Can I Make These Cinnamon Rolls Gluten Free
Absolutely! To make these gingerbread cinnamon rolls gluten free, simply use our favorite gluten free cinnamon roll dough as a base. Using the base dough, youll add in the molasses and cinnamon ginger spices. Then for the filling, youll simply swap in the gingerbread filling rather than the simple cinnamon sugar filling. Easy as that!
The Best Baking Flour To Make Gluten
As Ive mentioned in numerous other blog posts, I prefer to use gluten-free flour that already contains xanthan gum. When I first started baking I would use this brand, but have moved on to different brands. Of course, there are tons of recipes for creating your own gluten-free flour mix, but I honestly have no time in doing that. Here are a few of my brands of gluten-free flour that contain xanthan gum:
How To Make Gluten
Make the Cinnamon Roll Dough:
Get out a large mixing bowl you will use it for the cinnamon roll dough. Heat the coconut milk and 1 tablespoon of the sugar to about 110 to 115 degrees F either on the stovetop or in the microwave. Transfer the coconut milk to the mixing bowl and sprinkle the yeast on top. Whisk well until incorporated into the coconut milk. Allow this mixture to sit for 8 to 10 minutes, until the yeast is very fragrant and the mixture appears foamy.
While the yeast is blooming, add the gluten-free flour, baking powder, and sea salt to a separate bowl and stir until well-combined.
Whisk the rest of the sugar, melted coconut oil, and the beaten egg into the mixing bowl with the coconut milk-yeast mixture and mix until well incorporated.
Add half of the flour mixture to the mixing bowl and stir well. Stir in the rest of the flour mixture, and mix until a thick dough forms. The dough should feel moist but not be overly sticky. If it is too sticky add more flour, 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time.
Spread the dough into an even layer or form it into a ball and place it back into the mixing bowl. Cover with plastic wrap then a damp kitchen towel and place in a warm part of your house for 1 to 2 hours, until the dough has doubled in size.
The amount of time this takes will be dependent on the temperature of your house. If you keep your house warm, it will take about an hour. If you have a bread proof function on your oven, you can use it!
Roll the Cinnamon Roll Dough:
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Prepare The Dry Ingredients And Filling
While you wait for the yeast to foam up, measure out your flour and whisk it together with sugar, salt, baking powder, and a little cinnamon.
For the filling, youll need brown sugar, cinnamon and melted, cooled butter. Start off by mixing your brown sugar and cinnamon together and then setting it aside.
Tips For Making Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls
For best results heat your milk to between 95-110 degrees. Any hotter and you will kill the yeast. If the temperature is too low the yeast won’t grow.
Make sure to let your yeast mixture proof for 8-10 minutes, no longer! If your yeast sinks and doesn’t start to rise then either your yeast was expired or bad or you didn’t bring the milk to the correct temperature.
You can use a hand mixer but the dough will be thick.
Dough will be sticky and soft. Make sure to use oiled hands when spreading the dough, and don’t press to hard on the dough.
Allow the dough to rise for the specified time.
Use an oiled knife when cutting the dough log into 12 pieces.
If you want larger cinnamon rolls, cut the dough log into 9 equal cinnamon rolls instead of 12.
I have not tested this gluten free cinnamon roll recipe using coconut sugar or other sugars, but if I do I will update this post.
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For The Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Dough
- Tapioca Flour: Youll need some for the dough itself, plus more for rolling it out.
- Superfine Blanched Almond Flour:Not almond meal.
- Psyllium Husk Powder: This plant-based powder is full of fiber and important for the texture of the dough.
- Baking Powder: For fluffiness.
- Water: The water should be warm, but not hot.
How To Properly Store And Reheat Your Leftover Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Making cinnamon rolls from scratch is a fun process that yields incredibly delicious results. These results are BEST when enjoyed fresh out of the oven. The key to preserving your homemade cinnamon rolls is maintaining moisture. Storing your leftovers in an airtight container like these will help ensure your cinnamon rolls do not dry out during refrigeration. These yeast-free homemade cinnamon rolls last 2 days in the refrigerator.
You can also freeze your cinnamon rolls for up to two weeks. I suggest wrapping each homemade cinnamon roll individually and placing them in a ziplock bag. You can freeze the rolls, baked but unfrosted. Later, you can thaw them out, warm them for just a few minutes in the oven, and ice them while warm. Or you can freeze the rolls completely iced and finished. Just allow them to cool, then cover with plastic wrap and foil.
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- lasagna skillet full of lasagna flavor without the hustle and bustle of a traditional recipe. You simply break the noodles over the skillet and let the marinara sauce do all the work.
- cowboy hamburger soup this recipe warms you up from the inside out with tender pieces of Yukon Gold potatoes, flavorful mixed veggies, and tongue waking fire-roasted tomatoes in a tasty ground beef broth mixture thats out of this world
- classic manicotti Italian comfort food at its best with this stuffed Manicotti filled with soft spinach and creamy ricotta filling in a pan of perfectly seasoned ground beef and marinara sauce.
Can I Make These Cinnamon Rolls Lower In Sugar
First of all, yes I did use real white sugar & brown sugar for these cinnamon rolls. I dont bake with those ingredients often, as I like to opt for less processed sweeteners but from time to time I believe they are totally fine to indulge in.
That being said, if you do want to make them lower in sugar I have a few alternatives I can recommend. As I am sure you know by now, Lakanto is my go-to for lower sugar baking. I even made an eCookbook including it as my main sweetener of choice for most of the recipes! So if I was going to swap out the white sugar for something that wont spike blood sugar I would use this. For a sugar-free brown sugar substitute, I would use this. And for a powdered sugar alternative I would use this.
