Cinnamon Raisin Buns with Sugar Glaze

These are exactly what you are expecting. Sweet and soft like you remember. My favorite part happens to be that you don’t have to get them out of a can that POPS! and scares you every time. (No matter how hard you tried not to jump.) No one wants that when they’re still trying to wake up.


  • ¾ C. non- dairy milk ( I used almond with best results )
  • 2 ¼ tsp. active yeast
  • 3 c. pastry flour ( or if you don’t have that on hand, mix all purpose, and whole wheat ½ and ½ )
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • ¼ c. raw sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 tsp.  fine salt
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 TBSP brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP raisins ( seems like I always add more )
  • 1 c. confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp. non-dairy milk

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 8 inch round cake pan and set aside.

Gently warm non dairy milk to approx. 110 degrees and sprinkle in the yeast. Let dissolve for about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk 2 cups of flour in a mixing bowl with baking powder, sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon and salt.

Stir in the applesauce and non-dairy milk mixture, using a spatula to combine, then stir in a ½ cup of flour.

Stir in remaining flour and knead in the mixing bowl for about 15 to 20 minutes until elastic dough forms.

Flour dust a rolling pin and roll the dough out into a large flat rectangle.

In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, raisins (if using) and remaining cinnamon.

Spoon and spread this mixture onto the dough rectangle, leaving a one inch space around the edges.

Gently and tightly roll the dough up. Use a pizza cutter or a very sharp knife to cut the dough into six to eight equal pieces.

Place the buns in the pan, if it’s a tight fit, it’s alright. If you have some odd shaped ones like I did, just throw them in the middle.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until slightly golden.

While baking prepare the icing by mixing the confectioners sugar with the non-dairy milk until you get a glazy syrup.

When the rolls are golden, drizzle the icing over and enjoy hot.





  1. aly says:

    I made these today and will be making them again. They’re not overly sweet at all, but take care of a sweet tooth. I just may have to make more tonight.

    • Jessica says:

      Glad you like them! I plan to make them for my mom soon. She is slowly becoming impressed by my vegan creations, I’m thinkin’ maybe I can win her over with these.

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