Project Food Blog Challenge #8: Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on November 28, 2010

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As you can see, my beverage of choice during Project Food Blog has become progressively stronger.

Over the past few months, I went from being a devout Japanese Sencha tea drinker, to a French Press coffee drinker, and now I pour bourbon whiskey into my baked goods.

‘Tis the season.

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This year, I am preparing a special holiday breakfast for my family on Christmas morning.

Project Food Blog Challenge #8- to make a sweet or savoury baked good containing pumpkin– suddenly became the perfect dress rehearsal for my special holiday breakfast.

I decided to tackle a baked good I had been afraid to make for a long time…

Delicious, irresistible, gooey Cinnamon rolls.

In this post, I will demystify the cinnamon roll baking process in a step-by-step manner and also show you how to throw together an elegant and unique holiday breakfast that you can wow your loved ones with.

Let’s ROLL!

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For the recipes, please see the attached PDF.

First, we start off with a baking science experiment. Grab your lab coat apron and let’s begin!

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Proofing the yeast means that we activate the yeast by mixing it with warm water and sugar. It is important that the water you use is not too hot or you may kill the yeast. It should be the temperature you would use for a baby’s bottle.

When the yeast mixture gets bubbly and foamy, it is active (see above photo).

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Meanwhile, grab your largest mixing bowl!

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This bowl was originally Eric’s grandmother’s bowl and my Mother-in-Law recently handed it down to me.

It was a moment.

I polish it about 10 times a day and I refer to it as the lucky baking bowl.

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In a saucepan, mix the wet dough ingredients and heat on low until dissolved. Allow to cool for a couple minutes. It should be warm and not too hot to touch. Think- baby bottle!

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For this recipe, I used all vegan ingredients like vegan butter and almond milk, but it also works with non-vegan ingredients. You can adapt it to how you want it.

This saucepan mixture is sweet, buttery, and smooth. I could drink this stuff it tastes so good.

Gather 4 of the 6 cups of all purpose flour in your large bowl.

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Mix the proofed yeast with the saucepan mixture and add this to the 4 cups of flour.

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Stir with a big ‘ol wooden spoon.

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The dough mixture will be very wet and sticky, but have no fear! This is a good thing.

Add in 2 more cups of flour.

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Get in there with your hands and roughly knead it all together. Don’t be shy, it won’t bite!

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Your dough is now a hot mess.

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If you think this is bad, wait until you see what your kitchen is going to look like in a couple hours!

Fill your bowl with hot water and soap and let it soak while you knead the dough.

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Thanks to Project Food Blog, specifically the Pizza Challenge, I have fallen in love with bread making and I have since made all kinds of bread recipes.

I’m in my happy place when I’m kneading dough!

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I swear that is not the bourbon talking…

Knead the dough for 8 minutes, but first, crank your favourite music.

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I grant you permission to consider this your workout for the day.

Tomorrow, you shall awake with arms so toned Jillian Michaels will be envious.

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8 minute arms. A future baking workout DVD perhaps? ;)

Now, finish cleaning the bowl and spread some oil all over the interior. This prevents the dough from sticking to the surface as it rises.

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The oil is also a great moisturizer for dry winter hands!

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Cover the bowl with plastic wrap.

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Turn on the light in your oven (it gives off a very slight heat) and leave the bowl in the oven for 90 minutes.

Don’t do something silly and turn the oven on to preheat it while the dough is rising in there.

…Not that that has happened to me or anything!

While the dough rises, prepare the frosting, pumpkin pie filling, and pecan cinnamon streusel.

You didn’t think you were going to rest did you? This is a workout!

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This is an incredibly smooth cream cheese frosting.

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Stir the icing ingredients by hand.

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Feel the burn.

Oh, will it burn.

This is the point where you feel like adding milk because your arm is tired, but you must resist every urge to add liquid. Stay strong, my dear bakers, stay strong.

It will all come together with some elbow grease…

See?

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Smooth cream cheese frosting with the perfect consistency for piping.

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Now get busy with the fillings.

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After 90 minutes, you will be left with dough that has more than doubled in size.

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This is really exciting.

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Poke, poke, poke!

If you poke the dough and it does not spring back up, it is ready!

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For this next part you can use a rolling pin, but I prefer to use my hands because I’m all rustic like that.

Make sure there is plenty of flour underneath your dough.

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Much better.

Now gently and press (or roll out) the dough to form a large rectangle approximately 15 x 20 inches. Be patient as this process moves slowly and you don’t want to tear the dough.

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When you have something that looks like an irregular rectangle, you have completed your mission!

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Don’t drive yourself crazy trying to get a perfectly shaped rectangle. We have cinnamon rolls to eat and bourbon to drink!

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Grab your man’s BBQ baster dainty pastry brush and spread on the butter.

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In my first attempt, I tried using fresh puréed pumpkin and my rolls did not turn out because the fresh pumpkin contained too much water. If you are set on using fresh puréed pumpkin, I would try straining it with a cheesecloth overnight to allow the water to drip out. Otherwise, canned pumpkin works perfectly!

Now it is time to spread on the Pumpkin Pie Filling and pour on the Pecan Cinnamon Streusel.

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Pumpkin Pie + Cinnamon Roll = Heaven.

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If you aren’t a pumpkin fan you can simply leave out the pumpkin pie filling and still have a delicious cinnamon roll.

Or why not try making apple pie, pecan pie, or cherry pie cinnamon rolls? Have fun experimenting with all different kinds of pie flavours!

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Get your roll on.

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Dental floss isn’t just for your teeth anymore!

Using floss is more effective than a knife when cutting the rolls because the string doesn’t squish or stick to the dough like a knife does.

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In a desperate moment, I used mint flavoured dental floss.

Our little baker’s secret. ;)

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Pumpkin Pie all rolled up.

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Place the rolls in a large casserole dish and cover with plastic wrap. Let them rise for 45 minutes. They will spread beautifully and cover every nook and cranny in the casserole dish.

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If you are making these for a holiday breakfast, you can prepare the rolls the night before and just pop them into the fridge overnight for the second rise. In the morning, let the casserole dish sit at room temperature for a half hour before baking.

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Bake the rolls for 25-27 minutes at 350F until golden in colour.

The house smells so sweet and delicious it is intoxicating.

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You can frost the rolls several ways: 1) Pipe on the frosting with a pastry bag and round tip, 2) Use a plastic baggie with one corner cut off, 3) Spread on frosting with a palette knife, or 4) Drizzle thinned out frosting with a spoon.

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If you want to save time, spread on the frosting while the rolls are still warm in the pan.

