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Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

Incredibly delicious cinnamon rolls without the gluten!
Course Breads
Cuisine American



  • 1 3/4 cups cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp quick rise yeast
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (omit if in flour)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp gluten-free all-purpose flour *extra, if dough is too wet


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter melted


  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash salt


  • 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 10×13-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 vanilla extract, and salt
  • Remove cinnamon rolls from the oven and immediately drizzle frosting over top
Keyword cinnamon rolls, gluten free
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