Bake These Soft and Gooey Keto Cinnamon Rolls

Keto Cinnamon Rolls

yield: 9 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 30 MINUTES

total time: 45 MINUTES

Ingredients

For the Dough:

For the Cinnamon Filling:

For the Icing:

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2

Combine almond flour, baking powder, and mozzarella cheese in a microwave safe bowl. Add in cream cheese and cook in the microwave for one minute. Stir and then cook for an additional 30 seconds in the microwave.

3

Mix in egg, vanilla, and sweetener, and stir well, until dough forms. Place in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to firm and dry out the dough a little.

4

Place dough in between two pieces of greased parchment paper. I used coconut oil spray to grease in order to avoid sticking.

5

Roll with a rolling pin into a rectangle (you can also use your hands). The dough should be about 1/4 inch thick. My rectangle was about 9 inches long and 6 inches wide. 

6

Spread melted butter over the top, then sprinkle sugar-free sweetener over the top, followed by ground cinnamon.

7

Roll dough, starting from the long side, and roll into a tube. Cut nine 1-inch pinwheel slices using a string or knife.

8

Transfer each slice into a greased pie pan, or small casserole dish, leaving a little room for rising in between each roll.

9

Bake for 24-26 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. Remove and let cool a bit.

10

For the icing:

Whip up all icing ingredients using a hand mixer. Spread a teaspoon or so onto each cinnamon roll. Enjoy!

11

Refrigerate leftovers in a covered container for up to a few days. These are great reheated, too!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 9, Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: 202.5 Calories | 17.5g Fat | 17.3g Total Carbs | 1.2g Fiber | 1.0g Sugar | 13.4g Erythritol | 9g Protein | 2.6g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.
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spatula with keto cinnamon rolls

Love warm cinnamon rolls for breakfast?

Well, luckily you don’t have to miss out on rich and gooey cinnamon rolls because you can make your own grain-free, sugar-free, and DELICIOUS keto cinnamon rolls right at home! Plus, they happen to be easy to make – I love recipes that are simple and yummy!

adding frosting to cinnamon rolls

Low carb cinnamon would make such a terrific addition to any special occasion brunch and are perfect to bake during the holidays.

taking keto cinnamon roll out of pie pan

Keep in mind, keto dough won’t rise as much as traditional rolls. They may turn out a little flatter than expected, but if you have a craving for cinnamon rolls these will taste great, and have traditional cinnamon roll vibes for sure!

ball of keto cinnamon roll dough

Start with some easy-to-make fat head dough!

I made a batch of this awesome almond flour and mozzarella cheese fat head dough that we usually make for pizza! Yep, all I did was add some baking powder, sweetener, and vanilla extract to the dough, and it works great for quick and easy keto cinnamon rolls.

adding cinnamon to keto cinnamon rolls

Simple process for baking cinnamon rolls!

Roll out the fat head dough like you would making traditional cinnamon rolls, and then add melted butter, your fave keto sweetener, and cinnamon. I chose to use brown sugar Swerve for the inside of my rolls and they turned out so YUM! You can use your preferred sweetener instead, but I love how the Swerve caramelized nicely just like traditional rolls.

Go HERE if you have any questions regarding keto-friendly sweeteners and how to substitute.

ingredients for making keto cinnamon rolls

Tips for making the best keto cinnamon rolls:

    • One tip I have to make sure these rolls will rise as much as possible is to make sure your baking powder isn’t expired.
    • Almond flour dough can be sticky sometimes, so I recommend refrigerating this dough for at least 15 minutes, so it can dry out a little in the fridge before rolling it out.
    • Roll out the dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper. Grease parchment paper with a little non-stick coconut oil spray or melted butter. This will help it not stick! (I had to go back and re-do this step, so learn from me.)
    • Roll out your rectangle, and note that the dough should be a little thicker than you would roll for the pizza, about 1/4 inch thick.
    • Once the keto cinnamon roll is rolled up, cut into about nine one-inch pieces, and arrange in your largest pie pan, or a 2-quart casserole dish so they have a little room to rise.

making fathead dough

keto cinnamon roll dough in a bowl

rolling dough between parchment paper

spreading butter on keto dough

rolling up keto cinnamon roll

cutting cinnamon rolls

keto cinnamon rolls ready for the oven

easy keto cream cheese frosting

frosting keto cinnamon rolls


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Keto Cinnamon Rolls

yield: 9 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 30 MINUTES

total time: 45 MINUTES

Rich and gooey cinnamon rolls that are sugar-free and grain-free!

