Keto Cinnamon Rolls (Gluten/ Grain/ Yeast/ Starch/ Corn/ Soy/ Dairy Free)
When I think of Christmas, I think of Cinnamon Rolls. When I went grain free I noticed there was a shortage of recipes. I even had people tell me that it would be impossible to make these rolls without the use of any starches. I was very excited when I figured out just how possible it was. When I bit into one of these my excitement increased tenfold. They are incredibly delicious. Soft, Moist and everything one could pine for in a cinnamon roll.
Lets talk Sugar. Feel free to use any type of unrefined granulated sugar (Palm Sugar, Sucanat etc). Organic White sugar works too for those not concerned. For those looking for a low glycemic KETO option try using Swerve or Xylitol. I often buy this bundle from Amazon Prime as I use both the Granulated Swerve and Powdered in almost all my keto recipes.
I used a golden flax meal in this recipe. I prefer it as it adds less color to the Cinnamon Rolls. If you cannot track down golden, regular will work just fine! BUT if you order in Advance you can get the golden variety on amazon (click here).
For your blanched Almond flour I prefer Honeyville (which I buy on Amazon) or Costco brand! Both products are nicely ground and work awesome.
If SUGAR FREE/LOW CARB isn’t a priority I have more cinnamon roll options for you!
Grain Free Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls with Toasted Pecans and Bourbon Salted Caramel (Gluten/Soy/Dairy/Corn Free)
Keto Cinnamon Rolls
3 Cups Blanched Almond Flour
4 TBS golden Flax Meal
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar (see note above)
1 3/4 Tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 Tsp. Salt
1/4 Cup of Flax Meal + 1/4 Cup Warm Milk (dairy or nondairy)
3 Large Eggs
1-2 TBS Oil or Melted Butter (dairy or nondairy)
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar (see note above)
1-2 TBS Cinnamon.
For the Pan: 2 TBS melted Butter (or Oil) + 1 TBS Sugar
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Prepare a 7 x 7 Pan- add the melted butter and sugar to the bottom of the pan. (Note: If you do not have a 7 x 7 pan a larger one may be used- the rolls just may not fill the pan)
In a bowl combine the Almond Flour, 4 TBS Flax Meal, Granulated Sugar, Baking Soda and Salt. make flax eggs by combining the warm milk with remaining 1/4 Cup Flax Meal. Add the "flax eggs" and the 3 eggs to the dough. Mix it well. The dough will be like a thick, sticky cookie dough. I like to mix this dough by hand (despite the fact that its sticky).
Wash your hands. Place on the counter a sheet of parchment paper. Oil it and then heavily oil your hands. Place the glob of dough onto the oiled parchment. Oiling your hands more as needed (to prevent sticking) press the dough into a rectangle (between 1/2- 1 inch thick.. this thickness is up to you!).
On the dough place the 1-2 TBS of melted butter or oil, Sugar and then Cinnamon. Sprinkling it on evenly. Roll the dough up (the long way) using the parchment paper.
Using a sharp knife or a string of dental floss (I think the floss works best for a nice clean cut). Slice the rolls. The thickness of the rolls is up to you.
Place the rolls into the prepared pan side by side. Brush on a little more melted butter or oil on to the tops. Place into the oven and bake 30 minutes. Cover with tinfoil (if they are getting too brown) and bake another 10-15 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool 30 minutes. (When they come out of the oven they are a little on the soft side, as they cool they gain the perfect texture). Frost and serve.
These should be stored covered at room temp. They stay really nice and soft as long as they are covered for several days. They can also be frozen for a later date.
The frosting in this recipe is optional. I am not providing a specific recipe as any can be used. The frosting pictured above just uses a combination of Nondairy Milk, Organic Powdered Sugar and a little lemon juice whisked together.
PS. I have an IMPORTANT note:
Social media these days has taken a major DIVE and the majority of you that follow my FB business page and Instagram page see very little of what I post! This makes it hard for your guys to receive the free content you wanted to see!
I did a lot of research and the best way to stay in touch right now is through a FB group!! So I started one: (Brittany Angell’s Special Diet Group) . THIS GROUP is not just for sharing my recipes- but as a place of support where you are all welcome to ask health and recipe related questions, meet new people, and share any special diet recipes you have tried and enjoyed! I will be doing giveaways in this group in the months to come!! Come join us!! Its a positive uplifting group! Click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/364958107637572/?ref=share