Looking for a zesty comfort food to enjoy this weekend? Look no further! Give these vegan orange glazed cinnamon rolls a try.
1 cup of your favorite unsweetened plant milk (I prefer soy or almond)
1/2 cup vegan butter
1 packet instant yeast
¼ tsp salt
3 cups all purpose flour
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
¼ cup + 2 tbsp cane sugar
1 cup confectioners’ sugar (whatever vegan brand you prefer!)
3 tbsp orange juice
Orange zest from one orange
1 tsp vanilla extract
In a large sauce pan, heat the plant based milk and 3 tbsp of vegan butter until the butter is melted. It should be about the temperature of bathwater, not too hot or it can kill the yeast! Pour your mixture into a bowl and sprinkle in the yeast. Let sit for a few minutes – when it gets foamy you’ll know the yeast is activated. Next add in flour and stir until just combined. Once it’s sticky, transfer it to a floured surface to knead. Knead until it is less sticky and make a ball with the dough.
Oil a large mixing bowl and add your dough ball back in. Cover with plastic wrap or a towel and leave it out to rise for about an hour. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a thin rectangle. Brush with 3 tbsp melted vegan butter and top with sugar and cinnamon. Now roll the dough with the seam side down, and then cut the dough into 2 inch sections and place into an oiled pan.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Brush the tops with the remaining vegan butter and cover with plastic wrap or a towel again to rise. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. While they’re baking, mix together all of the ingredients for the orange glaze in a medium sized bowl. After it’s cooled for a few minutes, top with orange glaze, and enjoy!
By: Samantha Thayer / Photo cred