Wicked Craving Wednesday: Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

It’s time to introduce a new blog feature – Wicked Craving Wednesday!  Lisa is kind of a health nut when it comes to food.  She has always been the one to ensure that we were getting the nutrition we needed – Mostly making sure I wasn’t eating a bunch of crap even if it was vegan crap.  Pregnancy has, unfortunately, caused her to be turned off by some of the stronger flavors she has always eaten and drank (blech!). Pregnancy has also brought on some cravings…And there is one thing I know from my years of watching rom-coms and endless hours of sitcoms, when a pregnant woman is having a craving, it is not a joke.  It is not to be taken lightly. Nothing is too weird nor too difficult to make!  This week Lisa has mentioned cinnamon rolls several times.  So tonight I made some vegan cinnamon rolls!

This particular  recipe came from the Minimalist Baker website!  One of my regular go-to websites for vegan baking recipes!
THE WORLD’S EASIEST CINNAMON ROLLS
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup Earth balance (vegan butter), divided
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp sugar, divided
As for the instructions, go to the Minimalist Baker website at this link. Baking really is all about the science and measurements so be sure to follow the directions!  This recipe is easy to make even for a novice cinnamon roll baker like myself.
TIP: Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl then sprinkle over your dough.  This way you have a nice coverage over your entire dough.
NOTE: One thing I noticed is that they don’t account for the hour the dough needs to sit in the overall timing so you’re looking at about 2 hours from start to finish not 55 mins.   Don’t worry there are plenty of things to do while you’re waiting on your dough to rise like catching up on Pretty Little Liars, paying that toll ticket you couldn’t find online but now get a nasty gram about, a load of laundry, dance party…the time will pass quickly.
ICING RECIPE:  You can use the same icing that was used on the pop tarts on top of your cinnamon rolls!  It’s super easy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoon Almond Milk (or other non-dairy milk)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix together in a bowl. (So easy!)

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Pregnant Lady Verdict:  “Because I’m happy” (sung to the tune of Happy by Pharrell Williams) – Pregnant Lady Approved!

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