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The Best Cinnamon Rolls – Apple Crumble Cinnamon Rolls

These are the best cinnamon rolls. They’re the perfect treat to welcome in the apple season. This apple crumble cinnamon recipe makes soft, fluffy, brioche-like buns, filled with a sweet, cinnamon slightly crunchy apple filling. And finally drizzled with the simplest 2 ingredient glaze. Perfection rolled up into a neat bun.

In this recipe for vegan cinnamon rolls we will be going through how to make these buns and answering your FAQs such as ‘can cinnamon rolls rise overnight’ ‘can you make cinnamon rolls without eggs’ ‘how to make cinnamon rolls with active dry yeast’ and so much more.

This cinnamon rolls easy recipe makes the softest, most flavourful buns that’s completely eggless, nut free and dairy free!

A really great thing about this no egg cinnamon roll recipe is how it is essentially apple pie with cinnamon rolls. So you combine the fluffiness of a cinnamon roll dough with the sweet spices and crunch from an apple pie.

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Another great thing about this cinnamon rolls with apple recipe is how customisable you can make it. For example, you can make these into a peach crumble cinnamon roll or keep it to a traditional cinnamon roll without any of the additions.

I’ll also be sharing some more flavor variations and mix in’s below. And would highly recommend you check that part of this post out!

These easy to make cinnamon rolls don’t require a whole day to prove but just require less than 3 hours to come together from start to finish!

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Expert Baking Tips on how to make buttercream for cakes.

Although these easy homemade cinnamon rolls are super simple to make, here are just a few expert tips i’d recommend:

  • To prevent the dough from sticking to your countertop and creating a mess with flour you can simply roll the dough in between 2 sheets of cling film.
  • Roll the dough out until it reaches approx 0.5 cm in width
  • Make sure to knead the dough for at least 10 minutes- at this the dough should be soft and spring back when touched

How to make vegan cinnamon rolls

Ingredients for cinnamon rolls

Here’s everything I used to make these cinnamon rolls recipe best

  • Vegan butter- You can use either vegan block butter or margarine. 
  • Plant-based milk – This can be oat, soya or almond milk.
  • Sugar- I like to use caster sugar which is just very refined sugar, but if you don’t have any refined granulated sugar will work well here.
  • Plain flour – Regular plain flour is needed to create the soft dough, a gluten-free flour will create a crumbly dough that won’t be nearly as fluffy as the one using plain flour.

Cinnamon rolls how to make – Step by step instructions 

  • Begin by mixing together the warm milk, melted butter and sugar. Then sprinkle the yeast on top and allow it to bloom for 5 minutes.
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  • In a separate bowl combine all the dry ingredients, and mash the banana in another bowl.
  • Then stir gently in the milk mixture and banana into the dry ingredients until fully combined. 
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  • On a floured surface knead the dough for 10 mins until the dough springs back when touched.
  • Cover the dough in a bowl with cling film or a tea towel to prove for an hour.
  • Once proved, roll out the dough on a floured surface into a large rectangle, approx 0.5cm in thickness.

How to make cinnamon rolls filling

  • Cream together the cinnamon filling ingredients and chopped apple and spread it onto the dough.
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  • Slice the dough into strips and roll each individually. (Refer to video tutorial above)
  • Transfer to a greased baking tray and make the crumble, cream the butter, sugar and flour together between your fingertips until it reaches a crumb consistency and sprinkle it over the rolls.
  • Finally, bake for 25-35 mins. The rolls should be slightly firm and golden brown.
  • Allow the buns to cool down before drizzling on the glaze.

Icing for cinnamon rolls

  • Simply mix together the icing sugar and plant based milk until it reaches a slightly thick runny consistency and drizzle over the rolls.
  • Then enjoy with your favorite warm beverage.

Flavor Variations and Mixins for cinnamon rolls recipe vegan

Traditional cinnamon roll

You can use this recipe to make a traditional cinnamon roll – soft, fluffy dough encasing a sweet, buttery, cinnamon roll filling. Just simply remove the apples and crumble from the recipe.

Peach crumble 

Instead of using chopped apples, use chopped peaches. These can be either peaches from a tin or fresh peaches from the store. Just make sure they peeled beforehand.

Mixed Berries crumble

This would be the perfect summer roll, but works fantastic for the winter too by using a frozen bag of mixed berries and again the method is the same as these apple pie rolls: just replace the apple for 3 tbsp of mixed berries frozen or fresh.

Let me know in the comments if you try these variations or if you came up with your own!

FAQs

What’s the difference between cinnamon rolls and cinnamon buns ?

The simple difference is that cinnamon buns contain nuts and the rolls do not!

Can cinnamon rolls rise overnight ?

Yes, you can allow the dough to rise overnight if you’d prefer to make these dough ahead of time. Just make sure to prove them in a warm area. Not too cold or hot.

Storing and freezing

How long do cinnamon rolls last ?

They stay good at room-temperature for up to 2 days, in the fridge for up to a week, and in the freezer for up to 2 months if stored in an airtight container.

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The Best Cinnamon Rolls – Apple Crumble Cinnamon Rolls

Soft, fluffy and delicious.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Homemade
Keyword vegan
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8

Equipment

  • Baking tray

Ingredients

  • 380 g Plain flour
  • 220 g Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 tbsp Vegan butter
  • 180 ml Plant based milk
  • 1 ½ tsp Yeast
  • 1 Banana

Filling

  • 1 Apple
  • 40 g Light Brown sugar
  • 60 g Vegan butter
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon

Crumble

  • 1 ½ tbsp Vegan butter
  • 40 g Plain flour

Glaze

  • 200 g Icing Sugar
  • ½ tbsp Plant based milk

Instructions

  • Begin by mixing together the warm milk, melted butter and sugar. Then sprinkle the yeast ontop and allow it to bloom for 5 miniutes.
    3 tbsp Vegan butter, 180 ml Plant based milk, 1 ½ tsp Yeast
  • In a separate bowl combine all the dry ingredients, and mash the banana in another bowl.
    380 g Plain flour, 220 g Caster sugar, 1 tsp Baking Powder, 1 Banana
  • Then stir gently in the milk mixture and banana into the dry ingredients until fully combined.
  • On a floured surface knead the dough for 10mins until the dough springs back when touched.
  • Cover the dough in a bowl with cling film or tea towel to prove for an hour.
  • Once proved roll out the dough on a floured surface into a large rectangle, approx 0.5cm in thickness.
  • Cream together the cinnamon filling ingredients and chopped apple and spread it onto the dough.
    40 g Light Brown sugar, 60 g Vegan butter, 1 tsp Ground cinnamon, 1 Apple
  • Slice the dough into strips and roll each individually. (Refer to video tutorial above)
  • Transfer to a greased baking tray and make the crumble, cream the butter, sugar and flour together between your fingertips until it reaches a cumb consistently and sprinkle it over the rolls.
    1 ½ tbsp Vegan butter, 40 g Plain flour
  • Finally, bake for 25-35 mins. The rolls should be slightly firm and golden brown.
  • Allow the buns to cool down before drizzling on the glaze. Simply mix together the icing sugar and plant based milk until it reaches a slightly thick runny consistency and drizzle over the rolls.
    200 g Icing Sugar, ½ tbsp Plant based milk
  • Then enjoy with your favourite warm beverage.

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