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The BEST Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

These gluten-free cinnamon rolls are easy to make and perfect for Christmas morning!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 8 people


For the dough:

  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 cups milk of choice or water (more if you need, I live in a humid climate)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 4 cups gluten-free flour

For the cinnamon filling:

  • 1.5 cups coconut sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp melted/softened butter

For the icing:

  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • enough water to thin to desired consistency

OR for cream cheese frosting with maple syrup:


  • Mix all the wet ingredients of the dough in a large bowl along with the yeast - the milk or water, eggs, vanilla and butter.
  • Let it sit for five minutes so the yeast can work its magic.
  • Add in four cups of gluten-free flour.
  • Mix until a dough ball is formed. If it's too dry, add a few tablespoons of water. If it's too wet, add a few tablespoons of flour.
  • Once the dough is right, cover with a dish towel and place in a warm area. I just left it on my countertop. You can leave it for 1-18 hours, which makes this a great option to mix the night before!
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350.
  • When the dough has about doubled in size, lay out some parchment paper and sprinkly flour on the bottom (no sticking!).
  • Add the dough to the parchment paper, add flour overtop, then lay another piece of parchment paper overtop.
  • Roll the dough out into a large rectangle (a wine bottle works well for this).
  • Next, mix your coconut sugar, softened butter and cinnamon until it's well incorporated.
  • Spread evenly over the dough.
  • Roll the dough up and slice into 8 with a sharp knife.
  • Line a baking dish with parchment paper and add the 8 cinnamon rolls to the dish.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes. Your oven may differ from mine.
  • While it's baking, mix up your icing or cream cheese frosting! Just add all ingredients to a bowl and mix.
  • When done baking, let it cook for 5-10 and drizzle the icing overtop![p
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