Right off I’ll tell you that if you’re looking for a lower calorie keto cinnamon rolls recipe that does not use fathead dough then this is it. It’s taken Megha of Keto Connect a lot of trial and error to develop this recipe so you can be assured that it will produce excellent results.
These cinnamon rolls are the best pastries to indulge your sweet tooth while following a low carb diet. Unlike the regular cinnamon roll recipe, this low carb version uses keto-approved ingredients.
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The dough for this recipe which results in soft and fluffy rolls is made with almond flour, coconut flour, erythritol, xanthan gum, and other low-carb ingredients. As for the filling, the butter and cinnamon are sweetened with erythritol and liquid stevia.
This keto cinnamon rolls recipe might be a modified version of the regular cinnamon rolls, but it tastes so good, even better than some of those cinnamon rolls you can buy from the store!
Health Benefits of Cinnamon
Although cinnamon is used to flavor dishes it has medicinal qualities. It contains powerful antioxidants which have been shown to have potent anti-inflammatory properties in studies.
Just half a teaspoon of cinnamon daily has been shown to have beneficial effects for type 2 diabetics by increasing insulin sensitivity and lowering blood glucose.
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The spice can also lower levels of total cholesterol, “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides while increasing “good” HDL cholesterol.
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Researchers have also discovered that cinnamon has antibacterial and antifungal and properties and may help combat tooth decay and bad breath. Not a bad spice to have is it?
It’s the combination of the almond and coconut flours together with the golden flaxseed meal that make these cinnamon rolls light and fluffy so don’t be tempted to alter the ratio or make any substitutions.
Xanthan gum, a soluble fiber, is being used more and more to help replicate the effect of gluten in baking where no wheat flour is used. So, it’s worth getting some for this recipe if you haven’t used it before.
Keto Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
- 18 tbsp almond flour (1 cup + 2 tbsp)
- ⅓ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup erythritol
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp xanthan gum
- 3 tbsp golden flaxseed meal
- ½ tsp pink Himalayan salt
- 3 tbsp organic heavy whipping cream
- 2 tbsp softened grass-fed butter
- 3 large organic/pastured eggs
- 3 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp natural vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp warm filtered water
- ¼ cup softened grass-fed butter
- 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 3 tbsp erythritol
- 10 drops liquid stevia
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 2 oz. organic cream cheese
- 10 drops liquid stevia
- 2 tbsp grass-fed butter at room temperature
- 1 tsp natural vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp powdered erythritol
- 2 tbsp organic heavy whipping cream
1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
2. Line an 8-inch round cake pan with parchment paper or grease with a cooking spray,
3. Place the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, erythritol, flaxseed, salt, and xanthan gum in a bowl and mix together well.
4. Add the remaining dough ingredients to the bowl and mix well using a hand mixer. Then leave the sticky dough to rest for about five minutes.
5. Meanwhile combine the ingredients for the filling in a separate bowl and set aside.
6. Apply oil to your hands and shape the dough into a ball. Place the dough ball between two sheets of parchment papers and roll into a rectangular shape in your desired thinness. Spread the filling on the dough while leaving a one-inch margin free of filling on one of the short ends.
7. Roll the dough into a tight log using the parchment paper. Seal the edge with wet fingertips.
8. Using a sharp oiled knife cut the dough log crossways into 9 equal pieces. Then place the rolls in the cake pan.
9. Bake the rolls for five minutes then lower the temperature of the oven to 350°F (176°C). Continue baking for 15 to 20 minutes more until the rolls turn into golden brown color. Cover loosely with foil if they start to get too brown.
10. While the keto cinnamon rolls are baking, prepare the frosting. Combine the butter, erythritol, and cream cheese in a bowl using a hand mixer. Whip the ingredients until they are light and fluffy. Add in the stevia and vanilla, then the whipping cream, one tablespoon at a time until the frosting becomes thick and spreadable.
11. Allow the cinnamon rolls to cool for about 10 minutes before spreading the tops with the frosting.
12. Serve and enjoy! Any left can be kept in an airtight container in a fridge for up to seven days.
Check out Meghan’s video demo of this delicious keto cinnamon rolls recipe: