There’s nothing like the smell of cinnamon wafting through the house on a bright, sunny morning. Or biting into a fresh-out-of-the oven cinnamon roll with its crisp golden exterior and gooey, pull-apart, fluffy interior. But how is this possible when I’m no baker?
Annie’s Cinnamon Rolls in a can. You know, the kind of ready-to-bake dough that pops out of the can (’twas a popular item as a kid, Mom isn’t much of a baker either).
I found the can of cinnamon rolls in the refrigerated section at Target. Unwrap the can but instead of hitting it on the counter, you “pop” it open by pressing a spoon against the seam.
At first I thought it was odd to have 5 rolls inside. Then I saw nestled at the bottom in the sixth spot, the bag of vanilla icing to swirl on yourself. At 340 calories each, they’re just about the right size, not too big and not too small.
When asked, the company doesn’t make any vegan claims on Annie’s Cinnamon Rolls. They don’t contain any animal products but are made on shared equipment that also processes milk ingredients. No artificial flavors, preservatives, hydrogenated oils or high-fructose corn syrup.
It does have palm fruit oil though, which some consider to be not vegan. At the time, I had no idea there was even a palm fruit oil controversy or the complexity of it all. I’m still learning and reading about the issue and the different viewpoints…