Every family has a different holiday tradition. Some of these traditions are based on religion, ethnicity, or heritage. For instance, many Italian-American families eat cioppino on Christmas eve as part of the Feast of Seven Fishes.
Other traditions just crystallize over the years; my family's Christmas morning always began with the intoxicating aroma of bacon. The other components of Christmas breakfast varied: sometimes eggs, sometimes pancakes, but always bacon.
It's just me and my boyfriend on Christmas this year, and breakfast is my responsibility. I'm vegan, he's not, and finding a compromise can be tough. He would very much like to continue my family's bacon legacy, but I'm not too keen on that idea.
A scrambled tofu burrito is right up my alley, but that would put him in a soy-coma. Cinnamon rolls are a tradition for many families, and their ooey, gooey, cinnamon-sugar, carb-overload goodness appeals to both of us.
Of course, vegans can't just pick up a box of Cinnabon or plop a can of Pillsbury onto a baking sheet. I could veganize a typical cinnamon roll recipe, but Christmas morning is not the time to take risks. So, I've scoured the blogs to find a suitable alternative. Below are a number that all look delicious, yet differ by preparation time and ingredients. Hopefully one will suit your tastes.
Vegan Yum Yum: Perfect Cinnamon Buns
Happy Herbivore: Whole Wheat, Fat Free Vegan Cinnamon Buns
Tasty Vegan: Cinnamon Rolls
Earth Vegan: Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese
Vegan Bicyclinguist: Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
Spice Island Vegan: Vegan Pecan Sticky Buns- Move Over Cinnabon
Cooking with Dia: Dia's Gluten-free/Vegan Cinnamon Buns
Do you have a good vegan cinnamon roll recipe to share?
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