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Ooey-Gooey Cinnamon Buns

2 hr + 55 min



Classic cinnamon buns are gooey, sweet, and a real treat. They do require a fair amount of time investment, but these buns are 100% worth it! You're guaranteed to be dreaming about them for days!



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  • 1 cup (240 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 Tbsp (12 g)
    active dry yeast
  • 3 cups (414 g)
    all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (56 g)
    granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp (9 g)
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp (6 g)
  • ¼ cup (54 g)
    refined coconut oil, melted


Sweetened milk

  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)


  • 1 cup (134 g)
    powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup (56 g)
    unsalted vegan butter
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
    clear vanilla extract


  1. Heat the milk in a saucepan until just steaming*. Do not let simmer! Remove from the heat, add the yeast, stir, and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. When the yeast mixture is foamy, add to the flour mixture along with the melted coconut oil. Mix together.
  4. Then use your hands and knead for 3 - 4 minutes until smooth. Add a bit more flour if needed, the dough should be slightly sticky but not stick to the bowl. Cover with a damp cloth and let it rest in a warm place for 1 hour.
  5. Lightly grease a baking dish that's about 10½ x 8 inch (27 x 21 cm), or big enough to easily fit all the rolls.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, pecans, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  7. Transfer the dough onto a floured surface. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a ½ cm thick rectangle of 30 x 40 cm.
  8. Spread the coconut oil across the rolled-out dough. It looks like a lot, and that's okay!
  9. Sprinkle the brown sugar and pecan mixture evenly overtop the rolled-out dough.
  10. With the longest edge of the rectangular dough closest to you, begin to roll the dough.
  11. Cut the rolled dough into 12 buns, about 1½ inches (3 cm) thick each. We did this by cutting the roll in half, then in half again, and then cutting each of those quarters into thirds.
  12. Place each bun into the baking dish, then cover it with a damp cloth and let rest in a warm place for another hour.
  13. While the buns are resting, mix the remaining milk with maple syrup. Set aside.
  14. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C)**. Bake buns in the centre rack of the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven to spoon the sweetened milk mixture over the buns.
  15. Return the cinnamon buns back to the oven to bake for an additional 20 - 25 minutes, or until the tops of the buns are golden.
  16. While the buns are baking, whisk together the icing ingredients using an electric hand mixer. Add a splash more milk if a thinner consistency is preferred.
  17. When the buns are removed from the oven, let them cool slightly before smearing the icing overtop. Enjoy!


  • Refined coconut oil is coconut oil that doesn't smell or taste like coconuts. If you prefer a distinct coconut taste, use unrefined coconut oil instead.
  • Try infusing the milk with cinnamon sticks, ginger, crushed cardamom pods, or chai-spiced tea bags for more festive tasting cinnamon buns.
  • * The aim is to achieve a “lukewarm bath” temperature. If it’s too hot, let it sit to cool slightly. Milk that's too hot may kill the yeast.
  • ** We used top and bottom heating (not fan-assisted/convection).


  • Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days.
  • Store the buns without the frosting in the freezer for up to 1 month, and reheat in the oven when ready to enjoy.

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Jana - July 11, 2024, 10:33 a.m.

They were a great success. Everyone loved them, definitely worth the effort :)

Deborah - June 10, 2024, 10:23 p.m.

Would it work in a cast iron skillet?

PUL Team - June 11, 2024, 12:34 a.m.

Hi Deborah, a cast iron skillet should work well for baking the cinnamon buns. Just make sure to keep an eye on them to prevent burning, and adjust the baking time as needed 🤗

Lea Junghanns - May 5, 2024, 3:41 p.m.

best cinnamon buns in the world. I freeze them and preheat one each morning. It’s delicious and a make-ahead breakfast. Will never change the recipe!😍

PUL Team - May 5, 2024, 9:18 p.m.

Such a huge compliment, Lea! So glad that the cinnamon buns are being enjoyed too 😊

Tiffany M - April 27, 2024, 6:59 p.m.

Just made these for the first time. Sooo good!!! Light, fluffy, gooey. 💛 Nom nom nom.

anna - April 19, 2024, 7:52 p.m.

would this work with gluten free flour?

PUL Team - April 19, 2024, 10:06 p.m.

Hi Anna! We haven't had a chance to test it out with gluten-free flour so we can't say with certainty. A mix of gluten-free flours usually works better than using just one flour on its own though. There's a gluten-free flour blend recipe from Minimalist Baker for example. Perhaps someone else can comment if they've tested it out as well. Do let us know how it goes if you give the cinnamon buns a try ☺️

Anna - May 8, 2024, 10:16 p.m.

Gluten free flour does NOT work with this recipe ): the dough was super crumbly and got no rise at all. Texture was overall awful, maybe it's the blend I used. It's a delicious recipe that I've done multiple times but I would strongly recommend going with an actual gluten free recipe if you wanna make gluten free cinnamon rolls!

Carolina Ferreyro - Jan. 22, 2024, 2:28 a.m.

The best cinnamon buns I have ever tasted (vegan and non-vegan).

PUL Team - Jan. 22, 2024, 5:19 a.m.

Such a big compliment, Carolina - thank you!

Gabija Ribakova - Jan. 16, 2024, 12:42 p.m.

I do not understand why dough does not rise. Tried twice, did not heat the milk very much the second time, but still the dough did not rise :(

PUL Team - Jan. 16, 2024, 11:07 p.m.

