blueberry cinnamon roll on a plate with a gold fork

Single serve blueberry cinnamon roll in a mug! Gluten free, paleo friendly, and vegan! This is truly one of the most delicious little treats you could make yourself 🙂

Made with a base of your favorite pancake mix (I’ve tried this with a couple different paleo mixes and it’s magic every time!), and a super simple cream cheese frosting. I used a vegan cream cheese, but you can definitely use regular if that what you’ve got!

The jammy blueberries with the soft and gooey cinnamon swirl center tastes like straight. up. heaven! I could truly eat this every day! I am honestly too lazy to make an actual batch of cinnamon rolls, but this recipe is quick, easy, and I basically have it memorized from the original single serve cinnamon roll.

blueberry cinnamon roll on a plate with a gold fork with bite

Please note: I have only made the recipe as written, so I cannot guarantee results if any substitutions are made!

It’s a fun weekend breakfast (I love it with a side of chicken sausage or eggs for some protein), or even a quick dessert! It’s so delicious, and I can’t wait for you guys to try it!

I know you’re going to love this one as much as I do! Be sure to leave a rating and comment below if you try it- it’s SO helpful to both me and other readers! Thank you so much! xo

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Single Serve Blueberry Cinnamon Roll (gluten free, vegan)

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cinnamon roll 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert


Single serve gluten free and vegan cinnamon roll in a mug! Made with your favorite pancake mix and a few other simple ingredients!



For the batter

  • 1/4 cup of gluten free pancake mix (I used this one)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder (baking soda will NOT work!)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp avocado oil (can sub melted ghee or butter)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp fresh or frozen blueberries


  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  • 1/2 tbsp vegan or regular cream cheese, softened 
  • Almond milk, to thin
  • Small splash of maple syrup
  • Pinch of cinnamon 


  1. Lightly grease a mug. Mix the pancake mix, baking powder, and sea salt together in the mug. Stir in the almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla until a smooth batter forms. Stir in the blueberries.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the coconut sugar and cinnamon for the cinnamon swirl. Pour it in the center of the batter and use the tip of a knife to swirl it around.
  3. Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
  4. Mix together the frosting ingredients until smooth. Add almond milk as needed to thin, or more cream cheese if it gets too thin.
  5. Carefully remove the cinnamon roll with spoon onto a plate, then spread the frosting over the top and enjoy! 

Breakfast, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian


Jul 15, 2020

Single Serve Blueberry Cinnamon Roll (gluten free, vegan)

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  1. Lily says:

    I just made this and it’s so so good! So fast and super easy clean up too ????????

  2. Natalie says:

    Hi! I wonder if there is a way to do this in an oven instead? What temperature? I don’t have a microwave. ????

    • Mia Zarlengo says:

      Hi! I think you could in a ramekin for sure! I would bake it at 350– in terms of timing you may need to eye ball it but I can test it soon! Maybe check it every few minutes!

      • Natalie says:

        Thank you so much! These were a huge success with my kids this morning for breakfast!

        • Katrina says:

          I don’t have microwave either and I would love to try it in the conventional oven! Would you mind sharing how long and at what temp you baked it? And if you did anything different? I would love to make this for my kids as well and let’s face it – for me too ????! Mia’s recipes are the BEST! I’m sure it was so yummy!!

  3. Rosie says:

    Made this with regular pancake mix. I substituted the avocado oil with olive oil and olivio butter. The maple syrup with agave. Accidentally added double agave. Nonetheless, IT WAS AMAZING.

  4. Clara says:

    Hi! You think I could substitute the avocado oil with melted coconut oil? Thanks in advance

  5. Lauren says:

    So I just made this….is it supposed to be kind of chewy (almost gummy) or did I do something wrong 🙁

  6. Megan Price says:

    This is the most incredible mug cake I’ve ever made!! I have had so many mug cake fails over the years, but this one is beyond amazing.

  7. Gail says:

    One of the better mug cakes I’ve tried! So quick and easy and legit tastes like a cinnamon roll. Going to be hard to not have this every night!

  8. Emily says:

    Very easy and sort of healthy! Definitely the best tasting healthified mug cake that I’ve made.

  9. Jessica says:

    Could not believe how amazing this was !!

  10. Sarah London says:

    Sadly this did not turn out. Chewy, gummy and just disappointing. I tried twice. Followed exact instructions even used same pancake mix. Boo

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