Vegan Banana Cinnamon Buns
Disclosure: This recipe is more involved than I generally keep things here. Usually I’m a 15 min and done kinda lady BUT, these are worth it & would make a great Thanksgiving or Christmas morning treat. Totally worth the effort here. I adapted this recipe from the original by Ambitious Kitchen
-3/4 C Almond Milk, warmed to almost boiling
-1/4 C Raw Sugar
-1 pack active dry yeast
-3/4 C mashed ripe Banana, like brown ripe!
-1/4 C Melted Earth Balance
-4 C Flour * Note: first time around I used Whole Wheat, bad idea, go with All Purpose or bread flour for sure.
-3/4 Tspn Sea Salt
-Slices of 1 Banana
-Room temperature Earth Balance
-1 Tblspn Cinnamon
-1 Tspn Nutmeg
-2/3 C Brown Sugar - I did 1/2 Brown and 1/2 Coconut Sugar
Add everything except Salt & Flour to a mixing bowl and mix well. Add Flour and Salt and mix till incorporated. I opted to knead with my hands (it’s therapeutic & I don’t have an electric mixer with a dough attachment). Knead on a floured surface for about 8 min.
Add round ball of dough to a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap & a dish towel for 1 hour. Dough will double in size.
While it’s rising mix together your Sugars & Cinnamon + Nutmeg.
After rising time is up, pre heat your oven to 350 & roll out dough to about 10” by 14”.
Spread room temp butter onto dough and sprinkle sugar & spices evenly into dough, pressing it into the butter with your hands. Leave about a inch boarder around the sides of the dough. Place sliced Bananas on top of sugar and begin to roll dough tightly from one end to the other.
Pinch each end closed & cut 1 inch slices with a serrated knife. Place slices onto a greased pan. I had to use 2 pans, the original recipe said you get 9 slices but I got 12- So, you will have to play pan size by ear but you want them to be snug and not much extra space.
Bake for 25-30 min or till just browning on top. Remove and let cool 5-20 min before serving.
**I did not opt for Icing in an effort to avoid extra Sugar but if you want you can do a Cream Cheese icing or Powdered Sugar Icing too.
** I baked my first batch to long so be sure to not overcook! I also made these at night and baked in the AM. It makes the house smell so good!
Just cover them with plastic wrap and pop them in the fridge overnight, remove in the am while your oven preheats and then bake. So good!