Hey Gabija, oh no! Did your yeast mixture ever get foamy? If not, it's likely the yeast was not live. It may have been that it was old or stored incorrectly? Depending on where you live, the room temperature will also affect rising time. If it's been cold lately, the dough might need more time to rise. You could place it somewhere a bit warmer to help the yeast activate. We hope this helps if you give it another try 😊

Gabija Ribakova - Jan. 17, 2024, 10:21 a.m.

It did not get foamy, even waiting longer than 5min. Thank you very much! I will try with different yeast ❤️

Alexandra Salahoru - Dec. 27, 2023, 2:12 p.m.

Done twice this holiday! And will do again next year for sure.

Emy - Dec. 13, 2023, 3:46 p.m.

They are great I made them many times already and everyone loves it. Today I was in a hury and made a mistake by cutting them I just got 8 insead of 12 pieces. Do I have to put them in the oven longer or what do you think? Thanks for helping and for the great buns☺️

PUL Team - Dec. 15, 2023, 1:41 a.m.

Hey there, Emy! Since they're cut them into fewer pieces, you may need to bake them a touch longer than usual to ensure they're fully cooked. Keep an eye on them and test them with a toothpick for doneness. We don't imagine it will be too much longer ☺️

Nathaly - Dec. 12, 2023, 9:47 p.m.

Hi! I've never made cinnamon rolls and this will be my first time making them for Christmas and I'm very excited to try them! I do have a question regarding the baking dish though. Would it be ok for me to use a dish that's 9 x 13 inches? I wondered if that was too big and would cause my rolls to become flat since I always see them being baked in a more tightly fitted container. Thank you in advance!

PUL Team - Dec. 14, 2023, 8:29 a.m.

Hey there, Nathaly, how exciting to hear about your first venture into making cinnamon buns! Using a 9 x 13-inch dish should work, but indeed the buns might spread out a bit more. It's not much of a difference in pan size, so it should be just fine 😊

Melanie - Dec. 11, 2023, 2:11 p.m.

Hello again, still in love with these buns. But I recently shared them with a gluten intolerant friend and was wondering if anyone had any experience with making them gluten free? Which flour could work best? Thanks in advance!

PUL Team - Dec. 12, 2023, 2:51 a.m.

Hey there, Melanie! We can't say with certainty as we haven't had a chance to test it out with gluten-free flour. With that said, a mix of gluten-free flours usually works better than using just one flour on its own. There's a gluten-free flour blend recipe from Minimalist Baker for example. Perhaps someone else can comment if they've tested it out as well. Do let us know how it goes if you give the cinnamon buns a try 😃✨

Laurence - Dec. 9, 2023, 6:16 p.m.

Easy to make and so good 😋

Melanie - Dec. 7, 2023, 7:34 a.m.

I've made them so many times and everyone around me loves them! I keep being asked to make them again. One friend described them as: "You want to stuff your face with them" 😂
Thank you so much for this awesome recipe! 🥰🤗

PUL Team - Dec. 7, 2023, 5:29 p.m.

Aww we’re so happy that the cinnamon buns are being enjoyed, Melanie! They’re a classic favourite🙌✨

Miri - Dec. 4, 2023, 12:47 p.m.

These were incredibly delicious even without the frosting. So juicy and not at all try. Favorite cinnamon buns I’ve ever made (vegan and non-vegan).

PUL Team - Dec. 5, 2023, 6:32 a.m.

Woohoo! A huge compliment, Miri, thank you 🤩

Evelien Van Hooff- Liedorp - Nov. 26, 2023, 1:18 p.m.

Ze zien er geweldig uit! Ik hoop dat ze ook zo smaken. Lekker de hele ochtend bezig geweest samen met mijn 7-jarige zoon die mij de Engelse beschrijving voorlas en ook even vertaalde 😊

PUL Team - Nov. 26, 2023, 10:39 p.m.

Oh wow how impressive of your little one, Evelien! We hope you love the cinnamon buns 💛

Evelien v Hooff - Nov. 27, 2023, 12:26 p.m.

DELICIOUS!! and despite the hours you need to put in very easy to make with your excellent explanation

Monika - Nov. 20, 2023, 3:41 p.m.

Awesome and delicious!! Thanks a lot!

Dominika Kacprzak - Nov. 8, 2023, 10:09 p.m.

I expected more difficulty but everything went well according to the recipe :)

PUL Team - Nov. 9, 2023, 9:20 a.m.

Glad to hear it, Dominika - I hope the cinnamon buns were enjoyed!

Dominika Kacprzak - Nov. 9, 2023, 10:32 a.m.

Yes, very much :) Perfect level of sweetness and finally my yeast dough worked well.
Thanks and have a great day :)

Merve - Nov. 2, 2023, 6:14 p.m.

I just baked these rolls and it’s love at first bite! 😍 I appreciate all the effort you put into developing and sharing these recipes with us! PUL was one of the resources which made it convenient for us, a small family of three with a youngling, to go vegan two years ago and it still makes it easy and enjoyable for us to eat delicious vegan food everyday. Thank you!

PUL Team - Nov. 3, 2023, 9:10 a.m.

I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed the rolls and that PUL has been such a helpful resource for your family's vegan journey, Merve! Thank you for welcoming us into your kitchen! 😊🌱

Connor - Oct. 23, 2023, 10:15 p.m.

Please please please do a sourdough version! A complete sourdough collection would be so incredible!

PUL Team - Oct. 25, 2023, 2:37 a.m.

