Sticky buns (also known as cinnamon rolls) are sold at most bakeries and supermarkets, but often with inferior ingredients, and packed in plastic. Usually made from leavened dough, they include ‘sticky’ ingredients like maple syrup and sometimes nuts. Created by German settlers in Pennsylvania (the Amish?), other versions are chelsea buns (with raisins), monkey bread, iced fingers (Suma is a good brand of eggless icing) and Semla (Swedish cream buns, often eaten at Easter). Try this Vegan Cinnamon Roll Cake (Rainbow Plant Life).
For these recipes, use palm-oil-free vegan butter if used. Keep fresh dough (can expand in the stomach) and toxic ingredients (like chocolate, nutmeg) away from pets.
Vegan Sticky Bun Recipes
Vegan Sticky Cinnamon Buns (Rainbow Nourishments) are buttery and soft, and easy to make with everyday ingredients. They feature a maple sticky glaze.
Also try Anthea’s sourdough cinnamon rolls.
Jam Donut Cinnamon Rolls (Rainbow Nourishments) is another lovely recipe by this talented baker. These are again made with everyday ingredients, and contain a raspberry jam filling.
Vegan Orange Cinnamon Rolls (Short Girl, Tall Order) are made with a sweet orange dough and a thick cinnamon sugar centre, topped with orange glaze. Ideal the next day.
Vegan Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls (Short Girl, Tall Order) are easy to make with instant sourdough yeast, to avoid making your own starter.
Vegan Cranberry Orange Sticky Buns (Short Girl, Tall Order) is a real traditional bun, made with yeast. These are great to use up leftover cranberry sauce at holiday time.
Vegan Carrot Cake Sticky Buns (Short Girl, Tall Order) are ooey-gooey! They use fresh carrots and yeast for fluffy buns topped with pecans and maple syrup.
Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls (Rainbow Nourishments) are easy to make with common pantry ingredients. They feature a touch of cinnamon and a colourful purple glaze.
Vegan Semla Recipes
Vegan Semla (Lazy Cat Kitchen) are made with almond milk and cashew cream, and flavoured with cardamom. If you can’t be bothered to make the cashew cream, you can just whizz up a homemade cream from chilled cans of coconut milk (recipe included).
Swedish Semlor with Almond Paste (The Nordic Kitchen) are made with oat milk. Check out the blogger’s baking book The Nordic Baker. Other recipes include thumbprint cookies, kladdkaka & rhubarb galette, raspberry & cardamom cupcakes, lingonberry roll cake, pear tart, gingerbread bundt cake, saffron buns and Midsommar cake.