Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting (Gluten and Yeast Free!)

Cinnamon rolls are always a hit with my family. But in the quest to stay gluten-free, we hardly have them anymore. But I have to admit, even I miss them. So I had to do something about it. Soft, gooey and delicious with the perfect cinnamon swirl filling and delectable cream cheese frosting, my Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls are sure to be a family favorite too.

Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Tips:

  • Keep in mind that because they are gluten-free and yeast-free they won’t rise as much as dough made with gluten and as such you may think you need to bake longer than specified. Don’t be fooled or you’ll have tough rolls that don’t taste as good.
  • I prefer Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free flour but any brand will do.
  • I’m ALL about easy cream cheese frosting and this one is truly one of the best. Make extra. It’s the only cream cheese frosting recipe you will ever need.
  • Yes you can make the dough ahead of time and simply bake them the next day for breakfast or brunch. Just store the dough for up to 5 days in the refrigerator and soften the dough by reheating in the microwave for no more than 30 seconds.

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

These decadent cinnamon rolls are both gluten free and yeast free.

Yields: 6 servings
Prep: 30 minutes| Cook Time: 15 hours | Total Time: 45 minutes

Cinnamon Rolls ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups gluten free all-purpose flour (plus additional flour for rolling out the dough)
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup of butter, divided
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons milk of choice
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

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Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup milk of choice

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 6 cups in a muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  3. In a separate small bowl, melt 4 tablespoons of butter. In that same bowl, add the milk and apple cider vinegar. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix well until a consistent dough forms. Use clean hands to form the dough into a ball.
  5. Lay a piece of heavily floured parchment paper on a flat surface. Add the ball of dough and sprinkle additional flour on top. Place a piece of parchment paper on top of the floured dough and roll it into a large rectangle measuring approximately 8×14”.
  6. Melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter and pour it onto the dough, spreading it to evenly coat the surface.
  7. Combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the surface of the buttered dough.
  8. Starting with one of the short ends of the rectangle, use the bottom piece of parchment paper to help you roll the dough into a tight log. Pinch the ends shut and use a knife to slice the log into 6 even pieces.
  9. Drop rolls into the prepared muffin pan and place in the preheated oven to bake for 13-15 minutes.
  10. While cinnamon rolls are baking, prepare the frosting as follows:
    Add room temperature cream cheese and butter to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whisk on medium speed until creamy. Add vanilla, salt and powdered sugar, and whisk again until combined. While the mixer is running, add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until desired frosting consistency is reached.
  11. Spread the icing evenly over the top of the warm cinnamon rolls and enjoy!

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Yield: 6

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

These delicious cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting are gluten free and yeast free.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups gluten free all-purpose flour (plus additional flour for rolling out the dough)
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup of butter, divided
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons milk of choice
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup milk of choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 6 cups in a muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  3. In a separate small bowl, melt 4 tablespoons of butter. In that same bowl, add the milk and apple cider vinegar. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix well until a consistent dough forms. Use clean hands to form the dough into a ball.
  5. Lay a piece of heavily floured parchment paper on a flat surface. Add the ball of dough and sprinkle additional flour on top. Place a piece of parchment paper on top of the floured dough and roll it into a large rectangle measuring approximately 8x14”.
  6. Melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter and pour it onto the dough, spreading it to evenly coat the surface.
  7. Combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the surface of the buttered dough.
  8. Starting with one of the short ends of the rectangle, use the bottom piece of parchment paper to help you roll the dough into a tight log. Pinch the ends shut and use a knife to slice the log into 6 even pieces.
  9. Drop rolls into the prepared muffin pan and place in the preheated oven to bake for 13-15 minutes.
  10. While cinnamon rolls are baking, prepare the frosting as follows:
    Add room temperature cream cheese and butter to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whisk on medium speed until creamy. Add vanilla, salt and powdered sugar, and whisk again until combined. While the mixer is running, add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until desired frosting consistency is reached.
  11. Spread the icing evenly over the top of the warm cinnamon rolls and enjoy!
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