We did it! We FINALLY did it! We made gluten-free cinnamon rolls! I don’t know about you, but I LIVED on Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls and Crescents growing up, and they are some of the foods I miss the most! I mean, if I ever see a gluten-free, dairy-free cinnamon roll, I HAVE to order it!
I’ve put off attempting this recipe for sooo long, mainly because every time I tried to make them it felt like such a production! Well good news! Once I sat down and planned it out, I realized it required such few ingredients and really wasn’t much of a production at all. It was pretty easy! I wanted to make these rolls as simple, tasty, and RELATABLE as possible so you can make without having any problems and enjoy this holiday season.
Pro Tip: icing. Always add icing.
What You Will Need:
For the rolls:
1 1/4 cups canned coconut milk
One pouch (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast
3 cups all purpose gluten free flour (Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour)
2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp organic cane sugar
2 Tbsp coconut oil (melted)
Dash of sea salt
1/4 Cup coconut oil (melted)
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
2 T melted coconut oil
1 cup powdered sugar
1 T hot water
Sprinkle the active dry yeast on the milk and sugar mixture.
Whisk until combined and let it sit for 8-10 minutes.
Add your egg, sugar, and coconut oil to the yeast mixture.
In a separate bowl, mix your flour, baking powder and salt.
Gradually add your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients. A fluffy dough should form.
Shape your dough into a ball and leave it in your mixing bowl.
Cover it with plastic stretch and place a damp towel on top of it. Let the dough rise for 1 hour.
Once the dough has risen, place your dough on a parchment paper sprinkled with some of the flour to prevent sticking.
Spread your dough into a square shape with your dough being 1/4 inches thick.
Combine cinnamon and coconut sugar to make a little mix.
Spread the coconut oil on the dough, and start adding your cinnamon and coconut sugar mix on your dough evenly. *You don’t have to use ALL of the cinnamon sugar mix.*
Use the parchment paper to roll your dough into a log shape.
Slice your dough into about 10 pieces.
Place the rolls in your baking dish and cover it with a damp towel.
Let it sit for 45 minutes for the dough to rise once more.
Pre-heat the oven to 350F and after letting the dough rise the second time, bake for 25 minutes.
Make your icing, drizzle on top and enjoy!