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The Best Keto Cinnamon Rolls (2021)

The Best Keto Cinnamon Rolls (2021)

The Best Keto Cinnamon Rolls (2021)

These are The BEST Keto Cinnamon Rolls. Hands-down. No questions asked. These are it. 

I have made…5, 6 maybe even 7 keto cinnamon roll recipes now. Some were too horrendous to even share online, lol. All of the ones I've shared have been good and some GREAT (I'm talking about you my Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls ). But none have truly given my the satisfaction of a REAL cinnamon roll.

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I'm talking a doughy, soft, pillowy, chewy roll with cinnamon, brown sugar goodness spilling out. Not a tough, semi-soft roll with some sort of lame excuse for brown sugar filling.  

When we are talking about keto cinnamon rolls, they should not break in half like a cake or cookie. I've seen so many keto cinnamon rolls recipes that look good when but when you actually look at the texture, it's not doughy at all. They almost should be called “cinnamon cakes”. LOL. And trust me, I've been guilty of making recipes like this too.

 

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That's why, when I tell you these rolls are different, you have to trust me. They PULL-APART. You can see the strands of doughy goodness as you tear pieces off. They also have that sought-after and coveted gooey cinnamon roll center. JUST LIKE THE REAL THING. NO KETO CAKE ROLLS HERE.

Just straight-up soft, sweet keto cinnamon rolls topped off with the most amazing sugar free cream cheese glaze.

If you miss bread, dinner rolls and all things soft and doughy, then these are for you. PS. I also have a similar very tasty keto dinner roll recipe so check that out as well if you like this recipe.

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Lastly, all I want to say is that normally as a keto baker, I get quite sick of eating keto desserts. I bake them almost 7 days a week so usually it's the last thing I'm craving…

BUT with these rolls, I dug into my freezer and heated one up for breakfast this morning and am eating it as I write this post. This is RARE for me. I usually never eat a dessert after the day I make it. Usually I give them away. But these are so dang good. They will be my weekly breakfast from now on..because truly are delicious.

These would go up on my MouthwateringMotivation hall of fame… if I had one. 

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Tools I Used To Make The Best Keto Cinnamon Rolls

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Ingredients In The Best Keto Cinnamon Rolls

  • Almond Milk – I've found the Silk brand's Cashew + Almond Protein Milk to work the best because it has the perfect nutrition facts, almost identical to whole cow's milk. But regular almond milk can work too. You could also use 14 tbsp water and 2 tbsp heavy cream for a similar effect.
  • Eggs – We use 1 whole and one yolk in this recipe to add additional fat to the rolls without added TOO much structure.
  • Salted Butter – You can also use unsalted butter (just add an extra 1/4 tsp of salt to the dough) or try these rolls with softened(not melted) coconut oil for a dairy-free version.
  • Vanilla Extract – I used pure vanilla extract but artificial works just as well!
  • Vital Wheat Gluten – This the main ingredient in our dough because it provides the cinnamon roll's structure. The gluten strands allow the yeast to properly expand the dough and creates rolls that are soft and chewy instead of tough. You can read more about vital wheat gluten in my article hereBut in short, it's a high protein, low carb flour. Gluten is the protein extracted from wheat flour. Gluten itself is keto friendly and will not spike your insulin but you should avoid it if you have a gluten allergy or are celiac.
  •  Lupin Flour – A super important ingredient!! Do not sub this. Please just don't, haha. It's essential for making extra-soft, pull-apart, doughy cinnamon rolls. No other low carb flour can achieve this effect. 
  • Oat Fiber – Very high fiber, this adds bulk to our recipe without much flavour!
  • Tapioca Starch OR Coconut Flour – I have used both and each work just as well. This simply lightens the rolls a bit. 
  • Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener – My favourite keto sweetener in terms of flavour. But you can use any you prefer. Allulose is another great substitute. But be sure to use 1.3x as much when compared to the monkfruit sweetener as it is not as sweet.
  • Active Dry Yeast – Essential to make our dough rise and for beautiful, fluffy cinnamon rolls. Store yours in the freezer to keep it fresh!
  • Inulin – Works in place of sugar to provide “food” for your yeast. If you don't have it, simply sub with 1 tsp of sugar or honey. (This will be consumed by the yeast so don't worry about it affecting you!)
  • Xanthan Gum – Works similar to vital wheat gluten. It helps give the cinnamon rolls some chewy/doughy-ness.
  • Cinnamon – I mean, what would cinnamon rolls be without cinnamon?
  • Salt – Use a little more if using unsalted butter!
  • Cream Cheese – Necessary to make the perfect cream cheese frosting!
  • Sukrin Brown Sweetener – This is the sweetener we use inside the rolls for the “brown sugar” flavour. It's fantastic! You are welcome to use another brown sugar replacement if you prefer.

