This is the perfect Cinnabon copycat recipe, even if you’re not gluten free. Yeah. That’s how good they are.
You can now serve these to your friends who are not gluten free and they will never know they are GF. The texture and flavor is spot-on for “normal” cinnamon buns.
And if you’re on a cinnamon roll kick, also check out my Cinnamon Roll Popcorn recipe!
Rolling out gluten free dough is tricky and cinnamon rolls, even gluten ones, can be tricky as well. Which leads us to a double whammy for GF cinnamon rolls. I’ve put together a video tutorial showing how to roll out the dough. I encourage everyone to watch it before making the rolls!
- ⅔ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 packet (7 g) yeast
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup (83 g) potato starch
- ½ cup (80 g) brown rice flour
- ¼ cup (29 g) finely ground almond flour
- ¼ cup (34 g) tapioca starch plus more for flouring your surface
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1½ teaspoon xanthan gum
- 2½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- good quality plastic wrap for rolling out (and up!) the dough
- ⅓ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- dash of salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and lightly flour a pie plate.
- Combine yeast and sugar in large mixing bowl.
- Microwave milk and 1 tablespoon butter to approximately 110-115 degrees. Whisk into yeast mixture and set aside to proof.
- Meanwhile in small bowl whisk together potato starch, brown rice flour, tapioca starch, almond flour, baking soda, xanthan gum, baking powder, and ½ teaspoon salt.
- Once yeast is proofed add in egg, oil, and ½ teaspoon vanilla. Mix for a moment and then slowly add in the flour mixture. Turn the mixer up to medium-high and beat for 1½ minutes – beating long enough is essential, GF flours are “thirsty,” the dough will thicken & lose it’s stickiness as you beat it.
- Roll out the dough: (please watch the video!) this is a sticky dough that you’ll want to roll out to approximately a 13″ x 10″ rectangle. What I have found works best is covering my work surface with a good quality plastic wrap and then a light layer of tapioca starch. I place my dough in the center and cover with a bit more tapioca starch and another sheet (or two) of plastic wrap. Roll out to the needed size and then carefully peel off the top layer of plastic wrap.
- Using a knife or spatula gently spread the ⅓ cup softened butter over the dough evenly leaving ½” space around the edges.
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