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How To Make Cinnamon Rolls
NOTE:If youre making the vegan cinnamon rolls recipe, see the notes below. You will need to make an adjustment to the first step. The rest of the recipe is exactly the same.
For the best results, use an electric stand mixer to combine the ingredients. When you mix ingredients by hand, it can be really easy to overwork the dough, which causes the rolls to be hard and chalky tasting.
Knead the dough using a dough hook attachment, and only for only 2-3 minutes. The dough should be similar in consistency to pizza dough. If the dough seems too dry , add a tiny bit of water.
With well-floured hands, shape the dough into a ball and place it in an oiled bowl. The texture will be similar to sticky playdough. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and place it in a warm place until the dough doubles in size. This usually takes 70 to 90 minutes, but it could be longer if your environment is cold or too dry.TIP: If you live in a cold climate, preheat your oven to its lowest temperature for a couple of minutes, then turn it off. Then, let the dough rise inside the warm oven.
Vegan Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls
Fluffy and just like the classic, these vegan gluten free cinnamon rolls are smothered in a cream cheese icing and perfect hot from the oven. Theyre naturally vegan but loved by all types of eaters!
Vegan gluten free cinnamon rolls have been on my recipe list for a looooong time. But to be honest I was kind of intimidated! Baking with yeast can be a little tricky at times, and when you remove the gluten AND the eggs, well, things dont always go very well.
And they definitely didnt my first few attempts! I was tempted to ditch the vegan idea and make these with eggs, but I was determined since I knew youd be asking for a vegan option anyway!
But I finally perfected a roll thats buttery, fluffy, light, sweet with to die for gooey centers. Theyre topped with a silky smooth cream cheese icing that is absolute essential with any good cinnamon roll!
I made these rolls gluten free and vegan, but if you are not vegan, you can use regular cows milk and regular cream cheese in place of the dairy-free options.
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Easy Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Looking for a warm, soft and fluffy cinnamon roll made from scratch? These Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls are a must-have menu item for any holiday or weekend breakfast and brunch. Theyre soft, fluffy, delicious and way better for you than the ones you can get from your local bakery, and they accomodate a handful of dietary restrictions. Say hello to your new feel-good homemade breakfast.
In addition to being gluten-free, these healthy cinnamon rolls are paleo and grain-free with dairy-free and sugar-free sweetener options. From the fluffy dough to the cinnamon filling to the creamy vanilla glaze, these homemade cinnamon rolls are delicious through and through.
How To Make Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls
There are a few steps involved with these cinnamon rolls, but all of them are pretty easy. You just make the dough, roll it out, sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar, roll it up, slice it and pack it into a skillet. Then 20 minutes later you have the best gluten free cinnamon rolls youve ever eaten! Ive raved about Bobs Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free Baking Flour before, and its still the only flour I use for baking.
Ive used this flour in so many recipes and love it because its all you need. You dont need to use 20 different types of flours that are hard to find and that youll never use again. Ive used it in creating my own recipes as well as subbing it in recipes that call for regular flour and it works great every single time!
Its made with sweet rice flour, brown rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, sweet white sorghum flour and xantham gum. It makes these cinnamon rolls light and fluffy and so delicious! Theyre great for a holiday or weekend breakfast and Im certain that your non-gluten free friends will love them too!
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How Do You Make Cinnamon Rolls From Scratch Without Yeast
Making your cinnamon roll dough is fairly simple, its just important that you give your dough time to rise. In a small bowl combine milk, melted butter, maple syrup, and salt. Sprinkle baking Soda over the top of the wet mixture, then whisk together. Baking soda will forth a tiny bit. Set aside for 10 minutes. Slowly add in gluten-free flour and mix well. Using your hands, form the dough into a large ball and place it back in the bowl. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel or loosely with plastic wrap. Allow your dough to sit, unbothered for 30 minutes.
While your dough is resting, prepare your rolling station, baking pan, and cinnamon roll filling.
Lightly grease a medium-sized baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. Next, prepare your baking station by generously dusting a clean surface area with gluten-free flour. I prefer to use wax paper rather than dusting my countertop or kitchen table with flour. Lastly, for your cinnamon roll filling, combine your brown sugar, white sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl, alongside your room temperature butter.
Bake your homemade cinnamon rolls for 35 minutes. Add icing to warm cinnamon rolls.
Can I Make Your Other Vegan Cinnamon Roll Recipes With This Dough
If youve been following us for awhile, then you know that we have a ton of other vegan cinnamon roll recipes, this is just the first gluten free version.
We are happy to say that you should be able to use any of the normal recipes with this dough, just swapping out the filling for whichever recipe you want to make.
We hopefully will have a gluten free chocolate version soon.
- Spread melted butter across rectangle evenly very gently.
- Then, mix brown sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over top.
- Carefully roll cinnamon rolls into log from the longest side up. *Note: You have to do this very gently. Gluten free dough will not bounce back like traditional dough.
- One completely rolled, place seam side down. Cut into 9 even pieces with a knife.
- Place into a parchment lined 9×9 baking dish.
- Cover and let rise in a warm, drafted free place for 30-45 minutes until doubled in size and touching.*Do not let over rise.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F 10 minutes before done rising.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes until dough has cooked through.
- Remove, and let cool for 10 minutes.
- While cooling, make frosting. Top and serve.
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Tapioca Starch And Millet Sorghum & Brown Rice Flours
As mentioned, I spent a lot of time testing various flours and starches. This is the exact flour blend that I think works best.
I dont recommend substituting a store-bought blend, because the flour and starch balance will be different and it might contain some additives and binders, like xanthan gum. This is a gum-free recipe for a reason!
If you do opt to swap a starch or gluten-free flour, I cant guarantee the results. But feel free to comment if you do have success with a substitution.