Easy Vegan Cinnamon Twists Recipe - Dairy Free and Egg Free! (2024)

These flaky cinnamon twists are lightly covered in cane sugar and cinnamon. Did I mention they’re vegan? No dairy, no eggs. Just delicious.

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When I was a kid, my mom’s cinnamon twists were the envy of all my friends. Every year as the holidays approached, my mom would pack these tasty bundles of cinnamon doughy-ness in my lunch and my classmates would just have to have ’em.

They would offer me items from their lunch in exchange for just one cinnamon twist and – being the (somewhat) generous person I was as a child, I would share (sometimes). Now that I’m all grown I no longer feel the urge to bogart the cinnamon twists and am happily sharingmy mom’s cinnamon twists recipe with the whole internet.

One catch though – I’ve made themdairy and egg free! If you’re vegan – this is great news. If you’re not – don’t worry, you won’t know the difference. Here’s a breakdown of how to make cinnamon twists from scratch. It’s pretty simple and the result is hella delicious.

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Vegan Cinnamon Twists Recipe

Prep Time:5 minutes / Cook Time: 15-20 minutes / Total Time:20-25 minutes / Serves:Makes 32 cinnamon twists.

Cuisine:Baking / Description:Cinnamon Twists/ DietaryInfo:Dairy Free, Egg Free, Meat Free


2 1/2 cups all purpose flour(or flour alternative)

1tsp baking powder (try to get analuminum free brand)

1cup vegan margarine (such as Earth Balance)

1 chia “egg” (1tbsp chia seeds +2 1/2 tbsp water)

1/2 cup almond milk (or other milk alternative)

1 cup white sugar (I like to use cane sugar)

Cinnamon to taste


1. Mix flour, baking powder and margarine using a fork or masher.

2. Mix chia seeds and water in a separate bowl and let stand for 2-3minutes to thicken.

3. Add milk to chia egg, stir, then add wet ingredients toflour mixture.

3. Use your hands to mix well.If too sticky, add a small amount of flour. If too dry, add a small amount of milk. Separate into 4 balls and chill in fridge for an hour.

4. Spread about 1/4 cup of sugar on counter. Add cinnamon until mixture is light brown in colour and lightly kneed one ball on top. Roll out thewith a rolling pin until you have a circle about 10″ in diameter.

5. Spread the cinnamon-sugar mixture from the countertopon top of the dough circle until the dough is covered. Flip and repeat on other side.

6. Cut the circle like a pizza so you have 8 “slices.” Then, starting at the long end, rolleach slice until the pointy end is tucked under the twist. Sprinkle more cinnamon-sugar on top if desired.

7. Repeat stepsfour to sixfor the remaining three balls of dough.

8. Place twists on one or two greased cookie sheets (you can also place themon parchment paper or on an eco-friendly silicone baking mat). Don’t worry about spacing them out too much as they don’t spread while baking the same way cookies do.

9. Bake at 325F for 15-20 minutes. Let cool completely, then store in an airtight container. (Or just eat them all in one sitting. I’ve done it before. You get over the shame pretty quickly.)

Do you have a favourite holiday baking recipe? Think you might give thiseasy cinnamon twist recipea go? Comment below – let’s talk all things pastry! Please consider sharing the recipe with all your cinnamon twist loving friends… or just save it for yourself. I won’t tell.


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Last Updated on November 26, 2023 (Originally Posted on December 20, 2017)

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