Vegan cinnamon roll blondies are an easier way to enjoy homemade cinnamon rolls! They’re perfectly soft, chewy, buttery, and sweet. The blondie base is topped with a cinnamon sugar crust and vanilla icing drizzle. The recipe is dairy-free, eggless, and gluten-free friendly. Enjoy them for dessert or as a weekend breakfast treat!

a stack of two vegan cinnamon roll blondies with a bite taken out of the top one

When you have a craving for cinnamon rolls but don’t want the hassle of making them, choose these Vegan Cinnamon Roll Blondies instead! They provide the same delicious flavors but far less time, energy, and effort. (And far fewer dishes – yay!)

These bars begin with a soft, chewy, and buttery blondie base. Then, they’re coated with a crystalized cinnamon-sugar crust. Lastly, a sweet vanilla icing is drizzled on top. What’s not to love about that?!

When I say these are easier than cinnamon rolls, I truly mean it. The recipe uses simple ingredients you likely already have in your pantry at home. I’m talking basics – like flour, brown sugar, powdered sugar, and cinnamon. There’s no yeast and no eggs required. Plus, you don’t have to wait for dough to rise or create a messy floured surface in your kitchen.

These bars are a wonderful dessert, of course, but they’re also a fun breakfast treat for weekends, holidays, and brunches. Everyone loves cinnamon rolls, so everyone will enjoy these blondies! PS: If you’re a cinnamon roll lover, you’ll also enjoy my Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake and Cinnamon Roll Energy Balls.

These cinnamon roll blondies are:

  • Vegan, egg-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free friendly
  • Soft, buttery, chewy, and sweet
  • Warmly spiced with cinnamon
  • Topped with a swirly vanilla glaze
  • Much easier than homemade cinnamon rolls!
a pile of vegan cinnamon roll blondies with cinnamon sugar and vanilla icing on white parchment paper

Ingredients in vegan cinnamon roll bars

  • Flour: Use all-purpose flour, also known as plain flour. If you would like to make these bars gluten-free, you can swap it with gluten-free all-purpose flour.
  • Sugar: Both granulated sugar and brown sugar add sweetness. Extra granulated sugar is required for the cinnamon sugar topping.
  • Vegan butter: I recommend using a vegan buttery spread (from a tub), but any kind should work. I typically use the Earth Balance brand.
  • Powdered sugar: Confectioner’s sugar is the main ingredient for the vanilla icing. Sifting the sugar helps remove clumps, so I recommend doing this.
  • Non-dairy milk: Use any non-dairy milk, like almond milk or oat milk.
  • Cornstarch: Cornstarch helps create a tender, chewy texture.
  • Baking powder: This leavening agent helps the blondies rise while baking.
  • Cinnamon: A key ingredient! These wouldn’t be complete without lots of cinnamon.
  • Vanilla: This adds a sweet flavor and aroma while baking.
  • Salt: Salt enhances the other ingredients.
bowls of ingredients for vegan cinnamon roll blondies

How to make vegan cinnamon roll blondies

For the full ingredient measurements and step-by-step instructions, scroll down to view the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8×8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper, leaving some of the paper hanging over the edges.

a handheld mixer creaming vegan butter and sugar together in a glass mixing bowl
In a large bowl, add vegan butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Using a stand mixer or electric handheld mixer, cream together until light and fluffy (about 1-2 minutes).
creamed vegan butter, sugar, almond milk, and vanilla extract in a glass mixing bowl
Add non-dairy milk and vanilla extract. Cream together once more to combine.
ingredients for vegan cinnamon roll blondies in a glass mixing bowl
Add all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
a hand holding a silicone spatula mixing vegan cinnamon roll blondies dough in a glass bowl
Fold together just until the flour is incorporated.
vegan cinnamon roll blondies dough in a square baking dish
Transfer blondie dough to the baking dish. Using clean hands or a silicone spatula, press it against the bottom of the dish.
vegan cinnamon roll blondies dough topped with cinnamon sugar in a square baking dish
In a small bowl, add granulated sugar and cinnamon. Mix together. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top of the blondie dough.
baked vegan cinnamon roll blondies with cinnamon sugar on white parchment paper
Bake blondies for 30 minutes. Use the toothpick test to determine doneness. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool completely.
baked vegan cinnamon roll blondies with cinnamon sugar and vanilla icing on white parchment paper
In a bowl, add powdered sugar, vegan butter, non-dairy milk, vanilla, and salt. Whisk together until smooth. Drizzle icing on top of the blondies. Slice and enjoy!

