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4 Ingredients Apple-Cinnamon Puff Rolls – Crispy, Flaky, Vegan

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Crispy, puffy, addictive – these are the three words that come to my mind when I think of this recipe. The combination of sugar and cinnamon is heavenly. Now add some apples to it and the combination becomes explosive. There is no match for it. Am I right? And when you add that explosive combination to some vegan puff pastries, it becomes even more irresistible.

They are sweet, light, and just so good. You can’t have just one. By the way, if you like sugar-cinnamon combinations, then you must try these soft and sticky sugar-cinnamon buns and sugar-cinnamon puffs (Palmiers).

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When we moved to Munich, we got so tempted by all the sweet treats here – from restaurants to cafes and even at grocery supermarkets. There were cheesecakes, muffins, chocolate croissants, and whatnot. But we could just look at those delightful food items because most of them had eggs. We don’t eat eggs.

For a couple of months, we just looked at them but then I decided to make them myself. I tried vegan cheesecakes, muffins, and even croissants 😀 Croissants are still a work in progress. There was one dessert recipe here which I found in the supermarkets here – Apple Strudel. It always tempted me. One day I just picked one up and had it. Wao. The explosion of wonderful flavors. I tried that recipe and will surely share that soon. But here is an easier version of the same recipe – Apple Cinnamon Puffs. The aroma in the kitchen when you bake these is something that you will dream about for days. And when you take the first bite, let me warn you – it would be hard to stop. Try it soon and enjoy some quick and easy homemade snacks.

How to make Puff Pastry Sheet at home?

I made it just once but that was the rough puff pastry. These days it is quite easy to get one from the local stores that I don’t feel like making it at home. It is quite tricky and you need the right temperature and pressure otherwise it goes bad. If you want to make the puff pastry at home, I would recommend the recipe of Claire Saffitz.

Tips to bake it right

Thaw the sheets: You need to have the sheets at room temperature otherwise they will form cracks while opening the sheets and even while rolling. Take it out of the refrigerator at least 1 hour before you plan to make it.

Easy Swaps

  1. Filling: You can spread any jam inside. Even jams taste good. Apart from that, you can even make it savory by applying some garlic butter or pesto. If you are lazy, just sprinkle some sugar and cinnamon mixture and you are good to go.
  2. Sugar: You can even use brown sugar.
apple cinnamon puffs

How to store Apple Cinnamon Puffs?

You can store these puffs in an air-tight container and leave them on the countertop for at least 2 to 3 days (depending on the temperature at your place). You can easily refrigerate them for a week or 10 days. Put them in an airtight container otherwise, they might become dry. Having said that, they won’t last for more than a day. Trust me on this 😀

They do get moist the other day but you can make them crispy again in the oven. Just preheat the oven to 200 C and put them inside for a few minutes. Keep an eye on them. I never tried it though since mine doesn’t last for days and even if they do, we don’t mind having them a little moist.

Apple-Cinnamon Puffs Texture

Once baked, they are quite crispy and flaky in texture. If you want it to be harder, bake a little extra. Because of the apple mixture, these puffs remain slightly softer from the inside.

Is this recipe Vegan?

Yes. It is a 100% vegan and plant-based recipe. But if you are not vegan, you can buy a regular puff pastry sheet (not vegan).

If you want more vegan recipes, here are a few options: Banana Walnut Muffins, Mini Mango Cheesecake, Vegan Fudgy Brownie.

Can we freeze them?

You can freeze the puff pastry sheets for months.

For apple cinnamon puff rolls, you can roll and cut them into pieces and store them in an air-tight container and then freeze them. They can easily last for 1 to 2 months or even more. Before baking, take them out and keep them in the refrigerator for a couple of hours, and then bake them. This makes a nice evening snack. If you have kids at home, they are going to love it.

More Baking Recipes to try

  1. Chocolate Filled Butter Cookies
  2. Whole Wheat Gingerbread Cookies
  3. 5 Ingredients Oats Thumbprint Cookies
  4. Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now you are all ready to make these vegan, crispy, and flaky cinnamon puffs at home. It is perfect for your sweet cravings. It is perfect for a quick evening snack. So, grab all the ingredients, and let’s get baking.

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Happy Cooking 🙂

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Richa & Jatin

Recipe

4 Ingredients Apple-Cinnamon Puff Rolls – Crispy, Flaky, Vegan

Crispy. Flaky. Sweet.

Servings

12

Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

30 min

Rest Time

0 min

Ingredients

  • 1 Puff Pastry Sheet (Vegan)
  • 5 tbsp Fine Sugar
  • 3 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 Apple

Steps

Filling

  1. Grate apple. You don't need to peel it. 
  2. In a pan, add grated apple, 2 Tsp cinnamon powder, and 3 Tbsp of Sugar. Cook well until the moisture is all evaporated. It takes a few minutes on a medium-high flame.
  3. Once done, remove from the flame and let it cool completely. 

Apple Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Thaw the sheet. Take out the puff pastry sheet from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature.
  2. Mix 2 Tbsp of Sugar and 1 Tsp of Cinnamon in a bowl. 
  3. Sprinkle the sugar-cinnamon mixture on a surface. Spread out the sheet over it. 
    Open the sheet and spread it gently.
  4. Spread the apple cinnamon mixture on the sheet. 
    Use hands to spread. It is easier. 
  5. Roll it out from one side (longer side) to the other. Keep rolling and tucking it in. It should be tight but do it gently. 
  6. Cut the rolled sheet into 12 equal parts. 
  7. Place them on a lined baking tray with at least a 2-inch space in between. They spread while baking. Bake at 180 C for 20-22 minutes or till they are golden brown on top. 
    Preheat the oven to 180 C, top/bottom.
  8. Once done, take them out and let them cool. 
    Don't take a bite. It will burn your mouth. It's coming from my experience.
  9. Once slightly cooled down, you can enjoy them with a hot cup of coffee. 
frequently asked questions

FAQs

How to make Puff Pastry Sheet at home?
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I made it just once but that was the rough puff pastry. These days it is quite easy to get one from the local stores that I don’t feel like making it at home. It is quite tricky and you need the right temperature and pressure otherwise it goes bad. If you want to make the puff pastry at home, I would recommend the recipe of Claire Saffitz.


What is Puff Pastry used for?
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Puff pastry sheets can be used to make cookies (palmier), pies, tarts, canapes, many different kinds of desserts, quiche, etc. The most common Indian recipe is to make potato-filled patties.


Is Puff Pastry dough is same as the croissant dough?
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Both the doughs are made with the same technique of folding and laminating. They both need the butter that is folded into the dough multiple times to create the layers. That gives them flakiness while baking. But the dough for croissants and puff pastry is different. The dough for croissants needs yeast for a nice rise and the texture while baking.


What do do when Apple Cinnamon Puffs become soft & stale?
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Apple Cinnamon Puff Rolls do get moist the other day but you can make them crispy again in the oven. Just preheat the oven to 200 C and put them inside for a few minutes. Keep an eye on them. I never tried it though since mine doesn’t last for days and even if they do, we don’t mind having them a little moist.


How is the texture of apple cinnamon puff rolls?
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Once baked, they are quite crispy and flaky in texture. If you want it to be harder, bake a little extra. Because of the apple mixture, these puffs remain slightly softer from the inside.


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