Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

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These fast and easy Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls are super yummy and don’t taste like they are gluten-free AT ALL! GF eaters rejoice!

Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll

I made these Gluten Free cinnamon rolls on Saturday {after cleaning the floor} and they were good. Very good, in fact.

I didn’t bother with the different ‘gums’ you can add into gluten free dough to create a similar texture to gluten…because I didn’t feel like it. I just made some biscuit dough with a little yeast {for flavor} and rolled them up like cinnamon rolls. Ready in less than an hour, baby!

You cannot tell they are gluten free. Obviously the texture is more like a biscuit, but besides THAT, they taste mighty fine. I really like the gluten free flour blend I used.

If you want the real deal and aren’t on the gluten free train, I would highly recommend my Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls. They are life changing.  For everyone else, give these a whirl!

Here’s how you make them:

Yeast BloomingStart by stirring some quick rise yeast into about a cup of warm milk with a pinch of sugar. Set this aside to proof.

Dry ingredients for cinnamon rollsIn a large bowl, measure out all your dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Artisan Flour Blend Gluten FreeBy the way, I used this gluten free flour blend….available online, at whole foods or any other grocery store that has a health section. The Pamela’s Products brand seems to be pretty popular in Portland…meaning I can find it at just about any store. If you have a different brand where you’re at, use what you can find. I’ve heard good things about several gluten-free brands.

**Recipe update: Due to feedback from you readers, I can say that this recipe will work with ONLY Pamela’s GF Flour Blend. The ratios of ingredients in those mixes of GF Flour blends is too different, unfortunately when compared to Pamela’s. If you plan on making this recipe, please use Pamela’s. 

Cubed butterOk, so now you need to cube up some butter and cut that into your dry ingredients.

Butter mixed with dry ingredientsLike so! You still want smaller butter chunks in your dough…..kind of like we’re making pastry, but not.

cinnamon roll doughOnce the butter chunks are all dispersed, pour in the warm milk and yeast mixture and stir until dough comes together. Transfer this dough to a floured work surface.

cinnamon roll unbakedThen comes the cinnamon roll part. Roll dough into a rectangle, cover with butter, then sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll, cut, put into pan. Then, cover and place on the warm oven that’s preheating to get that yeast growing. We’re not going to let these rise for a full hour or two, but you do want to give them a bit of a head start. Once the oven is hot, pop these in and get them baking.

icingWhile the rolls are doing their thing, whip up some cream cheese frosting. I used the frosting recipe from my cinnabons because I heart cream cheese frosting, but use whichever recipe you’d like.

gluten free cinnamon rollOnce the rolls are all baked and piping hot, spread the frosting overtop and watch everything ooze. I love a warm cinnamon roll!

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Yummy sweet and cinnaminy layers of goodness that are all slathered with frosting. These were super yummy and didn’t taste like they were gluten free AT ALL! I was amazed. The texture was different because I made these more like a biscuit than a traditional roll {like I mentioned above}, but overall, you gf eaters should enjoy these. PLUS you can’t beat the ‘ready under an hour’ deal! #soawesomeIwanttodie #jkaboutdying Here’s the printable:

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Fast & Easy Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

These fast and easy Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls are super yummy and don't taste like they are gluten free AT ALL! GF eaters rejoice!
servings 8
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


For the dough:

For the filling:

For the frosting:

  • 1 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar + 2 tablespoons


For the dough:

  • Stir yeast into warm milk with a pinch of sugar and set aside to proof. In a large bowl, stir flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together until combined.
  • Cut cold butter into dry ingredients until butter pieces are very small {the size of small peas}. Pour in warm milk mixture and stir until dough comes together. 
  • Pour dough out onto floured work surface. Roll dough out to be a 16 x 20 inch rectangle {approximately}. Spread melted butter overtop dough and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll up gently but tightly. Cut off uneven ends. Cut roll into 2, then 4, then 8. Each roll should be about 1/2-2 inches long. 
  • Place into greased baking sheet and cover with clean kitchen towel. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place pan of rolls on top of warm oven to rise slightly. Once oven in preheated, remove towel and bake 15-20 minutes until rolls have grown and the tops have browned.

For the frosting:

  • Place all ingredients into a large bowl and whip until smooth.
  • Spread frosting over warm rolls and serve.


**Recipe Update: Due to feedback from you readers, I can say that this recipe will work with ONLY Pamela's GF Flour Blend. The ratios of ingredients in those mixes of GF Flour blends is too different, unfortunately when compared to Pamela's. If you plan on making this recipe, please use Pamela's.


Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 1.7mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon rolls, Gluten Free

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  1. Kim R.

    I have not tried any gluten free products yet, but would love to! From what it sounds, some of these are the best. I would definitely want to try the Artisan All Purpose Flour Blend! 🙂

  2. Melissa

    I would love to try the flour so I can make these cinnamon rolls. My husband is forever sending me links to recipes for cinnamon rolls since we left Chicago and Ann Sather’s became a distant memory.

