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Homemade Vegan Confetti Cinnamon Rolls

These Homemade Vegan Confetti Cinnamon Rolls are elevated to a whole new level of fun and festiveness when it comes to the colorful sprinkles and bright colored frosting, just in time for the Spring and Summer months.

Homemade Vegan Confetti Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade Vegan Confetti Cinnamon Rolls with a delicious, velvety strawberry frosting. These rolls are literally the best thing that I’ve made in awhile because they are super fluffy, soft, and brioche-like in texture, making for the perfect melt-in-your-mouth situation. It’s for sure the best family-favorite sweet treat all warm weather season long.

Homemade Vegan Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls

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These cinnamon rolls are by far one of my favorites! If you’re trying to guess just how insanely soft and fluffy these rolls are, I can guarantee you that tasting them for yourself is the only justice you’ll have!

Personally, I love to make my homemade cinnamon rolls using two types of flours to achieve the ultimate fluffiness and brioche-like feel and texture. I’ll be sure to dig deeper into this, however, let’s first talk about my love for cinnamon rolls. Haha. 

Homemade Vegan Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls

What You’ll Love Most About These Vegan Cinnamon Rolls?

Like with any of my the cinnamon rolls that I joyfully indulge in, this vegan confetti cinnamon rolls recipe is loaded with so much flavor, comes absolutely soft and gooeyeasy to make, sweetly comfortinga great fun kid-friendly activity, overnight option possible and is the perfect sweet tooth satisfier. But most of all—-PERFECTION in EVERY. SINGLE. BITE.

Homemade Vegan Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls

In addition to all of the great points of why you’ll love these cinnamon rolls, these rolls are different because they include:

No complex steps. No difficult methods. Can be personalized to having a strawberry or vanilla flavored frosting. Basically foolproof.

Homemade Vegan Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls

How To Make Vegan Confetti Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls only require a few main star ingredients which include:

Bob’s Red Mill Organic All-Purpose Flour

Bob’s Red Mill Artisan Bread Flour

Rapid rise yeast

Organic cane sugar

Water

Vegan Butter

Almond milk

Vegan rainbow sprinkles

Homemade Vegan Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls

How to Ensure that Cinnamon Rolls are Moist.

When it comes to ensuring that your cinnamon rolls are SUPER moist, I recently came across a trick which was adopted by Sarah Keifer from The Vanilla Bean Blog. In her swear by trick, Sarah mentions adding half of your frosting to your warm cinnamon rolls the moment that they are removed from the oven, so that it melts and soaks into the rolls. Then letting them cool completely per usual and adding your final coating of frosting. Just GENIUS!

Homemade Vegan Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls

Greatest Challenge with Cinnamon Rolls.

Cinnamon rolls specifically, are a bit more challenging when it comes to the making of the dough and rolling, however, it’s nothing that a little practice can’t fix.

I remember the moments in the beginning of my baking journey, where I HATED making cinnamon rolls because I felt that they were so hard to master. It’s MESSY with the inside filling and rolling and cutting and fixing them into perfect little rolls. However, after making cinnamon rolls enough times, I’ve learned to add a little less filling to the tops of the dough before rolling and also adding a bit of the filling into the butter mixture after they are rolled so that I can brush the tops and allow it all to seep through that way. 

Homemade Vegan Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls

The SECRET to My Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls!

As I’ve mentioned many times before, I love adding Bob’s Red Mill Organic Bread Flour to my cinnamon rolls as a secret ingredient in addition to Organic All-purpose Flour because it creates such fluffy rolls.

This bread flour is made with premium high-protein flour milled from America’s highest quality wheat. While using all-purpose flour can achieve soft cinnamon rolls, there’s just something special about the rolls when this type of flour mixes in. I don’t know how to explain it, but mixing in this bread type allows for the rolls to be thicker, airy, fluffy, soft, and just GOOD!

Homemade Vegan Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls

How to Make Cinnamon Rolls Overnight?

Not only are overnight cinnamon rolls super easy and convenient to make, but they also come out to be incredibly soft and fluffy in addition to my secret ingredient! Honestly, making these cinnamon rolls fully overnight is another great option!

If you don’t want to make your Cinnamon Rolls on the same day, you can simply follow all steps (including the initial 1+ hour rise) and after cutting rolls and placing them into your baking pan, just cover them tightly (using foil paper of plastic wrap) and refrigerate them overnight or for 8-12 hours instead. The following day, remove from refrigerator and keeping them covered, let cinnamon rolls rise at room temp 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Homemade Vegan Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls

Can I Make these Cinnamon Rolls without a Long Rise?

Absolutely! When it comes to these cinnamon rolls or any for that matter, you always have the option of making them the traditional way which requires a 1-2 hours initial rise and then another 20-25 minute rise before baking OR an overnight option.

However, if you’re in a rush to make these or don’t want to deal with a long rise time, you can simply create your dough and do a quick rise (20-25 minutes) and place them straight in the oven to bake. Either way, cinnamon rolls are AMAZING and worth whatever wait time you choose!

Homemade Vegan Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls

RAPID (INSTANT) RISE YEAST VS. ACTIVE DRY YEAST

If you’re not using the Rapid Rise Yeast for this recipe, please know that the rise time will be twice as long (about 3 hours) since regular Active Yeast doesn’t work as quickly.

How Long Can I Store Leftover Cinnamon Rolls?

Leftover Cinnamon Rolls can be kept fresh at room temperature when tightly wrapped or sealed for up to 3 days. Fresh for up to 1 week in the Refrigerator. Baked rolls (unfrosted) can be frozen up to 2 months and reheated once ready to serve.

