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Chai Cinnamon Rolls

Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: cake, dairy free, vegan
Yield: 8
Author: billie


  • round cake pan
  • large mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • measuring cup
  • wooden spoon
  • towel or plastic wrap



  • 2 cups soy milk at room temperature
  • ½ cup coconut oil melted
  • ¼ cup raw sugar
  • 1 tbsp Liquid Chai
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 5 ½ cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt


  • ¾ cup coconut oil softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  • Rub a round cake or pie pan with coconut oil.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the soy milk, melted coconut oil and sugar. The mixture should be just warm.
  • Sprinkle the yeast over the mixture and let set for 1 minute.
  • Add 5 cups flour, 1 tablespoon Liquid Chai and 1 teaspoon of salt to the milk mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until just combined. Don't over mix.
  • Cover the bowl with a towel or plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • After 1 hour the dough should have doubled in size.
  • Remove covering and add an additional ½ cup flour. Combine then turn over onto a well-floured surface.
  • Knead the dough lightly, adding additional flour as necessary until the dough loses its stickiness.
  • Roll the dough out into a large rectangle about 1cm thick. Spread the softened coconut oil over the dough.
  • Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon evenly over the dough.
  • Roll up the dough forming a log. Pinch the seam closed. Trim off any uneven ends.
  • Cut the log into even pieces, the width matching the height of your chosen pan. It will usually make 6 - 8 rolls.
  • Place the rolls face up into the pan. One in the middle and the rest circling around. Cover again with plastic wrap or a towel and place in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes.
  • To prepare frosting: In a medium-sized bowl, use a fork to mix together the soy milk, icing sugar and vanilla essence until smooth.
  • Remove covering. Bake the chai cinnamon rolls in the oven at 180˚C for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.
  • While still warm, drizzle evenly with frosting.
  • Delicious!