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Vegan Protein Cinnamon Rolls

Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking


  • 3 1/2 cup strong white flour
  • 7 g fast acting yeast
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 320 ml non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3 scoops The Protein Works Vegan Wondershake (vanilla)
  • pinch salt


  • 3 tbsp smooth almond butter
  • 2 tbsp agave syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2/3 tsp ground sweet cinnamon


  • 1 scoop The Protein Works Vegan Wondershake (vanilla)
  • Non-dairy milk as needed


  • To begin making your cinnamon roll dough, start by combining the apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice would also work) and coconut milk together, then set aside for a few minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, coconut sugar, vanilla protein powder, salt, yeast and spices.
  • Gently heat the milk to a lukewarm temperature. Add the coconut oil and warmed milk into your mixing bowl and carefully fold the wet and dry ingredients together.
  • Use your hands to bring the dough together and knead for a few minutes to create a smooth, elastic texture.
  • Place your ball of dough into a lightly greased mixing bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave to prove in a warm place for around an hour.
  • Meanwhile, mix together the nut butter (I like to use almond or cashew butter for this), and agave syrup for the filling, then set aside. If you feel this is a little too thick, add a dash of almond milk and continue mixing.
  • Once your dough has roughly doubled in size, knock back the dough and knead for 30 seconds, beforerolling out onto a lightly floured surface. You want to create a large rectangular shape approximately 1/8th inch in thickness.
  • Spread the filling over the dough and scatter the cinnamon sugar throughout. Here i've added in some crushed pistachios and rose petals, but you could also do toasted pecans, chocolate chips other chopped nuts. Start with one of the longest edges nearest to you and carefully roll the dough away from you. Once firmly rolled, slice into around 10 pieces and place these into a pre-lined baking dish. Cover this with cling film and leave to prove for an additional 45 minutes.
  • Place your cinnamon rolls into the oven to bake for around 30 minutes, until golden, then remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Gradually drizzle the almond milk into the protein powder whilst mixing, until you reach a smooth, pourable consistency. Spread the frosting over the slightly warm cinnamon buns and serve! I've also added on some extra crushed pistachios and rose petals for decoration!
Keyword cinnamon bun, cinnamon rolls, protein cinnamon roll