Homemade Vegan Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls

6 Tips for Making the Perfect Cinnamon Rolls

But before we head over to the full recipe, here are a few tips that I’ve learned along the way to ensure that I make the perfect Cinnamon Rolls:

#1: LIKE I SAID—NEVER OVERHEAT THE MILK. WARM IS THE GOAL!

#2: USE VERY SOFT BUTTER AT ROOM TEMPERATURE.

#3: MIX, MIX, MIX THAT DOUGH TO RELASE THE GLUTEN! 

#4: OVERNIGHT IS BETTER!

#5: USE BREAD FLOUR TOO.

Homemade Vegan Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls

Awesome Vegan Dessert Recipes to Try

Chocolate Chip + Pretzel Cookies

Blueberry Donuts

Brownie Cookie Dough Cake

Pecan Sticky Buns

Vegan Funfetti Cake

Homemade Vegan Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade Vegan Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade Vegan Confetti Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Rise Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 25 mins
Serves: 12 servings
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Ingredients

Confetti Cinnamon Rolls:

  • 3 cups Bob's Red Mill Organic All-purpose flour
  • 2 cups Bob's Red Mill Artisan bread flour
  • 1 packet dry active yeast (That's 2 1/4 tsps!)
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar + 1 Tbsp!
  • 1/4 cup WARM water (Make sure it's WARM + not hot!)
  • 6 Tbsps vegan butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups Almond milk, room temp. (You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp finely ground sea salt
  • 1 cup vegan rainbow sprinkles
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

For Filling:

  • 3 Tbsps vegan butter
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup organic brown sugar

Strawberry Frosting/Glaze:

  • 4 cups organic powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 Tbsps organic strawberry preserve/jam
  • 1-2 Tbsps Almond milk (You can use your fave plant-based milk!)

Instructions

For Dough:

  • Combine yeast and pure cane sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and slowly pour in warm water while stirring frequently. Allow 10 minutes for the mixture to sit and for the yeast to activate.
  • Add in the room temperature milk and warm butter to the yeast mixture and whisk until well combined. Add in the vanilla and whisk to incorporate.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, bread flour, sugar, sprinkles and sea salt and add them to the wet ingredients and mix on low-speed until well combined and everything begins to form into a dough-like consistency, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Change “Mixer head” to kneading accessory and knead dough for 5-10 minutes on high speed until dough ball becomes smooth and elastic and dough springs back when lightly pressed together with 2 fingers. NOTE: If dough is still too sticky, add 1 Tbsp of flour at a time until texture is achieved!
  • Lightly grease a large bowl with a small amount of olive oil and place the dough ball in the bowl, tossing it around until coated. Cover with plastic wrap (or a towel) and let sit for 1 hour, allowing the dough to rise and double in size. 
  • In the meantime, you can work on the filling!

For Filling:

  • Melt the butter in a small bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine the cinnamon and brown sugar, mixing them together and set aside.
  • Once the dough has risen fully, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper, allowing excess to hang from the sides.
  • Add a bit of flour to a surface and place the dough onto it, lightly adding a bit of flour to the top. Using a rolling-pin, roll out the dough into a rectangular shape (approximately 9″x14 and 1/2-inch thick), trimming the edges if needed. NOTE: Try not to make the dough too thin or else rolling it up will be hard to do!
  • Then, generously brush melted butter (leaving aside 1 Tbsp) atop dough, followed by the brown sugar-cinnamon mixture, ensuring that the top is coated evenly. NOTE: I also use a 'pastry brush' to sweep sugar mixture evenly across the dough to ensure that every bite is sweet!
  • Tightly roll dough (long-ways) and using a pastry cutter, cut dough into 1.5" rolls, placing each roll (cut side down) into the prepared baking dish. Brush the tops with any leftover melted butter.
  • Place a piece of plastic wrap (or towel) over the baking dish with rolls and let sit for another 20 minutes to rise again.
  • Once the rolls have doubled in size (again) or have gotten significantly larger, bake them for approximately 40-45 minutes or until the edges are brown and the centers in between each roll are fully baked through and come out clean when tested with a toothpick or knife.

Strawberry Frosting/Glaze:

  • In a large bowl, add the powdered sugar, strawberry preserve/jam, and milk, whisking everything together until the glaze become smooth and slowly runs off the whisk when lifted. NOTE: Add additional milk (1 Tbsp at a time) if the glaze is too thick or powdered sugar (1 Tbsp at a time) if too thin.
  • Remove the rolls from oven and wait 25-30 minutes or until it completely cools, before spreading the frosting/glaze atop the rolls using a rubber spatula evenly until fully covered.
  • To serve, cut out each roll desired and enjoy.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

TO STORE: Cinnamon Rolls can be kept fresh at room temperature when tightly wrapped or sealed for up to 3 days. Fresh for up to 1 week in the Refrigerator. Baked rolls can be frozen up to 2 months.
OVERNIGHT OPTION: If you don’t want to make your Cinnamon Rolls on the same day, you can simply follow all steps (including the initial 1+ hour rise) and after cutting rolls and placing them into your baking pan, just cover them tightly (using foil paper of plastic wrap) and refrigerate them overnight or for 8-12 hours instead. The following day, remove from refrigerator and keeping them covered, let cinnamon rolls rise at room temp 1 to 1 1/2 hours and continue the recipe.
 
 

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  1. Oh my goodness! Cinnamon rolls are a must here at the house! These look amazing and I love that they are vegan too! So excited to make these for breakfast!

  2. The most fun rolls I’ve ever made! The funfetti topping was definitely the icing to the cake, we enjoyed making and having them! Thank you for this recipe

  3. These look epic! You could never know they were vegan to look at them. I can’t wait to try them.