Almond Flour Cinnamon Rolls
These Almond Flour Cinnamon Rolls are a simple and healthy roll recipe with almond flour.
It is also dairy-free, paleo, and gluten-free. If you’re missing fluffy, soft cinnamon rolls with gooey filling, these keto cinnamon rolls will fix it for sure!
What Are Almond Flour Cinnamon Rolls?
Almond Flour Cinnamon Rolls are the low-carb and healthy version of classic cinnamon rolls.
While the traditional recipe is made with all-purpose flour and sugar, almond flour cinnamon rolls are made with lower-carb flour and sweeteners.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Calling all the cinnamon lovers with these almond flour cinnamon rolls! You won’t believe that the cinnamon rolls contain only 3.2 grams of net carbs per roll.
They taste like the real thing: a soft, fluffy bun with sticky sugar-free glazing and gooey cinnamon sugar filling.
How To Make Almond Flour Cinnamon Rolls
This Almond Flour Cinnamon Roll recipe is a dairy-free breakfast or snack recipe that is super easy to make.
While fathead cinnamon rolls are delicious, they are not dairy-free! Here I am sharing with you a keto cinnamon rolls recipe made with only wholesome ingredients and no dairy.
Let’s see the ingredients you need to make these almond flour cinnamon rolls:
- Almond flour – use blanched, fine almond flour for the best result. Almond meal is sometimes too coarse and will leave a gritty texture to the buns.
- Flaxmeal – this adds the gooey texture to the buns, don’t replace them.
- Whole psyllium husk and xanthan gum – the combo of both create a fluffy, pillowy texture. You can’t swap one for the other in this recipe, both are required, or the dough will end up sticky and wet, impossible to roll out.
- Eggs – I didn’t try the recipe egg-free, and I can’t advise on egg-free cinnamon rolls yet.
- Melted coconut oil or melted butter – butter adds a lovely golden color to the buns but both options works.
- Vanilla extract or vanilla essence.
- Apple Cider Vinegar & baking powder – for an extra raise and fluffy texture.
- Yeast & Maple Syrup – I know maple syrup is not keto, but it’s keto-approved to use to proof your yeast. See the next paragraph for details on how yeast uses sugar. Otherwise, use inulin for a sugar-free keto replacement.
- Sugar-Free Crystal Sweetener of choice like erythritol, monk fruit, or allulose. The dough recipe will work without a sweetener if you prefer unsweetened dough.
- Cinnamon – for the sugar-free cinnamon filling. Learn how to make perfect cinnamon sugar.
Proofing The Yeast
Cinnamon rolls won’t be the same without the yeasty flavor, right? Now, you probably wonder if it’s safe to use yeast on a keto diet as it requires sugar to proof the yeast.
Great news, you can proof the yeast with sugar like maple syrup! If you respect the ratio provided in the recipe, the yeast will consume all the sugar to activate itself, resulting in no sugar left in the recipe.
However, the yeast addition will guarantee the best fluffy, dairy-free keto buns with a pillowy texture like your favorite cinnamon rolls.
Rolling The Almond Flour Dough
Almond flour cinnamon dough is stickier than regular dough.
Therefore you must roll the dough between two pieces of parchment paper, preferably slightly oiled.
This will prevent the dough from sticking to the rolling pin.
Then, make sure you roll the dough into a 12.5-inch x 9-inch rectangle. You can simply fold the border of the bottom piece of parchment paper to form a rectangle.
Thanks to this, when you roll the dough, it stays in the rectangle shape you designed, resulting in a perfect rectangle.
Finally, add the sugar-free cinnamon filling and roll the dough tightly using the bottom parchment paper sheet as a guide. I highly recommend you watch my recipe video below to guide you through this.
Store the almond flour cinnamon rolls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze them for up to 3 months.
Defrost the day before at room temperature or pop them in the oven for a few minutes.
You can also make the dough ahead and store it in the fridge wrapped in plastic wrap for up to 48 hours. Slice it and cook it when you’re ready!
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Proofing The Yeat Leave Sugar In The Recipe?
No, when proofing the yeast, the maple syrup is completely consumed by the yeast.
Can I Use Honey To Proof The Yeast?
Yes, any liquid sweetener with sugar would work, such as maple syrup, honey, coconut nectar, or brown rice syrup.
Can I Use Psyllium Husk Powder Instead Of Whole Husk?
Yes, both would work in the recipe.
Can I Replace Almond Flour With Sunflower Seed Flour?
Yes, almond flour and sunflower seed flour are interchangeable in this recipe.
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