Adapted from- thecoconutdiaries.net by KIM
These cinnamon rolls are warm, fluffy, intricately spiced, absolutely delightful and vegan too
Makes: 6 Cinnamon Rolls
Sweet Potato Dough
- 1 envelope active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 TBSP coconut sugar
- ½ cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes (4 oz)
- 1 TBSP vegan butter, melted
Lavender Cinnamon Filling
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp dried lavender
- 2 TBSP vegan butter, softened
- In a small bowl, mix the envelope of dry yeast with warm water. Let sit for at least 5 minutes, until you see the yeast begin to foam at the top.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour and coconut sugar.
- In a third bowl, mix together the mashed sweet potatoes, melted butter, and the foaming yeast from the first bowl. Once mixed, pour into the large bowl of dry ingredients and mix together. You will need to use your hands to properly mix the contents until a thick dough forms. If you think the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour. Conversely, if the dough is too dry, add more water.
- Use flour to completely coat a flat surface, and knead the dough on the surface for 5-10 minutes. Once complete, place the dough ball into a large, lightly oiled bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit in a warm place for a minimum of an hour to rise.
- After the dough has risen, mix together the coconut sugar, cinnamon, lavender, and softened butter. Keep to the side to use as the center filling.
- Punch down the sweet potato dough. Remove the deflated dough from the bowl and place it on a floured surface. Using a rolling pin or just your hands, roll the dough out into a rectangular shape. Use your own discretion to ensure the dough is not too thin, but not thick.
- Spread the lavender cinnamon filling evenly across the top of the dough. You want a nice thin layer to cover all surfaces.
- Cut the dough into 6 long strips, rolling each strip up tightly and placing one by one in a baking dish sprayed with nonstick spray. I used a 4×9 dish and any smaller would not have worked. A 4×9 or 9×9 should work fine.
- Once all of the rolls are placed in the dish, let it sit another 45 minutes to rise.
- Pre-heat the oven to 375 F right before the rolls are finished rising the second time.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the tops are lightly browned. Let cool 5 minutes, then enjoy!