Heart shaped cinnamon buns



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4 - 6 People
Serves 6
Difficulty  0


  • 3 ½ – 4 cups white bread flour or self-rising flour
  • 1 package of instant dry yeast

  • 1 teaspoon salt 

  • 1 ½ cups lukewarm dairy-free milk 

  • ¼ cup syrup 

For the Filling

  • 1 1/2 fresh raspberries or raspberries 

  • ½ cup brown brown sugar 

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice 

  • zest of a lemon (approx 1/2 tsp) 

  • 1/3 cup chia seeds (optional) 


  • 1 cup vegan cream cheese 

  • 3/4 cup or more icing sugar 

  • some more lemon zest 

  • fresh raspberries and more jam to top 




  1. In a large bowl, whisk together 3 ½ cups flour, yeast, and salt. Then, add in the lukewarm dairy-free milk and syrup. 
  2. Using a spatula, fold until mostly combined.  Sprinkle a little more flour if needed, form into a ball, add back into a lightly oiled bowl, place in a warm area, and cover with a damp cloth to rise for about an hour or until double in size. 
  3. In a saucepan, add the berries, sugars, syrup, lemon, and zest together.  
  4. Let it come to a simmer and mash the berries, add the chia seeds and turn it down to low, let it cook for 3 minutes more, whisk well, and add a bit of water if needed. Let it chill.
  5. Once the dough has doubled in size, pull out the dough and lay it out on a lightly floured surface.  
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll dough into a rectangular shape about 2cm thick. 
  7. Add a sprinkle of sugar onto the cinnamon rolls, then a generous tbsp of the berry chia jam. Slice into long strips and roll up each edge until they meet together, pinch the bottom of the roll to make a heart and place in a parchment paper lined round tin, repeat until the dough is done. Makes roughly 8-10 rolls, depending on how thick you slice the strips. 
  8. Let it rise again for another half an hour or so. 
  9. Bake the cinnamon buns for 35-40 minutes until golden. 
  1. Cream the frosting ingredients together until smooth and glossy, once the buns have baked and have slightly cooled to lukewarm, remove them from the pan, and add the frosting on top, with more dollops of the jam and fresh berries.