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Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Buns

Sweet Melissa, Adapted from JoyFoodSunshine
These buns are truly ooey gooey and delicious. They're also dairy and egg free.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Rising Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Buns



  • Cup Light Coconut Milk or Almond Milk
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • 1 1/4oz Package Active Dry Yeast
  • 6 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp Salt

Cinnamon Sugar Filling

  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 6 Tbsp Dairy Free Butter, softened

Vanilla Icing

  • ½ Cup Dairy Free Butter, softened
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract


  • Warm milk and butter in a cup in the microwave for 45 seconds. Mix in yeast and 1/4 cup of sugar and let sit for 5-10 minutes until it looks foamy. When yeast is ready, pour into stand mixer and add in the rest of the sugar, and vanilla. Mix together.
  • Using the dough hook, add in flour on slow speed. Mix with dough hook until the dough has formed. Add in a couple more tablespoons of flour if the dough looks really sticky and isn't forming into a ball.
  • On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for about 5 minutes until it feels smooth. Place in a lightly greased bowl and cover with a damp towel. Let rise in a warm dry place for one hour.
  • While dough is rising, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Then add softened butter and smush together using a spoon until it's smooth and incorporated.
  • When the dough is ready, punch down and put back onto your floured surface. Roll out into a 12" x 24" rectangle. Spread cinnamon filling onto the dough, leaving a small untouched border around the edges. Roll on the long side tightly. Cut into 12 equal pieces. They should be about 2" wide.
  • Place 6 buns each evenly spaced out into two 9" x 13" tins/pans. Set oven to preheat at 350°F. While the oven is preheating, let the buns rise one final time for a half hour. Bake about 15-20 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  • While the buns are baking, make the icing. Beat the butter until fluffy and beat in vanilla. Then beat in powdered sugar a half cup at a time. Place onto buns once they come out of the oven. Enjoy them hot!
Keyword Cinnamon Buns, Cinnamon Rolls, Dairy-Free