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This is a recipe I bummed off my fabulous friend, Teri. Her son has an extreme allergy to dairy and eggs, so she and I talk vegan tips and tricks on the regular. I’ve actually been jonesing for some cinnamon rolls for quite a while, but haven’t had the time or energy to make any of the recipes I’ve found (the dough for one of them actually required something like six hours in prep time before it was even ready to bake – not happenin’). She mentioned these out of the blue a few weeks ago and I finally got around to making them this past weekend. Consider the spot hit, my friend.
The best part about these is how super quick and easy they are to whip up. I’m talking 15 minutes from start to finish. More than enough time for a weekday morning before school or work.
Quick Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
Recipe courtesy of my friend, Teri
1 roll, original Pillsbury Crescents
Earth Balance spread
1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Unroll crescents onto an ungreased, non-stick baking sheet (keep dough intact, one big sheet)
- Spread Earth Balance on dough and top with cinnamon/sugar mix (all to taste)
- Roll dough back up and slice into 1 – 1/2 in. pieces
- Space rolls evenly on baking sheet and bake for ~10 min. Remove as soon as they begin to brown
- Meanwhile add very small amount of water to the powdered sugar and stir to combine. Continue adding water in small amounts until desired consistency is achieved
- Let rolls sit for a few minutes before applying icing
Yield: ~10 mini cinnamon rolls
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Here’s another recipe from my recent vacay menu. We were the King & Queen of sweets for breakfast last week and this one was top notch.
Like the key lime pie, this one also comes from Isa Chandra, though this time it was from one of her books, Vegan Brunch, instead of her blog. Clearly, she rocks the house.
As you might expect, this would be an excellent addition to any breakfast or brunch menu. Enjoy!
Vegan Coffee Cake
Recipe Courtesy of Vegan Brunch
1 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup canola oil, plus up to 2 tbs more, if needed
3/4 cup non-dairy milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 375°F and lightly grease an 8 in. round springform pan or 8 in. square pan. In a small bowl, add milk for the cake and the vinegar; set aside to curdle
- For the topping, mix together flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small mixing bowl. Drizzle in canola oil by the tablespoon, using your fingers to swish around the mixture until crumbs form. Alternate drizzling and mixing until all the oil is used and large crumbs have formed
- For the cake, mix together the milk mixture, sugar, canola oil and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt and mix until smooth
- Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan. Evenly sprinkle on the topping and pat it down lightly
- Bake for 35 to 40 min. or until a knife inserted through the center comes out clean
- Let cool for at least an hour (or as long as you can stand) before slicing and serving
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This is Alicia Silverstone’s favorite homemade french toast. Coincidentally, it is also my favorite homemade french toast – which is easily my favorite breakfast food.
I saw this on her blog, The Kind Life, about a year ago and could not wait to try it out. I had really high hopes that this would be good because I missed the sweet, gooey goodness of egg-battered bread terribly. This more than exceeded my expectations.
Incredibly, this is 100% as good as traditional french toast and yet cruelty-free and actually somewhat healthy! I would serve this to a non-veg crowd any day.
Added bonus: this recipe takes about 10 minutes from start to finish. Perfect for a morning meal if you’re anything like me and can barely wait the time it takes to pour a bowl of cereal to get food in your mouth in the morning.
Vegan French Toast
Recipe courtesy of thekindlife.com
1 1/2 cups firm tofu
Bread of choice (I like Wheat & Oat bread from Rudi’s Organic)
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbs brown rice syrup
1/2 cups soy milk (any non-dairy milk will do)
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 tbs corn oil
1 tsp vanilla
Oil of your choice for grill or pan
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth and creamy
- If too thick, add more soy milk
- Dip bread in batter (scrape each side to remove excess before grilling) and fry in hot oiled skillet or griddle until browned on both sides
- Serve with maple syrup and Earth Balance