gluten free cinnamon rolls on a white floral plate

FINALLY! The most delicious gluten free cinnamon rolls are here! After testing these almost a dozen times, I could not be more excited to bring you this recipe.

gluten free cinnamon rolls on a white floral plate

Baking with gluten free flours is always super tricky, but this was my hardest test yet! I tried so many ways to nail the perfect texture and taste, while keeping the process as easy as possible. I was not going to settle for mediocre cinnamon rolls! 😉

These gluten free cinnamon rolls are also yeast free, nut free, and can be kept dairy free/vegan! So everyone can enjoy these delicious rolls of heaven.

gluten free cinnamon rolls on a white floral plate

I also have a YouTube video, so you can see how I make these cinnamon rolls if you’re a first timer or struggle with the rolling process at all! These are actually super simple to make, and SO delicious. I can’t wait to hear if you give these a try!! xo

*I have had the best luck with this brand (this option does have dairy in it). For dairy free, I had success with this option (the rolls did droop a bit in the oven with this flour, so they aren’t as “perfect” in appearance, but they still look good and turned out so delicious!).

I do NOT recommend this option for this recipe specifically. I like this flour for other recipes but was not happy with the taste or texture when I used it for these cinnamon rolls.

Please do not try using almond flour, coconut flour, oat flour, etc. for this recipe. The final result will be much different than the original recipe! 

For best results, I recommend keeping the recipe as written! And let me know if you have success with another gluten free baking flour brand- it’s so helpful to other readers! 🙂

Enjoy!! So excited for you guys to enjoy these! xo

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Reels

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 89 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert

Description

The best gluten free cinnamon rolls, with a vegan option!


Ingredients

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For the dough:

  • 2 + 1/4 cup gluten free baking flour (**important! see note for brand recommendations!**)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup milk of choice (any dairy free or regular milk will work)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter (or sub vegan butter), melted 
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the filling:

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened (spreadable, not fully melted)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or sub brown sugar)
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon 

For the glaze

  • 1 cup powered sugar
  • 13 tbsp almond milk 

Instructions

  1. Mix your milk of choice with the apple cider vinegar to make a buttermilk. Set aside for 5 minutes while you get your other ingredients ready.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and sea salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together your melted butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and buttermilk mixture. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix together until well combined- be careful not to over mix. Dough will be sticky, but try to scrape all the dough off the sides of the bowl. Cover with a clean tea towel and set the bowl aside for 10 minutes.
  4. While dough is sitting, preheat oven to 350°F and clean your work station. Grease a baking pan with butter or coconut oil. 
  5. Get your filling ingredients ready- you want your butter to be soft enough to spread but not totally melted. 
  6. Flour a clean work surface and turn your dough out onto it. Sprinkle some flour on top of the dough, then gently knead the dough and work the flour into it until a soft ball of dough forms that is no longer sticky. Lightly flour your counter top again before pressing (or use a rolling pin) the dough into a rectangle about 1/2″ thick. 
  7. Spread butter onto the rectangle of dough, then sprinkle the coconut sugar and then the cinnamon on top of the butter.
  8. Starting at the long side of the rectangle, carefully and tightly roll the dough. Once it is all the way rolled up, gently patch any tears that may have been created, and seal the seam of the dough tightly. Use a sharp knife to cut the dough into 8-9 cinnamon rolls.
  9. Place each cinnamon roll about 1/2″ apart on your greased pan. Bake for 22-25 minutes, then allow to cool for at least 5 minutes.
  10. While cinnamon rolls are baking, make your glaze by mixing powdered sugar with milk of choice, starting with 1 tbsp at a time until a smooth glaze forms. Pour glaze over your cinnamon rolls and enjoy! Best if made and enjoyed fresh, but can be gently reheated in the oven or microwave. 

Notes

*I have had the best luck with this brand (this option does have dairy in it). For dairy free, I had success with this option (the rolls did droop a bit in the oven with this flour, so they aren’t as “perfect” in appearance, but they still look good and turned out so delicious!). Both of these options contain xanthan gum, which helps to keep the rolls together!

I do NOT recommend this option for this recipe specifically. I like this flour for other recipes but was not happy with the taste or texture when I used it for these cinnamon rolls.

Please do not try using almond flour, coconut flour, oat flour, etc. for this recipe. The final result will be much different than the original recipe! 

Watch my YouTube video here to see how I make these!

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

Category:

Feb 11, 2021

The Best Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls (no yeast!)

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  1. Jade says:

    King authors gluten free flour is amazing .

    • Mia Zarlengo says:

      Yes i’ve heard great things!! I haven’t tried that one yet but let me know if you make these with that one 🙂

  2. Nini says:

    Hi Mia, can I substitute the butter with coconut oil? ????

    • Mia Zarlengo says:

      You can but I would recommend using vegan butter because the flavor will be much closer to cinnamon rolls that way!

  3. Zarah says:

    Can I add some yeast to this if I want to; and how much would you recommend? Looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it!

  4. Hannah says:

    Hi! Can I use normal AP flour for these? Thanks for this recipe- excited to try!

  5. Lauren says:

    I made these today and they are amazing!

  6. Liditza says:

    Honestly wasn’t impressed by these they were crunchy and very floury. I usually love Mia’s recipes but this one wasn’t as good as I was hoping. Maybe it was something I did?

