Healthy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls (yeast-free)

May 14, 2018

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 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.

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: 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

  • Author: Rachel
  • Yield: 8-10 1x



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 9×9 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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51 Responses

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

    1. 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!!

  3. Hi Rachel!
    These look so delicious, but I would like to make them gluten free! Do you know of any other flours that work?
    xx Liv

  4. Is there anyway I can make these ahead of time and then bake in the morning? Or do u think that would impact the bake?

  5. Thank you soooooo much for this recipe!!!!!! It was easy and so GOOD! I will definitely make these more

  6. I subbed buckwheat flour for the oat flour. It worked but I think it would taste better if it was more like half buckwheat and half oat, just because buckwheat can be a little savory.

    I added in dates and chopped walnuts to the filling and blended. It was so so good.

    I made a quick honey and butter caramel in a saucepan by just kind of heating them together until they darkened a bit and then used that as a sauce on the bottom of the pan and placed the rolls on top of that before putting them in the oven to cook.

    Overall, delightful.

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