When I was a child having cinnamon rolls for breakfast was such a treat, and they still are today!
What’s better than waking up to the smell of cinnamon sugar covered dough baking to perfection?
Nothing…the answer is nothing.
In all seriousness, cinnamon rolls have always had a special place in my heart and this is the specific recipe I use in my home. I wouldn’t say this recipe is healthy, but it sure is delicious!
Let’s get to the recipe.
The BEST Dairy-Free Cinnamon Rolls
- 2 tsp dry yeast
- 1/3 cup warm water
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1/3 almond milk
- 2 tsp pure vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 2 tsp pink salt
- 3 cups all-purpose white flour
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
How to make…
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a cake pan or skillet with coconut oil or any oil of your preference.
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl combine the yeast and warm water.* Whisk until frothy and then let the mixture sit for 30 minutes.
Step 3: After 30 minutes has passed mix in the coconut sugar, pink salt, vanilla, egg, coconut oil, and almond milk.*
Step 4: Fold in 3 cups of flour until the mixture is completely combined and it starts to form a dough. (It’ll be flaky and that’s okay, don’t add anymore liquid or it will become too sticky to work with.)
Step 5: Cover the bowl of dough with a towel, bees wrap, or plastic wrap and allow it to sit on the counter for 30 minutes. Set aside.
Step 6: While the dough is covered in a separate smaller bowl mix together the 3/4 cup of coconut sugar, cinnamon, and the 1/4 cup coconut oil. It will be crumbly and that’s what you want. Set that aside.
Step 7: Uncover the dough you previously set aside and lightly flour a flat surface.
Step 8: Transfer the dough from the bowl to the floured surface and roll the dough out in a rectangle until the dough is about 1/4 inch thick.
Step 9: Cover the dough in the sugar mixture you set aside.
Step 10: Roll the dough upwards towards the other side of the dough.
Step 11: Use a knife to cut the dough into rolls about 1 inch thick.
Step 12: Put rolls in the pan closely together so they’re touching.
Step 13: Bake the cinnamon rolls for 20-25 minutes.
Step 14: Take the cinnamon rolls out, let cool slightly, and put the icing on if desired.
Dairy-Free Icing (Optional):
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 5 oz dairy-free yogurt (plain unsweetened)
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (still hardened)
How to make…
Step 1: In a food processor or in a high speed blender combine all the ingredients until blended smooth.
Step 2: Put the icing in the fridge to stiffen.
Step 3: Ice the cinnamon rolls!!
- *Make sure the water is warm and not hot because if the water is too hot it can kill the bacteria in the yeast.
- *Be sure the almond milk is room temperature, you don’t want it to be too cold.
- The coconut oil should be melted but slightly cooled.