Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

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Soft, fluffy gluten-free cinnamon rolls frosted with vanilla glaze, these taste just like the classic! It’s a knead-free recipe you’re going to love! Check out the recipe notes* to make this recipe dairy-free or using tradidional all-purpose flour. 




  • 1 1/4 cups plain Greek yogurt*
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter*
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if your flour has it already)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter*


  • 1/4 cup melted butter (see recipe note for a dairy-free version)
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 35 tablespoons hot water


  1. Preheat the oven to 425F, and coat either a muffin tin or a 9-inch-round baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, begin making the dough by mixing the yogurt and 2 tablespoons of the melted butter. Stir in the flour, xanthan gum, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda until absorbed. The dough will look soft and crumbly.
  3. Move the dough onto a floured work surface and begin to knead with your hands until smooth.
  4. Form the dough into about a 12×9-inch rectangle, then brush it with the remaining 2 tablespoons of the melted butter.
  5. In another bowl, make the filling mixture by combining the brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter. Spread it evenly onto the dough leaving a 1/2-inch border. Push the filling firmly into the dough.
  6. Starting on the long side, begin to slowly roll the dough into a tight log. If your fingers are sticking to the dough, lightly flour or moisten them with water.
  7. Pinch the seam to seal the log, and slice evenly into 10 rolls. Place the rolls into your greased baking dish and bake until the edges begin to turn golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and move the rolls from the greased dish onto a cooling rack.
  9. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, confectioner’s sugar, vanilla extract, and hot water, stir together until smooth.
  10. Lightly drizzle the glaze over the hot cinnamon rolls and enjoy!



If your gluten-free flour already contains xantham gum, omit from the recipe.

How to make this recipe Dairy-Free:

  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons canned coconut milk instead of yogurt
  • Use coconut oil or vegan “butter” spread instead of regular butter

How to make this recipe with “Regular” Flour:

  • Use 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour instead of the gluten-free flour
  • OMIT the xantham gum


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