Gourmet cinnamon rolls, but hold the eggs and dairy. McKinney’s newest bakery popped up just a few minutes away from campus, and what do you know? Their whole menu is completely vegan.
Cinnaholic, named in the Top Food Franchises of 2020, serves up a wide variety of sweet treats. From ice cream-sized scoops of edible cookie dough, to their iconic freshly-baked and customizable cinnamon rolls, they don’t seem to dissapoint. With over 19 frosting flavors and 24 different topping options, the only issue is how you can be expected to decide between them all.
Lucky for me, that wasn’t a problem because someone in my family brought a couple of them home as a surprise. I was able to try a couple bites of two of their ten of best selling signature roll combinations, and I can definitely say that I understand the hype.
The customer favorite Cookie Monster Roll is their most popular combo, having vegan cream cheese frosting, topped with homemade chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate chips and chocolate sauce. I’m not typically a melted, gooey chocolate fan, but the warm roll hidden in frosting underneath helped to balance it out.
Ranking just a few points higher than the first one for me, is the Caramel Apple Pie Roll. The homemade pie crumble, caramel frosting, pecans, caramel sauce, and fresh apples, just make the perfect combination and the perfect dessert. With fall just around the corner, I can imagine this roll is going to be getting it’s much-deserved appreciation.
I’m not trying to fuel the feud, but Cinnabon might want to step up their game. The regular cinnamon roll just isn’t going to cut it anymore, and Cinnaholic is certainly going that extra mile. Now if the classic roll does happen to be your thing, why not make it vegan?