Dairy Free Cinnamon Rolls

Dairy Free Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 38 minutes
Servings 24
Author Neta



  • 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water 105F / 40C
  • 3/4 cup 100 gr/3.5 oz brown sugar
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup 125 gr/4.4 oz coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbps ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp fine grain sea salt
  • 4 1/3 cups 600 gr/21.2 oz all-purpose flour


  • 1/2 cup 60 gr/2.1 oz brown sugar
  • 2 tbps cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup 125 gr/4.4 oz coconut oil, melted


  1. Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water in a large bowl. Add a pinch of the sugar and stir to dissolve the yeast. Let stand for a few minutes or until foamy.
  2. Add the remaining sugar, the egg, melted coconut oil, and cinnamon. Stir until smooth. Stir the salt into the flour, then gradually add the flour to the bowl, a bit at a time, incorporating the flour after each addition. Transfer the dough to a floured counter top and knead for 8-10 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl, turn it to coat with oil, and cover with a kitchen towel. Let the dough rise in a sunny or warm place until doubled, about an hour.
  3. Cut the dough in half on a floured counter top and form each piece into a ball. One at a time, roll each piece into a rectangle 12 inches/30 cm and 1/2 inch/12 mm thick.
  4. For the filling, combining the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Brush melted coconut oil evenly over one rectangle of the dough. Sprinkle half of the sugar mixture evenly across the butter. Roll the dough up tightly lengthwise, then turn it so that the seam side is down. Cut the roll into 12 equal slices, a serrated knife works best. Line a 10-inch (25.5 cm) skillet or a pie dish with parchment paper, you want to arrange the slices about 1/2-inch from each other on in the baking dish. They rise and expand, and end up nice and snuggly. Repeat with the remaining rectangle of dough and filling. You can freeze any slices you aren't going to bake at this point.
  5. Cover the rolls you are going to bake with a dry towel and let rise, it is winter so I let the rolls rest next to the warm radiator, until doubled, about an hour.
  6. Brush the buns with the egg wash. Bake at 400℉ (200℃), for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and serve warm if possible.