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The Best Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

The Best Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls are also dairy free and contain almost no refined sugar (only a little bit for the icing drizzled on top which is optional). Did I mention that they're completely delicious?!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 rolls


For the rolls

  • 2 cups (268g) My Favorite Homemade Gluten Free Flour Blend (recipe on MomLovesBaking.com)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder (I used aluminum free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 - 1 cup warm water (start with 2/3 cup, add more if needed)
  • 1/3 cup brown rice flour

For the filling

  • 3 tablespoons vegan buttery spread, melted (I used Earth Balance)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

For the vanilla icing

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the rolls

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 13" x 18" half sheet pan with parchment paper or silicone mat. Set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, place gluten free flour, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt. Whisk together.

  3. Add oil, agave and vanilla to dry ingredients. Mix well. Slowly add 2/3 cup of warm water. Stir until a sticky dough forms. If it seems too thick. Add a little more water (up to 1/3 cup but not more than that). Cover and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.

  4. Place chilled dough on clean counter dusted with rice flour. Add a little more rice flour and knead dough for a minute. With a rolling pin, roll into a rectangle (9 1/2" x 12").

For the filling

  1. Stir together cinnamon and coconut sugar in a small bowl. Brush melted buttery spread onto rolled out dough. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar. With small edge facing you, roll up the dough. Slice into 12 rolls. Place on prepared pan and bake for 14-17 minutes or until light golden brown on the edges. Let cool.

For the vanilla icing

  1. Stir together powdered sugar, almond milk and vanilla in a small bowl. Drizzle over cooled rolls. If you don't want to use any refined sugar, omit this step.