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Vegan Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

We are merging our softest, fluffiest dough with red velvet cake flavors for these epic vegan red velvet cinnamon rolls!
Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free breakfast, dairy free dessert, dairy free recipes, vegan breakfast, vegan dessert, vegan recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Rise Time x2 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 cinnamon rolls
Calories 436kcal
Author LarishaBernard

Ingredients

For the Dough

For the Filling

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon

For the Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting

Instructions

  • In a large bowl or a stand mixer, combine 3 1/2 cups flour, sugar, cocoa powder, yeast, and salt.
  • Turn stand mixer onto low and add in the non dairy milk, vanilla, and food coloring.
  • Add in the vegan butter and let go for 5-7 minutes, adding in the remaining flour if needed to not be sticky and form a ball.
  • Once ball is formed, grease the same bowl mixed in and place the dough ball back into the bowl. 
  • Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let sit for 60-90 minutes in a warm, draft free place until doubled.
  • Once dough is doubled in size, pull out the dough and lay it out on a lightly floured surface.  
  • Using a rolling pin, roll dough into an approximately 17×25″ rectangle that is 1/4″ thick.  
  • For the filling - in a bowl, cream the butter. Then, add brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix until a well combined paste forms. Spread the filling mixture evenly over the dough. 
  • Carefully roll cinnamon rolls into log from the longest side up. One completely rolled, place seam side down. Cut into 12 even sized pieces.
  • Place into a greased 9x13 baking dish and cover to rise for 45-60 minutes or until cinnamon rolls are touching.
  • Preheat to 350 degrees F.
  • Once heated, place dish inside and bake in oven for 30-35 minutes.

For the Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting

  • While rolls are cooking, in a large bowl cream together vegan cream cheese and vegan butter. 
  • Add salt and vanilla and beat again until combined. Then, add powdered sugar gradually until completely combined.  You would want more of a glaze, add less powdered sugar until desired consistency. More of a frosting, add all the powdered sugar and more if desired.
  • Remove rolls from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before topping with frosting.
  • Best served warm.

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Notes

*See post for notes about Top 8 Allergy Free variation
**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. 
**The photos show a frosting but the recipe calls for a glaze.  This is because when tasting, a frosting was too sweet so we updated to just be a glaze. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1roll | Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 839IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg