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Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls


When the house first went gluten free one of the things I missed the most was cinnamon rolls. I am not talking about the pop tube ones. I am talking the real ones that can be sticky or frosted and taste like a childhood dream. I was not very successful at first. So, I came up with a spice cake topped with a crunchy cinnamon topping. They had to do until I found a few gluten free blogs and played with some recipes. This was the end result.


  • 4 Tb. Butter, softened
  • 1/2 c. White Sugar
  • 1 1/3 c. Warm Milk (reserve some)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 c. Oil
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c. All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 1/2 c. Corn Starch
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 4 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 4 tsp. xanthan Gum
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 Tb. instant yeast



  • 1  c. Brown Sugar
  • 1 c. White Sugar
  • 1 Tb. cinnamon
  • 4 Tb. Butter, softened
  • 2/3 c. chopped nuts (optional)



  1. Cream together Butter, Sugar, Egg, Oil, and Vanilla
  2. In a separate bowl; combine the dry ingredients
  3. Alternate combining dry ingredients and milk (hold about 1/3 of the milk back) to creamed mixture
  4. Your dough with be a bit sticky but not batter.
  5. Lay out 2 sheets of plastic wrap sprinkle them with sugar.
  6. separate into two balls of dough and place one on each sheet.
  7. Cover each one with another sheet of plastic wrap.
  8. Roll out both sets to about a 13-14 inch square.
  9. remove top plastic wrap
  10. Butter each piece with about 2 tablespoons of softened butter (from filling list)
  11. Combine the rest of the ingredients from the filling list and divide among the two squares of dough.
  12. Slowly begin to lift on end of the plastic wrap. Once you get the roll started, it will roll on its own.
  13. Dot it to both sets
  14. Slice each roll into 8 piece (I use sewing thread)
  15. Arrange slices in an 9x13 buttered pan
  16. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

These can be pre-made, refrigerated and baked the next day or frozen for up to seven months, thawed and then baked.

So, now we have cinnamon rolls. Do not give up on any thing. Sooner or latter your going to figure it out. If you are looking for something specific ask. If I don't know I will help you look.

Live, Laugh, and Enjoy!

~ Fire-Eyes


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