Tasty Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
These tasty vegan cinnamon rolls are moist and rich! Great with cream cheese glaze!
- Serves: 12 persons
- 1cup soy milk
- 1teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- ½cup warm water (100 to 110 degrees F/40 to 45 degrees C)
- 1teaspoon white sugar
- 2(.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
- 5½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1cup mashed sweet potatoes
- ½cup white sugar
- ¼cup soy yogurt
- ¼cup vegan butter (such as Earth Balance®), melted
- 2tablespoons grated orange zest
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- 1teaspoon baking soda
- nonstick cooking spray
- 2cups firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1cup chopped toasted pecans
- ¾cup vegan butter (such as Earth Balance®), melted
- 2tablespoons ground cinnamon
- ¼cup vegan cream cheese substitute (such as Tofutti™)
- 1½ cups powdered sugar
- 3tablespoons soy milk
Step 1Combine soy milk with apple cider vinegar; let sit for 5 minutes.
Step 2Combine water, sugar, and yeast for dough in a food processor fitted with the metal blade; pulse 4 times or until just combined. Remove the blade, scraping yeast mixture into the bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Step 3Insert the short plastic dough blade. Add 1/2 cup of the flour and process for 2 minutes. Add 4 more cups flour, mashed potatoes, soy milk-vinegar mixture, sugar, soy yogurt, melted vegan butter, orange zest, salt, and baking soda; process for 2 minutes. Add remaining 1 cup flour and process until a dough forms and comes together to hold its shape, about 2 more minutes.
Step 4Transfer dough to a well-greased bowl; turn to coat all sides. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Step 5Meanwhile, mix brown sugar, pecans, vegan butter, and cinnamon for filling together in a bowl. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
Step 6Punch dough down and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 10x18-inch rectangle. Spread evenly with filling, leaving a 1-inch border around the top and bottom. Starting at one of the long sides, roll dough jelly-roll fashion. Cut into 12 equal slices and arrange in the prepared baking pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 30 minutes.
Step 7Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Step 8Bake rolls in the preheated oven until golden brown, 17 to 20 minutes. Remove rolls from the oven and invert onto a baking sheet. Invert again onto a serving platter and let cool, 20 to 30 minutes.
Step 9While the rolls are cooling, beat cream cheese substitute until smooth. Mix in powdered sugar and soy milk until smooth.
Step 10Spread glaze on rolls. Serve warm.