Dairy-Free Cinnamon Rolls

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Rising 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 12 rolls
Calories 127kcal



  • 2-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • .25 ounce baking yeast (one packet)
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup cashew milk
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons Earth Balance or other butter substitude
  • 1 large egg


  • 3 Tablespoons Earth Balance softened to room temperature
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cashew milk



  • Set aside ½ cup of flour. In a large bowl, toss 2-1/4 cups flour, the sugar, salt, and yeast together until evenly dispersed.
  • Heat the water, milk alternative, and margarine together in the microwave until the mixture is very warm, but not too hot to touch, about 125-130°F.
  • Stir the margarine mixture into the flour mixture. Add the egg and only enough of the reserved flour to make a soft dough. Dough will be ready when it gently pulls away from the side of the bowl and has an elastic consistency.
  • On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for about 3 to 5 minutes. Place it in a lightly greased bowl and let rest for 10 minutes.


  • After 10 minutes, roll the dough out in a 14x8 inch rectangle.
  • Spread the softened margarine on top. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle it over the margarine.
  • Roll up the dough tightly and cut into 11 even pieces and place in a lightly greased 9-inch round pan or pie dish.


  • Loosely cover the rolls with aluminum foil and allow to rise in a warm, draft-free place for 60 and 90 minutes.
  • After the rolls have doubled in size, preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cover the rolls with aluminum foil after 15 minutes to avoid heavy browning, if you prefer.


  • Whisk the glaze ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  • Top the cinnamon rolls with glaze right before serving.


Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 11mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.3mg