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Cranberry Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Cranberry+Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, cinnamon rolls, Cranberry
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 9



  • 1 cup minced apples
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp clove
  • 1/3 cup melted butter (to spread on the dough)


  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 shake of all spice


  • Begin by mixing the flax egg together and set aside.
  • In a small container combine the vegan butter and almond milk together and heat for about 1 minute, stirring halfway through. At the conclusion of this process, the liquid should feel like warm bath water. Not piping hot (if too hot it could kill the yeast)!
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Next add in the almond milk+butter combination along with the flax egg and water. Mix together until sticky. 
  • Place the dough on a floured work space in order to knead for a bit until you've got a smooth ball of dough. 
  • Place the ball of dough in a bowl covered with a paper towel or clean dish towel and let sit for about an hour until it's doubled in size.


  • Combine all filling ingredients except the  melted butter and set aside. 

Assemble the Rolls

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Transfer the dough from the bowl back to the floured work space. Roll the dough out into a rectangle until it's about 1/4 inch thick. Scatter the dried cranberries all over the dough then press them in gently using a rolling pin. Brush the dough with the melted butter.
  • Evenly spread the filling mixture all over the dough.
  • Starting with the end closest to you, roll the dough as tightly as you can until you have the dough in a log shape. Cut them into pieces that are 1.5-2 inches thick. 
    Note- when I tried to roll it all together, it wasn't as tight as I wanted, so after cutting them I re-rolled them. 
  • Place each roll in a lightly greased baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.


  • While the cinnamon rolls are baking, whisk together the ingredients for the frosting and set aside until rolls are done. 
  • Once the rolls have finished, let them cool for about 10 minutes then top the rolls with the frosting. Serve immediately and enjoy!