Whole Wheat, Vegan Cinnamon Buns Recipe


¾ cup non-dairy milk
1 packet active yeast
3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tbsp baking powder
¼ cup raw sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
6 tbsp unsweetened applesauce (I used water)
4 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp raisins (optional)

1 cup confectioners sugar
1 tsp plant-based milk


Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a circular cake pan and set aside. Gently warm 3/4 cup non-dairy milk in microwave. Sprinkle yeast over warmed non-dairy milk and let it dissolve, about 5 minutes. Combine 2 cups of flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 salt in a large bowl. Add 5 tbsp applesauce and yeast mixture, stirring with a spatula to combine. Add in another 1/2 cup flour, stirring to combine. Sprinkle remaining flour on a flat surface and knead dough, kneading in most of the flour. Knead about 15-20 times. Using a floured rolling pin, roll dough out into large, thin rectangle and set aside. Prepare filling by combining 4 tbsp brown sugar with 1 tbsp unsweetened applesauce, 1 tsp cinnamon and raisins if using. If you don’t have applesauce just combine the sugar and cinnamon. Spoon filling in the center of the dough and spread it around, leaving 1″ edge clear. Gently but tightly roll the dough up. Use a pizza cutter, sharp knife or string to cut off rolls and place into prepared cake pan and bake 20 to 25 minutes, until golden and cooked through. Meanwhile, prepare icing by mixing 1 cup confectioners sugar with 1 tsp non-dairy milk (plain or vanilla), whipping until it becomes a thick glaze with no sugar chunks. Spread glaze over hot buns.

Courtesy of HappyHerbivore Cookbook

This entry was published on March 10, 2013 at 2:32 pm. It’s filed under Breakfasts, Random and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Whole Wheat, Vegan Cinnamon Buns Recipe

  1. These are beautiful! What a great shot. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I just posted The Happy Herbivore’s Everyday Gravy recipe. Thanks for posting!

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