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easy gluten free cinnamon rolls
Fluffy gluten free cinnamon rolls
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Rising time
2 hrs

Need a brunch recipe for a crowd? Or the perfect holiday breakfast? This fluffy gluten free cinnamon roll recipe is just what you need! Don't think just because you are gluten free that you can't enjoy a homemade cinnamon roll. This recipe yields 12 delicious homemade real food cinnamon rolls that are topped off with a dairy-free glaze made with honey and just 3 ingredients. There is no powdered sugar in these cinnamon rolls, but plenty of goodness to be enjoyed in this comfort food.

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked goods, breakfast, dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 316 kcal
For the dough
  • 1/4 cup warm water should be between 100 - 110 degrees
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 1/4 cup butter , melted
  • 3 eggs , whisked
  • 3/4 cup dairy-free milk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 1/4 cups gluten free flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
For the filling
For the icing
  1. Heat ¼ cup water slightly to 110°. It will reach this temperature very quickly, so don’t overheat! If the water is too hot, it will kill the yeast, so test the temperature with an instant read thermometer and allow to cool as needed until it reaches 110 degrees.

  2. Sprinkle yeast on top of warm water and add 1 tbsp honey. Let this sit for 7-8 minutes.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter, whisked eggs, dairy-free milk and honey. Slightly heat the mixture, but test the temperature to make sure it doesn’t go over 110°F. Add yeast mixture to the butter/eggs/milk mixture and whisk carefully to combine. Set aside.

  4. In a large bowl add gluten free flour, coconut sugar, and baking powder and stir to combine.

  5. Slowly add wet ingredients to the flour mixture in 2 batches, stirring until flour is just incorporated before adding the next batch. Dough should be very soft but not overly sticky. Cover with a tea towel then set somewhere warm to double in volume, about 1 hour. 

  6. For the filling, combine the coconut sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter in a small bowl and set aside. 

  7. Once the dough has risen, spread 1/4 cup additional gluten free flour on a large sheet of parchment paper. Place the ball on parchment paper, and press the dough into a ¼” thick rectangle, roughly 24x15”. Do not press this dough too thin. If dough is too sticky, add another 1/4 cup of gluten free flour until it's not sticky.

  8. Spread filling mixture onto the dough, leaving 1” border on one of the long sides without any of the filling.

  9. Using the parchment paper, gently roll the dough from from one of the long sides towards the border without filling. Continue to roll the dough into a log using the parchment paper instead of your hands until you reach the bottom. Lightly pinch the seams of the dough together then slice the log into quarters

  10. Slice each quarter into thirds for 12 slices total then arrange the slices in a pie pan oiled with olive or avocado oil or spray. 

  11. Let rolls rise until puffy, about 30-40 minutes. Preheat oven at this point to 375 degrees.

  12. Bake rolls for 17-20 minutes, or until golden brown on top. While this bakes, heat icing mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and heat for another 30 seconds until smooth.

  13. When rolls are done, let cool for 10 minutes and then drizzle icing on top. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Fluffy gluten free cinnamon rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 125mg5%
Potassium 112mg3%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 393IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.