down to the recipe card for full details and directions.

flour- all purpose flour works best for this recipe. I have not tested it with a gluten-free 1:1, so I can’t be 100% sure that it would work, but that would be my best recommendation.

vegan sugar– yes, you read that right. Vegan sugar because not all sugar is vegan. Most sugar that you see is perfectly white, this sugar is processed with animal bone char which makes it not vegan. The sugar I use is from Wholesome Sweeteners, which is an off-white color. It skips the bone char processing which makes it fully vegan.

baking powder– since this is a yeast-free recipe, baking powder will act as the rising agent. We will need more than usual for this recipe, but trust me, they’re be super fluffy!

salt– salt is necessary in any recipe to help balance out the flavors.

cinnamon– I used ceylon cinnamon for this recipe, but feel free to use your favorite!

honey crisp apples– honey crisp apples are my favorite apples. They have the most flavor and are perfectly crispy and sweet. However, you can use whichever red apple that you prefer.

These Apple Cinnamon Rolls are easy, fluffy, and made with simple, vegan ingredients. These cinnamon rolls are the perfect recipe to make this Fall and Winter season. The dough is soft and gooey, and is swirled around cinnamon sugar coated honey crisp apples. These rolls are baked and topped with a sweet and tart cream cheese frosting. They are sure to be loved by the whole family.

Let’s get into the details of making these apple cinnamon rolls

These yeast-free apple cinnamon rolls are simple and easy to make. First, we will make the dough and let that sit for about 15 minutes to rise. In the meantime, we will make the apple filling on the stovetop. All that’s left to do is combine the two and bake the rolls in the oven.

Start by combining flour, baking powder, vegan sugar, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.

Next, on the stovetop in a small saucepan heat vegan butter and almond milk.

When this mixture is melted and blended together, add it to the bowl with the flour mixture and using a rubber spatula mix until a dough starts to form.

When ready, flour a clean working surface and bring the dough out of the bowl and start to knead it with your hands. Roll the dough into a large ball and place back into the mixing bowl, cover with a damp towel and let it sit for 15 minutes to rise.

Make the apple filling on the stovetop then roll out the dough and fill it with the apple filling.

Roll the dough into a tight log and using floss or a knife cut out the individual cinnamon rolls.

Bake for 25 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly.

While they are baking, prepare the frosting by combining vegan cream cheese, powdered sugar, and almond milk with an electric mixer. Pour this over the warm cinnamon rolls and enjoy.

These Apple Cinnamon Rolls are easy, fluffy, and made with simple, vegan ingredients. These cinnamon rolls are the perfect recipe to make this Fall and Winter season. The dough is soft and gooey, and is swirled around cinnamon sugar coated honey crisp apples. These rolls are baked and topped with a sweet and tart cream cheese frosting. They are sure to be loved by the whole family.

If you liked these cinnamon rolls, try my other flavors:

no bake cinnamon rolls

vegan blueberry cinnamon rolls

funfetti cinnamon rolls

yeast-free vegan cinnamon rolls

Apple Cinnamon Rolls Vegan

Recipe by Hannah KlingCourse: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Beginner
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes

These Apple Cinnamon Rolls are easy, fluffy, and made with simple, vegan ingredients. These cinnamon rolls are the perfect recipe to make this Fall and Winter season. The dough is soft and gooey, and is swirled around cinnamon sugar coated honey crisp apples. These rolls are baked and topped with a sweet and tart cream cheese frosting. They are sure to be loved by the whole family.

Ingredients

  • Dough
  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 2 Tbsp baking powder

  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 cup vegan sugar, see notes

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup vegan butter

  • 3/4 cup almond milk

  • Apple Filling
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, or more vegan butter

  • 2 large honey crisp apples, peeled and diced. About 3 cups

  • 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon

  • 2 Tbsp vegan sugar

  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 4 oz vegan cream cheese

  • 1/4 cup vegan powdered sugar

  • 1-2 Tbsp almond milk, or more depending on desired consistency

Directions

  • Start by combining flour, baking powder, vegan sugar, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Whisk until ingredients are well blended.
  • Next, in a small saucepan, on the stovetop, heat vegan butter and almond milk. Whisk the ingredients continuously until they are just combined, you don’t want to over-heat this mixture, so watch it carefully.
  • When this mixture is melted and blended together, add it to the bowl with the flour mixture and using a rubber spatula mix until a dough starts to form.
  • When ready, flour a clean working surface and bring the dough out of the bowl and start to knead it with your hands. Do this for a few minutes or until the dough is well incorporated, roll it into a large ball and place it back into the mixing bowl. Place a damp towel over the top and let it sit for 15 minutes to rise.
  • In the meantime, preheat the oven to 350F and prepare a baking dish by coating it with non-stick spray or more vegan butter. Set aside while you prepare the apple mixture.
  • Peel two large honey crisp apples and then slice them into bite sized pieces. In a large skillet, heat coconut oil and then add in the apples. Coat with cinnamon and sugar and let simmer for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. When ready, turn off heat and let them soak in the mixture while you prepare the dough.
  • Bring the dough out of the bowl and place it back on a clean, floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a large rectangle shape, about 13×9″ and about 1/3″ thick.
  • Pour the apple mixture on top of the dough and spread evenly. Next, starting at one end, tightly roll the dough into a log with the crease side facing down.
  • Using a knife or floss, (I recommend floss), cut individual cinnamon rolls, about 2-2.5 inches in width. Place the rolls on the greased baking dish and let sit on the counter for an additional 5 minutes to rise once more.
  • When ready, place in the center of the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly.
  • While they are baking, prepare the frosting by combining vegan cream cheese, powdered sugar, and almond milk with an electric mixer. Pour this over the warm cinnamon rolls and enjoy.
  • Apple cinnamon rolls are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoyed within 4-5 days. Warm them up in the microwave or air fryer.

Notes

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