Keto Cinnamon Rolls

by KetoFocus.com
4.5 Stars (6 Reviews) 19 Comments
Nutrition Facts

8

Servings

175

Calories

16.5g

Fat

4.5g

Protein

1.9

Net Carbs

'The most authentic keto cinnamon roll you will ever have. This low carb breakfast pastry is made with almond flour, true cinnamon roll flavors and WITHOUT using cheese to make the keto pastry dough!

Cinnamon Buns Ingredients

Buttered Icing Ingredients

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

Keto Cinnamon Rolls Directions

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
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  • 2
    Combine almond flour, protein powder, sweetener, baking powder, xanthan gum, cardamom and salt to a medium bowl. Mix until combined.
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  • 3
    Mix in 1/2 cup melted butter, sour cream and hot water.
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  • 4
    Place dough in between two sheets of parchment paper and press and roll into a rectangle shape about 1/4 inch thick using a rolling pin.
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  • 5
    In a small bowl, golden sweetener, cinnamon, ground nutmeg and a pinch of salt.
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  • 6
    Using a pastry brush or the back of a spoon, spread 2 tablespoons melted butter onto the top of the rectangle of dough. Sprinkle cinnamon sweetener mixture on top the butter.
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  • 7
    Starting at the long end of the rectangle dough, tightly roll up the dough over the filling. Cut the dough crosswise into even slices (about 1 inch thick). Arrange sliced cinnamon rolls onto a parchment lined baking tray or dish. If dough is sticky and too soft to cut, refrigerate the dough for 30-60 minutes before slicing.
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  • 8
    Bake at 325 degrees for 16 to 20 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown on top.
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  • 9
    To make the buttered keto icing, combine butter, powdered erythritol and vanilla in a small bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds if mixture is too thick. Drizzle over baked cinnamon rolls.
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  • 10
    To make the keto cream cheese frosting, beat together cream cheese, butter and powdered erythritol in a medium bowl until light and fluffy. Spread on top of cool cinnamon rolls.
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Low Carb Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Fluffy, golden-brown keto cinnamon buns filled with a buttery, sweet blend of spices and topped with your choice of two gooey, sugar-free icing options. These are a simple solution to a cinnamon roll craving without the efforts of using keto fathead dough to make them. These buns make for a sweet breakfast in the mornings or for special occasions like Christmas and Mother’s Day. They are the best keto cinnamon rolls I’ve had to date. You will never go back to any other keto recipe once you try this one!

These keto cinnamon rolls are the ultimate make-ahead breakfast treat because they can be made the night before baking.

Cinnamon Roll Dough

Most keto cinnamon roll recipes use a fathead dough for the pastry dough in the recipes. This fathead dough is made with mozzarella cheese and cream cheese. Fathead dough makes the perfect substitute for dough in low carb baking. It’s mostly used as pizza dough but can be used as a pastry dough too for making cinnamon rolls, bear claws, bagels and donuts.

The downside of using fathead dough to make low carb cinnamon rolls is that these rolls have a cheese like taste. There is an underlying cheese flavor when you sink your teeth into each bite of cinnamon roll.

This keto cinnamon rolls recipe doesn’t use fathead dough. Instead, we use a combination of almond flour and [protein powder](http://bit.ly/33rIjyx), along with some levening agents to produce a fluffy cinnamon roll without the need for cheese. In this recipe, the xanthan gum helps hold the dough together. It’s structural roll replaces the need for melted mozzarella cheese in other low carb cinnamon roll recipes.

Spices

Cinnamon isn’t the only spice that makes up with delicious keto cinnamon rolls. This special blend of spices found in the dough and the filling creates an earthy complex blend of flavors. Here’s the seasonings you will need to make these special cinnamon rolls:

  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamom
  • Nutmeg

Frosting Options

Although you don’t have to frost them, I think keto cinnamon rolls are always best when they are frosted. For toppings, you have two choices in sugar-free frostings – a buttered glaze icing and a cream cheese frosting. These keto approved frostings mimic options found on traditional cinnamon rolls. Most cinnamon rolls are either glazed with a sugary icing or topped with a thick gooey layer of cream cheese frosting.

The icing glaze contains butter, powdered sugar free sweetener and vanilla. The cream cheese frosting is made of cream cheese, softened butter and sweetener. Both are delicious and are great options for these low carb pastries.

Storage

These low carb cinnamon rolls are best when they are fresh and enjoyed the same day, but you can still have them a few days later if you store them in an air tight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

If you want to make these keto cinnamon rolls ahead of time, you can! They make the perfect Christmas morning breakfast. Simply make up your cinnamon rolls the night before, but don’t bake until the morning you want to have them.

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19 Comments

    1. That was a typo. 🙂 LOL. I deleted that sentence. Just preheat your oven. You will cook these on a baking sheet but it doesn’t need to be greased. The rolls will sit on top of a sheet of parchment paper on the baking tray.

    1. The protein powder acts similar to gluten in a flour based recipe. It helps with structure; unfortunately, it is essential. You could try adding more almond flour and another teaspoon of xanthan gum to help hold everything together.

  1. I made the cinnamon rolls and they tasted fantastic. The Cardamon really gave it this festive and fresher taste. The rolls were soft in the center and slightly crunchy at the edges. Such buttery taste! Thank you for perfecting this recipe.

  2. I made these Sunday, one of the best keto bread treats ever. We are still eating they are keep great in the fridge. I warm them up for 10 seconds perfect. Thank You for this great recipe.

  3. I had to make this recipe twice because the first dough was basically sand and kept falling apart. The second batch was better by adding two eggs to bind the dough but still had a issue rolling the dough. The recipe does work by adding eggs.

    1. Oh no! I’m sorry the recipe didn’t work for you. That’s odd that your dough looked like sand. It should look like it does in the video – with a tacky texture. Did you make any substitutions or omissions? Did you use collagen powder instead of protein powder? I’m glad you got it to work with eggs.

  4. I was excited to see this recipe on YouTube especially since it is not made from a fat head dough. I have a daughter that can’t eat dairy do you have an option for sour cream replacement

  5. Annie, these were a success! Want to point out a possible typo, however. In the ingredient list there is 2 tablespoons monkfruit sweetener or sweetener of choice. But, it is not listed in the directions at all. The sweetener for the filling and icing/frosting is listed in directions, though. Read it over and thought it was just me. Anyway, I assumed you meant the 2 tablespoons went in the dry ingredients. Chilling the dough for 30 mins made it much easier to roll out and up, as well as greasing the parchment paper. Then, buttering the knife made it a breeze to cut through the dough.. Thanks for another easy, delicious recipe. I enjoy your channel.

  6. Can I use whey protein powder instead of vanilla/unflavored protein powder? I’m not sure what the difference is. I’ve seen other recepies call for protein powder but whey is the only unflavored I have been able to find in store. All the other ones are vanilla or chocolate and I dont want to have to buy both if I don’t have to.

  7. Loveee this recipe! Really one of my favorite dessert/breakfast up to now in the kept World!! Thanks for creating this!
    I got a little question about the nutrition facts, is it the details for one serving OR for all the recipe?
    Thanks in advance !

      1. Thanks for the clarification!
        So I will know now that all the macros are always per portion 🙂 It’s helpfull when you are a beginner in that keto world!

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