Love the idea for sourdough, Connor! We have it down for future recipe ideas 🤗

Laura - Oct. 22, 2023, 10:15 a.m.

Hey PUL Team !

Quick question, because I am always afraid of making mistake when freezing pastries...
You say it keeps up to one month in the freezer, what if I let them longer than this ? Do you recommend leaving them to thaw in the fridge for a couple of hours or to directly take them out of the freezer and reheat them ?

Also, if I swap the cinnamon butter for some chocolate spread, does it freeze well (in your experience), or the storebought chocolate spread cannot be frozen safely ?

Thank you very much for your answer, I can't wait to bake these tonight 🥰

PUL Team - Oct. 23, 2023, 12:16 a.m.

Hey Laura, thanks for your interest in the recipe and questions! These cinnamon buns are one of our favourites 🥰

We find that most pastries like cinnamon buns lose their quality if frozen for more than one month, but it can certainly last longer. You can leave the cinnamon buns in the counter for a couple of hours to thaw or reheat them directly from frozen (ideally in the oven, covered so it doesn't dry out). As for the chocolate spread, we imagine it can be frozen with success, though we haven't tried this ourselves. Happy baking! 🤗

Gabby - Oct. 13, 2023, 7:48 p.m.

I love these cinnamon rolls. I must have made them 30x now, however I like them for breakfast on the weekend and I was wondering if I could cut out some of that wait time by getting the dough ready in a bread machine from the night before. Is that possible?

Would this alter the recipe at all?

PUL Team - Oct. 13, 2023, 10:10 p.m.

Hey there, Gabby, we're glad the cinnamon buns are being enjoyed! We haven't used a bread machine with this so we can't say 100% for certain, but we don't imagine it would impact the recipe as long as you follow the same ingredients and proportions. Let us know how it goes if you experiment with the bread machine 🤗

Sofia Mykoniati - Oct. 8, 2023, 4:50 p.m.

Nice recipe!My oven was a bit to strong so I had to take them out at 10 minutes after putting the sweetened milk on time I will try to bake them at a lower temperature

Kristin - Aug. 4, 2023, 4:27 p.m.

I’ve been baking these as a treat for my adult children since they were first posted online. Perfect recipe!

Metta - July 12, 2023, 3:26 p.m.

Can I replace milk with coconut milk?

PUL Team - July 14, 2023, 2:59 p.m.

Hey Metta, yes you can use any plant-based milk in this recipe. The thinner and more watery coconut milk that comes in cartons would work better than fattier varieties that come in cans 😊

Sima - June 3, 2023, 8:01 a.m.

Can i somehow replace yeast in this recipe? For example, use mix of soy milk + apple cider vinegar with baking powder and soda? I'm curious since my health reasons

PUL Team - June 3, 2023, 4:20 p.m.

Hey Sima, we haven't had a chance to test it out, so we can't say for sure which other ingredients to add or how much to add without trying it ourselves first. Sorry that we can't be of more help - but we'll add to our list the idea of creating yeast-free cinnamon rolls! 🙌

Nataša - May 19, 2023, 10:21 a.m.

Made this three or four times already, turns out great every time! I struggled with right ingredients following some traditional recipes, but with your ingredients everything is just so perfect 😄

Niki - April 8, 2023, 1:31 p.m.

I made it with chocolate instead of cinnamon and it was delicious. My whole non-vegan family loved it which is a huge complement!

PUL Team - April 8, 2023, 5:05 p.m.

Mmm that sounds delicious, Niki - thank you!

Michelle - March 25, 2023, 1:53 p.m.

These were so delicious! I'm dairy free and egg free now but even when I ate all the things I was searching for the best cinnamon rolls, and these are it. Thanks so much for a truly wonderful recipe.

PUL Team - March 25, 2023, 10:30 p.m.

Aw so happy to hear, Michelle, thank you 🤗

Athina - March 18, 2023, 1:48 p.m.

These were absolutely delicious! I used vegan butter (as it is really hard to find refined coconut oil here and it is quite expensive). My question would be, could you also make them with vegetable oil?
Thanks a lot!

PUL Team - March 18, 2023, 7:20 p.m.

Hey Athina, the reason we use coconut oil or vegan butter is because they're solid at room temperature, which helps to keep the filling and buns firm. For that reason, I wouldn't recommend a liquid vegetable oil, but you can always try! 🤓 I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe with the butter 😊

Isabelle - Feb. 26, 2023, 3:26 p.m.

Dear PUL Team,

I made these yesterday in Berlin when I had my colleagues over for brunch during a stormy winter day with rain, snow and hail outside. I added a but more nuts and also included chopped walnuts, since i only had a few pecans left. Worked out great. Everybody looooved them and I could share the link to your website. In the evening I was then able to comfort my exam ridden and stressed out brother with the last bun of the batch. These made a lot of people happy. Thank so much for the great recipe and the awsome possibility to easily change the quantity.

Cheers from freezingly cold Berlin

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2023, 8:09 p.m.

Hey Isabelle, awe we're so happy to hear the cinnamon buns were enjoyed! So kind of you to make them for everyone. Fingers crossed that your brother's exam goes well 🤞 Sending warm wishes to Berlin too ☀️

Olivia - Feb. 14, 2023, 10:30 a.m.

