Mocha Cinnamon Rolls

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Imagine starting your day with Giant Mocha Cinnamon Rolls that are as heavenly as they sound! These rolls are packed with equal amounts of chocolate and espresso goodness. Using my simple 7-ingredient dough recipe, each roll is filled with the rich flavors of coffee and swirled with buttery cinnamon sugar. They’re loaded with gooey chocolate pockets and topped with a mocha glaze that seeps into every layer. Plus, they’re egg-free, dairy-free, and incredibly easy to whip up!

Mocha Cinnamon Rolls

Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

For the Dough:

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water 110°F/45°C
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Filling:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter softened

For the Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons brewed coffee
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

Preparing the Dough:

  • In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Add the sugar and let sit for 5-10 minutes until frothy.
  • Add the vegetable oil, flour, and salt to the yeast mixture. Mix until a dough forms.
  • Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

Making the Filling:

  • In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and coffee granules.
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Spread the softened vegan butter evenly over the dough, then sprinkle the sugar mixture on top.

Assembling the Rolls:

  • Starting from the long side, tightly roll up the dough into a log.
  • Cut the log into 12 equal pieces and place them in a greased baking dish.
  • Cover the dish with a damp cloth and let the rolls rise for another 30 minutes.

Baking:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Icing:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, brewed coffee, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Drizzle the icing over the warm rolls before serving.

Notes

Tips and Variations

  • For a nutty twist, add chopped walnuts or pecans to the filling.
  • To make the rolls even more indulgent, drizzle with melted vegan chocolate instead of icing.

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