It creates a roll that is effortlessly chic

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These Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls are oozing with sweet, creamy pumpkin and crunchy pecan streusel all wrapped up in fluffy warm bread that melts in your mouth.

While the recipe does require some time and leg work, I was blown away by how easy they are to make! I can’t believe I waited so long to try making them.

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For my holiday breakfast, I decided to make a ‘Build Your Own’ Cinnamon Roll Party!

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The Frostings:

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The toppings:

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I rounded out my holiday menu with homemade trail mix, tea, cranberry juice, and fruit.

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We made all kinds of crazy flavours that were fun to name…

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I was The Indecisive, which was no surprise to Eric.

Eric was of course the Chocolate Ganache, which was no surprise to me. I thought he deserved a self-titled roll!

Oh, check out the Sticky bun bottom…

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I rest my case.

By the way, if Santa is visiting your house this year be sure to leave one out for him…

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Your stocking will thank you for it. ;)

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This is my official entry for Project Food Blog Challenge #8. Voting is now open for Challenge #8. I appreciate your support in advancing me to round 9!

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Erinn November 28, 2010 at 5:28 pm

AMAZING. Making these Christmas morning for my parents who think all vegans are Birkenstock wearing, dirty, hippies.

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Hope November 28, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Its like you read my mind! I’ve had a mad craving for cinnamon rolls lately mm mmmmm!
I love love love your final pic of the one for Santa, its gorgeous!
Totally voting for you!

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Courtney November 28, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Incredible! So much more than a cinnamon bun!

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CathyK November 28, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Wonderful, wonderful idea, angela!! love your photos and step by step instructions – i think even i (a rather novice baker) could attempt these – and succeed!
we are BIG on “sticky buns,” as we call them, in our family for Christmas Day morning. Long time tradition. So i heartily encourage the making of cinnamon rolls as a part of Christmas!
thanks again for the great details in your post – and your usual humour and cheer! :)

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Chelsea November 28, 2010 at 5:36 pm

These look soo delicious! Wish i was at your house for christmas morning!

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Corey @ The Runner's Cookie November 28, 2010 at 5:36 pm

SO gorgeous Angela!! These look incredible, and your step-by-step definitely demystifies the cinnamon roll making process. I want to bake these for my family on Christmas morning :)

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Holly November 28, 2010 at 5:39 pm

one day i hope to be as fabulous as you. seriously, you are a genius.

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Lauren at KeepItSweet November 28, 2010 at 5:39 pm

these look incredible!! love all of the topping options… i’d probably use a little of everything:-)

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Madeline November 28, 2010 at 5:39 pm

This is the most pictures I’ve ever seen in a blog post! Incredible! :) Looks taaaaaaassssty.

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Shannon, Tropical Eats November 28, 2010 at 5:41 pm

I love how crisp and clean your photos are :)

these look scrumptious!

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Lauren November 28, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Beautiful pictures – I love all the different roll variation and their names, cute!

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Katie November 28, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Angela, you are a girl after my own heart – cinnamon rolls are my favorite! Seriously, you’ve outdone yourself. I’m going to have to finally figure out how to vote on this project food blog thing, because you truly do deserve to win! Can’t imagine all the work that must go into it – but your entries really are spectacular. Now to talk my mom into helping me make these for Christmas morning!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2010 at 11:06 am

Thanks Katie!

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Laura @ Backstage Pass November 28, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Adding Bourbon to cinnamon rolls? Now you’ve got my attention!
These look great and can’t wait to try out the recipe.

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Katie November 28, 2010 at 5:45 pm

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this! I am rooting you to win this! U have it all, talent, heart, and dedication!!!!

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Tracey November 28, 2010 at 5:48 pm

These look AMAZING! Great job, I can’t wait to try them! By the way, I made your spiced nuts to take to my family’s house for Thanksgiving and everyone loved them! I think they may be my new favorite snack, however, they are so addicting!

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Emily @ SunnyBeans November 28, 2010 at 5:48 pm

These look amazing!!! I will be making these cinnamon rolls over my winter break. I now dream of a day baking…yummy!

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Felicia (a taste of health with balance) November 28, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Angela. This is unbelievable. You have my vote!! Your heart and soul has been poured into every single post, this one is beyond amazing. You will always have my vote girl! AMAZING JOB!!

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Melissa November 28, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Oh my! These look so delicious! I can’t wait to make them Christmas morning (or probably sooner)… Great idea to use dental floss to cut the rolls! You’ve got my one and only vote, once again!

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Lisa November 28, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Wow, Angela, these are so beautiful and delicious looking! You definitely have my vote :)

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Meghan November 28, 2010 at 5:56 pm

You are SO incredible and talented. This looks absolutely mouthwatering, you certainly have my vote! Good luck! Oh and…which one were you? the romantic? :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2010 at 11:07 am

The Indecisive….haha ;)

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Little Bookworm November 28, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Amazing! They sound incredible. I have never had cinnamon rolls but may have to try to make them after seeing this recipe. :) Good luck for Challenge 8!

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Lauraa November 28, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Love it! Good job, you can tell how much work and thought you put into these challenges!
Enjoy your time out west!

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[email protected] Stepping to the Brightside November 28, 2010 at 5:57 pm

There are no words… Almost. I wish I could virtually zap one to my desk as I type… I better get to voting!

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Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow November 28, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Amazing girl! Amazing. I think me, my fam plus a few more may be visiting YOU for Christmas this year. :)

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chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 28, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Angela, you never cease to amaze me – I have been scheming to make cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning, and these are the winners. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

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Emma @ Getting There & Going Places November 28, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Awesome! Great post! So much fun to read!
Beautiful pictures too!
These cinnamon buns look absolutely amazing!
I love how you give multiple options! Each variation sounds awesome to me!
How do you do it?! ;)

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Wei-Wei November 28, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Amazing. Adorable. Genius. Intoxicatingly yummy. What else can I say?

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[email protected] November 28, 2010 at 6:06 pm

OMG those look soooo divine!!!! OMG, the hippie one is all I want to eat right now!!

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elise November 28, 2010 at 6:06 pm

holy S%#T i wish i lived with you…id be so dang fat and happy. you are truly an amazing chef my dear! if only these could ship – id order them from you by the case!!

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[email protected] knackfornutrition November 28, 2010 at 6:08 pm

This post is unreal! Seriously, from the photography to the recipe…it is absolutely amazing!

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kristin November 28, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Again, you’ve done an amazing job! You have put so much effort into your entries…I think this competition is yours! You have my vote…absolutely! Congrats on another amazing, mouth-watering entry.

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Liana @ femme fraiche November 28, 2010 at 6:09 pm

These look like quite the labour of love. What a fun weekend-day activity and the results look like they’re totally worth it! Good luck this round:)

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Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 28, 2010 at 6:09 pm

I LOVE this!! Absolutely mouthwatering, and I love that you included all the little tips and tricks of the trade. I need to get over my fear of yeast and make these!

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Linda November 28, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Incredible!!!! these pumpkin pie cinnamon rolls are amazing.. I haven’t words!!

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Allison November 28, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Oh my yum! I have had such failures with rock hard, unrisen cinnamon rolls in the past, but after mostly mastering your Fluffy White Dinner Rolls for Thanksgiving, I may have to give these a shot.

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Krystina (Basil & Wine) November 28, 2010 at 6:10 pm

OH.MY.GOD. Those are the cinnamon rolls dreams are made of.

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Alison (Fueling for Fitness) November 28, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Mmmmmmmmmm… that’s all I can say right now :)

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Alison (Fueling for Fitness) November 28, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Okay, I’m calm again.

Those look soooo amazing! I can’t even remember the last time I had a cinnamon roll, but I need to change this asap! The only problem is, I kind of have a feeling none of them will compare to yours. :)

PS. I was going to share your Delight Glo Bars with friends and family, but after tasting my first one, I kind of want to be greedy and keep them to myself. They are definitely my new favourite flavour!!! :D

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2010 at 11:07 am

I’m so glad you like them :)

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Jackie (Peaces of Earth) November 28, 2010 at 6:13 pm

OMG, can I come over for breakfast?? I love the build your own idea!! I want a bourbon espresso one, please.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2010 at 11:07 am

Sure, I have lots of dough in the freezer right now!

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Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) November 28, 2010 at 6:13 pm

This is AMAZING Angela! What a great idea, and it looks UNBELIEVABLY yummy! You’ve got my vote! :D
And I like the look of The Eric myself! :P

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Laura @ Starloz November 28, 2010 at 6:14 pm

omfg, drool

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Em November 28, 2010 at 6:16 pm

You’re amazing! I’ve been thinking about making my own cinnamon rolls for the longest time, I may just have to do it now. Thanks for the never ending inspiration!

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Charlie November 28, 2010 at 6:17 pm

These look amazing! I tried to make cinnamon rolls a couple of weeks ago. It was my first experience with yeast and it was a total flop :p. When I try again, I’ll definitely use your step by step guide ;).

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Katie @ Healthy Heddleston November 28, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Wow. Wow. Wow. Enough said.

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ashley @ ashley's adventures in alaska November 28, 2010 at 6:20 pm

I’m normally not a huge cinnamon roll fan (too much bread!) but these look amazing! Yum!

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Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen November 28, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Incredible!! Seriously…the rolls…and then all the sauces?? Magic!

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Georgie @ Georgie Goes Healthy November 28, 2010 at 6:25 pm

I’m with everyone else – WOW. I loved all of the “decorated” rolls and the names you gave them! I so want to try the “romantic” one.

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Gina November 28, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Angela, these sound delectable! Amazing job!
Oh She Glows for the win :)

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Maria November 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm

You always have the greatest tutorials! I always love your in-depth, step by step pictures!

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Clare @ Fitting It All In November 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Look INSANE. Your pictures, especially the rolling ones, are so beautiful!! Good luck!

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Allie (Live Laugh Eat) November 28, 2010 at 6:40 pm

If this is what happens when you drink Bourbon, please DRINK MORE!! Actually, let’s have a round together :). Your dough-kneading is beautiful. Has anyone told you that lately? :)

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Devon November 28, 2010 at 6:45 pm

I might be wrong, but these are the most amazingly delectable things you’ve ever made, and that is saying a LOT. YUM! Can’t wait to try them!!

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Laura November 28, 2010 at 6:46 pm

These look amazing, Angela, well done! Best wishes for getting through to the next round, although I’d be very surprised if you didn’t!

I’ve never had a northern hemisphere style cinnamon roll. In New Zealand, I think most families grow up making cinnamon pinwheel scones instead, which are also insanely good. You make a basic (English-style) scone dough recipe, with the butter rubbed in, then just roll it out, spread over a mixture of cinnamon and sugar and softened butter, roll it up, slice, then bake. No yeast required, and I highly recommend it! I’m sure it would veganize well too, if you used non-dairy spread and milk.

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 28, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Oooooooooh my goodness. This is by far my favourite PFB entry yet. Ange you are absolutely AMAZING!!! At this rate I hope you’re going to be issuing a mass apology to the world because Santa isn’t going to want to leave your house!!

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Amanda (Eating Up) November 28, 2010 at 6:47 pm

I’m gonna be sad when PFB is over because I am loving everyone’s posts! Although I always love your posts so I guess it’s not really a problem!

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 28, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Holy cow. These are unreal.

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Miranda @ MirandasJeans November 28, 2010 at 6:51 pm

OMG! :-o Can you sell these on your GloBars website? I want I want I want :-D.

Yumo!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2010 at 11:08 am

I would love to, but I don’t think they would ship very well…hehe

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Miranda @ MirandasJeans November 29, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Yeah a girl can still dream though *ahhhh* :-) lol.

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Maddie (Healthy Maddie) November 28, 2010 at 6:53 pm

Oh my gosh! Those look delicious! I can not wait to make them :)

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bitt November 28, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Wonderful job! I am sad I can’t vote yet. Until tomorrow.

So glad you won the last reader’s choice! You deserve it!

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stacey-healthylife November 28, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Wow nice job, that was top notch. Everything looks and sounds amazing, excellent job.

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anonymous November 28, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Amazing! Ya got my vote :D

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Michelle November 28, 2010 at 7:02 pm

These look delicious!!! I’m a little confused though. Did you already have the family Christmas breakfast or you will make them again for Christmas breakfast?

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Natalie November 28, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Amazing, just amazing. Such an inspiration, and so yummy! :)

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Danielle November 28, 2010 at 7:04 pm

I think that quite possibly this post is my favorite yet from your blog! And that’s saying something ’cause I love ’em all!

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Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher November 28, 2010 at 7:06 pm

You’ve inspired my current greediness.
Thank you.

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Anne P November 28, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Good… lord. Drooling.

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The Peanut Butter Addict November 28, 2010 at 7:09 pm

These look amazing! I wish I was coming to your holiday breakfast :D

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Ashley November 28, 2010 at 7:24 pm

out.of.CONTROL. just fabulous!!!

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Lindsay McAlester November 28, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Wiping the drool of my face now. :) I have tried making cinnamon rolls in the past for Christmas morning. I did NOT succeed. :( I KNOW I can do it now with your help! Thanks for the great recipe and step by step. So excited to try these out! :)

BTW~ I make your Vegan Enchiladas almost every week. My two kids and husband LOVE them!

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Elena November 28, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Thank you for posting this! my husband is crazy about cinnamon rolls but i am yet to find a great recipe for great vegan rolls. I will be trying this one for sure!

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Kamaile November 28, 2010 at 7:41 pm

I’ve made vegan cinnamon rolls but never with PUMPKIN! YUM!

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Katie (Sweet Tater) November 28, 2010 at 7:44 pm

girrrrl, if you don’t win this thing, i don’t know who will. you’re killin’ it. :)

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Tiffany November 28, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Those look incredible!

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Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) November 28, 2010 at 7:52 pm

You are so creative Angela! Another incredible entry!

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) November 28, 2010 at 7:54 pm

So you whipped these up in like 10 mins flat, right?!

KIDDING!!!

Omg. Angela. The work. The photos. The editing. The posting of it. Aside from the actual RECIPE which is divine…the work in this post…I am shuddering to think how long you spent, but thanking you…big time!

“Japanese Sencha tea drinker, to a French Press coffee drinker, and now I pour bourbon whiskey into my baked goods.”–LOL!!! love it! I use Tj’s Bourbon Vanilla Extract in anything i can possible add it to :)

And the toppings/frostings for these bad boys…oh choc ganache and bourbon espresso (i want to just drink that!) and cream cheese…WOW!!!

You blew my mind!!!

:)

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Jenny November 28, 2010 at 7:57 pm

You do such a beautiful job with these entries. Love the way you frosted the rolls. Just when I thought cinnamon rolls couldn’t get any better, ya throw in some pumpkin :)

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Halley (Blunder Construction) November 28, 2010 at 8:01 pm

WOW, that’s all there is to say! You have managed to exceed yourself every challenge! Of course, you deserve to win it all. Really, really, beautiful and I know that they must be tasty!

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Andrea November 28, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Wow! Amazing!

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Shannen November 28, 2010 at 8:21 pm

what a beautiful post!! so gorgeous 8D I AM SO. MAKING THESE. i really admire your dedication and effort, YOU HAVE MY VOTE (as always)

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 28, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I just thought I was full from dinner – my stomach growled when I saw these! The topping bar is a great idea. I’m partial to “The Eric.” Never enough chocolate! :)

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Katy (The Singing Runner) November 28, 2010 at 8:25 pm

This looks great! My mouth is watering! Maybe I’ll make these for my friend and I when she visits later this week!

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Sarah November 28, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Angela, when I saw that first picture of the dough all rolled up, I actually had the thought that I wanted to lay my head on that doughy pillow. I’m not sure how my brain went there…but no joke, it did.

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Erin @ the office appetite November 28, 2010 at 8:39 pm

…..
I think I have just discovered my ONE reason for wanting a bigger kitchen…
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however, that will not stop me from making a complete MESS out the teeny one I have. I must make these!!

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Stacie November 28, 2010 at 8:41 pm

You have once again out done yourself! Ooeey, gooey, yummerz! Thanks for the pdf file…as always :) Thanks too for the dental floss trick–genius! Loved your last pic of Santa’s plate taking threw the pitcher of juice. Not only can you cook and bake, you can photograph too! Must do tomorrow: vote for Angela in Challenge #8!!

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Lily @ Lily's Health Pad November 28, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Your recipes never cease to amaze!! What a neat idea to have a create your own cinnamon roll breakfast! Btw, is that vegan cream cheese frosting?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2010 at 11:09 am

Yes it is…I used Tofutti brand and it was INCREDIBLE. Maybe the best cream cheese frosting I have ever tasted. I was blown away.

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AGS November 30, 2010 at 10:15 am

Agree! I’m not close to vegan, and I’ve found Tofutti “cream cheese” to be very good (particularly if you are looking to cut out the saturated fat).

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 30, 2010 at 11:31 am

I think it was the first time I have ever tried it, and I couldn’t believe that it tasted identical to the regular stuff. Awesome :)

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Karen November 28, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Holy moly! Everytime I think it can’t get any better and yet, somehow you out-do yourself!!

I usually make monkey bread with frozen rolls on Christmas Eve and then bake them as soon as we get up Christmas morning. I am DEFINITELY trying these this year instead. They look so fabulous!
My mom is kind of famous for her cinnamon sticky buns, but she hasn’t made them in forever because she can’t find her beloved hot roll mix in the supermarket. Maybe I can show her she can do it without the mix! Don’t be afraid of the yeast! Hahahaha

Thanks and good luck! I think you are going to win the whole thing!

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Healthy Chocoholic November 28, 2010 at 8:49 pm

Yummy! Cinnamon rolls are some of my favorite breakfast foods.

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Faith @ lovelyascharged November 28, 2010 at 8:49 pm

Holy crap, there’s just so much here that I love! Cinnamon rolls in general, bourbon in the baked goods, the progression of your drink strength, the toppings to suit any mood, and the photo at the end! More or less…this whole post blew me away! GOOD LUCK!!!

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Potato Chops and Boneless Chicken November 28, 2010 at 9:12 pm

You had me at cinnamon rolls. They look out of this world. I love your take on each personalized version. And your table décor is AMAZING!!!

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Bronwyn Coyne November 28, 2010 at 9:16 pm

OMG yum. Sooooo how about I come work for you and you just pay me in food? I promise not to eat too much while I’m baking! :D

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Kayla November 28, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Wow, these look amazing! I’ve made homemade cinnamon rolls before, I do it the easy way! Haha, I made dough in the bread machine, then rolled it out and just topped it with butter and cinnamon/sugar. But these look WAY more delicious! I really must make these!

Seriously, why don’t you have your own cookbook yet?! ;)

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 28, 2010 at 9:23 pm

These look so incredible!

For Christmas morning breakfast we always just have a simple buffet of toast, eggs, and fruit. I think I need to add these cinnamon rolls to the menu this year to kick start our sweet tooths for the day. ;)

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Kayla November 28, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Wow, these look amazing! I’ve made homemade cinnamon rolls before, I do it the easy way! Haha, I made dough in the bread machine, then rolled it out and just topped it with butter and cinnamon/sugar. But these look WAY more delicious! I really must make these!

Seriously, why don’t you have your own cookbook yet?! ;)

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Cara Craves... November 28, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Can I just choose you as the winner, cause this is the best idea ever.
You are such a great baker and teacher; you make it look quite effortless.
You should be very proud of yourself.

