I am continually trying to create an awesome grain-free, sugar-free recipe for cinnamon rolls. I have the flavor down. I make the dough, I roll it out, I add the cinnamon and coconut sugar filling…and then I try to roll it up. This is where it always falls apart.

It’s easy to roll out a gluten-filled dough for cinnamon rolls because the gluten acts as a binder. When it comes to grain-free baking, this aspect is tough because it just doesn’t hold together like gluten. So Im’ still working on a recipe for the dough, but in the meantime, I’m in love with these cookies.

They taste exactly like a delicious cinnamon roll, just in cookie form. Because they’re cookies, they’re also way easier to make. This recipe makes about 16 cookies.


Paleo Cinnamon Roll Cookies - an easy to make and seriously deliciously gluten-free dessert!

Paleo Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Paleo Cinnamon Roll Cookies are an easy to make and seriously deliciously gluten-free dessert! Perfect for Christmas or any other occasion that calls for a sweet cinnamon-scented treat! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Paleo
Keyword: paleo cinnamon cookies, paleo cinnamon roll, paleo frosted cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Dani

Ingredients

  • 1 cup arrowroot
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup grass-fed/full yogurt or coconut yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup walnuts chopped (optional)

Icing

  • 8 oz organic cream cheese or coconut cream if you’re strict paleo
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Combine the arrowroot, almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Then add the wet ingredients, eggs, yogurt and honey. If it’s too crumbly and dry, add a bit of water.
  • Combine into a dough and add the walnuts.
  • Roll into balls and pat down into a circle on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake for ten minutes.

For the icing

  • Combine the cream cheese and maple syrup in a food processor.
  • Spoon onto the cookies.

Notes

Use flax eggs as a vegan substitution for eggs and use maple syrup instead of honey.

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