This has been my go-to comfort recipe for a long time now! The milk mixture is just so smart and makes them oh so delicious <3
I personally don't need the frosting as they are already pretty sweet for my liking. Since I made those maaaany times, here are some Ideas that I tried out to alternate them a little: For the filling I use less brown sugar, instead I mix like a Tbsp of agave sirup with the melted coconut oil before spreading it out on the dough. To compensate the sugar so that I have enough filling, I like to use about 150g. grounded nuts like hazelnut or almond. I also did a version with cranberries in the filling and a little bit of lemon zest which was also a hit!
Thank you PUL Team for this greeeaaat Cinnamon Bun Recipe :)

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2023, 6:17 p.m.

Ooo these ideas sound delicious, Olivia, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the cinnamon buns! We're so thrilled they're being enjoyed 🥳

Kate - Feb. 5, 2023, 7:40 p.m.

I made this recipe a few months ago and it was amazing. However I tried to do it again and the dough didn't rise. I guess something went wrong with the yeast ( the milk was not too hot though). Can I try put the yeast directly into the flour instead of the milk?

PUL Team - Feb. 5, 2023, 11:40 p.m.

Hey Kate, oh shoot! We prefer to dissolve the yeast first because the foaming provides proof that the yeast is alive and ready to work. Did your yeast mixture ever get foamy? If not, it's likely the yeast was not live (may have been that it was old or stored incorrectly?). We have heard that you can add yeast directly to the mixture without dissolving it, but haven't personally tested it out 🙂 We hope it works if you give it another go!

Olivia - Feb. 14, 2023, 10:33 a.m.

Hi Kate, I tried both versions with & without putting the yeast in the milk and for me it worked better with just putting it into the flour directly! I'm pretty sure it depends on the yeast itself, my package specifically said to not soak it so yeah... hope it works next time!

Sophie - Jan. 16, 2023, 12:26 a.m.

I made this on a stormy day when school was canceled due to weather and I had an unexpected day off <insert happy teacher dance>. I was watching vegan cooking videos for inspiration and wound up on your channel, and your video inspired me to make these. My daughter, the vegan one in the family, first thought she couldn't eat them and then was overjoyed that they were vegan. We all loved them, vegans and nonvegans alike. Thank you!

PUL Team - Jan. 16, 2023, 12:34 a.m.

Hey Sophie, welcome to the PUL community! So kind of you to make the cinnamon buns for your daughter as well. We're happy to hear they were enjoyed by everyone 😃

Isabelle - Dec. 31, 2022, 11:08 a.m.

Best cinnamon rolls <3

Carolane - Nov. 23, 2022, 11:38 a.m.

The best cinnamon roll i've ever made ! ( and cinnamon roll is one of my favorite on fall-winter season so i've made a looooooot of them )
My friends love to take individual cinnamon roll from the city center coffee shop when they come over to play RPG at home but i can't eat them.
So i made your recipe, the dought is absolutly lovely and easy to make. I know my taste so i've just made the filling with less sugar and more butter ^^ ( equal part sugar and butter with a table spoon of cinnamon and the icing is delicious with marple sirup ! ) your video are so lovely and nice to watch step by step

thanks for all your work and the PUL team your the best !

PUL Team - Nov. 24, 2022, 5:03 p.m.

Aw such a lovely compliment, Carolane, thanks a bunch! So glad the cinnamon buns were enjoyed 🤗

Kirtida - Nov. 8, 2022, 6:44 a.m.

But refined flour
Maple syrup
Brown sugar etc
Is not at all healthy
U don’t have substitute for this ingredient s

PUL Team - Nov. 9, 2022, 2:40 a.m.

Hi Kirtida, the sugar and flour help add a delicious sweetness and fluffy texture to the cinnamon buns so we cannot guarantee success with substitute ingredients. Sometimes our baked good recipes are delicate!

At PUL, we believe food serves to 1) nourish the cells, and 2) nourish the soul. In the first instance, we might think of nutrient-dense foods that help our bodies function at the most optimal (such as veggies, fruits, legumes, etc). In the second instance, we might think of foods that we give ourselves permission to enjoy, even if they're not traditionally deemed nutrient-rich. These are foods we may enjoy because we feel like it, are enjoying food in the company of others, etc. So we don't see foods as 'good' or 'bad'. As 'healthy' or 'unhealthy'. We'd rather see foods as 'more often' foods and 'sometimes' foods. We hope this helps for now, Kirtida. If you haven't already seen, our recipe filter page may be helpful to limit undesirable ingredients: 🙂

Eniko - Feb. 12, 2023, 7:09 p.m.

Hi Kirtida, Hi Sadia,

I always use whole grain spelt flour and it works fine in all receipies! In the dough I used 30g of honey (I believe it should work with marple syrup as well, to keep it vegan).
In the filling I replaced the brown sugar with 15 mejool dates, which I mixed together in a food processor into a paste with melted margarine and the cinnamon. I skipped the frosting.
It is not very sweet, if you usually consume sugar/sugary things you might want to increase the sweetness a bit (use more mejool dates or make it with the frosting).

It was delicious! :)

PUL Team - Feb. 12, 2023, 9:35 p.m.

Thank you for sharing your experience with it, Eniko 😃

Ada - Nov. 7, 2022, 11:26 p.m.

Yum! Do you think I could swap cinnamon for cardamon and make cardamon buns instead? 😁 I love it so much more!
And I love all your recipes, you guys are my go-to recipes over the web 🧡

PUL Team - Nov. 8, 2022, 4:41 a.m.

