Single Serving Vegan Cinnamon Roll

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A delicious & warming treat that’s ready in no time! This single serving vegan cinnamon roll is the perfect treat when you’re craving something comforting that’s not overly indulgent.

I’ve made my fair share of single-serving recipes that you can make in the microwave in a couple of minutes. Recipes like:

Single Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie
Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake
Vegan Peanut Butter Mug Cake
Banana Bread Mug Cake

However, every single time I post a recipe that’s cooked in the microwave, the first question I get asked is “I don’t like using the microwave, can I bake it in the oven instead?”. So today I’m sharing a quick and easy single serving dessert recipe that’s baked in the oven and there’s no microwave in sight!

I love single serving recipes. I lived on my own throughout lockdown last year, so it was a challenge creating regular recipe content without any food waste. I steered clear from any major desserts like cakes and tray bakes because I simply wouldn’t have been able to eat them and I didn’t have it in me to make something knowing most of it will go in the bin. The only way around that was to focus on small batch recipes and desserts for one!

Even since I moved in with my partner this April, it’s just us two, so creating big recipes is still tricky and if I do want to make a big dessert I have to plan it so it coincides with visiting family/friends so I can take most of it with me. That way nothing goes so waste.

Anyway, enough about the dilemmas of being a recipe developer, you’re here for one thing only and that’s how to make this single serving vegan cinnamon roll!

I must admit that plain white flour rarely gets used in my kitchen. I prefer using healthier options like oats, ground almonds, gram flour and buckwheat flour. I tried making this single serve vegan cinnamon roll using a mixture of different flours, but I couldn’t get a consistency I was happy with. The best other option I tried with acceptable results was wholemeal spelt flour, but even then it didn’t turn out as nice as when using plain flour. So I made an exception to achieve a fluffy delicious cinnamon roll without yeast!

To make it slightly healthier, I used peanut butter in the centre with a little bit of coconut oil instead of butter/vegetable oil spread. I did use white sugar, which again I try to steer clear of, but the recipe will also work with sugar-free sweeteners like xylitol if you want to reduce the calories.

This single serving vegan cinnamon roll is

• Really easy to make
• So yummy and delicious
• Yeast-free
• No waiting for it to rise
Completely plant-based

This single serving vegan cinnamon roll is the perfect dessert if you’re making a treat for one or for yourself and a loved one. No waste left behind and it takes less time to make than a traditional cinnamon roll recipe. You definitely need to try this one!

Single Serving Vegan Cinnamon Roll

Serves – 1

Ingredients

For the dough
50g (5 tbsp) plain white flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2.5 tbsp plant milk

For the filling
1/2 tbsp peanut butter
1/2 tbsp room temperature coconut oil (not melted!)*
2 tsp sugar/sweetener
2 tsp cinnamon

For the glaze
1/2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp maple syrup
1-2 tbsp plant milk

Method

Mix the flour and baking powder in a bowl, then pour in the milk. Combine to form a dough.
Roll it into a long strip about 4 inches wide.
Mix the the peanut butter and coconut oil in a bowl until combined, then mix in the cinnamon and sugar to form a paste.
Spread evenly over the dough, then roll and place in a lightly oiled ramekin.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180C/160C fan for 12-15 minutes.
To make the glaze, mix 1/2 tbsp peanut butter with 1 tsp maple syrup and 1-2 tbsp plant milk until smooth. Drizzle on top and enjoy!

* if it’s a hot day and the coconut oil is not solid at room temperature, place 1/2 tbsp in a small bowl in the fridge. If you use melted coconut oil the mixture will be too difficult to spread over the dough.

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      Hi Shahidah 🙂 I haven’t tried it myself and I don’t have much experience with almond flour (not readily available in the UK). Please let me know how you get on if you try it!

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