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Leanne @healthfulpursuit November 28, 2010 at 9:34 pm

I agree with Kayla – you need a cookbook!

I cannot wait to make these for Christmas morning, gluten free of course. I’ll let you know how that goes… and the vegan cream cheese icing!? How fantastic! Thanks for another amazing recipe!

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Rachel (tea and chocolate) November 28, 2010 at 9:34 pm

These look incredible! I’ve made homemade cinnamon rolls before, but this recipe sure beats the one I used. Good luck on the challenge!

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Jillian @ Reshape Your Life November 28, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Awesome job Angela! These look AMAZING! Completely drool worthy! I will HAVE to try to make these… Although the whole “yeast” thing scares me.

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runblondie26 November 28, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Wow, those look absolutely out of control.

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Melissa @ I Never Imagined November 28, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Ange!!! This is amazing!!!!! Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to vote!!!

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saffity November 28, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Totally making these for a gathering tomorrow!!! These sound DELISH!

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Ravenous Rowie November 28, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Holy deliciousness! Those look amazing! Unfortunately, now I want cinnamon rolls instead of dinner…

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Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) November 28, 2010 at 10:21 pm

No words! This whole post is spectacular and the photos are breathtaking! I hope you win :)

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Lynna November 28, 2010 at 10:23 pm

Your Project Food Blog posts are the best! I really like how you named all the different topping combinations! Also, the font you used in the photos is great. Everything looks so professional!

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Shanna, like Banana November 28, 2010 at 10:44 pm

May I come over for your Christmas breakfast? ;)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2010 at 11:09 am

Sure :) Please bring Eric chocolate. ;)

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Fanta November 28, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Wow… you’ve really outdone yourself here. This was a successful project and the directions and illustrations are perfect. Thank you!

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Sandy November 28, 2010 at 10:57 pm

Elegant and amazing! Great job!

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Amber from Girl with the Red Hair November 28, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Amazing! I can’t wait to try making these for my family at Christmas!!

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Kris November 28, 2010 at 11:17 pm

The amount of work and heart and soul your pour into these challenges truly shines through in your posts!!!! Simply AMAZING! You deserve to win this hands down. You’ve got my vote! :-)

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Ashley @ Nourishing the Soul November 28, 2010 at 11:25 pm

What a fun and delicious idea!

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Mastering Public Health (@MasPublicHealth) November 28, 2010 at 11:26 pm

I am speechless. What a fantastic effort! — every time.

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Elle November 28, 2010 at 11:28 pm

you are simply an over-achiever. simply…. and you ROCKED the cinnamon roll. wonderul.!!

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Ally November 28, 2010 at 11:29 pm

These looks fantastic and I love that they are vegan!! I love the idea of having different toping options. How fun.

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Laura November 28, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Absolutely Stunning!
Im so in the mood for cinnamon buns and christmas.
nomnomnom

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Alaina November 29, 2010 at 12:01 am

I could practically taste it! Those look AMAZING!!! :-P

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sassy molassy November 29, 2010 at 12:17 am

Oh my lanta, Angela, that looks amazing! I made pumpkin cinnamon rolls last week w/ pumpkin mixed into the dough. They were absolutely delicious. I love the topping bar idea and the various options for drizzling the frosting. Brilliant! I bet Eric loves having these goodies around to “test.” I know my boyfriend LOVES it when I want to make something new. :)

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Ashley November 29, 2010 at 12:23 am

Those look so amazing. Beyond words amazing! I’m jealous at your creativity with food. I’m definitely trying these out in the future!

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Andrea @ CanYouStayForDinner.com November 29, 2010 at 12:24 am

Angela,
I am one hundred percent, totally, completely, can’t hardly stand it, in love with you. This post is radiating with talent, passion, and grace. You really really won this. I know I’m gushing, but your level of dedication is unparalleled; I’m so inspired. Best of luck this round- you deserve it!
-Andrea

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Aww i luv u!

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Alicia November 29, 2010 at 12:26 am

Your seriously amazing, btw I’m totally drooling. I think you’ll win this next one no problem :)

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christyn @ All Ways Nutritious November 29, 2010 at 12:33 am

gorgeous! you are the next Martha. i have been contemplating cinnamon rolls and am thankful to have step by step instructions from OSG. i love the floss cutting idea. you have my vote!!

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Steph in Dubai November 29, 2010 at 12:44 am

LOVE IT! You are amazing!

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Amanda November 29, 2010 at 12:48 am

Incredible…. really really incredible. That post must’ve taken forever to write and photograph!

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Coco November 29, 2010 at 12:50 am

It’s official: I want to be YOU when I grow up! lol seriously…seriously cinnamon buns + pumpkin pie…+ whiskey…I just went into a diabetic coma. *drooling*

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Marie-Sophie November 29, 2010 at 12:56 am

These photos are beautiful, Angela!!!! And once again I am deeply saddened that we don’t have canned pumpkin here in Germany. Well, looks like I need a cheesecloth … :-)

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The Cuisinerd November 29, 2010 at 1:02 am

YUM TOWN! Nicely done lady!!

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Jackie November 29, 2010 at 1:25 am

Those look positively divine!!! Yummy….wish I could taste yours.

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May November 29, 2010 at 1:37 am

Angie, could you please be my personal chef ? I know I can always count on you to deliver something so nutritious & delicious! Eric is really really lucky to have you . I’m so jealous =p

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Tosca November 29, 2010 at 2:27 am

can’t wait to try :)
looks amazing, but be tasting so super great

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Tosca November 29, 2010 at 2:29 am

hmmm, my typing is a little, but you know what I mean.
must be delicious

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Cherine November 29, 2010 at 3:25 am

Absolutely amazing!

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thefruitpersuit (Sabine) November 29, 2010 at 5:11 am

Un-frickin-believable Angela! You are THE baking superstar, imo!

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Nikki November 29, 2010 at 7:05 am

Wow it looks delicious! Great post =D

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AGS November 29, 2010 at 7:13 am

Wow.

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Casey Thomas November 29, 2010 at 8:00 am

Looks wonderful Angela!

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Jillian @ Reshape Your Life November 29, 2010 at 8:48 am

Ok, so I already commented yesterday… But I had DREAMS about these cinnamon rolls. I think a trial run will be in order before Christmas… and like SOON!! Oooo maybe I’ll make them for after my first race on Saturday!

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Allison @ Food for Healing November 29, 2010 at 8:58 am

those look so good, i love buns.
the dental floss is such a good idea! i’ll have to rememeber that because the knife does seem to stick!

