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vegan cinnamon rolls in a mini skillet. topped with an orange icing. there are cinnamon sticks and oranges sliced in half in the background. There is also a brown spoon filled with extra icing in the background

Vegan Orange Cinnamon Rolls

Upgrade your Easter brunch or spring meal with these vegan orange cinnamon rolls. The orange brings a beautiful citrus contrast to the sweet warmth of cinnamon and brown sugar.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 rolls

Ingredients
  

Dough

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice no pulp
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter

Filling

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp vegan butter softened
  • 1 orange zested

Icing

  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp orange juice no pulp
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F and then make your dough.
  • In a large bowl, add your almond milk, orange juice, and vegan butter. Microwave on high for 1 minute, or until mixture is melted together.
  • Add the rest of the dough dry ingredients and then stir together with a spoon just until a dough starts to form. Use your hands to form the dough into a cohesive ball, and then knead dough for 1-2 minutes.
  • Roll dough out in 5x12 rectangle (does not need to be exact).
  • Now create your filling. Add all filling ingredients to a small bowl and beat together until a spread texture forms. Spread the filling evenly on top of the flattened dough.
  • Roll up dough into a giant spiral, using a typewriter motion with your fingers to ensure even rolling. Use dental floss or a sharp knife to cut 12 cinnamon rolls.
  • Place rolls in a circle pattern in greased skillet. Bake rolls at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes then 350 degrees F for 15 more minutes (can do longer if you like a more done roll - I like mine soft).
  • As the rolls are cooking, make your icing by adding all icing ingredients to a large bowl and beating together until a smooth icing forms. Refrigerate icing until the rolls are ready to be served.
  • Top the fresh baked cinnamon rolls with the orange icing, serve, and enjoy!
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