Flippin' Awesome Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

The way to Nate's heart usually involves a route taken through a pastry shop. However, for some reason unbeknownst to me (even though I've tried a ba-jillion times), yeast breads and pastries don't usually work out for me. This winter whilst locked up during a ridiculous two-week-longer than usual winter break due to snow, I made loaves a' plenty.  None of them were good, and I'm not just saying that. I would love to be a baker's apprentice, because I obviously have no clue. When I found this recipe for Quick Mini Cinnabuns over at Vegan Pandamonium, I had to try them. There is no yeast involved here, which gave me kind of a chance at not royally messing them up. The recipe uses whole wheat flour which eases my mind at least somewhat to their nutritional value (hardy har :)  The recipe title is true; they are quick and wonderfully easy. The hubs and kiddos loved them which always makes me smile. After failing on a batch of brownies yesterday, my baking self esteem was battered.  Making these helped me ease the pain of being responsible for the dry, crappy brownies I took to yesterday's family dinner.  Hooray for baking success!

Nate's Two Cents: Tara puts the "sin" in cinnabuns, no question about it.  I thought I had broken my bread addiction, I really did.  Two months of vegetables and beans and colorful fruits and crunchy granola had seduced me into forgetting my vulnerability.  I felt like Superman, laughing at the donut temptations that used to do me in.  But every man has his kryptonite.  And mine takes the form of warm, sweet, fresh-from-the-oven cinnamon buns.  So when Tara put these in front of me, my delusions of strength suddenly came crashing down...I couldn't say no...I tried to stop at one, I really did!  But the smell, that cursed devil smell of cinnamon and sugar.  I have nothing more to say.  I have been humbled.  I am defeated.  Must...have...another...


Amber Shea @Almost Vegan
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Having to work with yeast is the reason I never make cinnamon rolls (and so rarely bake bread)—but these look like the perfect solution. Bookmarked!
Sarah S.
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Also bookmarked! Love that these are all ingredients I keep handy, so next time the mood strikes I'm totally attacking this one.
Kylea Rorabaugh
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Tara my dear - you are too hard on yourself!! Can't wait to try these! I have tried to make cinnamon rolls so many times and they are always dry and dreadful! Yay for a good recipe :-) You must try my bread recipe. You really can't mess it up and it is so yummy! Recipe's on my blog :-)
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these look so so yummy! i've never made cinnamon buns because i don't really like working with yeast- i am just not that patient. as for the 'failed' brownies, like kylea said, you are too hard on yourself. everybody is always happy with homemade goodies! and if they really are dry just add some ice cream and chocolate sauce! done!
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I made these a few months back and they definitely WERE flippin' awesome!!! Love your photo, you are so good at photographing food, just makes me want to eat the computer screen! haha

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