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Clara November 29, 2010 at 9:02 am

Angela,
YUMM!
I absolutley love your blog. I re-create your recipes on a weekly basis!
Question: What do you do with all the left-overs??
Clara.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Let me just say Eric brought A LOT into work hehe
and I froze dough too

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Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun November 29, 2010 at 9:18 am

Holy cow! Those look amazing. I love the variety of shots of the rolls with different toppings too. How creative. And delicious.

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Annie November 29, 2010 at 9:28 am

Wow. Those cinnamon rolls look delicious! I plan on making them in the next few weeks. Good luck with this challenge. You got my vote!

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jenna November 29, 2010 at 9:38 am

SO BEAUTIFUL ANGELA! you need your own cook book!!!

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megan @ whatmegansmaking November 29, 2010 at 9:38 am

amazing – how in the world did you do that last picture?

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Lee November 29, 2010 at 9:44 am

Angela, these turned out beautifully! How many test runs do you do before the final??

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2010 at 11:11 am

I think I did 3 or 4 trials :)

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Camille November 29, 2010 at 10:04 am

What an excellent idea!
As always, you have my vote :)

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Jenny November 29, 2010 at 10:32 am

you never cease to amaze me! Awesome!

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RhodeyGirl November 29, 2010 at 10:34 am

1. I made cinnamon rolls this weekend too! My post is coming tomorrow. So fun!

2. I LOVE your table. It is so beautiful and just perfect for the holiday season.

3. I can tell you went the extra step, and I can’t wait to vote for you.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2010 at 11:11 am

thanks love!

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carpensm @ A Life Without Ice Cream November 29, 2010 at 10:42 am

OMG! Throughout the course of this blog I went from thinking “hmm those sound yummy” to “OMG, I need to find a way to make these for my family for Christmas morning!!!” These sound totally to die for! Best of luck!

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Natalia - a side of simple November 29, 2010 at 10:44 am

I just have one thing to say, or rather request. Can I come over for your holiday breakfast? Please? :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2010 at 11:11 am

Sureeeeeee :) Please bring bourbon. lol

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Tiffany L November 29, 2010 at 10:46 am

Angela. Thanks so much for this post and best wishes on the blog contest. The cinnamon rolls look delicious. Having cinnamon rolls on Christmas Day is my new favorite tradition and making them ‘vegan’ was something I was going to attempt for this Christmas. Thanks for sharing the process.

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Emily November 29, 2010 at 11:05 am

Omg! One of the first things I baked when I got home for Thanksgiving break last week was veganyumyum’s cinnamon rolls. Cutting the rolls with thread (or dental floss in your case) is a completely genius way not to smoosh them, I was seriously amazed hahaha. I can’t wait to go back home for Christmas to make the pumpkin edition! Thank you, and you have my vote (like always).

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Moni'sMeals November 29, 2010 at 11:07 am

Unreal Angela, unreal! (in a good way!)
You do such an amazing job.
Plus it looks straight out of a Foods Magazine.
NICE WORK and GREAT RECIPE!

Go Angela Go!

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Izzlecanoe November 29, 2010 at 11:12 am

Hey Angela, First time commenter. I love your blog and these look totally amazing……I have a question though. Where did you get the yeast for this? I made bread yesterday and my yeast did not look like that!!!!! After activation it just had a few bubbles, not a beautiful foam like yours….. The bread was tasty but a little dense and I think it was the yeast…..any tips would be really appreciated.

Have a great day
Isla

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2010 at 2:31 pm

I will look at the brand of the yeast when I get home I cant quite remember what I used :)
Maybe your yeast was expired?

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Sabina November 29, 2010 at 11:22 am

Angela!

Awesome, awesome job! Those treats look delicious! Your presentation of them… I’m speechless: great pictures, great table decorating. Best of luck in the challenge!

Some questions: what about using a stand mixer for the mixing and the kneading? Would that work as well?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Im really not sure. I havent had luck with stand mixers and kneading dough. It would be a ‘use at your own risk’ type of thing. ;)

It would work for the icing for sure though.

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Kyla November 29, 2010 at 11:22 am

These look amazing!
Your story is very inspiring to me. It’s takes a lot of guts to change your path in life , figure out what you really want to do, and go for it! When you do what you love it definateyl shows!
I love your photos! What kind of camera do you use?!

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Amber K November 29, 2010 at 11:43 am

I don’t think I would ever have the patience for that kind of baking! (Especially since I’d have to figure out the best flours for a gluten-free version). But you do inspire me to become more comfortable in the kitchen!

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Ashley M. [at] (never home)maker November 29, 2010 at 11:52 am

Hahaha. “The Hippie” — I love it. Creative as always, Angela!

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Janna November 29, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Need. To. Make. These. Immediately.

My roll of choice would be The Indecisive! YUM!

You never cease to amaze me. And way to use mint flavoured dental floss ha!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes November 29, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Wow these look amazing…I want to reach through the screen and steal one.

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Vegan In The Rough November 29, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls? I LOVE YOU!!!
Can’t wait to make these!

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Dee November 29, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Oh my gosh! Every week you blow me away! You absolutely have my vote!

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Laura November 29, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Oh my word those look amazing

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Amy November 29, 2010 at 2:01 pm

All I can say is that I know know what I am making for Christmas morning breakfast! You really can’t go wrong with toasted pecans, cinnamon and a yummy yeast dough! Can’t wait to make this!

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Melissa November 29, 2010 at 2:21 pm

What an amazing job. So much work!!! Everything looks beautiful and I can’t wait to make me some pumpkin pie cinnamon rolls.

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Brittany November 29, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Oh I don’t know how you do it!! People are drooling throughout the world over VEGAN cinnamon rolls! If I wasn’t so deep in to studying for finals I would be making these… alas I will wait until December 16th and then it’ll be good times!! Thank you for always having amazing posts that live completely and utterly in every dream I dream at night… I’m just waiting for the moment I’ll be yelling out COOKIE in my sleep and my boyfriend Ryan will get concerned!!

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Gloria November 29, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Forget Project Food Blogger, move over Ina Garten, you are the next big food star. Period. I am constantly blown away by your detailed instructions, creative ideas, and delicious food. Vegan or not, people LOVE you! Congratulations in advance, because you are going to blow everyone out of the water! And now I shall wipe the drool off my face and make these cinnamon rolls ;)

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Chelsea November 29, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Angela, you are like my hero.

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sippitysup November 29, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I don’t even know what to say, or how to explain that I can smell these baking all the way to Los Angeles. Beautiful in every way. GREG

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Anna November 29, 2010 at 4:12 pm

I’ve always declared my grandmother’s cinnamon rolls as being the best there is, but I think these have won. I can’t wait to try making them!

