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Better Than Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

by chicisnatural
Better Than Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 packets rapid rise yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegan butter, melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp almond milk
  • Directions:

    1. Warm almond milk to about 100 degrees and pour in a large bowl. Add 1 tsp sugar and yeast. Mix and let sit for about 10 minutes to activate.

    2. Add 1/4 cup sugar, vegan butter, salt and flour and mix until it forms a soft and slightly sticky dough.

    3. On floured surface roll out dough into large rectangle then brush surface with melted coconut oil.

    4. Combine brown sugar, cinnamon and sugar in small bowl, sprinkle onto dough then smooth evenly with the back of a spoon.

    5. Starting at long end, roll dough up into a log then slice off rolls about 1 1/2″ wide.

    6. Place rolls onto greased 9×9 baking pan, cover with plastic wrap and let rest for about 20 minutes to fluff up.

    7. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees until rolls are golden brown.

    8. While rolls are baking prepare frosting by mixing together the powdered sugar and almond milk.

    9. Once rolls are done baking drizzle with frosting.

    Yields about 9 cinnamon rolls.

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    Angela October 23, 2021 - 2:42 pm

    I made these today for my family of 4. Absolutely DELICIOUS! The only substitution I made was using coconut palm sugar in place of the brown sugar. Thank you for sharing!

    Angela October 30, 2021 - 9:17 am

    I also want to add that you need to use less milk when making the frosting so it won’t be too runny. Add the milk to the powdered sugar a little at a time until you get the desired consistency.

    And I agree with another reviewer, I’ll probably cut back on the amount of cinnamon-sugar filling that I make next time because the original amounts were more than needed. But again, this recipe was really good!

    Donna L. Gold August 19, 2018 - 10:07 pm

    Hi Chic, I heard you mention that you prepare a stuffed bell pepper with black beans, carrots and walnuts. I’d like to have the recipe if you don’t mind. It sounds interesting.
    Thanks, Donna

    ES December 2, 2017 - 6:58 pm

    Ugh! Mine didn’t rise. I followed it to the T. Instead of packet amount, I wonder what the measurement of yeast should have been because yeast comes in different size packets. I just used 1.5 of the small packets.

    Korrin February 8, 2018 - 9:43 pm

    Hey, ES. I’m wondering, did the yeast activate when you mixed it with warm milk and sugar? One time I made these but forgot to warm the milk… So after mixing the three, I set the whole mixture bowl into a bigger bowl with hot water. It took maybe half an hour to activate it. Ha! My yeast was also a year old. So, maybe it was the yeast itself?
    I’d say definitely give it another shot! And get the standard active dry yeast packets (which are one size/amount), because these are very much worth it!! Happy baking!

    Korrin October 28, 2017 - 2:23 am

    Oh man, this was so yummy!!! Seriously.

    Anamikaa March 10, 2017 - 4:12 am

    Great recipe and and our whole family loved it, young and old. I didn’t use the entire quantity of filling as it was too much, but the rolls were fantastic warm from the oven. I have never tasted the cinnabons before, but willing to bet the home made is better!

    Jeleno December 1, 2020 - 3:34 pm

    I dont know how many times I already made them, they are SO good! I also like to put some apple in it, it makes them more juiiccyyy. Everyone loves them, family and friends. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Greetings from munich, germany

    LaToya Ross January 5, 2017 - 5:26 am

    These were absolutely delicious!! Thank you so much for this recipe I’ll definitely make these again.

    Lanae January 5, 2017 - 2:35 am

    This looked so good that I had to try it! I absolutely love cinnamon rolls!
    So I tried this but my yeast never seemed to activate… I microwaved the almond milk then let the yeast and milk sit for 15 minutes or more. I also let the rolls sit for 30 minutes to rise but they never did… I’m not sure what I did wrong.
    I’m guessing the cinnamon measurement is only supposed to be 3 tsp? not tbsp? Otherwise that’s a lot of cinnamon. Also, is the last 2 tsp of sugar supposed to be the powdered sugar? The powdered sugar wasn’t listed.
    I haven’t tasted them yet but they did smell good! Just looked very compact.

    mdbfuksbrh January 4, 2017 - 8:16 pm

    do you have to use rapid rise yeast

    mdbfuksbrh January 4, 2017 - 8:17 pm

    i dont think so

    Alora January 4, 2017 - 1:46 am

    Thanks for this recipe! I watch your hair videos. Had no idea you also had a site! This is great.

    Ariana December 28, 2016 - 8:07 pm

    Can I use baking powder instead of the yeast?

    DenayTheDiva December 28, 2016 - 6:11 pm

    This looks SO delicious! I cannot wait to give it a try! ❤

    Cinnamon December 28, 2016 - 5:44 pm

    Looks delicious! I’ll have to try this recipe

    Shawanda F Mitchell December 28, 2016 - 5:06 pm

    I see you have time today Kim lol. These recipes are the devil!