Ooo what an interesting idea, Ada! It will impact the taste so you could start with half cardamom and half cinnamon to see how you like it. We'd love to hear how it goes if you experiment with cardamom 😃

Magda - Nov. 5, 2022, 7:50 a.m.

Love this recipe!!

Baylee - Oct. 22, 2022, 1:49 p.m.

Not only is this recipe perfect, but the base dough mixture is also the absolute best all-purpose, vegan, enriched dough. I have and will continue to use this amazing recipe for all my enriched dough needs. Thanks for sharing!

PUL Team - Oct. 23, 2022, 7:15 p.m.

Such a a big compliment, Baylee, thank you 😃

Chiara - Oct. 14, 2022, 7:38 p.m.

I currently don't have coconut oil at home. Can I use another ingredient for this recipe, especially in the dough? Thanks!

PUL Team - Oct. 15, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

Hey Chiara, vegan margarine or butter can be used instead of coconut oil 🙂

Danna - Oct. 5, 2022, 2:02 a.m.

Yay! We love these and use coconut sugar for brown sugar and you’d never notice the difference. Plus low glycemic index works for my hypoglycemia.

PUL Team - Oct. 6, 2022, 5:08 p.m.

Thank you for sharing your experience with the modifications, Danna 🙂

Nickesha - Sept. 30, 2022, 5:57 p.m.

Hi, I want to make these for breakfast early in the am , so wondering if I could place rolls in the fridge overnight for that 2nd rest?

PUL Team - Oct. 5, 2022, 6:45 a.m.

Hey Nickesha, yes you can rest the rolls In the fridge overnight. Make sure to store them wrapped tightly, and allow the buns to warm up (such as for half an hour) when removed from the fridge. We wouldn't advise resting them for more than 15 hours or so for optimal freshness 🙂

Alex - Sept. 14, 2022, 8:41 a.m.

They are one of my favourite desserts to bake!

PUL Team - Sept. 15, 2022, 6:44 p.m.

A huge compliment, Alex, thank you 😃

Emilia - Aug. 31, 2022, 11:16 a.m.


Baylee - Aug. 3, 2022, 10:03 a.m.

These are so delicious and absolutely fool-proof! Thank you so much for sharing.

Moni - July 5, 2022, 2:49 p.m.

I’m making them right now…already made it a bunch of times….my mom lovess it even though she generally doesn’t like western desserts

PUL Team - July 6, 2022, 8:19 p.m.

Oh we're so glad the cinnamon buns are being enjoyed, Moni, thank you :)

Moni - July 5, 2022, 2:46 p.m.

I come back to this time and again whenever I’m craving comfort food..this recipe works year round for me even though we have great variations in the weather…love your work

Dimitra - June 18, 2022, 1:22 p.m.

This recipe is my favourite! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Marie - June 12, 2022, 8:19 p.m.

I love this recipe so much! Thanks so much for creating and sharing it!
The cinnamon buns always turn out great and even non-vegans love them (they never detect that they´re actually vegan). Definitely worth the time it takes to make them!

PUL Team - June 15, 2022, 8:25 p.m.

Oh, Marie, it means so much that the cinnamon buns are being enjoyed! Thank you 🙂

Melanie - June 9, 2022, 6:04 p.m.

Oh my... In the last three months I made this dessert three times. I've never done that before. Our dear friends at our local restaurant love it too 😁😄😃
This is heaven🥰🥰🥰
Thank you for sharing.

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 8:10 p.m.

Aw so happy to hear, Melanie, and so kind of you to share it with friends! Thank you 🙂

Emily - May 22, 2022, 12:06 p.m.

Hi, there!
Can active yeasts be swap with other yeasts? I am trying to find them in my country, but I can only see their description as "active wine yeasts" and I don't know if they are okay.

PUL Team - May 23, 2022, 8:06 p.m.

Hey there, Emily, we're not familiar with active wine yeasts being used in baking and we wouldn't advise using it. Active wine yeast will likely impart an alcoholic flavour which may be undesirable. Are you able to find any yeast called "baker's yeast"? This will work as well. Alternatively, you can try adding a bit more baking powder, or baking soda with a bit of lemon juice. In this case, you can skip the resting steps. The final result will be a bit different in texture and taste, but I think just as delicious. I hope this helps! 🤗

Julia - May 3, 2022, 9:03 p.m.

So tasty!!! All my family loved it and asked for more! Thank you for recipe!

PUL Team - May 4, 2022, 7:37 a.m.

We're so thrilled to hear, Julia, thanks a bunch!!

Alex - April 15, 2022, 11:56 a.m.

The best cake ever!

Mariam - March 13, 2022, 4:02 p.m.

Very easy to make, and the site is so comfortable loved making these buns <3

Izabela - March 7, 2022, 3 p.m.

Hi !
These are the best cinnamon buns, I've ever eaten ! Thank You so much for that recipe 😃

PUL Team - March 9, 2022, 1:26 a.m.

Oh Izabela, it means so much! Thank YOU 😃

jose - Feb. 4, 2022, 12:27 p.m.

Awesome recipe!
These buns taste sooo good, thank you Sadia and PUL team

PUL Team - Feb. 5, 2022, 6:24 a.m.

So glad they're being enjoyed, Jose!

Susanne - Jan. 29, 2022, 8:42 a.m.

These are by far THE best cinnamon rolls out there. The liquid coconut lake on top of the dough is genius, as is the drizzle of sweet milk. Carnivores and vegans rave every time they hit the table. THANK YOU.

PUL Team - Jan. 29, 2022, 7:51 p.m.

