recipes:the_world_s_easiest_cinnamon_rolls

The World's Easiest Cinnamon Rolls

Source: The Minimalist Baker

Prep time Cook time Total time
1 hour 30 mins 25 mins 1 hour 55 mins
Easy cinnamon rolls with just 7 ingredients and no complicated steps. Just proof, roll out and bake! Plus, they’re vegan and SO delicious, fluffy and gooey!
Author: Minimalist Baker

Serves 10.

1 packet instant (or rapid rise) yeast1) (2 1/4 tsp)
1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
3 tbsp + 3 tbsp + 2 tbsp
(1/2 cup)
Earth Balance (vegan butter), divided
1/4 tsp salt
3 cups unbleached all purpose flour2)
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp organic cane sugar, divided
  1. In a large sauce pan (or in a bowl in the microwave at 30 sec increments), heat the almond milk and 3 Tbsp Earth Balance until warm and melted, never reaching boiling. Remove from heat and let cool to 110 degrees F (43 C), or the temperature of bath water. It should be warm but not too hot or it will kill the yeast.
  2. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl and sprinkle on yeast. Let activate for 10 minutes, then add 1 Tbsp sugar3) and the salt and stir.
  3. Next add in flour 1/2 cup (68 g) at a time, stirring as you go. The dough will be sticky. When it is too thick to stir, transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead for a minute or so until it forms a loose ball. Rinse your mixing bowl out, coat it with canola or grapeseed oil, and add your dough ball back in. Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size (see photo).
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a thin rectangle. Brush with 3 Tbsp melted Earth Balance and top with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 - 1 Tbsp cinnamon (to taste).
  5. Starting at one end, tightly roll up the dough and situate seam side down. Then with a serrated knife or a string of floss, cut the dough into 1.5 - 2 inch sections and position in a well-buttered 8×8-inch square or comparable sized round pan (you should have about 10 rolls). Brush with remaining 2 Tbsp Earth Balance (melted) and cover with plastic wrap. Set on top of the oven to let rise again while you preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C).
  6. Once the oven is hot, bake rolls for 25-30 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes and then serve immediately.

From original recipe. May not be accurate.

Serving size 1 roll
Calories 243
Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 3g
Carbohydrates 34g
Sugar 5g
Sodium 174mg
Fiber 1.4g
Protein 4.2g

1)
You can use regular yeast, but it will require more time to let them rise properly.
2)
I have not tried making this recipe gluten free, however, many of you have had success with a blend of slept flour or whole wheat pastry. But for classic, fluffy cinnamon rolls, I recommend unbleached all purpose.
3)
In a double batch I ended up putting in 3 tbsp here.
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  • Last modified: 2019/10/01 23:02
  • by mjorgensen