  3. Madeline

    Hi Lauren!
    I feel your pain about the hardwood floors!! Unfortunately the only true solution is rugs – which are not the same as looking at the beautiful floors.
    As for Downtown Abbey – I found Season 2 DVD set at my local library. Hope you can find it – it was very good.
    The ant story is very funny. Gotta love what kids find interesting!
    If chosen I would love to try the flour blend. Having been recently told to eat gluten free I am wandering through this jungle of learning what is and is not in foods. In the end I have decided it is much easier to just cook from scratch – that way I know what I am eating LOL!!!
    Thanks for your blog – it is awesome!

  4. Christine A.

    Would love to try them all as we bake & create many items in our own kitchen for our GF family & friends. These cinnamon rolls look FANTASTIC!!!

  5. chelonc5

    this is probably a dumb question, but I am unfamiliar with gluten free flour. Can I use regular flour with this recipe and have it turn out? Looks so super tasty!

    1. Celeste

      5 stars
      I have made this recipe with regular all purpose flour. It’s still good. My sister made with gluten-free flour, it turned out nice.

  6. Sara

    I would love to try the Artisan All Purpose Flour. I love to bake and recently went GF, so this would be wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity 🙂

  7. MgMama

    I would love to try the Baking & Pancake mix! I’ve heard a lot about these products and we have only been gluten-free for about 2 months, so we haven’t had the chance to try many of the products out there.

  8. grace

    We like to make biscuit so I would love to try the “Biscuit & Scone Mix” .. thank you for sharing the recipe for this cinnamon rolls, my son love cinnamon rolls and those store brought has added colors. So I have to try this home-made recipe soon 🙂

  9. Nette

    Oh yum!! The cinnamon rolls look sooo tasty!!!

    But as for Downton Abbey…..I ended up signing up for Hulu Plus in order to stream the 2nd season! I just HAD to catch up so I could continue on with season 3 now – LOL!

  10. Pat Vasil

    There are two products I would like to try – the sugar cookie mix for my husband (he has tummy problems) and the all purpose flour.

  11. jan

    Lauren , I watched DA 1st and 2nd seasons on Netflix BUT I got the DVDs sent to my house NOT streamed to my TV about 6 months ago. You are the 3rd person that has said they couldnt get 2nd season on Netflix . Hope you get to see it soon .

  12. Jennifer L

    Thanks for another great giveaway! Any of these would be wonderful, and after reading this I am really getting hungry:) I think I would like to try the all-purpose flour as these rolls look amazing.

  13. Laura

    These sound great. My girlfriend has made the switch to GF, but has been dying for some cinnamon rolls. Passing this one along to her!

  14. Christopher Sorel

    Great looking rolls and need a better GF free flour. Love to try Pamela’s Gluten Free Artisan All Purpose Flour Blend

  15. Maria

    I am a huge fan of your Cinnabon Cinnamon rolls, so I would love to try the all purpose flour you mentioned and used in this recipe. Your daughter is a hoot, I love 3 year olds!

  16. Vanessa

    I myself just became a fan of Downton Abbey. Like you I watched the first series on Netflix and was greatly disappointed the second season wasn’t streaming also. I did notice that they had the DVDs available but I didn’t want to wait. My latest great find is Amazon Prime which I just recently signed up for. They have a 30-day free trial and the second series. Caught up the entire second season this past weekend and I am now ready to watch season 3 which I have been recording. Check out the Amazon Prime.

  17. Craig

    I would want to try Pamela’s Gluten Free Artisan All Purpose Flour Blend first because it provides the greatest number of options for baking.

  18. Shiwani

    I dont want to make these with gluten free flour. If I make them with regular all purpose flour…then do the measurements change?

  19. Jill

    I would love to try Pamela’s Gluten Free Artisan All Purpose Flour Blend especially so I could use it to try these scrumptious Cinnamon Rolls. I’m drooling over here! 🙂

  20. Lissa

    I thought it was DownTOWN Abbey until YESTERDAY when I read Ashley’s Weekend Things post on never homemaker! Oh…and I’d try the pancake mix 🙂

  21. Molly B.

    Would love to try the flour! Just recently had to go gluten free. Can’t wait to try the cinnamon rolls!! Thanks for all the new gf recipes this month!

  22. Nicole Mendez

    I would like to try the Artisan All Purpose Flour Blend and Baking and Pancake Mix….I love to bake and my kiddos love Pancakes! I’m interested in trying Gluten Free products, I suspect I may need to lay off the gluten. And I LOVE Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife and Sherlock…all awesome PBS shows!
    Thanks for the giveaway:)

    1. Brook

      The Baking and Pancake mix is wonderful! I make pancakes and crepes with it for my non-gluten-free family all the time and they really like it. Also, on the Pamela’s Products website there are extra recipes using their mixes. Happy gluten-free cooking!

  23. Lauren C.

    Pamela’s mixes are by far the best GF blends I’ve tried! I haven’t tried the Artisan mix, so I would love to try that one!

  24. Amanda

    These look gorgeous Lauren!!! So pillowy and soft 🙂

    1. I totally feel your pain. $#%&!
    6. LOVE Downton Abbey! I totally read it as Downtown the first few times as well, and I can never remember if it’s Abby or Abbey :p
    8. I KNOW RIGHT??!

    See you soon! 🙂 xoxox

  25. Abby

    I’d love to try the flour! I’ve never bought a pre-made gluten free blend before (since I don’t usually eat gluten free) but am fascinated.