Slow-Cook Your Way to a Decadent Vegan Cinnamon Roll Casserole
Slow-cookers are often used for obvious suspects like chicken noodle soup and beans, but the kitchen tool can also “bake” bread pudding and breakfast goods like this vegan cinnamon roll casserole. Though this recipe looks straight off the cover of a magazine, it requires just a handful of ingredients found in the refrigerated section of a health food market. You’ll find the cinnamon rolls crisp up on the outside, stay gooey on the inside, and have a balanced touch of sweetness and crunch thanks to the glaze and walnuts.
Slow-cooker vegan cinnamon roll casserole
Recipe Notes: We used a small 3-quart slow-cooker, as pictured. If you have a larger one (5-quart or bigger), double the recipe. Keep in mind, the cooking time may change slightly.
1. In the bottom of a slow-cooker combine Just Egg, Nut Pods, and vanilla. Stir together.
2. On a cutting board, pop open canister of cinnamon rolls. Cut each cinnamon roll into quarters then pick each layer of each piece apart and place into the slow cooker.
3. Make sure each piece is coated in “egg mixture” to form a pile of cinnamon roll strands. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours until cinnamon rolls are fully cooked and center of the casserole springs back when touched.
4. Drizzle glaze over the top of the cinnamon roll casserole and sprinkle with walnuts and orange zest. Serve immediately.
- 1/4 cup Just Egg or another vegan egg substitute
- 1/4 cup Nut Pods or another vegan creamer
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tube vegan cinnamon rolls like Annie’s or Immaculate
- 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted
- zest of 1 orange
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!