GF Cinnamon Rolls

GF Cinnamon Rolls

Serves 4-8 🙂
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 18 minutes
Total time 48 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast, Dessert, Snack


Cinnamon rolls

  • 2/3 c. nondairy milk (I prefer almond or coconut milk)
  • 1 Tbs. yeast
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 2 Tbs. nondairy butter, melted
  • 1 egg or 1 Tbs. flax meal mixed into 3 Tbs. warm water
  • 1/2 c. superfine brown rice flour
  • 1 c. arrowroot starch
  • 1/4 c. sorghum flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. xanathan gum
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbs. nondairy butter
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs. cinnamon


  • 2 Tbs. nondairy butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbs. nondairy butter
  • 3 c. powdered sugar


1. Heat nondairy milk to 115 degrees and stir in yeast and sugar; set aside until foamy on top (this is called "proofing the yeast").
2. Once the yeast has been proofed, whisk in egg, melted nondairy butter and vanilla extract. Set aside.
3. In a stand mixer, combine all dry ingredients. Gradually add wet ingredients. Once they are blended, turn mixer to medium and beat for about 3 minutes. The dough will get very smooth and sticky.
4. Take a piece of parchment paper and spritz with nonstick spray, then scoop dough onto parchment paper. Spray another piece of parchment paper with nonstick spray and place on top of dough. Using a rolling pin, roll dough out until it is a rectangle about 9" x 13".
5. Remove top layer of parchment paper and spread softened butter on top, distribute brown sugar evenly over the butter, then sprinkle evenly with cinnamon.
6. Roll dough up as tightly as possible so the cinnamon & sugar doesn't come out, using parchment paper to help with rolling if necessary. You should now have a cinnamon roll "log".
7. Place cinnamon roll log seam side down. Using dental floss, cut the cinnamon log into 8 equal pieces. (place dental floss under log, cross floss and cut through dough--with this technique you won't have squished rolls!)
8. Place cinnamon rolls in a greased pan. At this point you can cover and refrigerate overnight OR allow to rise until they double in size.
9. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Once rolls have risen, bake at 400 degrees for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown and cooked all the way through.
10. If you want to frost them, mix frosting ingredients in a mixer while the cinnamon rolls are baking. Frost immediately upon removing them from the oven.

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