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Alicia November 29, 2010 at 4:29 pm

Great idea! Very helpful pictures. I love the idea of adding personalized toppings to these. Yum!

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Sarah November 29, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Please tell me you’re working on a cookbook!? I’d love to have all of your recipes compiled into one b/c it seems like I’m constantly looking at OSG for recipes! You are super talented. I’m making the “Twix or Treat Fingers” right now for my kiddos….mmm!

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Cathy Breit November 29, 2010 at 4:46 pm

you consistently top yourself, angela! This is amazing..can’t wait to try this! Great job on PFB!!
love,
cathy b. @ brightbakes

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Nichole November 29, 2010 at 5:19 pm

These look amazing, and given my pumpkin obsession, these are right up my alley. I am soooooo making these.

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Margaret November 29, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Hi Angela

These look amazing. Love all the photos included this time.

I am sooooo gforward to having these on MY table on Christmas morning.

Love the toppings on the side – a great way for everbody to make their own finished roll. I also love the ideal of serving the topings in your Cups and Saucers…. what a GREAT idea.

Like a lot of your friends, I agree (as do a number of my friends) that you should do a Cook Book.

Perhaps all the amazing work you have done for PROJECT FOOD BLOG can be the start of your very own FIRST COOK BOOK.

Judging from your comments, it seems that everybody is just waiting for it to come HOT OFF THE PRESS!!!

Way to go again….. Good luck to the next round and I have already voted.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2010 at 11:35 pm

so kind, thank you!

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Jenna November 29, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Wow! Cinnamon rolls are probably one of my favorite guilty pleasures! I am going to make these for Christmas morning, and I definitely think I am going to need to make your bourbon expresso sauce to go on top! I’m a little scared to use yeasted dough (I’ve never attempted to use yeast before), but thanks to your wonderful instructions and pictures, I think I might be able to do it!

You have my vote yet again! Oh, I also just wanted to say that I made your Pepperment Walnut Crunch Blondies this weekend and my meat eating boyfriend loved them and couldn’t believe they were vegan! He especially liked looking at how ground flax seeds gel up to make a vegan egg replacer ;) He also LOVES your vegan gravy!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2010 at 11:35 pm

that’s great! Glad you enjoyed them :)
Thanks for your support!

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amy gray November 29, 2010 at 5:42 pm

these pictures are soo beautiful! this recipe looks amazing thank you!

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[email protected] November 29, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Wow! I’m impressed ( and now very very hungry! ) Just beautiful :) Aloha!

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[email protected] November 29, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Unbelievable. You should win PFB right now!

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Balanced Healthy Life November 29, 2010 at 8:10 pm

What a great post! I just got done voting for you! I am so happy you remembered one for Santa! : )

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Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life November 29, 2010 at 8:13 pm

This is fantastic…hands down! You are amazing girl! :-D

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Virginia @ YtotheUmmy November 29, 2010 at 9:26 pm

UGH. adopt me! I want allll of these cinnamon rolls!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2010 at 11:36 pm

sure, can you make glo bars? lol ;)

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momgateway November 29, 2010 at 10:18 pm

I love the idea of “Build your own cinnamon roll party” with different toppings and frosting! Superb!

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Heidi - Apples Under My Bed November 30, 2010 at 12:26 am

Another great entry, Angela. I just love this! I now think it is achievable to tackle them myself!! yum. what a fun breakfast. I love everything about it. Just voted for you!
Heidi xo

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Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) November 30, 2010 at 12:38 am

I love that font that you’ve been using in your photos! Can I ask which one it is??

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Ben November 30, 2010 at 1:07 am

I last made cinnamon rolls in a home ec class in jr high. These look better. :) Sticky bun bottom with bourbon, please!

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Julie @ Willow Bird Baking November 30, 2010 at 1:10 am

These look delectable, and I LOVE the idea of a toppings bar for cinnamon rolls!! Great job!

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Kristy H November 30, 2010 at 2:16 am

Hi, yummmmmm! these look so good and I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for all the cookie receipes, I am making your soft peanut butter cookies tonight for dessert. I have been trying to go dairy free for the last couple of Months and have succeded with milk and butter but am finding it hard to cut cheese out of my diet. Do you have any tips that might help? did you find this difficult when going vegan?

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retro sweets November 30, 2010 at 3:40 am

I really like it here because your’re taking a picture of every step. Can’t wait to try this! Yum!

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retro sweets November 30, 2010 at 4:29 am

And by the way, I’ve voted for you on foodbuzz…. Goodluck! :)

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traci November 30, 2010 at 6:17 am

Do you ever get tired of hearing the word delicious ? :) Because well these look so delicious !
They also looked lke they were fun to make :) You have my vote :D

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Roz November 30, 2010 at 9:02 am

You SO deserve to win this challenge. Your photos, ideas, recipes and presentation are without comparison!!!! You have my vote for SURE!!! And if a publisher doesn’t jump at the chance and get you a book offer, well, I just don’t get it!!!
Dental floss? LOVE that idea!!!

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Heidi November 30, 2010 at 9:45 am

Wow wow wow. I am humbled on so many levels! Everything looks breathtaking!!

I’m off to vote for ya!

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Amy November 30, 2010 at 10:22 am

I love your blog!! I made a username just to vote for you on project food blog! i have been a vegan for 6 months you are total inspiration! thank you!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 30, 2010 at 11:23 am

thank you!

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Liz @ IHeartVegetables November 30, 2010 at 10:32 am

Wow those look SO amazing!!!! I love the pictures, and the lucky baking bowl ;) Your whole family is lucky to have such a talented cook!!! :)

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Jess - The Domestic Vegan November 30, 2010 at 10:54 am

I am SO making these!!! I loooove making cinnamon rolls, but have never even thought of pumpkin pie cinnamon rolls! That almost sounds TOO delicious…

GORGEOUS pictures!

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Cassidy Wilson November 30, 2010 at 11:47 am

Beautiful as always. Your creativity and sense of whimsy is so inspiring. Keep up your hard work : )

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stephchows November 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm

WOW simply amazing and delicious! Good luck!! voted!

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Lindsey November 30, 2010 at 2:40 pm

You are amazing!! I want those so badly on my Christmas morning that I think I’m ready to concur my bread making fear.
PS – I wish I was a part of your family because they must be really, really happy when you come over for dinner :)

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Theresa November 30, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Angela – you are beyond incredible!!!! Quick question though – at what point did u freeze them? And how long would u allow them to thaw before baking – and bake for the same time? I am dying to make them this weekend for visiting family but need to make them ahead of time.
Thanks so much!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 1, 2010 at 9:35 am

I froze the dough (in a ball), but I think I did hear you can freeze the rolls too. I’m not 100% sure on that one!

