No-Bake Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe and images courtesy of Romy London (@romylondonuk on Instagram)

These No-Bake Cinnamon Rolls are made with only natural, vegan ingredients and on top of that also gluten-free - and let’s not forget: delicious! Crafted with a nutty batter and a sweet spiced filling, you only need a food processor to make these tasty little no-bake treats.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Rest time: 60 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Ingredients (makes 8 rolls):

For the dough:

  • 75g cashew nuts
  • 30g pecan nuts
  • 30g hazelnuts
  • 55g flaxseeds
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla powder
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp water

For the filling:

  • 30g dried apricots
  • 30g raisins
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cardamom
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • A pinch of ground cloves
  • 60ml hot water
  • 15 ml melted coconut oil

For the glaze:

  • 30g cashew butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2-4 tbsp water

Method:

  1. To create the no-bake cinnamon roll batter, start by placing the cashews, pecans and hazelnuts on a baking tray and toast them in the oven at 150C for 10 minutes. Allow for them to cool down, then transfer them to a food processor. Add the flaxseeds, vanilla powder, maple syrup and water to the processor and pulse until the ingredients are broken down and form a sticky, firm dough.
  2. Transfer the dough onto a parchment paper, top with a second parchment and roll out the dough evenly into a 7-inch square.
  3. Place all ingredients for the filling into a food processor or blender and blitz until smooth. Spread the cinnamon filling across the cinnamon roll batter, then carefully roll it up firmly.
    Transfer the roll to the freezer for 1 hour.
  4. Once firmed up, but not frozen, remove the roll from the freezer and slice it into 8 cinnamon rolls using a sharp knife.
  5. For the glaze, whisk up the ingredients in a small bowl and drizzle the glaze over the cinnamon rolls with a spoon.
  6. Store these no-bake cinnamon rolls in the fridge for up to 5 days and enjoy them alongside a
    cup of chai tea!

No-Bake Cinnamon Rolls