Tips for making the best cinnamon roll blondies

Weigh the flour. Use a food scale for the most accurate results. If you don’t have a food scale, make sure you gently spoon flour into the measuring cup. Then, scrape off any excess with the back of a knife. Do not scoop and pack flour into the cup, or you’ll end up using way too much.

Do not over-mix the dough. Once you add the flour to the bowl, mix the ingredients just until combined. This will ensure your bars are soft and chewy. If you over-mix the dough, you’ll end up over-developing the flour. This often creates a gummy texture in baked goods.

Don’t over-bake the bars. I recommend using the toothpick test to confirm doneness. To do this, insert a toothpick into the center. If it comes out gooey, bake for longer. If it comes out almost clean, the blondies are done.

Don’t skimp on the icing. The vanilla icing is my favorite part! I believe it really completes these cinnamon roll bars. Be liberal with it and coat the bars generously.

Let the icing set before slicing. It’s easier to cleanly slice the blondies if you let the icing set first. After drizzling it on top, wait 10 minutes before cutting into them.

a pile of vegan cinnamon roll blondies with vanilla icing and cinnamon sugar

How to store vegan cinnamon roll blondies

Store these cinnamon roll bars inside a sealed container. Enjoy within 3-5 days.

If you would like to save them longterm, keep stored in the freezer. Enjoy within 3 months. Let thaw to room temperature before consuming.

a pile of vegan cinnamon roll blondies with cinnamon sugar and vanilla icing on white parchment paper

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a stack of two vegan cinnamon roll blondies with a bite taken out of the top one

Vegan Cinnamon Roll Blondies

  • Author: Kaylie Grace
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 16 blondies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Vegan cinnamon roll blondies are soft, chewy, buttery, and sweet! They’re topped with warm cinnamon sugar and a vanilla icing glaze. The easy recipe is dairy-free, eggless, and gluten-free friendly. This breakfast dessert is made with no yeast and no eggs. They’re effortless and way easier to make than homemade cinnamon rolls!


Ingredients

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Blondies

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, slightly softened (112g)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed (106g)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (96g)
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (272g)
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (48g)
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon

Vanilla Icing

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8×8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper, leaving some of the paper hanging over the edges.
  2. In a large bowl, add vegan butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Using a stand mixer or electric handheld mixer, cream together until light and fluffy (about 1-2 minutes). Add non-dairy milk and vanilla extract. Cream together once more to combine.
  3. Add all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Fold together just until the flour is incorporated.
  4. Transfer blondie dough to the baking dish. Using clean hands or a silicone spatula, press it against the bottom of the dish.
  5. In a small bowl, add granulated sugar and cinnamon. Mix together. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top of the blondie dough.
  6. Bake blondies for 30 minutes. Use the toothpick test to determine doneness. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool completely.
  7. Once the blondies have cooled, prepare the vanilla icing. In a bowl, add powdered sugar, vegan butter, non-dairy milk, vanilla, and salt. Whisk together until evenly smooth. Drizzle icing on top of the blondies. Gently slice into 16 bars. Enjoy!

Notes

  • How to store: Store blondies inside a sealed container. Enjoy within 3-5 days.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 blondie
  • Calories: 187
  • Sugar: 18g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1.5g

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