Raw vegan cinnamon rolls are all the cinnamon roll goodness without the hassle of having to make and proof dough. The most delicious dough is stuffed with a cinnamon date and pecan filling that are bursting with flavor! They’re also secretly high in protein, made with healthy ingredients, & are vegan and gluten-free.

Erewhon raw vegan no bake cinnamon rolls

If you live in Los Angeles or the surrounding areas, or are in the health and wellness space on social media, you may have heard of this fancy grocery store called Erewhon. It’s mostly known for it’s absurd prices and delicious hot bar food and healthy treats. Everything is refined sugar-free and made with wholesome ingredients. One dessert in particular has been taking over the internet – their raw vegan cinnamon rolls.

Raw vegan cinnamon rolls have actually been one of my favorite desserts since I first started my blog. I make them with a little protein powder to sneak a little extra in throughout the day, but it’s totally optional! These gooey bites of goodness will soon be one of your new favorite high protein snacks!

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It’s no bake – no stressing about having to let dough rise/deal with baking!
  • Perfect summer treat, with no oven/heat required!
  • Makes a healthy dessert, packed with protein and wholesome ingredients.
  • Super easy to make and is made in just a food processor.
  • Packed full of flavor!
  • No bake cinnamon rolls are vegan and diary-free, grain-free, can be made nut-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.

Looking for baked cinnamon rolls!? Try these gluten-free protein cinnamon rolls OR these Paleo cinnamon rolls (made without yeast).

What’s the texture of raw vegan cinnamon rolls like?

Okay, if you’re looking for a recipe that tastes like a baked, yeasted cinnamon roll.. this is not the recipe for you. If you’re looking for a healthier treat that requires no baking, almost tastes like cinnamon roll cookie dough, and is made with good-for-you ingredients, then you’re in the right place!

The texture of these no bake cinnamon rolls is like cookie dough. Think, cookie dough stuffed with a creamy, gooey cinnamon date filling – a cinnamon roll protein ball, but better. They’re delicious and perfect for the hot summer weather when you don’t want to turn. your oven on. These are also great for those who don’t seem to have success with baking vegan, gluten-free cinnamon rolls. You have to deal with yeast, letting the dough rise, trying to get them to bake correctly, etc. This no bake version takes away all of that stress!

Erewhon raw vegan no bake cinnamon rolls

How to make raw vegan cinnamon rolls

Full measurements and instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post!

ingredients & substitutions

  • Oat flour: I use store-bought oat flour to make these easier. You can also make your own oat flour but you’ll need to make sure it’s blended incredibly fine. Measure the flour after it’s blended! Use gluten-free oat flour, if needed!
  • Protein powder: Protein powder is not created equal, so be sure to use a powder you really love the flavor of. I use plant-based protein and have not tried whey protein. Whey protein may not create the same outcome as a plant-based option. You can also sub more oat flour.
    • My favorite protein powder to use for no bake cinnamon rolls is Macro Mike. Their flavors are clean and taste like dessert. They add so much flavor & sweetness to the recipe without adding sugar. You can use my code amb-dani for a discount! I love their churro flavor, vanilla buttercream flavor, and salted caramel flavor for this recipe!
  • Ground flax seeds or Psyllium husk: Either works and both add fiber and texture to the rolls. I haven’t tried omitting them, so I can’t say how it’ll affect the end result if you leave it out.
  • Maple syrup: You can also use honey, but that’ll add a strong honey flavor to the recipe.
  • Coconut oil: If you want a more buttery flavor, feel free to use ghee or vegan butter.
  • Medjool dates: Medjool dates are larger, softer, sweeter, and gooier than other date varieties. I highly recommend using them over Noor Deglet dates.
  • Baking staples: vanilla extract, sea salt, cinnamon
  • Chopped pecans: I love cinnamon rolls with pecans. Pecans also taste AMAZING with the date filling and add some crunch and texture to the rolls. Otherwise, they’ll just taste like cookie dough – which is great if that’s your jam! You could also use cashews or walnuts.

These ingredients are so simple, wholesome, and pantry staples – exactly why I love these so much!

