Keto Cinnamon Roll for One

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When you feel like a gooey keto cinnamon roll, follow this recipe to create a single, soft & fluffy cinnamon roll, oozing with buttery layers of cinnamon, all in about 25 minutes. Top with a rich sugar free cream cheese frosting, it's the perfect treat for a cozy breakfast or indulgent dessert.

When you crave a gooey, buttery cinnamon roll but don’t want to make a whole batch of keto cinnamon rolls and have leftovers, just make one! This single serve recipe features a soft, fluffy gluten free bread enveloping a cinnamon infused buttery filling and topped with creamy cream cheese frosting.

Half of a cinnamon roll on a plate showing the cinnamon swirl layers. A fork sits on the plate with a cup of coffee in a clear glass mug is in the rear.

Even though the dough doesn’t use traditional flour or an egg, it is still fluffy and pillowy soft. The combination of the almond flour, egg white powder, xanthan gum and sour cream help to cream a texture and flavor that you would find in a bakery.

For the cinnamon center, a blend of melted butter, brown sugar-free sweetener and ground cinnamon creates the perfect sticky filling that ooze out with each bite. Baking one cinnamon roll is easy when you use a ramekin. As the pastry bakes, it spreads up against the sides of the ramekin to help keep it’s shape, height and allows it to puff up more without spreading flat.

Finish the roll with a generous spread of cream cheese frosting. Now you are ready for a quick, comfort food satisfaction in less than 25 minutes!

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Keto Cinnamon Roll Bread Ingredients

Buttery Cinnamon Filling Ingredients

Sugar Free Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients

Keto Cinnamon Roll for One Directions

  • Keto Cinnamon Roll for One
  • A gooey cinnamon roll in a white ramekin topped with icing sits in front of a cup of black coffee.


    There are a few ingredient swaps you can make for this sugar free cinnamon roll recipe.

    • Almond flour – I haven’t experiment with other keto flours. You can try using sunflower seed flour which substitutes 1:1 with almond flour. This is a nut free option.
    • Sweeteners – You can use brown sugar-free sweetener in the bread dough if you didn’t want to buy multiple sweeteners.
    • Butter – For a dairy free option use coconut oil instead of butter.
    • Sour cream – Sour cream provides moisture and flavor. As a substitute yogurt or dairy free yogurt could be used.
    Half eaten cinnamon roll on a plate with gooey layers of butter cinnamon in the center.

    Storage information

    This keto cinnamon roll recipe does make a large roll that is over 500 calories. It serves as a meal but if you get full and want to save the rest for later, store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can reheat it by putting it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, air fryer at 200 °F for 1 minute, or oven at 300°F for 2-3 minutes.


    Keto Cinnamon Roll for One: FAQS

    Can I replace the egg white protein powder with an egg white?

    Yes, you can use one egg white instead of using the egg white powder; however, you will need to omit the water in the recipe and you might have to add more almond flour since the egg white has more moisture compared to using the egg white protein powder. Add enough almond flour to where your dough is tacky but not overly sticking that it won't lift from the parchment paper.

    What roll does xanthan gum play in this recipe? Can I omit it?

    Xanthan gum is added for structure and support in the dough. It will help the dough keep it shape and keep it from sticking to the parchment paper. If you use an egg white, you might be able to omit the xanthan gum. Just add extra almond flour to keep the dough from getting too sticky.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Keto Cinnamon Roll for One

    Servings: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 535
    Fat 48.7g
    Protein 13.6g
    Total Carbs 11.4g
    Net Carbs 5.7g

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      1. Did you use egg white powder or plain protein powder? It doesn’t puff up a whole lot like a regular cinnamon roll but it should rise. Also, maybe the baking powder is getting old.

    1. Can I microwave this instead of h
      eating up an entire oven for one roll? I also have a toaster oven and wonder if that would work?

      1. I haven’t tried cooking it in the microwave. The toaster oven might be a better option. Microwave might work if you turn down the power.

    2. This is seriously amazing!!! I just made this for myself and so happy that there is not a whole sheet of these in the kitchen because I’d eat them all!!! Made it per the recipe and it came out perfect! Thank you!

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