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Tips For Making The Best Keto Cinnamon Rolls

  • If you have a stand mixer, follow the steps below but cut the kneading time in half (knead on medium speed with a dough hook). Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to bring the dough together and just as written, add the softened butter AFTER you initially form and knead your dough the first time. Work it in and then knead again. 
  • If you don't have xanthan gum, I suggest you still try this recipe, it's not essential, just helps a little with texture but I'd highly recommend it for future recipe-making.
  • Almond milk, boxed (not canned) coconut milk or even 2 tbsp heavy cream + 14 tbsp water can all work for the “milk” portion of the dough. Personally I use Silk's Protein Almond + Cashew Milk because it has almost identical nutritional info to whole cow's milk which is often used in traditional cinnamon rolls. 
  • If you are unsure your dough is needed enough after working in the butter, lightly press a finger into it. Does it slowly spring back? It's likely ready to go! If you are still unsure, knead for another minute. 
  • When it's time to let the dough rise, my favourite place to put them is in the microwave! First, grab a large cup of water and microwave it for 1-2minutes. Then if you have space, put the bowl of dough into the microwave beside the cup of hot water and close the door. If you don't have space, simply remove the cup of water and place your bowl of dough inside and again, close the door. If you don't have a microwave you can also turn your oven on to it's lowest setting for a little, shut it off then place your dough in there. (Just make sure it's warm but NOT HOT). 
  • This dough doesn't rise as much the second time you cover it and let it sit so don't be afraid if your rolls don't double in size! 

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How To Store Keto Cinnamon Rolls & Re-heating Instructions

  • Store these cinnamon rolls in an airtight container on the counter if eating that day. I like to cover mine when they actually are still just a tad warm (NOT HOT) as I find this keeps them softer for longer.
  • OR freeze these rolls in an airtight container with a piece of wax or parchment paper on top of the rolls to prevent freezer burn. 
  • Re-heat these rolls by microwaving one or two at a time for ~40-45s depending on the size of the roll and your microwave OR re-heat in a glass baking dish covered with tinfoil at 325*F until warm.  

Other Keto Cinnamon Roll Recipes:

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The Best Keto Cinnamon Rolls (2021)

Serves: 12 cinnamon rolls

Ingredients:

Dough

  • 1 cup almond milk (I use Silk Almond + Cashew blend), 250g
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast, 10g
  • 2 tbsp inulin or 1 tsp sugar (necessary for the yeast to activate)
  • 1 1/4 cup vital wheat gluten, 154g (read more about this ingredient HERE)
  •   lupin flour, 80g
  • 1/3 cup oat fiber, 40g
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch, 30g OR 2 tbsp coconut flour, 14g
  • 6 tbsp powdered monkfruit sweetener, 60g
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/4 tsp salt (1/2 tsp if using unsalted butter)
  • 1 whole egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature, whisked together
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, softened, 60g

Filling

  • 1/2 cup softened salted butter, 120g
  • 3/4 cup sukrin brown sweetener, 130g
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon

Cream Cheese Frosting

Directions:

  1. Add the almond milk, yeast and inulin to a medium bowl. Whisk to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside. yeast almond milk, inulin
  2. In another large bowl, whisk together the vital wheat gluten, lupin flour, oat fiber, tapioca starch (or coconut flour), powdered monkfruit sweetener, cinnamon, xanthan gum and salt.
  3. Once your yeast mixture from before is foamy, add it to the dry ingredients along with the eggs and vanilla extract. eggs, yeast, vital wheat gluten
  4. Stir together until a thick dough begins to form. Once it becomes tough to stir with a spoon, use your hands to begin kneading the rest of the flour into the dough. (*See tips for the next few steps if you own a stand mixer*)keto dough keto cinnamon roll dough
  5. Once all of the flour is incorporated, continue to knead the dough for 2-3 more minutes on a lightly greased clean surface. 
  6. Move the dough back to the bowl and add 1/4 cup softened butter. Use your hands to work the butter into the dough until it's completely blended and the dough is cohesive. Then continue to knead for another 2-3 more minutes. Your dough should feel elastic and spring back slowly after you gently press a finger into it. yeast vital wheat gluten dough, with butter
  7. Form the dough into a rough ball and place it in a large greased bowl. Cover it with plastic wrap or a towel and set it somewhere warm to rise for 45min -1 hour or until doubled in size. (See my tips for where I find my dough rises best). lupin flour dough rising
  8. Once the dough has risen, punch it down, remove it from the bowl and place it on a lightly greased flat surface. Roll it out into a large rectangle. (I like to place a piece of lightly greased parchment paper on top of my dough to prevent the rolling pin from sticking while rolling). low carb yeast dough keto yeast sweet dough keto cinnamon rolls recipe
  9. Next, make your filling by mixing together the softened butter, sukrin brown sweetener and cinnamon in a bowl. Spread this evenly over the entire rectangle of dough. You can also use your fingers to help spread the mixture.keto brown sugar cinnamon roll fillingthe best cinnamon rolls
  10. Roll the dough up length-wise (short end to short-end).
  11. Slice the roll into pieces by using a sawing action with a very sharp knife OR using dental floss for clean slices. the best keto cinnamon rolls
  12. Place the rolls, cut-side up in a large greased dish. It's okay if they are touching/close together. keto cinnamon roll recipe
  13. Cover the rolls with plastic wrap and set somewhere warm for another 30-40min. You can also pre-heat your oven to 325*F during this time. 
  14. While we wait for the rolls to rise, we can make the glaze. Beat together the cream cheese, butter, monkfruit sweetener and vanilla extract until smooth. Add 1-2 tbsp almond milk and beat once for to thin the batter slightly. Set aside. sugar free cream cheese frosting
  15. Once the cinnamon rolls have finished rising, remove the plastic wrap and bake in the pre-heated oven for 22-25min. They will be bubbly and still relatively soft when they are down (they will firm up a little at room temperature so we don't want to over-bake them).  keto cinnamon roll recipethe best keto cinnamon rolls the best keto cinnamon rolls
  16. Place the cinnamon rolls somewhere to cool and spread your frosting over them while still hot.
  17. Cool until you can't wait anymore, then use a spatula to remove them and serve warm. LOL. Enjoy The Best Keto Cinnamon Rolls!

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Nutrition for 1 roll(1/12th of recipe): 250 calories | 17.9g fat | 3.1 NET carbs | 13.3g Protein | 4.7g fiber

Store these cinnamon rolls in an airtight container on the counter if eating that day. I like to cover mine when they actually are still just a tad warm (NOT HOT) as I find this keeps them softer for longer.

OR freeze these rolls in an airtight container with a piece of wax or parchment paper on top of the rolls to prevent freezer burn. 

Re-heat these rolls by microwaving one or two at a time for ~40-45s depending on the size of the roll and your microwave OR re-heat in a glass baking dish covered with tinfoil at 325*F until warm.

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The Best Keto Cinnamon Rolls (2021)

Soft, fluffy, gooey keto cinnamon rolls that are yeast risen and made with lupin flour.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Rising Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 12 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: keto breakfast, keto cinnamon rolls, low carb cinnamon rolls
Servings: 12 cinnamon rolls
Calories: 250kcal

Ingredients

Dough

Filling

  • 1/2 cup softened salted butter 120g
  • 3/4 cup sukrin brown sweetener 130g
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon 11g

