Jessie's Recipe of the Week: Plant-based Cinnamon Rolls

vegan cinnamon rolls made with Upright instant oatmilk

Happy Wednesday everyone! With October being right around the corner, fall is in full swing! This week, Jessie is bringing to you a cinnamon roll recipe that makes 10 fluffy confections that’ll make you wanting more by the time you finish these! Not only that, but this recipe is also plant-based and Upright oatmilk friendly!

Join Jessie in the kitchen to learn how you can make your own fluffy cinnamon rolls!

Serving size:

10 rolls

What you'll need:


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Blender

For dough:

  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • 1 cup water (for oatmilk)
  • 1 sachet Upright instant oatmilk, original
  • 1 tablespoon organic cane sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

For cinnamon filling:

  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter
  • ¼ cup organic cane sugar
  • ½ - 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  1. Mix Upright instant oatmilk with water to create oatmilk

  2. In a large saucepan, heat oatmilk and vegan butter until warm and melted (make sure it doesn’t boil!)
  3. Once warm, remove saucepan from heat and place over a cold water bath to cool mixture until 110F
  4. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl and sprinkle on yeast. Let activate for 10 minutes, then stir in 1 tablespoon of sugar and salt each
  5. Add flour into mixture in ½ cup increments, making sure to stir until mixed after adding
  6. Once dough becomes too thick to stir, knead dough on a lightly floured surface until it forms a loose ball
  7. Rinse mixing bowl and coat with olive oil. Put dough into bowl and set in warm place to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size
  8. After dough rises, place on lightly floured surface and roll dough out to a thin rectangle (dough should be approximately ¼ inches thick). Brush melted butter and top with sugar and cinnamon
  9. Tightly roll up dough and situate seam side down. Using a knife or string of floss, cut up dough into 1.5 or 2 inch pieces and place into a well buttered pan
  10. Lightly brush dough with melted butter and cover with plastic wrap to let rise. Preheat oven to 350F
  11. Once oven is hot, bake rolls for 25-30 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Let cool and serve immediately

    We hope you enjoyed making these delicious cinnamon rolls! Stay tuned for more recipes from Jessie!

    Recipe adapted from