Bread Machine Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

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bread machine vegan cinnamon rolls

Wow. Where to start? These cinnamon rolls are everything in my life right now. They are divine, yet so easy to make! They have taken breakfast and snack times in our household to another level.

Not to mention… They have satisfied a craving that I’ve been building up for months! Several times a week, I go and work in a coffee shop. Every time I order a coffee, I get asked: “do you want anything to eat?”. I’ve been wanting to order their deliciously smelling cinnamon rolls, but sadly they are not vegan! Not only can I now enjoy a homemade version instead, but I’m also saving a lot of money too.

I’ve made them both with normal sugar and refined sugar-free style and both options are fantastic!!

Minimal Ingredients + Minimal Effort

As you may know by now, around here, we like to use as few ingredients as possible in our recipes and keep things as easy as possible! Simply because saving time is our main priority. Who wants to spend all Sunday in the kitchen, am I right? To achieve that, for this recipe, you will require a bread machine!

easy cinnamon rolls

vegan cinnamon rolls no butter

Preparing these cinnamon rolls starts by adding the following ingredients to your bread machine:

  • water,
  • vegetable oil,
  • bread flour,
  • white sugar or xylitol for a refined sugar-free version,
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast,
  • and salt!

That’s it, friends!!

Later on, you will need a few more ingredients:

  • plant butter or margarine,
  • brown sugar or coconut sugar for a refined sugar-free version,
  • cinnamon,
  • raisins (optional),
  • and maple syrup!

You have to admit, this list of ingredients is short and straightforward, to make a heavenly roll happen?

How To Make Cinnamon Rolls Happen In The Bread Machine

Once you have added the dough ingredients to the bread machine, run the “dough only” function! This function should run for about one hour and 30 minutes.

Here are the basic steps:

  1. Add all the ingredients to the bread machine to make the dough.
  2. Roll the dough out, spread it with plant butter or margarine and sprinkle with cinnamon etc.
  3. Roll the dough into cinnamon roll shapes and allow them to rise.
  4. Bake the rolls for 20 minutes until golden.
  5. Brush the warm rolls with maple syrup.
eggless cinnamon rolls recipe

You’ll love this Bread Machine Vegan Hot Cross Buns Recipe if you enjoy:

  • Maple syrup
  • Raisins
  • Warming spices
  • Soft bread
  • Sweet bread

They are divine!

Bread Machine Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Save yourself a lot of money, make your own cinnamon rolls! With this bread machine cinnamon rolls recipe, it has never been easier!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword cinnamon rolls, cinnamon rolls recipe, meal prep recipe, vegan cinnamon rolls
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Calories 258kcal
Servings 9 rolls


  • Bread Machine
  • Baking Dish


For the dough

  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil I used grapeseed
  • 2 + 1/2 cup white bread wheat flour I used traditional unbleached, stone ground flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar or xylitol for a refined sugar-free option
  • 1 + 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast

For assembling the rolls

  • 2 tablespoons plant butter softened or melted
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar or coconut blossom sugar for a refined sugar-free option
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

For the glaze

  • maple syrup


For the dough

  • Place dough ingredients into a bread machine in the order listed. Turn the machine on using the "dough only" function.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the brown (or coconut blossom) sugar and the cinnamon. Also, grease an approximately 23 cm square baking dish!
  • When the "dough only" function signals ready, remove the dough onto a well-floured surface. Roll the dough out into a 23 x 28 cm rectangle.
  • Spread the plant butter evenly over the dough. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the dough as well as the raisins (optional).
  • Starting from a short edge, roll the dough up into a log! Pinch to seal the seam. (NOTE: Rolling the log too tightly will result in cinnamon rolls whose centers pop up above the rest of them as they bake.) Turn the log seam side down, and cut into 2.5 cm slices. Place the cut side up in your greased baking dish. The unbaked rolls should not touch one another! Cover with a damp kitchen towel and allow to proof for 45-60 minutes or until the buns are just touching one another.
  • Preheat the oven to 190C/170C fan.
  • Bake the rolls in the center of the oven for 20 minutes, or until risen and golden. Brush the warm buns with maple syrup!


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. Tracie Jenaye Brothers

    5 stars
    I love this recipe! I have made this so many times I can’t count! We are not vegan, I wanted to make cinnamon rolls and was out of something and ran across this recipe. Nobody even knows they are vegan!! I even make vegan pancakes! The only thing I do different is the icing, I use powdered sugar, vanilla, butter, and milk instead. But these alone are so light and fluffy!

  2. Mary

    I’m wondering how many hours the rolls can sit covered well in fridge before baking? Can I make them up Friday eve and bake Sunday am?

  3. Colleen

    5 stars
    I just made these yesterday. This was the third time making something in my bread machine. These were flawless and so easy to make. My husband said it was the best breakfast ever.

  4. Marianne

    5 stars
    These turned out perfectly! I made them Christmas Eve and doubled the batch. Put in 2 9×13 pans and covered & put in fridge overnight. Christmas morning I took them out of fridge to warm up for a least an hour. Baked and topped with a simple vegan cream cheese frosting while still warm. (1 pkg violife vegan cream cheese room temp, 1/2 c room temp Miyoko’s vegan butter and powdered sugar to taste). Delicious.

    • Lien Vannest, meal prep lover, and founder of vegan meal prep sunday


      Hi Marianne! Thanks a million for sharing your experience!! Sounds like the best ever Christmas morning. What an honor that a VMPS recipe was part of this special day. I will have to try your frosting suggestion. Sounds absolutely divine!!!

  5. Kristen

    5 stars
    These are easily the fluffiest, most moist cinnamon rolls i’ve ever made. And i’ve tried a lot of vegan recipes! I’m not sure why, but they came out actually fluffier than the pictures in the recipe. I ran a few errands during the second proof, so instead of 40-60 minutes it was actually 2.5-3 hrs and I’m thinking maybe that was the difference. Either way, this recipe is definitely a keeper.

    • Lien Vannest, meal prep lover, and founder of vegan meal prep sunday


      Hi Kirsten, thank you so very much for your comment and rating. I always love hearing how you experienced the recipe. I definitely think your extra-long second proof might have contributed to the extra fluffiness. And we love an extra fluffy roll over here, so that sounds delicious!! xo, Lien