Fast Mini Cinnamon Buns

6 09 2012

My husband always asked me to make him pancakes.  Eventually I responded with “why can’t you make them?” It turned out he didn’t have a clue how to make them, but was willing to learn.

I walked him through the steps- and even book marked the recipe for him. Boy was that a mistake!

Every Saturday and most Sundays he would ‘try’ to  make pancakes.   He would burn them frequently, some would be under cooked, and he made them even if we were out of syrup and fruit. I didn’t have the heart to tell him that he wasn’t very good at making pancakes (I fed them to the dogs on several occasions!)

So how did I stop the pancakes without hurting his feelings? I offered to make cinnamon buns!

Dough Ingredients:

  • 2 C flour
  • 3/4 C Soy Milk
  • 1 T Baking Soda
  • 2 T Apple Sauce
  • 2 T Vegan Butter (softened)
  • 1 t salt


  • 1.5 T Apple Sauce
  • 1 T Oil (or melted vegan butter)
  • 1.5 T Cinnamon
  • 1/3 C Sugar


  • 1/2  Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2  Tablespoon Water
  • 1/4  Teaspoon Vanilla

Preheat the over to 425. Combine the flour, salt , and baking soda. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the particles are smaller than a pea.
Combine the soy milk and apple sauce and slowly add to the dry ingredients to form the dough.
Roll dough on a floured surface into a thin rectangle (roughly 9″x18″).

Mix the oil, apple sauce, and cinnamon for the filling and spread over the flattened dough.
Sprinkle the sugar over the dough, and roll the dough (from the long side) into a log.
With a sharp knife cut the log into 1 1/2 inch pieces and add to a greased pie pan.

Bake for 12-15 Minutes (until golden brown), top with the combined icing ingredients and serve.

Adapted from recipe for Cinnamon Buns.


Easy Vegan Ice-cream Cake!?

5 03 2012

You be the judge…

1 can unsweetened coconut milk
2 boxes vegan ice-cream sandwiches (8 small bars in each box)
1 1/2 cups crumbled vegan brownies! (or 1c chopped Oreo Cookies)
1t stevia

  • Chill  the can of coconut milk overnight in the fridge.
  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper, allow the paper to hang over both long sides.
  • Open the can of chilled coconut milk, and scoop out the thickened cream at the top of the can into a mixing bowl. Stop scooping when you see  clear liquid (about halfway down).
  • Whip the cream steadily for about 3-5 minutes, adding in the stevia.
  • In the bottom of the loaf pan arrange one box of  the sandwiches in a single layer, cutting them to fit as necessary. Spread half  of the whipped cream and top with half of the brownies. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches, whipped cream, and brownies (or cookies).
  • Cover and place in freezer for 3 Hours+.
  • Use the parchment paper to lift the cake out of the pan and transfer to a serving plate.