Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I made Cinnamon Quill's Veganized Cinnamon Rolls ... I'm in HEAVEN!

After my first baking class at Spiral Diner (read about it here), I have become a little bit more brave and have vowed to get back in the kitchen. I was so inspired by the Spiral Cinnamon Rolls that I thought I'd try a gluten free, vegan cinnamon roll I had been coveting on the Cinnamon Quill blog. You have to see her photos of the cinnamon roll ... Mike and I were drooling!!

Vegan, GF Cinnamon Roll. SOOO good. I'm still working on my photo skills. 
There are two types of cinnamon rolls: yeast and quick bake. Spiral's were yeast and I thought I'd venture to try a quick bake (let's say a quicker bake - they still require some sweet time in the kitchen). In my few attempts at gluten free, vegan baking, I've been disappointed because they've tasted gritty so I proceeded with caution.

I meticulously followed the instructions and prayerfully placed them in the oven. While those delicious brown sugar filled strips of dough were baking I made the delicious-lick-the-spoon-and-bowl-and-counter icing.

Here is the only place I veered from the recipe.

Icing: I doubled and tripled because we LOVE icing

2 Tablespoons melted organic shortening (Spectrum Butter Flavor)
2-4+ teaspoons non-dairy milk (Almond Milk)
3/4-1+ cups confectioners sugar
Splash of Almond Extract (the original recipe from Cinnamon Quill uses vanilla but this made it taste like amaretto)

Vegan, GF Cinnamon Roll. I tried to take another picture the next morning. 


  1. You will have to make some for Daddy next time we're together!

  2. These look really great! I am thrilled that the recipe worked so well for you. Love that you used almond extract in the icing--will have to give that a try. Thanks again for commenting and letting me know how the recipe turned out!

    PS Love the name of your site :)

    1. OMG! I'm so excited you saw my comment. Thanks for returning the comment Jenn. I love your recipes. Planning to make the chocolate chip cookies soon.
      Happy Valentine's Day!