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Raw, Vegan Cinnamon Buns

These raw, vegan, superfood cinnamon buns are delicious, healthy, quick, and require no cooking!

4 cups walnuts (almonds can be substituted)
4 cups pitted dates
cup cinnamon
pinch Celtic salt

4 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons cacoa powder (unsweetened chocolate powder)
3 tablespoons raw honey (for a vegan version use maple syrup, or agave)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

The walnuts can be soaked and rinsed overnight. Then dehydrated about 24 hours. You can also skip this step if you do not have a dehydrator. Puree the nuts, dates and salt in a food processor, adding just enough water to make a dough. Dust a clean counter or cutting board with the cinnamon powder and press the dough into the cinnamon, making an oblong shape. Spread dough over the cinnamon. Blend up filling by hand or in a food processor. Spread over the nut dough. Roll it up tight, capturing the filling between the dough. Slice with a knife. Store in the refrigerator. If you freeze your buns, they will keep for months. Enjoy with a cup of herbal tea, or to celebrate when friends drop by!

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Brigitte Mars

Brigitte Mars, a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, is a nutritional consultant who has been working with Natural Medicine for over 40 years. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, Boulder College of Massage, and Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts and has a private practice. Brigitte is the author of 12 books, including Rawsome!. Find more healthy living articles, raw food recipes, videos, workshops, books, and more at Also check out her international model yogini daughter, Rainbeau at


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10:00AM PDT on Jul 22, 2014

Yummy thank you.

7:00AM PDT on Jul 22, 2014

Very interesting and I bet tasty too.

4:31AM PDT on May 29, 2013

The treat of health

7:26PM PDT on May 28, 2013

Thank you for the delicious recipe!

6:46PM PDT on May 28, 2013


2:46PM PDT on May 1, 2013

Sounds good. Thank you.

5:24PM PDT on Apr 9, 2013

Sounds and looks yummy!!! Thank you for the recipe.

8:11PM PST on Mar 2, 2013

thnx for this recipe

1:32AM PST on Jan 17, 2013

Thank you :)

10:13AM PST on Jan 11, 2013


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