13 Vegan Cinnamon Bun Flavors You Need To Try This Fall

Kanelbulle, kanelsnegl, kanelbolle, skillingsboller, kanelsnurr, korvapuusti, kaneelirull – all these nordic words stand for everyone’s favorite pillowy soft sweet treat. That’s right, it’s National Cinnamon Bun Day, and we’re excited to start celebrating! It was a really clever move on the Swedish Home Baking Council’s part to institute this day on October 4, because even though cinnamon buns aren’t necessarily seasonal and can be made any time of year, there is something particularly delightful about making them in the fall and enjoying the warmth and the suddenly autumny smell of cinnamon fill up your house. If you want to go even further in honoring Swedish traditions, make time for fika today! It’s a common mid-morning and mid-afternoon practice of taking a break with a beverage and snack, the latter often being a cinnamon bun. So pick a vegan cinnamon bun recipe off our list and enjoy your own fika at home today!

Vegan Cinnamon Buns by The Nordic Kitchen

authentic swedish vegan cinnamon bun recipe

If you would pick a cinnamon bun over a piece of the most beautiful cake anytime, then this recipe by The Nordic Kitchen is for you. Celebrate fall with these cozy & authentic Swedish vegan cinnamon buns, and don’t forget to share them with loved ones – this recipe makes more than enough!

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Golden Milk Cinnamon Rolls w/ Cream Cheese Frosting by Sweet Simple Vegan

golden milk vegan cinnamon bun recipe

Made with spice-infused golden milk and stuffed the cinnamon rolls with walnuts and raisins, these Hawaiian restaurant-inspired vegan cinnamon rolls are a truly comforting, flavorful treat!

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Cinnamon & Walnut Buns by Miss Marzipan

Miss Marzipan went the refined sugar-free route with her vegan cinnamon buns recipe, going for the coconut palm sugar instead – it adds a rich, caramelly note that complements the earthy nuttiness of toasted walnuts really well.

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Fluffy Pumpkin Spice Buns by Natalie Penny

Nothing says “fall is here” like this vegan cinnamon bun recipe by Natalie Penny that’s made with the addition of pumpkin spice mix! And if you like to enjoy your pastry with a pumpkin spice latte, we’ve got you covered!

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Vegan Apple Pie Scrolls with Cream Cheese Frosting by Panaceas Pantry

apple pie vegan cinnamon bun recipe

If you’ve never tried working with yeast dough before, you’ve yet to learn how easy and satisfying it actually is. This pantry-friendly vegan cinnamon bun recipe by Panaceas Pantry would be a great place to start – follow the steps and you’ll be enjoying your own pillowy soft sticky buns in no time! And if you love vegan apple pie-inspired treats, we have loads more for you.

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Miso Caramel Cinnamon Buns Brioche by Life in the South

miso caramel vegan cinnamon bun recipe

Love your sweet treats a tad salty? Try these vegan miso caramel cinnamon buns by Life in the South, and you won’t be disappointed! Miso paste actually goes in the brioche dough, and it complements the vegan caramel filling really well!

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Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Vanilla Glaze by Rainbow Nourishments

Another vegan cinnamon bun recipe on today’s list that goes about its dough creatively, this one by Rainbow Nourishments is yeast-free and opts for an active sourdough starter instead. And the maple vanilla cream cheese frosting is simply top-notch!

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Vegan Five-spice Rolls by Chez Jorge

five spice vegan cinnamon bun recipe

We love vegan fusion, and Chez Jorge’s vegan cinnamon bun recipe is just that! Traditional buns are made with cinnamon, but so is the five-spice mix, so he went all out and combined the two. If you’re wondering how they turned out, George describes them as tasting “very similar to traditional cinnamon rolls but with an extra complexity from the additional spices”. Yum!

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Vegan Kabocha Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls by Okonomi Kitchen

kabocha squash vegan cinnamon bun recipe

Taste all the best autumn has in store for us with these decadent Japanese kabocha pumpkin cinnamon rolls. Light and fluffy gluten-free dough rolled with cinnamon, coconut sugar, and pumpkin spice, drizzled with maple glaze – doesn’t this sound perfect for an October morning?

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Orange Walnut Cinnamon Rolls by Plant-Based RD

You won’t be able to resist the temptation of a nice warm cinnamon bun right out of the oven when you make Plant-Based RD’s vegan cinnamon bun recipe! Treat yourself to her orange walnut cinnamon rolls made with orange zest that freshens up the dough and the orange-infused tahini glaze to top the pillowy soft buns with. 

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Vegan Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls by Run2Food

peanut butter chocolate vegan cinnamon bun recipe

Peanut butter is one of those comfort ingredients that work well in anything – especially when combined with chocolate and cinnamon, in the case of these delicious rolls by Run2Food. This recipe is an all-around winner since it’s pantry-friendly, easy to make, and has a familiar and comforting flavor profile anyone will enjoy!

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Berry Sweet Rolls by NM Meiyee

A mixture of juicy sweet raspberry and red currants takes this vegan cinnamon bun recipe to the next level! If you don’t have these particular berries on hand, however, you can just use any kind of berries you’d like.

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Chocolate Matcha Sticky Buns by Sweet Potato Soul

matcha vegan cinnamon bun recipe

Nothing compares to indulging yourself in a warm sticky bun with a morning or an afternoon coffee on a fall morning, right? These matcha-glazed rolls are an absolute flavor bomb and will be particularly enjoyed by the fans of the popular Japanese drink.

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Article by Anna Kot.

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