A huge compliment, Susanne, thank YOU!

Hong - Jan. 16, 2022, 9:57 a.m.

this recipe is lovely! I think it was my first real baking with dough a few years ago and the result was really satisfying :)
Having been baking this a couple of times since and also baking one today.

Thanks so much for sharing !

PUL Team - Jan. 16, 2022, 8:08 p.m.

Awe it means so much to hear, Hong! Happy baking 😃

Emily - Jan. 9, 2022, 3:44 a.m.

I made these for my family Christmas potluck, and they went down a treat! I'm not used to working with dough and so was a bit intimidated at first, but after giving it a test run and making a few tweaks, they turned out to be easy and delicious! I used walnuts instead of pecans, and melted vegan butter instead of coconut oil for the filling.
I definitely recommend trying this recipe!

PUL Team - Jan. 10, 2022, 2:38 a.m.

Oh, Emily, it means so much to hear 😊 It can be a bit daunting to work with dough, but we're so glad it was enjoyed with the substitutions!

Fleur - Jan. 7, 2022, 5:12 p.m.

Delicious!! Thank you very much!! :)

Diane - Dec. 29, 2021, 3:20 p.m.

Have been wanting to test this recipe for more than a year! Now that I moved to a new house with an oven (this is such a game-changer), I was finally able to make those delicious buns for Christmas. The flavor was amazing! Because I don't like treats to be too sweet, I didn't add maple syrup to the milk (as suggested by the PUL team in the comments) and skipped the glazing. It was just perfect! My only regret is that they weren't as fluffy and soft as I expected, but I think it's due to the yeast I used (not sure it went that well), and maybe I overcooked the buns. I followed the cooking time instructions, but I will reduce the cooking time next time I make them.

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2021, 6:07 a.m.

Hi Diane! A huge congratulations on your new move - how exciting 😃 Thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with the cinnamon buns as well. It sounds like it may have been the yeast or overcooking. Turning the heat down a tad (perhaps it's a new and stronger oven?) is another idea that might help. We're so happy they were enjoyed and do let us know if this helps!

Jessica - Dec. 24, 2021, 10:06 p.m.

I’m very excited to make this recipe! Can any of it be made ahead??

PUL Team - Dec. 25, 2021, 7:35 p.m.

Hi Jessica! We haven't tried it ourselves, but you could make parts of the recipe in advance if desired. We'd recommend storing the milk or icing in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days for optimal freshness. The cinnamon bun filling could be stored in an airtight container on the counter or in the fridge. If the coconut oil solidifies and the filling becomes chunkier, giving it a good stir with a warm utensil (such as heating the utensil base by pouring boiling water on it) should help 🙂

For the dough, we wouldn't advise making it more than two days in advance to ensure it stays fresh. You could experiment with refrigerating it or freezing it. We've taken a look on the internet and there seems to be a bunch of ideas for storing cinnamon bun dough advance 😃 Do let us know how it goes if you give the cinnamon buns a try!

Jessica - Dec. 25, 2021, 9:49 p.m.

Thanks for the reply! I made them, then cut them and placed them covered in the baking dish overnight. Let them sit out for an hour in the morning and continued to cook them per instructions. They were delicious and everyone loved them. Next time I’ll compare and make it in one go :)

PUL Team - Dec. 26, 2021, 2:10 a.m.

So happy to hear, Jessica, thanks for the update!

Lara - Dec. 15, 2021, 2:20 p.m.

yay! if you don't like overly sweet foods, I recommend using less sugar, skipping the icing or using applesauce instead of sugar and butter in the filling. I used applesauce and still found the result almost too sweet. the dough is heaven, though :D

PUL Team - Dec. 16, 2021, 7:54 a.m.

Thanks for sharing the modifications, Lara, we're so glad the cinnamon buns were enjoyed! Reducing the syrup in the sweetened milk can also help cut back on the sweetness if desired 🙂

Deborah - Dec. 8, 2021, 11:23 p.m.

looooveeee it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! these are insanely good, wow. Cant get enough of them <3

Patricia - Dec. 7, 2021, 12:59 a.m.

I made those cinnamon rolls last Christmas and they are delicious! Everyone loved it! I’m back here to get recipe again cause I’m definitely making them again 😍😋

PUL Team - Dec. 7, 2021, 4:04 a.m.

Oh, Patricia, so lovely to hear! Enjoy the cinnamon buns ✨😍

Anna - Nov. 7, 2021, 1:49 p.m.

Wow!! So easy to make and definitely the best cinnamon buns we’ve ever had. We made a cashew frosting instead which turned out great too. Can’t wait to make them again. Thank you for all the amazing recipes!

PUL Team - Nov. 7, 2021, 11:52 p.m.

Such a massive compliment, Anna, thank you! Cashew frosting sounds delicious as well 😍

Meline - Nov. 4, 2021, 11:36 p.m.

This recipe is an absolute treat unanimously loved. And I have already been asked for a second batch!

Gosia - Oct. 7, 2021, 10:44 p.m.

These are absolutely amazing! It has taken me a while to get down to making them and it looks like I have wasted a lot of time :) They are so fluffy and actually quite easy to make. I have used walnuts because I had no pecans and made a simpler icing from powder sugar and lemon juice, which broke the sweetness of the buns. Turned out fantastic!
I have been following your work since the beginning of the pandemic last year (funnily enough found Pick Up Limes searching for plant propagation :D) and although not even vegetarian, I really love your recipes and videos. Have used them repeatedly and was never disappointed. It is really great to see you develop :)

PUL Team - Oct. 9, 2021, 8:44 p.m.

