I cannot believe how fast December is going and how quickly Christmas is coming around!! And what says Christmas more than the taste of cinnamon? I’ve never tried to make a recipe with dough before so trying this was quite daunting. But these were actually so simple and easy to make and actually really fun (although slightly messy!) So let’s get to the recipe! (I will say, I wish I had taken more photos of them but they were so delicious I kinda forgot and just ate them – sorry!)
- 1/4 ounce package yeast (you can get this in most supermarkets)
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup warm soya milk
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup dairy free butter
- 1 egg
- 3 to 3 1/2 cups plain flour
- 1/2 cup melted dairy free butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp water
Step 1: In a bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water, stirring well. Set aside for a while.
Step 2: In another bowl, mix together the milk, sugar, melted butter and egg.
Step 3: Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Pour in the yeast mixture you set aside earlier and combine. Mix in the rest of the flour a bit at a time and combine together – but try not to over mix! The dough needs to be easy to handle so if it is too dry, add a tsp of water.
Step 4: Knead your dough – I did this in my stand mixer but if you don’t have one then knead it by hand on a floured surface. Knead it for between 5-10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl and cover tightly with cling film. Leave this to one side for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until it has doubled in size.
Step 5: Once the time has passed and you’ve stopped staring at the dough wondering how it will ever rise – punch it! I know I know, I found this quite strange too but you just need to punch down on the dough to get all of the air out. Then turn it out onto a floured surface and roll out to around 15 by 9 inch rectangle.
Step 6: Combine together the melted butter, cinnamon and sugar and then spread this across the rolled out dough. Start with the longest edge and roll up the dough and pinch the edges to seal. (I do warn you to prepare yourself for mess and the mixture to fall out as you roll! Cut into 12-15 equal slices.
Step 7: Coat a baking pan or ovenproof bowl with non stick cooking spray and sprinkle with sugar. Place the cinnamon rolls you cut up on the sides, close together in the pan. and cover with cling film. Leave on the side again to rise until doubled which will take around 45 minutes.
Step 8: Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.
Step 9: For the glaze, mix the icing sugar, vanilla extract and water. Drizzle over the cinnamon rolls. (This is of course optional and you choice if you do each one individually or while they are still in the baking pan.
And there you have it, nice easy cinnamon rolls for you to enjoy! Christmas is definitely a time to indulge so treat yourself and we’ll think about being healthier after new year! I’m getting so excited for Christmas, are you?! Have you finished all your shopping yet or are you a last minute kind of person?! Remember to hit the follow button to keep up with all my blog posts, I’m planning some exciting things for Christmas!
Sending Christmassy loves,