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Gluten free Cinnamon Rolls

gluten free cinnamon roll with cream cheese icing

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls: did you think that soft, gooey cinnamon rolls were not an option when you started eating gluten free? I did, until this recipe! Make gluten free cinnamon rolls at home and bring back the smells and joy of baking bread .

Rolls can lift any meal. Pasta with garlic rolls, chicken with buttermilk rolls, soup with cheese rolls…the list goes on but you get the idea. Breakfast rolls are among my favorites and this gluten free option from King Arthur Flour is my introduction to gluten free rolls baked at home.

(Yup, you didn’t know gluten free could look so good, right! Me neither!)

Baking with Gluten free Flour

Baking with gluten free flour takes a bit of trial and error and some patience. The consistency of the dough is not the same as a traditional flour dough. Use parchment to help roll this sticky dough and, also, give yourself a break and don’t expect bakery perfection.

It is tricky to cut these rolls and to place them into the muffin pan (using a muffin pan helps each individual roll rise and brown rather than baking into a blob of oneness in a traditional round tin).

The good news is that a perfectly rolled cinnamon roll tastes JUST LIKE a roll whose gooiness tried to escape the rolling process but hung on as you dumped it into the muffin tin. The only difference you might notice is that the filling does brown a bit more if it escapes the rolled dough. Notice in my roll pictured here that the filling oozed out along the bottom edge of the roll and so it is slightly more browned than the rest of the roll. Not a problem. You’ll still accomplish that cinnamon-sugar goodness that you are craving.

If you enjoy baking yeast breads, you’ll like these recipes too: Classic Dinner Rolls, raisin and nut wreath bread, Chocolate Swirl Bread, homemade brioche rolls, and easy French bread.

I followed King Arthur Flour’s recipe, click here to be directed to their website for the ingredients and instructions.

Gluten free Cinnamon Rolls

Gluten free Cinnamon Rolls

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls: did you think that soft, gooey cinnamon rolls were not an option when you started eating gluten free? I did, until I found this recipe from King Arthur Flour!


  • 2 1/2 cups King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) soft butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup warm milk, plus extra for brushing on the dough
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Buttery Sweet Dough Flavor
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/8 cup (6 tablespoons) soft butter
  • 6 tablespoons soft cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups glazing sugar or confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) soft butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Please find the full instructions on King Arthur's Website.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll with lines of cream cheese icing with text title overlay

Abbe@This is How I Cook

Monday 16th of May 2016

Love any cinnamon roll that crosses my lips. Gluten free or not it would make no difference to me. Can smell them from here!


Friday 13th of May 2016

Nvere have baked gluten free. These are so perfectly baked. Looks very nice


Thursday 12th of May 2016

I haven't tried baking with gluten free flour yet, but your cinnamon rolls are tempting me to give them a try :-) Love that picture.


Wednesday 11th of May 2016

They don't even look gluten free, so much more reason to gorge on them. That icing makes them look even more inviting!

Karen Harris

Wednesday 11th of May 2016

I've baked gluten free cookies before, but never rolls. You have inspired me to give it a try. Your rolls look delicious. By the way, it was so good seeing you the other day. We should get together for coffee again soon.

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