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VEGAN CHAI SPICE PUMPKIN CINNAMON BUNS

Slightly spicy, warm and comforting. These cinnamon buns can be made ahead, frozen, and make for a wonderful dessert for the holiday season or anytime of year.
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brunch
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ TEASPOONS YEAST
  • 1 CUP SOY MILK OR OTHER DAIRY FREE MILK
  • 6 ½ TABLESPOONS VEGAN MARGARINE
  • ½ TEASPOON SALT
  • 1 TEASPOON CHAI SPICE
  • CUP BROWN SUGAR
  • CUP PUMPKIN PUREE
  • 3 CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
  • ½ TSP + 1 TABLESPOON CINNAMON
  • ½ CUP PUMPKIN BUTTER

Instructions

  • IN A SMALL SAUCEPAN ON MEDIUM HEAT, HEAT SOY MILK AND 2 TBSP OF VEGAN MARGARINE. DON'T LET IT BOIL. TAKE OFF STOVE WHEN THE IT'S BATH-TEMPERATURE.
  • SPRINKLE YEAST AND WAIT 10 MINUTES.
  • ADD 1 TBSP BROWN SUGAR, SALT, ½ TSP CINNAMON, AND CHAI SPICE. STIR TOGETHER AND WAIT A FEW MINUTES.
  • IN A MEDIUM MIXING BOWL, ADD THE LIQUID INGREDIENTS.
  • ADD ½ CUP OF FLOUR AT A TIME AND MIX AS YOU GO. IF IT GETS DIFFICULT TO MIX IN THE BOWL, TRANSFER THE DOUGH TO A LIGHTLY FLOURED SURFACE TO FORM IN TO A LARGE DOUGH BALL.
  • IN A CLEAN MIXING BOWL, ADD A COATING OF CANOLA OIL AND THE DOUGH BALL. SWIRL AROUND THE DOUGH BALL IN THE OIL AND COVER THE BOWL WITH PLASTIC WRAP.
  • SET ASIDE FOR AN HOUR TO RISE.
  • ROLL OUT THE DOUGH BALL IN A RECTANGULAR.
  • BRUSH ON THE PUMPKIN BUTTER, MARGARINE, REST OF THE SUGAR, AND SPRINKLE ON CINNAMON AND CHAI SPICE (OPTIONAL).
  • ROLL IN TO A LOG.
  • CUT THE DOUGH LOG IN TO BETWEEN 6 AND 10 PIECES WITH A SHARP OR SERRATED KNIFE.
  • PLACE PIECES IN AN OILED OVEN-SAFE DISH.
  • BRUSH TOPS WITH MARGARINE AND PUMPKIN BUTTER IF YOU'D LIKE.
  • BAKE AT 350 FOR 30 MINUTES OR UNTIL TOPS ARE GOLDEN BROWN.

Notes

LET COOL FOR 10 MINUTES BEFORE SERVING.
TOP WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING OR GLAZE. 🙂