Aw we appreciate this so much more than we can express, Gosia! Thank you for being part of the PUL community ✨

Lana - Oct. 7, 2021, 5:52 p.m.

Love the recipe. All my friends are pressuring me to make them again and again. Love the fact that they are not vegan, but love this vegan recipe. ❤️

PUL Team - Oct. 8, 2021, 7:22 p.m.

So nice of you to make the cinnamon buns for your friends, Lana! We're so glad they're enjoying them :)

lara - Oct. 5, 2021, 3:22 p.m.

since it's finally October and it was raining the whole day today, I decided to make these. damn they are fluffy, perfectly sweet and so so good. I've always had problems with my cinnamon buns coming out too bread-y or like rolls, but with this recipe I had none of this! thanks for this comforting one 🤤🍁

PUL Team - Oct. 6, 2021, 3:36 a.m.

Oh, Lara, we appreciate this so much! Thank you for the glowing review and for being here 🥰

Lena - Sept. 13, 2021, 9:31 a.m.

I made these this weekend and I am amazed on how well they turned out. I don't think anyone would guess they are vegan. I decided to skip the icing since they were decadent enough already. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!
My only suggestion would be to line the tin with parchment paper because in my case greasing it was not enough, the sugar caramelized and I had to struggle a lot to get the buns out.

PUL Team - Sept. 14, 2021, 1:42 a.m.

Hi Lena, thanks for sharing your experience with the cinnamon buns! It's so appreciated 🙂

Mae - Sept. 12, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

I would love to say HUGE THANK YOU for the amazing recipe. It was the best cinnamon rolls I have had, and all my friends told the same❤️

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2021, 8:19 p.m.

Aw thank YOU, Mae, for the incredible review and kind words! It means so much 🙂

Juanita - Sept. 11, 2021, 4:48 p.m.

I have used the base for this recipe to make so mnay types of buns! Fluffy, flavourful and gooey!!!

Kayla - Sept. 1, 2021, 5:46 a.m.

The BEST cinnamon buns I've ever had!!! They may be time consuming but I find them decently easy to make. My brother gets so excited whenever I make them, I think they're his favorite too, lol!!

PUL Team - Sept. 2, 2021, 1:04 a.m.

Soo happy to hear, Kayla! Hugs to you and your brother 😃

Peta - Aug. 29, 2021, 3:46 a.m.

Question: can we alter this for gluten free diet?

PUL Team - Aug. 29, 2021, 9:42 p.m.

Hey there, Peta! Thanks for the question. We can't say with certainty as we haven't had a chance to test it out with gluten-free flour. With that said, a mix of gluten-free flours usually works better than using just one flour on its own. Here's a flour blend recipe from Minimalist Baker that might help:… - Do let us know how it goes if you give the cinnamon buns a try 🤗

Eva - Aug. 28, 2021, 5:19 p.m.

First time I baked anything vegan and I am amazed with the results! Absolutely delicious and so easy to follow the recipe! These were so good my partner and I finished the whole tray of rolls in just two days! ❤️

PUL Team - Aug. 28, 2021, 11:16 p.m.

Oh, Eva, we're so happy to hear! Thank you for taking the time to share. Happy baking 🤗

Carolina Ferreyro - Aug. 21, 2021, 4:41 p.m.

The most amazing rolls.
No question ask.
You wont regret it.

Kristina - Aug. 17, 2021, 6:40 p.m.

The best cinnamon buns i've ever tried - and I've tried a lot, since I'm from Denmark, where cinnamon buns are very loved and a staple in almost every bakery.
(Have in mind, that most cinnamon buns may still be non-vegan in Denmark if some of you ever plan on visiting Denmark and wants a cinnamon bun).

Btw. Sadia, Robin and the rest of the PickUpLimes Team, your new website looks so good and is fantastic to use! It's so much faster, than the old one.

PUL Team - Aug. 18, 2021, 5:08 a.m.

Aww this means so much, Kristina, you're too kind! So thrilled you're enjoying the recipe and new website ✨

Eike - July 24, 2021, 9:22 p.m.

Absolutely delicious!!

Sara - July 24, 2021, 7 p.m.

The best cinnamon buns I have ever tasted! My family(not vegan) have high standards when it comes to cooking and baking and for theese buns I recive congrats from them, so - they are a thing.

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 7:33 a.m.

A huge compliment, Sara! It means so much to hear the recipe is being enjoyed 💖

Angie Castillo - July 16, 2021, 11:09 p.m.

I accidentally skipped the second rise but they still came out soooo good. My log yielded 16 rolls and they were gone In 2 days.

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 2:28 a.m.

Appreciate the insight, Angie! So glad the cinnamon buns were enjoyed 🤗

faheemah - July 10, 2021, 4:20 p.m.

I love this recipe! The dough recipe is so perfect and versatile too, I use it to make garlic butter rolls and burger buns.

Lola - July 10, 2021, 2:36 p.m.

The BEST cinnamon rolls ever !

Gabrielle - July 9, 2021, 4:43 p.m.

I can't believe how amazing these are! While I love to bake, I'm not big on actually eating sweet baked goods– these changed that. My mom strongly identifies as someone who doesn't eat sweets and she's requested these easily a half dozen times– they're that good! I used a different icing recipe, but I'm sure this one is delicious too. Highly, highly recommend making these!

