Keto Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Does life put shackles on us or we carry them freely? Let’s make keto cinnamon rolls and see if we can walk that land easily!

Do we live to eat or do we eat to live? Deep philosophical questions frequently come up at the dinner table since we had been thrown out of the blessed ignorance of God’s Paradise.

Do we need cinnamon rolls?

When roaming free with all the other animals, we didn’t have to bother about such questions because when somebody was fighting for survival on a daily basis, there was no time thinking about anything else but the present.

According to the widely popular but highly debated Maslow’s hierarchy of needs for humans to reach their full potential, they need more than just survive another day.

Why do we need?

To achieve the Holy Grail of human existence and feel ourselves free to be creative and innovate, we need to come over several physical barriers and psychological hurdles that threaten everything from our very existence to our standing in the social ladder.

Only once we satisfy the basic needs of physiological needs like food, sleep, sex, clothes and shelter, we care to pursue more complex psychological needs. These psychological needs such as the interpersonal needs for belonging to a family or to a group of friends lays the groundwork to form our own esteem.

What do we need?

The mixture of recognition from our peers and our own self-esteem is what gives us the confidence to be what we can be or with Maslow’s own words:  What a man can be, he must be.

Nowadays most of us don’t really feel anything about such a struggle though as simply living in modern society with an average job can fulfill not just our basic needs but let us achieve our full potential as a human being.

Yet, these needs are still hardwired in every one of us and if we feel any of those needs are threatened by any external factors, it goes straight to our heart. This is how political advert manipulate our decisions by suggesting threats to our livelihood; lifestyle adverts convince us to buy prestige products or furniture shops make us buy into their brand with cinnamon rolls.

What is cinnamon?

Roman spice traders introduced the Sri Lankan cinnamon to Europe. It took some time but once it reached the land of Vikings, there was no one in its way to stop its conquest.

Cinnamon made its ways into rolls and just as the flatpack furniture reached the boundaries of other nations so did cinnamon rolls. It’s worth to mention that rolls were and still very popular across many European countries with various other kind of flavoring, like chocolate or vanilla, but the cinnamon is the only one that reached to world fame.

Its spread was probably influenced by Ikea’s granny style of client capture strategies. After all, there is no purer form of expressing one’s love to another than feeding them with the food they love. No wonder, we think fondly of grannies that cook better and appreciate passionately furniture shops that feed their customers.

Are cinnamon rolls healthy?

Yet, the best grannies are those that go with the flow of time and able to ride on the tides of food trends. Making cinnamon rolls available for those grandchildren that are plunge into gluten free, paleo or low carb lifestyles either by need or choice.

Going low carb with cinnamon rolls isn’t particularly hard but depending on what’s our idea of cinnamon rolls, it can be challenging too. We can go with a couple of simple ingredients recipe to more complex chemistry in pursuit of perfect cinnamon rolls.

Luckily, at the end, it doesn’t really matter what dough was used to bring  the flavor of cinnamon closer to our heart because what matters is the love that the cinnamon rolls were made with.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

Filling

  • 4 tablespoons / 50g Butter
  • 2 teaspoons / 5g Cinnamon (ground)
  • Sweetener to taste

Frosting

  • 3 tablespoons / 70g Creme cheese
  • 2 tablespoons / 50g Greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon / 4ml Vanilla extract
  • Keto sweetener of choice to taste

Beginner Dough

  • 2 Egg yolks
  • ½ teaspoon / 2ml Vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups / 170g Almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon / 5g Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon / 3g Salt
  • Keto sweetener to taste

Advanced dough

  • 3 Eggs
  • ½ cup / 60g Coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons  Baking powder 11g
  • 2 tablespoons / 30g Butter (melted)
  • ½ teaspoon / 3ml Vanilla extract
  • Keto sweetener to taste
  • 2 ½ cups / 250g Mozarella
  • 2 oz /  55g Cream cheese

Overkill dough

  • 2 cups/ 200g Almond flour
  • 2 tablespoon / 20g Coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoons / 11g Baking powder
  •  250g Mozarella
  • 2 oz /  55g Cream cheese
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons / 30g Butter (melted)
  • ½ teaspoon / 3ml Vanilla extract
  • Keto sweetener to taste

How to make Keto cinnamon rolls

Filling

  1. Whisk butter until white, fluffy and creamy.Creamy butter - SunCakeMom
  2. Add cinnamon and sweetener to taste.Creamy-butter-cinnamon-gp-1-SunCakeMom

Frosting

  1. Whisk creme cheese until creamy. Add yogurt, vanilla extract and sweetener of choice.Cream-cheese-gp-1-SunCakeMom

Beginner dough

  1. Mix all the ingredients together, preferably with an electric whisk.
  2. Gather the dough into a ball. We probably need to oil our hands for this.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  3. Place a parchment paper onto a working surface and roll the dough out. Thicker dough will result in thicker layers while thin dough will make thin layers.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  4. Spread the filling on top. Alternatively, simply sprinkle the cinnamon and sweetener on top of the dough, leaving the butter out.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  5. Roll the dough up.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  6. Cut the roll into 1″ / 2.5cm slices.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  7. Place the cinnamon rolls onto a parchment paper layered baking tray. Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  8. Put them into a 390°F / 200°C preheated oven until golden brown spots start to appear, about 15 – 20 minutes. If short on time, just  microwave them at max for 45 – 90 seconds a pop.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom

