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Delicious cinnamon sticky buns

Vegan Cinnamon Sticky Buns

  • Author: Georgia @
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 60
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


A wonderful favorite for us at holiday-time. Always a delight cooked fresh Christmas morning!



Bread Dough

  • approximately 4 1/25 c organic all-purpose white (or bread) flour
  • 1 pkg dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 c warm water


  • 3 tbs melted earth balance butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbs white sugar


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup earth balance or other vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)



  1. Dissolve dry yeast in the warm water with salt, sugar, and 1/4 cup of flour.
  2. Mix and let sit for about 15 minutes to proof (it will start to form bubbles).
  3. Add 2 cups flour and combine until it is manageable to knead on a floured surface. Working the dough, gradually add enough flour (approx 1 1/2-2 more cups) to form a soft dough that is not sticky. (If you have never done this before, it should feel a little like an ear lobe.)
  4. Let the dough rest in a bowl, on the counter, while you prepare the topping.


  1. Make the topping by putting sugar butter and water in a saucepan over moderate heat.
  2. When butter melts, bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes, stirring frequently; reduce heat slightly if syrup boils up too high.
  3. Pour into a 9×13 inch pan or 10 inch round cake pan or baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle nuts evenly over syrup. It will begin to firm up.
  5. Roll the dough out to a 9×14 rectangle on a lightly floured surface.


  1. Melt the butter in a small bowl. Add the sugar and cinnamon and combine.
  2. Spread the mixture evenly over the dough (I usually use a small brush).


  1. Starting from one long side, roll the dough up like a jellyroll, pinching to seal the outside edge.
  2. Cut into 12-16 slices and arrange evenly in the pan over the topping. Do not worry about spaces.
  3. Place the pan in a warm place and allow the dough to rise until doubled in volume (40-60 minutes).
  4. Pre-heat oven to 350° F.
  5. Bake about 30 minutes until buns are medium brown.
  6. Let stand 3-5 minutes*, then invert onto a platter or sheet of foil.


  • * Don’t let them sit too long as the topping will start to harden as it cools!
  • These freeze and reheat well.

Keywords: sweet, sticky buns, cinnamon, vegan dessert, vegan, holiday treat

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