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 1:53 a.m.

We're so thrilled you and your mom are enjoying the cinnamon buns, Gabrielle! Thank you for the lovely review 🤩

Lisa - July 9, 2021, 3:13 a.m.

I am by no means an expert baker, but this is always my go-to recipe when I have an event/picnic/potluck! It ALWAYS turns out incredible, which is 100% testament to the recipe and not my skills!

Victoriya - July 9, 2021, 2:55 a.m.

Had to make this as soon as I saw the video! Made them without the pecans ‘cause I didn’t have any on hand. They were the best cinnamon rolls I’ve ever had!!

PUL Team - July 12, 2021, 7:57 a.m.

Such a wonderful compliment, Victoriya! We're so humbled to hear 🥰

Inkarri - July 9, 2021, 2:45 a.m.

This. Thiiiiiiissss.

I made this recipe when I was bored. I thought, if it doesn’t turn out well that’s okay, it was fun to make. And if does, then I’ve got a nice new snack for our bentos.

HAH! Silly me. Thinking these would make it to the lunch boxes. 😏

I don’t encourage eating large amounts of foods all at once. But once you’ve tasted these. Well. You’ll understand.

These are so tasty. They make a great dessert served with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream. Or just a sweet snack if you’ve got a craving. So good. So so soooooo good. 😍😍

PUL Team - July 12, 2021, 5:32 a.m.

Hehe so happy the cinnamon buns were enjoyed, Inkarri!

Andrea - July 8, 2021, 8:26 p.m.

I tried these as soon as the recipe came out and they are absolutely amazing :)

Victoria - July 8, 2021, 8:22 p.m.

I only made a quarter of the recipe, so they turned into mini cinnamon rolls. The pecan sugar filling was amazing! I can't wait to try this again on a bigger scale. I feel like my mini versions were less gooey because of their size.

PUL Team - July 12, 2021, 7:27 a.m.

Mmm mini ones are a great idea, Victoria, thanks! Indeed that may change up the texture a bit :)

Becca - July 8, 2021, 6:20 p.m.

I made these around the holidays and they were absolutely delicious! Loved that they were dairy free yet still so good.

Cléa - June 24, 2021, 6:49 p.m.

Bonjour, je visite ton site web presque tous les jours pour trouver des idées de repas. La nouvelle version est tellement réussie ! Bravo 👍🏻
Cette recette de roulés à la cannelle est la meilleure que j'ai testé. J'ai hâte de la refaire ! Je n'ai pas mis de margarine dans le glaçage et c'était très bien aussi.
Merci pour ton sourire dans tes vidéos, celles-ci sont toujours un plaisir à regarder.

Jacinth - May 12, 2021, 1:57 a.m.

Love this recipe! I made these today and they are DELICIOUS!!!!

PUL Team - May 12, 2021, 5:43 a.m.

Woohoo! Thank you for sharing, Jacinth 😃

Gina - April 12, 2021, 8:44 a.m.

I made these yesterday and they were divine! I think the coconut oil really helps give it that creamy texture. I din't make the icing but they were even delicious without it. Brilliant recipe, I will definitely be making it again.

PUL Team - April 12, 2021, 4:14 p.m.

So glad to hear the cinnamon buns were a success, Gina! 🤩

Julie - April 11, 2021, 3:05 p.m.

Hello ! That's my second attempt at these rolls. The first one was so good, I had to do it again ;)
Congratulations on the new website, it's very practical and still very aesthetic: I can't imagine ALL the work behind all this !
Thanks for your recipes, your cheerfulness, it always helps a lot :)

PUL Team - April 11, 2021, 6:07 p.m.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your kindness, Julie! It means so much. We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed the cinnamon buns and are also enjoying the new site 😃

Chloe - April 4, 2021, 7:59 a.m.

Absolutely love this recipe! I've made it twice so far and both times have turned out great. I don't have powdered sugar so I didn't make the icing, but these still taste so good even without it!

PUL Team - April 4, 2021, 8:28 p.m.

So lovely to hear, Chloe, thanks for sharing your review with us :)

Marija - March 29, 2021, 10:13 a.m.

I've made these once before and now I had ti make them again. They turned out just perfect, just as gooey and delicious as your pictures make them to be! 😀 It is a process but beyond worth it. Recipe is definitely a keeper! Thank you so much for sharing all these beautiful recipes and all the hard work that you both pour into PUL. 😄

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 11:27 p.m.

It's indeed a labour of love! So glad it was worth it and you enjoyed the cinnamon buns, Marija 🥰

Salome - March 24, 2021, 7:58 p.m.

An insanely delicious recipe! I added coconutflakes for extra texture and flavour.
One thing you might want to keep in mind is, when making the dough, make sure it isn't too dry. Because when it is, and you'll roll the roll to cut into smaller parts the dough will tear open.

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 4:40 a.m.

Mmm adding coconut flakes is a lovely idea! Thank you for the wonderful review and tip about the dough, Salome 😃

Mona Kou - March 22, 2021, 8:45 a.m.

Came on here, for this amazing recipe, but ended up spending awhile looking at the new web!!
Just wanna say a hug congrats to this new website, even tho this website has not been officially launched yet.
I really see/ feel the heart and thoughts that has put into this project -somehow scrolling through the website I feel so touched! :)
All the very very best!!

PUL Team - March 30, 2021, 11:01 p.m.

Thank you for sharing your very kind words, Mona! We're so glad you're enjoying the new site so far :D