Homemade Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

These gluten-free cinnamon rolls are amazing! They taste just like Cinnabon, but without any gluten. They’re soft and have tons of filling and loads of cream cheese frosting – perfect for Christmas morning, birthdays or breakfast!

There are many reasons why we love cinnamon rolls, but one of the most significant reasons is because they are just so darn delicious. They’re sweet, gooey, and full of flavor, making them the perfect comfort food for any occasion.

Additionally, they’re incredibly easy to make, which means you can enjoy them any time you want without having to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a delicious dessert, cinnamon rolls are always a winner.

Making gluten-free cinnamon rolls can be a fun and delicious experience. There are a few key things to keep in mind, though. First, make sure that you have all of the ingredients on hand before you get started.

The gluten-free dough can be tricky to work with, so it’s best to have everything ready before you begin. Second, be patient when rolling out the dough. It may take a few attempts to get it to the right thickness. And finally, make sure to enjoy! These cinnamon rolls are sure to sweeten up your day.

Why We Love Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

  • These cinnamon rolls are perfect for Christmas morning when you have overnight guests. They can also be made ahead of time, to minimize stress in the morning.
  • These gluten-free cinnamon rolls taste just like the ones from Cinnabon, but they are a bit smaller in size. They’re perfect for those with dietary restrictions, and the cream cheese frosting is simply delicious!
  • You can easily make these cinnamon rolls ahead of time and store them in the fridge for at least 3 days. When you are ready to serve them just microwave for 35 seconds and enjoy a fresh, warm cinnamon roll.

Expert Chef’s Tips

  • When you heat the warm milk and butter make sure they are not too hot, they should be warm.
  • Gluten-free flour can behave differently based on the brand, we highly recommend that you use the flour from Bob’s Red Mill for the best results.
  • Adding flour can help make your dough less sticky and more manageable. Start by adding just one tablespoon, and add more as needed.
  • Gluten-free cinnamon rolls can be easily over-baked, which will ruin their taste and texture.

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1.5 Cup Warm Milk
  • 1 Packet of Dry Yeast
  • 3/4 Cup of Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup of Butter Melted
  • 3 Eggs Whisked
  • 1 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 4 Cups of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Flour
  • 3 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt

Cinnamon Filling

  • 1.5 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 Tbs Cinnamon
  • 6 Tbs Butter Softened

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 Tbs Butter Softened
  • 8 Oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1.5 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Sea Salt

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Add the sugar and yeast to a bowl, stir together, and set aside. The yeast will start to work and form a film on top of the mixture in about 5 minutes.
  2. Then add melted butter to the yeast mixture. From there start to whisk the eggs, ACV, flour, salt, and baking powder. Use the bread hook on your mixer and mix everything for around 5 minutes. Then the dough will start to pull away and will be a softball. Make sure the dough it is not dry or sticky.
  3. To make the dough rise, you will need to oil a large bowl and place the dough inside. Then, cover it and let it sit in a warm spot for an hour. If your spot is cooler, then the rising time may be longer, but you should notice that the dough has puffed up slightly and leaves indentations when poked. The final product will not double in size.
  4. Create a cinnamon filling by mixing together all ingredients in a medium bowl using a fork, or beating them together with a stand mixer and paddle attachment.
  5. Next step preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then grease a 9×13″ baking pan.
  6. Get a large piece of parchment paper and place it on the counter. Then start to roll your dough to around 12×16″.
  7. Start to spread the cinnamon filling on the dough and leave 1/2 at one end with no filling.
  8. Carefully, use the parchment sheet to roll the dough around the filling. It will help you start to roll the dough. Be sure to remove it after you get started.
  9. Cut the log into 13 pieces and put them in the baking dish. Bake the cinnamon rolls for 25-30 minutes. Note, that they will not puff as much as regular cinnamon rolls.
  10. To make the cream cheese frosting, add cream cheese and butter to a bowl and beat until smooth. Then add in the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Beat until it is smooth.
  11. Once the cinnamon rolls are done baking cool them for at least 10 minutes and then spread on the cream cheese frosting. Enjoy!
Zach
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