• Angelica Larsson

Cinnamon buns | Kanelbullar | Vegan

Uppdaterat: 25 jan.

Hello my lovelies! If there's a bun that brings a lot of nostalgia that never end up sneaking up on you it has to be the wonderful cinnamon bun. Here in Sweden the cinnamon bun is a big deal, we even have a day dedicated for it and this year it is the 4th of October.

I am a huge fan of cinnamon so it's not difficult to figure out this bun is dear to me and even more so when it's freshly baked. This batch made a big amount and I brought some of them with me to work and it was greatly appreciated, I ate so many myself no shame.



Makes about 10-12 buns.


What you need for dough:


25g yeast

75g vegan butter

7 1/2 dl (3 cups) flour

2 1/2 dl (1 cup) vegan milk

3/4 dl (0,4 cup) sugar

2 tsp ground cardamom

1/2 tsp salt


What you need for filling:


100g vegan butter

3/4 dl (0,4 cup) sugar

1/2 dl (0,2 cup)brown sugar

2 tbsp cinnamon


4-5 tbsp melted vegan butter for shine.


In a pot bring the milk and butter to heat only until it's finger warm once it's finger warm take it off the heat and add the yeast and stir until it's dissolved.


I will be using a kitchen machine to knead the dough but if you don't have one at hand add the following into a bowl the yeast/milk mixture, sugar, salt, cardamom (use a pestle and mortar if they are whole) and the flour. Knead the dough 15 minutes by hand our 10 minutes in a machine. Allow to rest for 15-20 minutes while we make the filling.


In a bowl add the room temperature butter, brown sugar, sugar and cinnamon and stir until it looks smooth.


On a flat surface dust flour and add the dough, we are going to roll the dough out with a rolling-pin until it's 1/2-1 cm thick and more of a rectangular shape. Apply the filling evenly across the dough and then roll the dough using the long side.


Now slice the dough about 2 cm thick and place each slice with the flat surface up on a baking tray covered with a baking sheet. I prefer adjusting the shape so they are round and then I flatten them down with the palm of my hand to get that classic cinnamon bun look. Now cover the buns with a towel and allow to rise for about an hour.


Preheat the oven to 225℃ (435℉) Melt 4-5 tbsp butter, I use the microwave but you can of course use a stove. Dip a kitchen brush in the butter and brush the top of the buns, this will give them a lovely glossy shine once they're baked.


Place the baking tray in the middle of the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes. Allow to cool a little before serving.

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