Advanced

  1. Mix eggs, coconut flour, baking powder, melted butter, vanilla extract and sweetener.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  2. Melt mozzarella and cream cheese in the microwave oven on high power for a minute.Mozarella-cream-cheese-melted-gp-2-SunCakeMom
  3. Stir. Place it back for another minute then stir again.Mozarella-cream-cheese-melted-gp-1-SunCakeMom
  4. Mix the mozzarella with the dough.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  5. Gather the dough into a ball then roll it out. Use parchment paper or oil the working surface.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  6. Spread the filling on top. Alternatively, simply sprinkle the cinnamon and sweetener on top of the dough, leaving the butter out.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  7. Roll the dough up. Use a spatula and a bit of oil if necessary.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  8. Cut the roll into 1″ / 2.5cm slices.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  9. Place the cinnamon rolls onto a parchment paper layered baking tray. Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  10. Put them into a 390°F / 200°C preheated oven until golden brown spots start to appear, about 15 – 20 minutes.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom

Overkill

  1. Mix eggs, coconut flour, almond flour, baking powder, melted butter, vanilla extract and sweetener.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  2. Melt mozzarella and cream cheese in the microwave oven on high power for a minute. Stir. Place it back for another minute then stir again.Mozarella-cream-cheese-melted-gp-1-SunCakeMom
  3. Mix the mozzarella with the dough.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  4. Form a ball from the dough then roll the dough out. Use parchment paper or oil the working surface.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  5. Spread the filling on top. Alternatively, simply sprinkle the cinnamon and sweetener on top of the dough, leaving the butter out.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  6. Roll the dough up then cut it into 1″ / 2.5cm slices.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  7. Place the cinnamon rolls onto a parchment paper layered baking tray.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  8. Put them into a 390°F / 200°C preheated oven until golden brown spots start to appear, about 15 – 20 minutes.Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

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Keto Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Does life put shackles on us or we carry them freely? Let's make keto cinnamon rolls and see if we can walk that land easily!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 173kcal
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

Filling
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon ground
  • Sweetener to taste
Frosting
  • 3 tablespoons Creme cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • Keto sweetener of choice to taste
Beginner Dough
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups Almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Keto sweetener to taste
Advanced dough
  • 3 Eggs
  • ½ cup Coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons Baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons Butter melted
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • Keto sweetener to taste
  • 8 oz Mozzarella grated
  • 2 oz Cream cheese
Overkill dough
  • 2 cups Almond flour
  • 2 tablespoon Coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking powder
  • 8 oz Mozzarella grated
  • 2 oz Cream cheese
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Butter melted
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • Keto sweetener to taste

Instructions

Filling

  • Whisk butter until white, fluffy and creamy.
    Creamy butter - SunCakeMom
  • Add cinnamon and sweetener to taste.
    Creamy-butter-cinnamon-gp-1-SunCakeMom

Frosting

  • Whisk creme cheese until creamy. Add yogurt, vanilla extract and sweetener of choice.
    Cream-cheese-gp-1-SunCakeMom

Beginner dough

  • Mix all the ingredients together, preferably with an electric whisk.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  • Gather the dough into a ball. We probably need to oil our hands for this.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  • Place a parchment paper onto a working surface and roll the dough out. Thicker dough will result in thicker layers while thin dough will make thin layers.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  • Spread the filling on top. Alternatively, simply sprinkle the cinnamon and sweetener on top of the dough, leaving the butter out.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  • Roll the dough up.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  • Cut the roll into 1" / 2.5cm slices.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  • Place the cinnamon rolls onto a parchment paper layered baking tray.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  • Put them into a 390°F / 200°C preheated oven until golden brown spots start to appear, about 15 - 20 minutes. If short on time, just microwave them at max for 45 - 90 seconds a pop.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom

Advanced

  • Mix eggs, coconut flour, baking powder, melted butter, vanilla extract and sweetener.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  • Melt mozzarella and cream cheese in the microwave oven on high power for a minute.
    Mozarella-cream-cheese-melted-gp-2-SunCakeMom
  • Stir. Place it back for another minute then stir again.
    Mozarella-cream-cheese-melted-gp-1-SunCakeMom
  • Mix the mozzarella with the dough.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  • Gather the dough into a ball then roll it out. Use parchment paper or oil the working surface.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  • Spread the filling on top. Alternatively, simply sprinkle the cinnamon and sweetener on top of the dough, leaving the butter out.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  • Roll the dough up. Use a spatula and a bit of oil if necessary.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  • Cut the roll into 1" / 2.5cm slices.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  • Place the cinnamon rolls onto a parchment paper layered baking tray.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  • Put them into a 390°F / 200°C preheated oven until golden brown spots start to appear, about 15 - 20 minutes.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom

Overkill

  • Mix eggs, coconut flour, almond flour, baking powder, melted butter, vanilla extract and sweetener.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  • Melt mozzarella and cream cheese in the microwave oven on high power for a minute. Stir. Place it back for another minute then stir again.
    Mozarella-cream-cheese-melted-gp-1-SunCakeMom
  • Mix the mozzarella with the dough.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  • Form a ball from the dough then roll the dough out. Use parchment paper or oil the working surface.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  • Spread the filling on top. Alternatively, simply sprinkle the cinnamon and sweetener on top of the dough, leaving the butter out.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  • Roll the dough up then cut it into 1" / 2.5cm slices.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  • Place the cinnamon rolls onto a parchment paper layered baking tray.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom
  • Put them into a 390°F / 200°C preheated oven until golden brown spots start to appear, about 15 - 20 minutes.
    Keto Cinnamon rolls - SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 173kcal (9%) | Carbohydrates: 4g (1%) | Protein: 8g (16%) | Fat: 15g (23%) | Saturated Fat: 5g (31%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg (18%) | Sodium: 220mg (10%) | Potassium: 30mg (1%) | Fiber: 2g (8%) | Sugar: 1g (1%) | Vitamin A: 247IU (5%) | Calcium: 164mg (16%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

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