Keto cinnamon rolls

Keto cinnamon rolls

Does the smell of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven turn on your happy hormone? It does for us. These delicate keto treats are surprisingly easy to make and taste so good it’s hard to believe they are sugar-free, grain-free, gluten-free, and come in at only 1 net carb per roll!

Keto cinnamon rolls

Does the smell of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven turn on your happy hormone? It does for us. These delicate keto treats are surprisingly easy to make and taste so good it’s hard to believe they are sugar-free, grain-free, gluten-free, and come in at only 1 net carb per roll!
USMetric
12 servingservings

Ingredients

Dough
  • 1½ cups (6 oz.) 350 ml (170 g) mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp cream cheese
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  • 1 cup (4 oz.) 240 ml (110 g) almond flour
  • ¼ cup (1¼ oz.) 60 ml (32 g) powdered erythritol
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp baking soda
Filling
  • 4 oz. 110 g butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup (1¼ oz.) 60 ml (32 g) powdered erythritol
Icing
  • ¼ cup (1¼ oz.) 60 ml (32 g) powdered erythritol
  • 1½ tbsp 1½ tbsp water
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Instructions

Instructions are for 12 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 365°F (185°C).
  2. Heat mozzarella and cream cheese in a non-stick pan on medium heat or in a bowl in the microwave oven. Stir until they melt together. Add the other ingredients and mix well. Tip: use a hand mixer with dough hooks.
  3. Roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper with a rolling pin to a square shape about 12 x 10" (30 cm x 26 cm) that's about 0.1 " (3 mm) thick. Remove the parchment paper that's on top.
  4. Mix together cinnamon, erythritol, and butter in a bowl.
  5. Spread the butter mixture carefully on top of the dough with a spatula.
  6. Roll up the dough tightly into a log using parchment paper (the same technique as when you make sushi rolls). Put the log in the fridge for about 20 minutes to firm up so the rolls will keep their shape when cutting.
  7. Cut the log into 12 pieces with a sharp knife. Put them in a baking dish (that is big enough just to fit all the buns) lined with parchment paper or into individual cupcake liners. Bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes or until golden. Let them cool.
  8. Mix the powdered erythritol and water with a small spoon in a bowl or glass. Drizzle the cinnamon rolls with the icing and let the icing harden for a couple of minutes before serving.

Recommended special equipment

  • Hand mixer with dough hooks
  • Rolling pin

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12 comments

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  2. Sue Sollis
    Sorry, this is the difference between US English and UK English.
    Could someone confirm, in the recipe, is Baking Soda;

    Bicarbonate of Soda
    or
    Baking powder

    Thank you

    Reply: #350
  3. Miss Rachel
    Bicarbonate of soda
  4. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Sorry, this is the difference between US English and UK English.
    Could someone confirm, in the recipe, is Baking Soda;
    Bicarbonate of Soda
    or
    Baking powder
    Thank you

    Baking soda is the same as bicarbonate of soda.

  5. Valeh
    Hi, my buns became very big and started to kinda melt in oven. Any suggestions?
    Reply: #352
  6. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Hi, my buns became very big and started to kinda melt in oven. Any suggestions?

    Hi, Valeh! If following the standard recipe, they shouldn't be big. Did you let the dough roll chill in the fridge before baking them?

    Reply: #359
  7. Charlene Attardo
    Hi my husband is allergic to all things almond ☹️ Is there another flour I can use to replace the almond flour in this recipe? Thank you Charlene
    Reply: #354
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi my husband is allergic to all things almond ☹️ Is there another flour I can use to replace the almond flour in this recipe? Thank you Charlene

    We have not tested these in this recipe, but in general, some people see success with keto baked goods with hazelnut flour or sesame seed flour in place of almond flour. Sometimes they can be denser though.

  9. Charlene
    Thank you! Could coconut flour be used instead?
    Reply: #356
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Thank you! Could coconut flour be used instead?

    Coconut flour absorbs much more moisture; you would need to use less but then you wouldn't have the volume of dry ingredients needed.

  11. Ann Cvijanovic
    What temperature do you bake the rolls at?
    Reply: #358
  12. Charlotte Zwart Team Diet Doctor

    What temperature do you bake the rolls at?

    The rolls should be baked at 365°F (185°C).

  13. sdudley649
    The same thing happened to my buns as Valeh’s. I left the dough for a full 30 mins in the fridge but I didn’t have a ‘just big enough’ pan - the smallest I had was too small so I had to use a baking sheet. I’ve just taken them out of the oven and they smell delicious. I’m sure the fact they’re fairly flat won’t make them taste any different, lol. On my shopping list is a ‘just big enough’ pan for next time :)
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