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    Healthy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls (yeast-free)

    Healthy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

    Healthy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls made with no yeast and they’re ready in under 30 minutes!Healthy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls made with no yeast and they're ready in under 30 minutes!

    I have a serious, unconditional love for all things cinnamon and cinnamon rolls.

    It’s the one sweet treat that doesn’t have chocolate in it that really satisfies my sweet tooth craving. And these new cinnamon rolls on the blog, well they are an ultimately dream come true. They’re vegan, refined sugar-free they have no yeast. A yeast-free, FLUFFY cinnamon roll? I know, crazy.

    These Healthy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls are filled with a coconut sugar-sweetened center and are the type of good you want straight out of the oven. When the center is oozing with sweet cinnamon goodness and the cinnamon roll is bursting with heat.

    How do these cinnamon rolls get so fluffy without yeast you may ask? Well I use One Degree Organics Sprouted Spelt Flour, which honestly is one of the best baking flours ever. I love how simple and easy it is to use for baking. It is very subtle in flavor and not over powering. I also personally try to not bake with gluten much besides anything from One Degree Organics. Gluten really doesn’t settle well with stomachs but most of the time that is really just from the poor quality of where the gluten come from. One Degree Organics supplies quality cooking and baking flours, breads, oats and more that can be traced to the source in a matter of seconds. All of their products are sprouted making them easier for us to digest and really get the nutritional benefits of grains like oats, spelt, etc.

    You will notice a lot of spelt flour here on the blog and in my cookbook coming out in 2020 (scary but that is the timing!). It is such a great flour to use and I love how EASY it is too!

    Don’t forget to tag me on social when you make these cinnamon rolls and #rachLeats. Plus here are a few other delicious recipes using One Degree Organics: One-Bawl Healthy Vegan Carrot Cake LoafStovetop Vegan Onion Rings and Healthy Chocolate Chip Avocado Pancakes.

    Healthy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls made with no yeast and they're ready in under 30 minutes!Healthy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls made with no yeast and they're ready in under 30 minutes!

    Healthy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

    Total Time
    Yields 8-10


    Cinnamon rolls

    • 2 and 3/4 cups One Degree Organic Sprouted Spelt Flour (can sub oat or gluten-free AP flour)
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
    • 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (almond, oat, anything!)
    • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 6 tablespoons liquid coconut oil 

    Cinnamon sugar filling

    • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup softened non-dairy butter (or you can use ghee or grass-fed butter) 


    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper
    2. Whisk together the nut milk and apple cider vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5-10 minutes
    3. Add in the vanilla extract then coconut oil and mix again
    4. In a large bowl, mix together the spelt flour, baking powder and coconut sugar
    5. Then pour the wet mixture into the dry and gently mix with a spatula 
    6. Form the dough into a round sphere and add to a floured-surface to roll it out (you can use a water bottle like I did!)
    7. Once the dough is in a large triangle, about 1 inch thick, gently spread the vegan butter over the dough 
    8. Mix together the coconut sugar and cinnamon then sprinkle on top of the butter on the dough
    9. Roll the dough from the bottom, up and make sure you seal it well so it all stays together
    10. Gently slice into 8-10 rolls, then add to oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown


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    xx, Rach

    Thank you One Degree Organics for sponsoring this post! It means so much to me to work with the brands I love and believe in here on the blog!


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  • Reply Brittany Audra @ Audra's Appetite May 14, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    I’m not a big fan of yeast…too impatient for it to rise!! SO excited to have this yeast-free version that’s so much healthier and better for you too!

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  • Reply Mia Schlidt May 15, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    If you substitute oat flour, is it the same measurement?

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  • Reply Lisa May 16, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Will be trying this weekend…I have had NO luck with other vegan gluten free recipes! They usually have an intense yeast flavor. So this sounds perfect!

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  • Reply Abby May 22, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Do you have the nutritional information for these? Mostly just looking for calories and carbs/sugars. I’ve already made this recipe twice since you posted it and have loved it. Thank you!

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    • Reply Rachel May 22, 2018 at 5:48 pm

      nope! i dont personally count macros in any way so i don’t calculate them for my recipes 😉 but feel free to input into online calculator if you are curious. so happy you love!!

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