Easy, Soy-Free Cinnamon Rolls

Hello! Welcome to Beyond Soy!

Ashley and I both love cinnamon rolls as a morning treat on special occasions. When we started eating soy-free, we could no longer rely on just grabbing a package of cinnamon rolls from the grocery store as most pre-packaged bread contains soy. Instead, we learned to make them at home! These days, we use the recipe below to make our own cinnamon rolls. They are quite easy to make and come out perfectly every time!



What you’ll need:

  • 1 packet yeast
  • 1 cup milk (we use almond milk)
  • 3 tbsp + 2 tbsp butter
  • Salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • Canola oil
  • Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup raisins (if desired)


  • 2 tbsp milk (we use almond milk)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


What to do:

  1. Heat the milk and 3 tbsp butter in the microwave for 1 minute
  2. Check that the temperature is between 90 and 115 degrees F, then transfer the milk to a large bowl and add the yeast
  3. Let sit for 10 minutes
  4. Add 1 tbsp sugar and a dash of salt to the yeast mixture
  5. Add flour, stir, and form dough into a ball
  6. Coat mixing bowl with canola oil
  7. Add dough ball to bowl, cover, and place it somewhere warm to let the dough rise
  8. Let sit for 1 hour
  9. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to ~1/4 in thickness
  10. Brush dough with 1.5 tbsp melted butter
  11. Cover dough with remaining sugar and sprinkle with cinnamon
  12. Spread raisins evenly across dough
  13. Roll up the dough from the long side
  14. Cut the rolls into 2 inch segments (should yield ~9 rolls)
  15. Place cut rolls into greased 8x8 pan and brush tops with 1/2 tbsp butter
  16. Cover and set in a warm place while the oven is preheating
  17. Preheat oven to 350 F
  18. Bake for 25 minutes
  19. While the rolls are baking, mix milk and powdered sugar to make glaze
  20. Remove rolls from oven, coat with glaze
  21. Serve immediately or let cool

Enjoy these cinnamon rolls as a morning treat, or make them the night before and heat them up in the microwave the next morning for an even easier morning!