    • Mia Zarlengo says:

      Hi Liditza! Can I ask what flour you used? They definitely shouldn’t be crunchy! I’m sorry you didn’t like these!

  7. Paige says:

    These were amazing!! I used the bobs gluten free flour and it worked great.

  8. Annie says:

    These are amazing!!!!

  9. Dana says:

    I made this this weekend and they were AMAZING!!! The texture and taste were spot on! I used Bob Red Mill gluten free baking mix and they held up abs tasted great! Definitely making these again.

  10. Jessica says:

    I seriously couldn’t believe these were gluten free! Thank you for this amazing recipe!

  11. Christine says:

    Fun to make and so delicious!!!! I used the pillsbury GF baking flour and it worked very well!

  12. Chantelle says:

    These were super delicious and got positive comments from my taste testers !
    I thought they were a bit chewy and not fluffy enough but could of been the type of flour I used.

  13. Lizette says:

    I used Bob’s 1 to 1 GF flour and they were amazing! Perfect for a special morning. Thank you Mia!

  14. Noelle says:

    I didn’t make this but my friend did for Galentine’s and they were DELISH!! Can’t wait to try making it myself!

  15. Alex Davis says:

    I was so proud of myself for making these! At first since I’m not an “experienced” baker I was a little tentative making cinnamon rolls from scratch but I was so wrong! She makes it so easy to follow the instructions and they were so tasty and quite filling! Definitely gonna be looking for other recipes soon (:

  16. Abby says:

    Perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. The YouTube video was so helpful for this rookie

  17. Olivia says:

    made these yesterday and they’re already gone, that’s how delicious they are! i’ve been looking for a good gluten free cinnamon roll recipe for so long and this one is perfect! so easy to follow and the youtube video really helped me figure out the rolling technique 10/10????

  18. Amanda says:

    Best GF, DF, egg free cinnamon roles I’ve found so far! They were SO good.

  19. Megan says:

    So fun to make! I was proud of myself for making something from scratch, even though it was super easy! Also really really delicious, I want these cinnamon rolls every day! Cutting out bad ingredients doesn’t mean I can’t eat yummy food. And I’m a food lover, so this makes me really excited. I appreciate your creativity, Mia! I have had success with many of your recipes.

  20. Brady says:

    These wereAMAZING!!! And surprisingly pretty easy to make! The consistency and taste were perfect. They were gone within the hour!

  21. Erin says:

    These cinnamon rolls are sooooo good! Love them!!

  22. Carol says:

    Decided to make these while snowed in this weekend and all I can say is WOW!!! I had low expectations because I haven’t done any baking with gluten free flour, and I was so extremely impressed. They were delicious, a great texture, and the perfect level of sweetness. Even my non-GF/dairy free family members enjoyed it a lot. Will make again!

  23. Hunter says:

    This was literally the most AMAZING thing I have EVER baked. The recipe was easy to follow, but it was my first time making cinnamon rolls from scratch, so I was so proud of myself for how well they turned out! I used the recommended baking flour. We had to stop ourselves from eating too many at once – they were THAT good! Can’t wait to make these for loved ones during the holidays.

  24. Shannon says:

    Great gf recipe! Fabulous dough!

  25. Marina says:

    I made these with the bobs red mill flour that the recipe says not to use and they still tasted and looked great! Awesome recipe!

  26. Peyton says:

    I made this the other day for me and my family and it was gone in one day! The rest of my family isn’t GF or DF like me, but they still loved them!!

  27. Alaina says:

    I made these as a treat for myself on Valentine’s Day and DAMN they did not disappoint! Bless you, Mia for sharing this recipe. I used the Cup4Cup flour and I am so glad I did. 100% the best GF cinnamon rolls I have ever had!

  28. Monica says:

    These were so good! I made them with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1:1 baking flour, and they did not disappoint! The texture and taste were perfect! Can’t wait to make these again!

  29. Meg says:

    THE BEST gf cinnamon rolls! This recipe was so good and super simple to make. I used the brand of gf flour recommended and the consistency of the dough was perfect.

    10/10 recommend!

  30. Louis says:

    Hi! Is it possible to make the dough ahead of time or is that not recommended?

  31. Margaret Semple says:

    Do you happen to have the nutritional content of these?

  32. Alexis Koutrouba says:

    So so impressed with this recipe! I love cinnamon rolls, and was so excited when I saw Mia post this recipe. Easy steps to follow and a beautiful outcome. I would recommend making more than one batch ????

  33. Bethany Eckart says:

    I made these today & used King Arthur’s GF Flour. I did have to add 1 tsp Xanthan Gum since the All Purpose Flour doesn’t have it. They were absolutely delicious and turned out beautiful!! 🙂

  34. Johanna says:

    OMG I AM SPEECHLESS. THESE ARE INCREDIBLE! I used Bob’s Red Mill 1-1 and worked perfectly. Also made a cashew-maple glaze….sooo so good

  35. My first time making cinnamon rolls. the youtube video was helpful, although i wish you would show the contents in the bowl. It would be nice to know if the wet mixture should look a little curdled. These are good for gluten free. Crispy outer and soft inside. The Large bowl should be reserved for wet ingredients.

  36. Amnah says:

    These were sooo yummy! I was wondering what the calories are for 1 roll? Thank you 🙂

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