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Caramelized Cinnamon Buns

What you need: 

Buns:
1 cup nondairy milk (I use soy)
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast
3 cups unbleached white flour
1 1/2 cups wheat flour
1/3 cup vegan butter, melted
2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flax + 1/2 cup water) Filling:
3/4 cup vegan butter, softened
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional

What you do: 

1. Warm the milk, and add the sugar and yeast. Let stand 10-20 minutes until it gets foamy. Make sure your yeast is active (foaming) before moving ahead. Meanwhile, prepare the rest of the ingredients. In a large bowl, place the flours and mix. Once the yeast is proofed and ready, add the melted butter and the flax eggs.
2. Mix all the wet ingredients together and then combine with flour. Mix until it is hard to mix and then turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Kneed the dough 5-10 minutes, or until it is soft and elastic. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes or so, until it has doubled in size.
3. To make the rolls, punch down the dough and roll out on a floured surface into a large rectangle. You want the dough about 1/4" thick. I think mine usually ends up being about 16x20". Once it is rolled out, spread with the softened vegan butter. Cover the butter with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Add nuts, if desired. I like to use my hands to spread the brown sugar around. It's a lot of fun.
4. Once you have the filling spread on, you'll need to roll the dough up. Start at the edge furthest away and gently work the roll over the top of itself until it is completely rolled up. At this point you'll have a log about 16" long and about 3" in diameter. Cut it into 12 slices. I like to use dental floss: take a piece of floss and wrap it around the log, overlapping where the ends meet. Pull firmly to "slice" the log. I usually cut them 1 1/2-2" wide.
5. Place into a 9x12" pan. Cover the pan with a towel and let the rolls rise again, 30-60 minutes. While they rise, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the rolls are nice and risen, bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Mine only take 10 minutes but I use a dark pan, so I would suggest checking them.
Once out of the oven, you can put frosting on them to make them even sweeter. I make a cinna-frosting that is 1 cup powdered sugar, 1-2 shakes cinnamon, a teaspoon vanilla, and a little milk mixed together until the desired consistency.
Source of recipe: This is a recipe I modified from a recipe I found back in the day. I changed the flours, added flax, and a ton of vegan butter and sugar in the middle. It does seem like a lot, but when it bakes it melts together and caramelizes, making one tasty (and fatty!) roll.

Preparation Time: 
20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
12
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

They were soo amazing. the only thing I did different was I made extra filling, and when they were done baking I drizzeled more over them. My familly thinks that ALL vegan food is sick, they never taist anything. But now they think different  :  )

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Then I re-read the recipe to see what I did wrong and I have a question for you, baypuppy:

    Is the filling supposed to have vegan butter (as in Earth Balance) or soy NUT butter??

I imagine the filling may have stuck better if it was the latter but I've never heard of making cinnamon rolls with it so I guess I assumed it was supposed to be the margarine.

i am talking about buttery spread butter here, so no worries. the filling does "melt down" and will make a tasty mess on the bottom of the pan...that is why i call them caramelized cinnamon buns because they are all gooey from the butter/sugar on the bottom! i've got a wicked sweet tooth.  ;D

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I made these over the weekend and they are delicious! I added pecans to mine, although I used double the amount stated in the recipe because I can't get enough nuts. Just love 'em!

These were very easy to make. Well worth the effort. My only problem is controlling myself from eating too much in one sitting.  :)

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These turned out pretty good as far as taste goes but all of the filling sort of oozed out into the pan. All that was left in the "swirly" part of the roll was cinnamon. Then I re-read the recipe to see what I did wrong and I have a question for you, baypuppy:

    Is the filling supposed to have vegan butter (as in Earth Balance) or soy NUT butter??

I imagine the filling may have stuck better if it was the latter but I've never heard of making cinnamon rolls with it so I guess I assumed it was supposed to be the margarine.

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so glad you were talking about flax eggs, i'd been wondering about using them myself. I always use applesauce, because egg replacer seems a little sketchy to me, but i know it can't work in everything.
I'm going to try this for sure, cause it looky yummy! but with raisins instead of nuts in the filling, like my mum used to do.

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these were awesome! my non-vegan boyfriend loved them

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Hi nima toad, yes it really is that easy, i use flax eggs or apple sauce instead of eggs, when you mix the ground flax seed with water (i use slightly warm water, its faster), it turns into a slimey mixture like egg white, you cant taste it or the notice the grounds or anything in the recipe, and flax seed is incredibly good for us vegans. hope this helps :)

Thanks Dodo! I know flax is good for vegans, and I know I don't eat enough of it! Applesauce I've used plenty of times, but I thought flax would be a good way to get the nutrition in, since I like baking.

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Hi nima toad, yes it really is that easy, i use flax eggs or apple sauce instead of eggs, when you mix the ground flax seed with water (i use slightly warm water, its faster), it turns into a slimey mixture like egg white, you cant taste it or the notice the grounds or anything in the recipe, and flax seed is incredibly good for us vegans. hope this helps :)

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When you're making flax eggs, as mentioned here, is it REALLY as easy as mixing ground flax meal with water? Do you have to strain it or anything? I've always been hesitant about flax eggs, and finally decided to ask, since it seems preferable to Energ-G. Thanks!

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