Nutella Cinnamon Rolls

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You know what smells absolutely amazing on Christmas morning? Cinnamon rolls. You know what is even better than a cinnamon roll? A vegan nutella cinnamon roll. These babies are delicious and just perfection. Whether you want to bake them for breakfast, dessert or a snack you will be a happy camper.

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INGREDIENTS

Cinnamon Rolls
1 packet of yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
1 cup almond milk
Small spoonful of sugar to activate yeast
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups all purpose flour, sifted
1/4 cup vegan butter, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar sugar
1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax seed + 3 tbsp water)
1 tsp salt
1-2 tsp cinnamon

Vegan Nutella
2 cups hazelnuts
1 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
3/4 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
1 tsp oil
*if you like your nutella on the sweeter side add 1-2 tbsp sugar

Glaze
1/2 cup powdered sugar
few drops of water or almond milk

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Heat the almond milk in the microwave for about 1 minute. Add in a small spoonful of sugar and yeast and leave 10 mins to activate.
  3. Prepare flax egg by mixing flax seed and water. Set aside for 5-7 minutes to thicken.
  4. In a mixing bowl add the activated yeast, flax egg, vanilla extract and vegan butter. Mix together.
  5. Then add in the flour and brown sugar. Lightly mix together.
  6. You can either knead by hand or with dough hook. Knead until a smooth, elastic dough is formed.
  7. Form dough into a ball. Cover with a few drops of vegetable oil. Cover with a dish towel and set to rise for 1 hour.
  8. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, put the hazelnuts on it. Roast in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Add chocolate chips, almond milk, vanilla, salt and oil to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at 30 second intervals and mix until melted.
  10. Once the hazelnuts are roasted, peel the skins off.
  11. In a food processor or high speed blender add the hazelnuts and chocolate. Blend together. You may need to add a few extra tablespoons of almond milk to help make it smoother.
  12. When dough is risen lightly flour your surface and roll it out.
  13. Roll into a big rectangle about a 1/4 inch thick.
  14. Spread the nutella down into a thin layer. Top with cinnamon and begin to roll.
  15. Roll into a big log and then cut it into even pieces. You will get about 16-18 cinnamon rolls depending on his big you cut them.
  16. Place on a pan or cast iron skillet. Cover and rise for another 30 minutes.
  17. Preheat oven to 375F.
  18. Once rolls have risen a bit more it is time to bake!
  19. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
  20. Prepare the glaze by mixing together powdered sugar and a few drops of water. Very slowly add the water in. If you add it too quickly you will thin your glaze out too much.
  21. Once cinnamon rolls are done. Cool for 5 minutes.
  22. Cover with glaze and enjoy!

Will make 14-18 cinnamon rolls depending on the size of your rectangle and how big you cut them.

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2 thoughts on “Nutella Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Hi Francesca in your nutella cinammon rolls you mention flour? what type of flour are you referring to plain, self raising, spelt, GF??

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