No bake cinnamon roll recipe video

Equipment

  • Food processor – i’ve had this one for years and love it!
  • Parchment paper
  • Spatula

Steps to make raw vegan cinnamon rolls

  • In a food processor, combine all of the dough ingredients, processing until dough forms. If for some reason the dough is too dry, add in the 1-2 tbsp milk, as needed, until a uniform dough forms. It should be soft and workable without sticking to your hands.
  • Roll the dough out into a rectangle on a piece of parchment paper. You’ll want it about 1/2″ thick.
  • Add all of the filling ingredients, besides the pecans, to the food processor.
  • Process a minute or two until completely smooth and no date lumps remain. You may need to stop and scrape down the processor to get things to move along. If for some reason your mixture won’t blend, add another tbsp of water.
  • Spread the filling out over the dough, leaving about 1/2-1″ from the edges, so it doesn’t ooze out. Sprinkle over the chopped pecans. Use the parchment paper to roll the dough up into a log. Squeeze the ends of the parchment paper, making it almost look like a tootsie roll and place the log in the freezer for 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Once the log is firm, cut into slices. Then store in an air-tight container in the freezer.
Erewhon raw vegan no bake cinnamon rolls

Recipe Pro-Tips & FAQ’s

  • How to store leftover no bake cinnamon rolls: Store cinnamon rolls in an air-tight container in the freezer for up to a month. They can also be stored in a container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Can I omit the protein powder? Yes! Feel free to use almond flour or more oat flour in place of the protein powder. Keep in mind that the protein powder does add flavor and sweetness to the recipe. You may want to add extra vanilla extract or even 1-2 tbsp of granulated sweetener of choice if needed.

More healthy no bake desserts to try

If you try this recipe and love, it’d mean the world to me if you left a star rating below and tag me in your creations on instagram @danishealthyeats! x

Raw Vegan Cinnamon Rolls (Erewhon Copycat)

Raw vegan cinnamon rolls are all the cinnamon roll goodness without the hassle of having to make and proof dough. The most delicious dough is stuffed with a cinnamon date and pecan filling that are bursting with flavor! They're also secretly high in protein, made with healthy ingredients, & are vegan and gluten-free.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Rolls

Ingredients
  

Cinnamon roll dough

  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour or tigernut flour *can also blend pecans into a fine flour and use! See notes.
  • 1/2 cup protein powder *See notes.
  • 1/4 cup pecans *optional
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds or psyllium husk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract & pinch of sea salt
  • 1-2 tbsp milk, of choice

Filling

  • 1 cup Medjool dates *soaked in hot water for 15 minutes if they aren't super soft!
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract & good pinch sea salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor, combine all of the dough ingredients, processing until dough forms. If for some reason the dough is too dry, add in the 1-2 tbsp milk, as needed, until a uniform dough forms. It should be soft and workable without sticking to your hands.
  • Roll the dough out into a rectangle on a piece of parchment paper. You'll want it about 1/2" thick.
  • Add all of the filling ingredients, besides the pecans, to the food processor.
  • Process a minute or two until completely smooth and no date lumps remain. You may need to stop and scrape down the processor to get things to move along. If for some reason your mixture won't blend, add another tbsp of water.
  • Spread the filling out over the dough, leaving about 1/2-1" from the edges, so it doesn't ooze out. Sprinkle over the chopped pecans. Use the parchment paper to roll the dough up into a log. Squeeze the ends of the parchment paper, making it almost look like a tootsie roll and place the log in the freezer for 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Once the log is firm, cut into slices. Top with some melted white chocolate for an extra treat! Then store in an air-tight container in the freezer.

Video

Notes

*To make pecan flour: Blend pecans in a blender until almond flour consistency! Measure after it’s in flour form. If you need a nut-free option, sub tiger nut flour or more oat flour, but the rolls will be slightly more dense, but still delicious!
**I used Macro Mike protein powder. it adds flavor and sweetness without adding added sugar and they are SO delicious. You can use my code for a discount – amb-dani  . Keep in mind your protein powder will effect the flavor of the rolls, so use one that you love. You can also omit protein powder & use more oat flour.
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2 Comments

    1. Hi Trish! So oat flour is a bit more absorbent than almond flour. They will probably still work if you’re using protein powder as well (as it’s absorbent). But you may need to use more almond flour than the amount of oat flour the recipe calls for, if your dough is too sticky!

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