The perfect weekend starts with fresh baked cinnamon rolls, made 100% plant-based with the neategg! These are topped off with a plant-based take on cream cheese frosting, making it impossible to eat just one.
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SERVINGS: Makes 9 rolls.
3 tablespoons plant-based butter
1 cup plant-based milk
2 ¼ tsp instant yeast
1 ½ tablespoons sugar
Pinch of salt
3 cups of flour
1 tablespoon of oil
1 neat egg prepared according to package instructions
5 tablespoons plant-based butter
⅓ cup sugar
1 ½ tablespoons cinnamon
Additional 3 tablespoons plant-based butter (melted) for brushing.
Plant-based cream cheese icing:
½ cup plant-based butter, softened
6 ounces plant-based cream cheese
3-4 cups powdered sugar
Heat the vegan butter and milk in a microwave safe bowl, heat gradually, a few seconds at a time, until the temperature reaches 110 degrees (measure with a kitchen thermometer). When the temperature is correct, add the yeast. Let sit for 10 minutes. In a stand mixer, using the kneading attachment, add the yeast/butter mixture and then add the sugar, salt, and neategg and gradually add the flour until a slightly sticky ball forms. Oil a large bowl and place the ball of dough in the bowl to rise, covered, for 1 ½ hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. On a floured surface, roll the dough into a rectangle, the dough should be about ¼” thick. Spread the cinnamon filling evenly across the rectangle. Starting at the bottom of the long side of the rectangle, roll the dough to the top of the rectangle. Cut into 9 even cross sections, forming the rolls. Place the rolls in a greased 8 x8 baking dish. Brush with the remaining 3 tablespoons of melted butter. Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly golden on the top.
Prepare the icing: Whip together the butter, cream cheese, and 3 cups of the powdered sugar. Add more powdered sugar if necessary to get the icing to a thick yet spreadable consistency. Once the rolls have cooled for 5 minutes, spoon the icing on top of each roll, allowing it to melt down each one. Serve up the cinnamon rolls while they’re still fresh from the oven!
Written by Laura Lapp
My journey started as a quest to find an answer to my family’s dinner-time problem of pleasing all the tastes and special diets around the table. The recipes I crafted are made with ingredients we all know and trust, so familiar they’re stocked in my own pantry. The products are tested and tried until they pass the highest scrutiny I know – a kids’ taste buds! Now, my greatest joy is knowing your family can dig in without worry and enjoy healthy, delicious, plant-based food together around your table too!