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Cinnamon Rolls

What you need: 

Dough:
1 cup warm nondairy milk (I use soymilk)
1/2 cup organic granulated sugar, divided
1 (2 1/4 teaspoons) package active dry yeast
1/3 cup vegan margarine, melted (I use Earth Balance)
2 egg equivalents, prepared (http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=7678.0)
4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 teaspoon salt Filling:
1 cup brown sugar
2 1/4 tablespoons cinnamon
vegan margarine (for spreading on rolled dough)

What you do: 

1. For dough, place the warm nondairy milk, pinch of the sugar, and yeast in a large mixing bowl (I use a Kitchenaid). Let sit for 5 minutes or until foamy.
2. Add the melted butter substitute, granulated sugar, egg substitute, 1/2 the flour, and lastly the salt. Stir on low with the paddles attachment on until the ingredients are incorporated, about a minute. Add the rest of the flour in two intervals. Knead it for about 3 minutes until it's soft and pliable. Let rise for 1 hour.
3. While the dough is rising, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl for filling. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Once the dough has risen, flour a clean surface as needed and roll the dough out into a rectangle about 16"x21". The dough should be about 1/4-1/8" deep.
4. Spread on the butter substitute on the top side to coat, sprinkle on the brown sugar/cinnamon mix to coat. Roll it up width wise, cut into 12 equal lengths.
5. Place cinnamon rolls into two cake pans and bake for about 10 minutes or more. They should be slightly soft when you take them out.
Source of recipe: This is a recipe my family has me make on any special occasion. On Easter, Christmas, Birthdays, when they really want them, etc. This cinnamon roll recipe really is one of the best, if not the best recipe I have.

Preparation Time: 
about 2 hours
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
12

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Every time I look at this picture, I get hungry. *drool* Looks amazing!!

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Wanted to add - cutting cinnamon (or other rolls) is made simple with a piece of dental floss. Simply slide it under the roll and bring the ends up to cross at the top and pull. Much easier than trying to cut with a knife and won't smash the roll either.  :)

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i grew up eating cinamon rolls for special occasions too!  this is a great recipe.  too make them sweeter, a simple glaze can be made by stirring powdered sugar and soy milk together and drizzling it on top of the rolls (after they've cooled a bit, otherwise it'll melt and run off).

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Fantastic recipe! Just tried these out and will definitely be saving this recipe. :)

When adding the flour, reserve some and only add as much as necessary for a good dough consistency. I actually used only a little over 3 1/2 cups and used a bit more when I rolled the dough out for shaping. All depends on how humid it is where you are.

Cinnamon rolls freeze wonderfully too. After rolling/cutting, place on parchment on a baking sheet and place in the freezer. Allow to freeze solid, then place in a ziploc or vacuum bag and you'll have fresh, hot cinnamon rolls whenever you want! Just allow (however many you want to bake) to thaw and rise and pop them in the oven. You can even put them in a parchment lined (or greased) pan and cover with plastic wrap (sprayed with cooking spray) and put in the fridge overnight to thaw/slow rise. :) Works great for smaller households.

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Oh WOW!  These are sooooo yummy!  I've made cinnamon rolls from other recipes and was always disappointed.  These are so easy and so good!

I made a simple glaze to put on them, but they don't necessarily need it.

YUM!

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These are perfect and very easy to make.  My mixer is kind of broken, so I stirred the dough by hand and had no problems with it.  I made them for my son's birthday today and everyone is gobbling them up.  Because he's got a voracious sweet tooth, I made a simple glaze to drizzle on top, but they would have been plenty sweet without it.  I had to bake for 18 minutes to get them a little brown on top, and they were perfectly baked inside when I took them out.

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These look and sound delicious.  ;D

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i had a hard time with these the first time i made them, they didnt rise at all!

but im going to try them again cause even without rising, they were delicious.... and it might have been my yeast... who knows?!?

wish me luck!

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i absolutely LOVED these cinamon rolls!

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