Keto Cinnamon Rolls

By Rena |

This easy keto cinnamon rolls recipe is the perfect option for an ooey-gooey breakfast or dessert. Gluten-free and made with a delicious filling made out of cinnamon and maple syrup, these low-carb cinnamon rolls are completed with a yummy cream cheese glaze.

Two keto cinnamon rolls on white plate with cinnamon sticks in background

Who doesn’t like cinnamon rolls? Warm, sweet, and baked to perfection, cinnamon rolls sit closest to my heart. Especially these. They make for a perfect guilt-free dessert for those who are counting carbs and are on a keto diet.

Completely guilt-free with that comforting cinnamon “sugar” flavor we all love, these healthier cinnamon rolls are so easy to make and come together within minutes.

why you will love this recipe

Keto: Low in net carbs and completely gluten-free, these healthy cinnamon rolls are the ultimate treat for you keto fanatics.

Delicious: Gooey, sweet, and filled with an appetizing cinnamon filling, these homemade cinnamon rolls are popular for a reason.

Easy: Super easy to make with just a handful of ingredients! With just a few simple steps, you’ll have soft cinnamon rolls prepared in no time.

Two cinnamon rolls on white plate with cream cheese glaze

ingredients you will need easy keto cinnamon rolls

DRY:
almond flour
tapioca flour
baking soda
kosher salt
cinnamon
granulated stevia or erythritol
powdered erythritol

WET:
eggs
coconut oil
keto maple syrup
vanilla extract
cream cheese
milk

Eggs, maple syrup, cinnamon, stevia, baking flour, coconut flour, almond flour, salt, and coconut oil for cinnamon rolls

how to make keto cinnamon rolls from scratch

Preheat the oven to 350°Fahrenheit. Grease baking dish with cooking spray.

In a bowl, combine granulated sweetener and cinnamon.

To make the dough, mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until dough is formed.

Flour work surface with almond flour and roll the dough into an ½” thick rectangle.

Spread coconut oil over surface of the dough.

Evenly sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture onto the oiled dough.

Keto cinnamon roll dough being rolled

With parchment paper, slowly roll the dough into a tube. Slice into 12 rolls, then transfer to prepared baking dish.

Cinnamon rolls on surface

Bake for 20-25 minutes.

top view keto cinnamon rolls without glaze

In the meantime, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the powdered sweetener, vanilla extract, and two tablespoons milk. Beat until creamy or desired consistency is met.

Once the cinnamon rolls are finished cooking, allow to cool and top with frosting.

Enjoy!

A pan of cinnamon rolls being topped with cream cheese glaze

recipe notes and tips

  • Don’t over-mix the dough. Over mixing the dough will affect how the cinnamon rolls bake.
  • If you don’t have keto maple syrup, then you can use Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener.
  • You can use either dairy or plant-based milk to thin the glaze.
  • Make sure the cream cheese is softened before beating with a mixer.
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
12 keto cinnamon rolls in baking dish with cream cheese glaze

frequently asked questions

How many carbs are in keto cinnamon rolls?

These low carb cinnamon rolls have 11g of carbs and 7g of net carbs per roll.

Can you freeze Keto cinnamon rolls?

Absolutely! Just place it in an airtight storage container or bag and place it in the freezer for up to six months. We suggest making the cream cheese frosting right before serving. When ready to eat, thaw in the fridge the night before and reheat in the microwave. Then add the frosting.

Is there a difference between cinnamon buns and cinnamon rolls?

Not really! Sticky buns are typically made with nuts, but without cream cheese, but cinnamon buns and cinnamon rolls are the same things!

How to store keto cinnamon rolls?

Place already cooled cinnamon rolls in a tightly sealed container and store in the fridge for up to 7 days. When ready to eat, reheat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Store the cream cheese in a separate container and top the cinnamon rolls when ready to serve.

Two cinnamon rolls on white plate with cinnamon sticks in background

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Keto Cinnamon Rolls

This easy keto cinnamon rolls recipe is the perfect option for an ooey gooey breakfast or dessert. Gluten free and made with a delicious filling made out of cinnamon and maple syrup, these low carb cinnamon rolls are completed with a yummy cream cheese glaze.
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 306kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

Filling

  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon ground
  • 1/4 cup stevia or erythritol, granulated

  • 1 ½ tablespoons coconut oil softened

Dry Ingredients

  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 eggs large
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Glaze

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup erythritol powdered
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk or almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°Fahrenheit and spray a baking dish with a little bit of cooking oil spray. 
  • In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and granulated sweetener.
  • To make the dough: use two mixing bowls. In the first bowl, mix all the dry ingredients until combined. In the second bowl, whisk all wet ingredients.
  • Next, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until it starts forming a dough ball.
  • Sprinkle some almond flour on a large piece of parchment paper and start rolling the dough into an 1/2-inch thick rectangle.
  • Use a basting brush to evenly spread the softened coconut oil over the surface of the dough. 
  • Evenly sprinkle the oiled dough with the cinnamon mixture.
  • With the parchment paper, roll up the dough. Slice into 12 rolls, then place them into the prepared dish.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden on top.

To Make the Glaze

  • Use a hand mixer to beat the softened cream cheese until smooth. Add the powdered sweetener, vanilla and 2 tablespoons milk. Beat until creamy, adding more milk a tbsp at a time, until it reaches desired consistency.
  • Once the cinnamon rolls are done, allow them to slightly cool. Frost and enjoy!

Notes

  • Don’t over-mix the dough. Over mixing the dough will affect how the cinnamon rolls bake.
  • If you don’t have keto maple syrup, then you can use Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener.
  • You can use either dairy or plant-based milk to thin the glaze.
  • Use almond milk instead of regular milk.
  • Make sure the cream cheese is softened before beating with a mixer.
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Nutrition

Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 301IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1mg
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