Vegan Orange Cinnamon Rolls with Rosewater Frosting


// Dough //

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of dry active yeast
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon of maple sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon of orange juice
  • 1 orange, zest

// Filling //

  • 3/4 cup of pecans, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of orange juice
  • 1/4 cup of vegan butter or shortening

// Frosting //

  • 3 teaspoons of almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons of orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of rose water
  • 3/4 cup of confectioners sugar


  1. Mix the yeast, almond milk, hot water, and maple sugar together in a medium bowl. Set aside for 10 minutes to bloom. While waiting, begin stirring the flour, baking powder, sea salt together in a separate larger bowl.
  2. After the yeast has finished, mix in the orange juice, orange zest, vanilla, and maple syrup. Pour the liquids into the dry ingredients and mix gently with a wooden spoon until just combined. When you can no longer mix with the spoon, place the dough out on a floured surface. Knead the dough until the dough is no longer sticky and is stretchy. 
  3. Coat the bowl with a small amount of flour and place the dough back in it. Leave in a warm place and allow to raise for 45 minutes. 
  4. During that time, you can mix all of the filling ingredients together in