VANILLA MATCHA ROLLS! A twist on the classic gooey, delicious cinnamon roll! I have a huge love for matcha and love experimenting different ways in using this vibrant magical green powder. It is so important to use good quality matcha, I use Aiya matcha!  These vanilla matcha rolls are perfect for a weekend breakfast treat or as dessert of course!

Vegan Vanilla Matcha Rolls

Makes 8 rolls

Author: Alexa Soto




3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 packet instant (or rapid-rise) yeast
4 tbsp vegan butter (I use earth balance) *divided*
2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
pinch of salt
1 tbsp Aiya matcha
4 tbsp cane sugar *divided*
1 cups organic powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract



1. In a large bowl place the almond milk and 2 Tbsp vegan butter, place in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds or until warm and vegan butter melted,  Remove from heat and let cool to be warm (not hot!).Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl and sprinkle on yeast but do not stir. Let mixture sit for 10 minutes. Then add 1 Tbsp sugar and the salt and stir.
2. Next add in flour 1/2 cup at a time, stirring as you go. You can then use your hands as it will get difficult to stir because it will become thick! Transfer the dough to a floured surface and kneed for 30 seconds to a minute. Add your dough ball back into your mixing bowl and cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size!
4. In a small bowl combine 3 tbsp cane and 1 tbsp matcha and mix until well combined.
5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a thin rectangle. Brush with 2 Tbsp melted vegan butter. Then sprinkle over your sugar and matcha mixture,
6.Starting at one end, tightly roll up the dough and situate seam side down. Then with a serrated knife cut the dough into 1.5 – 2 inch sections and position in a well-buttered 8×8-inch square or comparable sized round pan (you should have about 8 rolls). Brush with remaining 1 Tbsp vegan butter (melted) and cover with plastic wrap. Set on top of the oven to let rise for 15 minutes & preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

7. Once the oven is hot, bake rolls for 25 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Meanwhile make your  glaze by combining the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and almond milk, whisking together and setting aside until ready to us. If glaze is too thick add 1/2-1 tbsp almond milk & if too thin add a little more powdered sugar.
8. Once rolls are baked, Let cool for 5 minutes, drizzle over glaze and then serve immediately. ENJOY!

June 25, 2018