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Gluten-free Cinnabon®-like cinnamon rolls...the best! No one has guessed yet that they are homemade gluten-free cinnamon rolls! It took me a while to perfect this recipe that I came up with but it finally works.

Recipe Summary

25 mins
20 mins
1 hr 10 mins
25 mins
10 rolls


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine sugar and yeast for dough in a small bowl. Mix 1 3/4 cups flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, baking soda, and salt together in a second bowl.

  • Place milk and butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high, stirring every 15 seconds, until 110 to 115 degrees F (43 to 46 degrees C), about 45 seconds. Whisk into the yeast mixture and set aside to proof, about 5 minutes.

  • Combine proofed yeast with olive oil, egg, and vanilla extract in a large bowl; mix for a moment and then slowly add in the flour mixture. Mix with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until dough thickens and loses some of its stickiness, about 1 1/2 minutes.

  • Cover a work surface with a sheet of good quality plastic wrap and a light layer of flour. Place dough in the center and cover with a little more flour and another sheet of plastic wrap. Roll out to a 10x13-inch rectangle; remove top layer of plastic wrap.

  • Combine brown sugar and cinnamon for filling in a small bowl. Spread melted butter over the entire dough rectangle and sprinkle brown sugar mixture evenly over top.

  • Start at a long edge and roll the dough, using the plastic wrap to help lift and roll as you go. Lightly sprinkle dough with more flour and cut into 10 pieces with a sharp knife. Place rolls in a greased baking pan, cover with plastic wrap, and place in a warm spot to rise for 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Bake rolls in the preheated oven until tops are golden brown, 22 to 27 minutes.

  • While rolls are baking, beat butter and cream cheese for frosting in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add powdered sugar; mix until smooth. Mix in lemon juice, vanilla extract, and salt.

  • Remove cinnamon rolls from the oven and immediately drizzle frosting over top.

Cook's Note:

If your gluten-free all-purpose flour already has xanthan gum in it, do not add extra to the dough.

Nutrition Facts

351 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 46.9g; fat 17.7g; cholesterol 48.5mg; sodium 385.3mg. Full Nutrition