Cream Cheese Frosting

Instructions

  • Add the almond milk, yeast and inulin to a medium bowl. Whisk to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside.
  • In another large bowl, whisk together the vital wheat gluten, lupin flour, oat fiber, tapioca starch (or coconut flour), powdered monkfruit sweetener, cinnamon, xanthan gum and salt.
  • Once your yeast mixture from before is foamy, add it to the dry ingredients along with the eggs and vanilla extract.
  • Stir together until a thick dough begins to form. Once it becomes tough to stir with a spoon, use your hands to begin kneading the rest of the flour into the dough. (*See tips for the next few steps if you own a stand mixer*)
  • Once all of the flour is incorporated, continue to knead the dough for 2-3 more minutes on a lightly greased clean surface.
  • Move the dough back to the bowl and add 1/4 cup softened butter. Use your hands to work the butter into the dough until it's completely blended and the dough is cohesive. Then continue to knead for another 2-3 more minutes. Your dough should feel elastic and spring back slowly after you gently press a finger into it.
  • Form the dough into a rough ball and place it in a large greased bowl. Cover it with plastic wrap or a towel and set it somewhere warm to rise for 45min -1 hour or until doubled in size. (See my tips for where I find my dough rises best).
  • Once the dough has risen, punch it down, remove it from the bowl and place it on a lightly greased flat surface. Roll it out into a large rectangle. (I like to place a piece of lightly greased parchment paper on top of my dough to prevent the rolling pin from sticking while rolling).
  • Next, make your filling by mixing together the softened butter, sukrin brown sweetener and cinnamon in a bowl. Spread this evenly over the entire rectangle of dough. You can also use your fingers to help spread the mixture.
  • Roll the dough up length-wise (short end to short-end).
  • Slice the roll into pieces by using a sawing action with a very sharp knife OR using dental floss for clean slices.
  • Place the rolls, cut-side up in a large greased dish. It's okay if they are touching/close together.
  • Cover the rolls with plastic wrap and set somewhere warm for another 30-40min. You can also pre-heat your oven to 325*F during this time.
  • While we wait for the rolls to rise, we can make the glaze. Beat together the cream cheese, butter, monkfruit sweetener and vanilla extract until smooth. Add 1-2 tbsp almond milk and beat once for to thin the batter slightly. Set aside.
  • Once the cinnamon rolls have finished rising, remove the plastic wrap and bake in the pre-heated oven for 22-25min. They will be bubbly and still relatively soft when they are down (they will firm up a little at room temperature so we don't want to over-bake them).
  • Place the cinnamon rolls somewhere to cool and spread your frosting over them while still hot.
  • Cool until you can't wait anymore, then use a spatula to remove them and serve warm. LOL. Enjoy The Best Keto Cinnamon Rolls!

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Tips For Making The Best Keto Cinnamon Rolls

  • If you have a stand mixer, follow the steps below but cut the kneading time in half (knead on medium speed with a dough hook). Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to bring the dough together and just as written, add the softened butter AFTER you initially form and knead your dough the first time. Work it in and then knead again. 
  • If you don't have xanthan gum, I suggest you still try this recipe, it's not essential, just helps a little with texture but I'd highly recommend it for future recipe-making.
  • Almond milk, boxed (not canned) coconut milk or even 2 tbsp heavy cream + 14 tbsp water can all work for the "milk" portion of the dough. Personally I use Silk's Protein Almond + Cashew Milk because it has almost identical nutritional info to whole cow's milk which is often used in traditional cinnamon rolls. 
  • If you are unsure your dough is needed enough after working in the butter, lightly press a finger into it. Does it slowly spring back? It's likely ready to go! If you are still unsure, knead for another minute. 
  • When it's time to let the dough rise, my favourite place to put them is in the microwave! First, grab a large cup of water and microwave it for 1-2minutes. Then if you have space, put the bowl of dough into the microwave beside the cup of hot water and close the door. If you don't have space, simply remove the cup of water and place your bowl of dough inside and again, close the door. If you don't have a microwave you can also turn your oven on to it's lowest setting for a little, shut it off then place your dough in there. (Just make sure it's warm but NOT HOT). 
  • This dough doesn't rise as much the second time you cover it and let it sit so don't be afraid if your rolls don't double in size! 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cinnamon roll | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.1g | Protein: 13.3g | Fat: 17.9g | Fiber: 4.7g

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