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Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen November 30, 2010 at 3:32 pm

What an amazing post, I loved to step by step direction photos! I’ve recently fallen in love with yeast breads too and might have to give these a try. (I made some chocolate cinnamon rolls a while back but pumpkin sounds great for this time of year!) Good luck this round!

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Heather November 30, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Hoooo-kay….I LOVE Bulleit. It is so freakin’ good. You won me over with the first photo.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 1, 2010 at 9:34 am

i concur!

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Lisa November 30, 2010 at 5:37 pm

You are INCREDIBLE! You are going to win this whole contest!!!! New Buick for YOU. :)

It makes me consider being a vegan (although seriously don’t think I can give up meat, I do love it), I didn’t know you could make everything in a vegan way!

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Lauren November 30, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Wow. These look seriously amazing! I always enjoy reading your blog – it makes me smile. And drool a bit too. =)

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Michaela November 30, 2010 at 8:42 pm

I love how many pictures you have. When it comes to making yeasted recipes, more pictures is always better. Something is always confusing otherwise.

The recipe looks delightful. I can’t wait to experiment with my cinnamon rolls!

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torviewtoronto November 30, 2010 at 9:07 pm

lovely post and filling delicious

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[email protected] November 30, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Excellent post beginning to end. So much effort. you have my vote.

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Hot Polka Dot's Mom December 1, 2010 at 8:41 am

Delightful post. Delicious recipe. Dough demystified. Well done!

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Audrey December 1, 2010 at 9:06 pm

This is probably your most amazing post ever, Angela. And you have some tough competition in yourself. Haha. Seriously, every shot is art and the rolls look amazing…like something from a high class cooking magazine. My favorite part of this post was all the names and combinations you came up with. I love the running joke about Eric wanting everything covered in chocolate. You are really too awesome. And that last photo was breathtaking…however did you get that keyhole look? You really amaze me. I can tell all the hard work that you put into this post. Now will someone please give you a Food Network show and a book deal already? The book is practically in the bag because you can write, photograph, cook, bake and have a contagious enthusiasm for life. And I better stop. Haha.

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Kim December 2, 2010 at 12:11 am

School has kept me away from the blogosphere for months, but it looks like I came back just in time. This is an amazing post. I love the photos, the step by step instructions, the downloadable ingredients. And the cinnamon buns!! I can’t believe how good they look. I usually follow a yeast free diet, so I’ve never attempted something like this. But I’m tempted to try over the holidays just because these look irresistible. And I can’t get over how great this post is… it could be its own mini cinnamon bun cookbook. :)

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Peggy December 2, 2010 at 7:33 am

Ok yeah, I was totally drooling during this entire post! I want these now! Definitely creative with the “make your own” section! Love it! Voting as we speak!

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Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot December 2, 2010 at 12:06 pm

I made cinnamon rolls for my would-be PFB challenge 8 post too. Yours look lovely and I adore all your topping options! You have my vote and good luck to you!

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Lori Lynn December 2, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Hi Angela – what a great idea for a holiday breakfast party! Adore your table setting! Good luck!
LL

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Natalie December 3, 2010 at 8:59 am

Just wanted to let you know that I made these last night. I divided them in half, one container for home, one for work. They were devoured by the household. Then I brought them into work this morning. They’ve only been there for an hour and they’re almost gone. No one know they’re vegan, and Im not telling.

I’ve tried to make cinnamon rolls once before and they were a DISASTER. Thank you so much for this well organized and explanatory recipe.

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Frankie December 3, 2010 at 4:30 pm

I just want to live under your kitchen table! Those look absolutely sinful. :)

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Jean December 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm

As we would not be together on Christmas morning and cinnamon rolls have been a tradition for us as we open our gifts in the morning, one of my daughters made a pan of these rolls for each of us. They were quite delicious.

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Natasha June 8, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Where can I find the Bourbon Espresso, Pumpkin Glaze, and Chocolate Ganache frosting recipes? This looks delicious.

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Hannah June 15, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Just made these, YUM! Smells amazing, I made them before and lived them! Although this time I didn’t need the entire 90 minutes for the dough to rise, maxes like 18 when I made them! Great surprises :) thanks so much for coming up with this brilliant recipe. Love it! All my non-vegan friends and family are in love just as much as I am, you ruined Cinnabon in this house for sure! :D no complaints!!!

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Sara September 23, 2012 at 9:10 pm

I just made these, everyone loves them – including me! It’s going to be very hard to not get seconds. Thank you for another amazing recipe!

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Jean C October 8, 2012 at 7:54 am

This recipe sounds great! Love your sense of humor too, I will have to look at your other recipes!

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Marissa Whitt April 14, 2013 at 5:38 pm

I absolutely LOVE your website! I have spent hours on it, just salivating over the delicious looking recipes. I’ve tired the chia seeds, which I have never had before, and they are definitely interesting! I want to make ALL of the recipes that you have posted, but don’t have time right now. Thank you for all of your hard work on this site. I will spend many more hours and days checking out everything!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 14, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Hi Marissa, Aw thank you so much! That means a lot to me. :) Enjoy!

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Christa June 14, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Made these the other day and had ’em for breakfast… anything pumpkin is DELICIOUS. Thanks for sharing, check out the outcome!

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L July 26, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Hi, so I know this may be a little bit of a stretch… But is there any way you can make this gluten free? By just using gluten free flour or would it be a bit more complicated?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 27, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Hey there, I think it would probably take some testing to get just right! I haven’t tried making them gluten-free unfortunately, so I’m not sure if a GF flour would work. I would suggest looking online for some GF + vegan cinnamon roll recipes and seeing what they use for flour. Good luck!

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Ashlie November 6, 2013 at 1:50 pm

I really want to make these – they look amazing. But, I can’t seem to get the pdf file to open. I am the only one with this problem? Help!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 11, 2013 at 9:45 am

It’s working for me – can you try it again?

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Gwen February 2, 2014 at 7:12 pm

I made these for my honey today as a little anniversary gift. They were AMAZING. Hands down, best home-made cinnamon rolls ever. Thank you so much!

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Jessica September 3, 2014 at 1:13 pm

These look fabulous. I tried clicking the link to the project food blog, however, and was unable to access the recipe. Is there any way to access the recipe?

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Elsie June 7, 2017 at 3:27 am

This is Great!!!.you should see how i’m drooling..

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FudgeFanatic August 17, 2017 at 3:31 pm

Cant wait to give this a try! Looks absolutely gorgeous.

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