Ingredients

For the Dough:

For the Cinnamon Filling:

For the Icing:

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2

Combine almond flour, baking powder, and mozzarella cheese in a microwave safe bowl. Add in cream cheese and cook in the microwave for one minute. Stir and then cook for an additional 30 seconds in the microwave.

3

Mix in egg, vanilla, and sweetener, and stir well, until dough forms. Place in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to firm and dry out the dough a little.

4

Place dough in between two pieces of greased parchment paper. I used coconut oil spray to grease in order to avoid sticking.

5

Roll with a rolling pin into a rectangle (you can also use your hands). The dough should be about 1/4 inch thick. My rectangle was about 9 inches long and 6 inches wide. 

6

Spread melted butter over the top, then sprinkle sugar-free sweetener over the top, followed by ground cinnamon.

7

Roll dough, starting from the long side, and roll into a tube. Cut nine 1-inch pinwheel slices using a string or knife.

8

Transfer each slice into a greased pie pan, or small casserole dish, leaving a little room for rising in between each roll.

9

Bake for 24-26 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. Remove and let cool a bit.

10

For the icing:

Whip up all icing ingredients using a hand mixer. Spread a teaspoon or so onto each cinnamon roll. Enjoy!

11

Refrigerate leftovers in a covered container for up to a few days. These are great reheated, too!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 9, Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: 202.5 Calories | 17.5g Fat | 17.3g Total Carbs | 1.2g Fiber | 1.0g Sugar | 13.4g Erythritol | 9g Protein | 2.6g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

cutting a cinnamon roll

Rich & gooey cinnamon rolls!

Oh my goodness, these taste so dangerously YUM. The cream cheese frosting throws it over the top! If you love cinnamon rolls, you’ve gotta try these easy to make keto ones.

Such a great idea to make these if you’re having a sweet craving.

low carb cinnamon rolls on a plate

My teammate Taylor baked these keto cinnamon rolls and had this to say:

“These were absolutely delicious and made me feel like I was eating a regular cinnamon roll! I loved the texture of the dough and the amount of cinnamon and sugar substitute was just right. I could easily eat the cream cheese frosting by the spoonful, so, so yummy! My kids loved these too and asked for seconds!

As mentioned by Lina, my cinnamon rolls didn’t really rise a lot and ended up looking a little flat, but still super tasty and delicious.”


In a hurry? Make this single-serve microwave cinnamon roll in a mug!


Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 13

  1. Sarah k

    The most worst keto dessert ever way too much grease

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I’m sorry you didn’t like these, Sarah k. You can find more dessert recipes here.

  2. michellebadair

    I subbed no-sugar added applesauce for the egg, since my son is allergic. We are following a low-cab diet and not Keto, so It still works for us adding only one more net carb per square. I don’t know if it was the applesauce or not baking long enough but they came out uncooked on the inside. Still, they were delicious and we are calling them cinnamon bars. They are the consistency of lemon bars. The kids especially loved them. I will add a little extra baking powder and try cooking a little longer next time to see if they rise more.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing with us! Glad to hear they were still yummy! Hoping the next batch bakes up a bit better for you!

  3. Jonie

    They didn’t rise… just collapsed. ☹️

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh darn! Sorry to hear about that, Jonie. They will not rise much, but shouldn’t collapse. Maybe try checking the expiration date on your baking powder. Also, if at a higher altitude, you can try adding an additional tablespoon of almond flour. Hoping this is helpful!

  4. livegracefully

    Could these be frozen, either before or after baking?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! You could freeze before. The dough is pretty freezer friendly. Hope that helps!

  5. Danyel

    My batch ended up making 12! Do you know what the macros would be for that?

    • Danyel

      UPDATE TO ADD: Mine collapsed as well. 😔

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! It’d be slightly less than 2 net carbs. Also, this is fathead dough that won’t rise much. These were flat compared to traditional rolls, however the taste is good. Hope this is helpful!

  6. peppercat1

    Mine definitely didn’t rise, but collapsed. So they’re more like cinnamon pinwheels! But the taste is delicious. I sprinkled some pecans on them. Delish with morning coffee!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for letting us know how yours turned out! Glad you enjoyed them with your coffee! 😋

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