These easy Keto Cinnamon Rolls, made with a buttery, flaky, and tender fathead dough, are filled with a rich cinnamon blend and topped with a creamy, sugar-free cream cheese frosting. They’re so soft and fluffy; it’s hard to believe they’re sugar-free and gluten-free.
These low-carb Fathead Cinnamon Rolls are not just perfect for a keto-friendly holiday breakfast, but they’re also great anytime you crave sweet pastries.
Whipping up these Fathead Cinnamon Rolls always takes me back to those magical Christmas mornings of my childhood. The aroma of cinnamon filling the house, the joyful chaos of unwrapping gifts, and the warmth of spending time with family. It’s heartwarming to recreate those cherished moments with a healthier twist that fits my lifestyle now.
This easy keto cinnamon rolls recipe is my little secret for those sweet-tooth moments. It’s super easy to make, so whenever I’m yearning for a pastry-like treat, I whip these up. They’ve been a breakfast staple for me, right alongside my beloved keto waffles and fluffy low-carb pancakes.
Best served warm, these keto cinnamon rolls boast a super tender texture with a delightfully crunchy exterior.
Are Cinnamon Rolls Keto?
Traditional cinnamon rolls are not keto-friendly because they are made with regular white flour and sugar.
Cinnamon rolls, including those from popular chains like Cinnabon, are typically not keto-friendly due to their high carbohydrate content. For example, a Classic Roll from Cinnabon contains about 129 grams of carbohydrates (Cinnabon Nutritional Guide), which is significantly higher than the daily carb allowance of a standard ketogenic diet. This high carb count is mainly due to traditional ingredients like refined flour and sugar.
However, there’s great news for all the keto dieters out there who miss indulging in sweet treats. My special sugar-free, low-carb cinnamon rolls are a perfect solution, as they contain less than 3g net carbs per serving.
Ingredients For Keto Cinnamon Rolls
All ingredients must be removed from the refrigerator at least one hour before making low carb fathead cinnamon rolls. It’s essential to use room-temperature ingredients.
For Almond Flour Cinnamon Rolls Dough
- Mozzarella cheese – This ingredient may seem strange, but believe me, you won’t even taste it. Choose low-moisture mozzarella.
- Almond flour – guys, you already know that this flour is my favorite for baking goods. Blanched almond flour is ideal for achieving that fluffy dough consistency.
- Sweetener – feel free to use your favorite keto sweetener. I usually use Erythritol, Swerve, Monk Fruit, or Allulose.
- Cream cheese – make sure that it is at room temperature.
- Egg – is used to bind well all the ingredients.
- Baking powder – helps the dough rise.
- Cinnamon – Cinnamon is a very concentrated spice, and it is very easy to put too much when cooking. So, a drop of cinnamon can make a huge difference!
Don’t be shocked that the dough is made out of mozzarella cheese because you definitely can’t feel it. Mozzarella has a neutral taste, so you can make sweet keto desserts with it and have no problem.
I put the keto cinnamon rolls to the test and asked my non-keto family members to guess the ingredients in this keto dessert. Their guesses? Cinnamon, almond flour, and butter, but not a single mention of mozzarella.
They were so surprised when I told them that the fathead cinnamon rolls recipe was made out of mozzarella dough.
For Cinnamon Rolls Filling
- Cinnamon – the star of this recipe. Make sure that you use the right amount.
- Sweetener – use your favorite low carb sweetener. My favorite is a brown sugar alternative because it tastes similar to regular brown sugar.
- Heavy cream – helps the filling bind together.
- Butter – use unsalted softened butter.
Cinnamon Rolls Icing
- Cream cheese – make sure you use a room temperature one to avoid lumps.
- Heavy cream – helps the icing to be rich and creamy.
- Sweetener – I recommend using powdered sweetener.
- Vanilla extract – make sure you use the best vanilla extract you can find for the best flavor.
How to Make the Keto Cinnamon Rolls?
Making The Fathead Dough
In a large bowl, combine the low-moisture shredded mozzarella with almond flour, cinnamon, sweetener, and baking powder.
This is how it looks before using the microwave. This way, I am sure that the almond flour and the rest of the ingredients are well mixed with the cheese.
Add the egg and mix the dough until it comes together in a solid ball. If it’s too sticky, you can sprinkle some almond flour, so it can be handled well.
Easily begin to roll the dough into a rectangle. Spread the cinnamon butter filling and tightly roll the dough up, making sure to seal the edges.
Baking The Keto Cinnamon Rolls
Cut into 1-inch rolls with a sharp knife or dental floss. You should get about 10-12 pieces.
Arrange the rolls in a baking pan, ensuring they’re spaced out evenly. Bake them in your preheated oven for about 15-18 minutes, or until you notice the edges turning a lovely golden brown. Keep a close eye on them, especially towards the end, to achieve that perfect balance of color and texture.
If you are a vegetarian, make sure you include this dessert in your vegetarian keto meal plan.
Tips For Making The Best Keto Cinnamon Rolls
- If the dough is too sticky, add another tablespoon of almond flour – if this problem does not go away, keep adding flour until the dough has the desired texture.
- Use the toothpick test to make sure the rolls are cooked in the middle as well. Insert a toothpick into the center of a roll. If it comes out clean, they’re done.
- Remember, ingredients should be at room temperature, not straight from the fridge. This helps everything blend smoothly and evenly.
- Be careful not to overbake the rolls. Keep an eye on them as they near the end of their baking time to ensure they stay soft and fluffy, not hard and dry.
- Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls: Add a keto-friendly cocoa powder to the dough mix for a chocolatey twist. You can also sprinkle unsweetened chocolate chips over the cinnamon filling.
- Pumpkin Spice Rolls: Embrace the flavors of fall by adding pumpkin spice mix to your cinnamon filling. You can also blend some pumpkin spice into the dough for an extra pumpkin kick.
- Nutty Crunch Rolls: Feel free to sprinkle your favorite chopped nuts – like walnuts, almonds, or pecans – over the cinnamon filling before rolling. This adds a delightful crunch and a boost of flavor to your cinnamon rolls.
- Chocolate Drizzle: For a decadent twist, melt your favorite sugar-free chocolate and drizzle it over the baked cinnamon rolls instead of the traditional frosting.
- Savory Rolls: Omit the sweetener and cinnamon in the dough and filling. Add grated cheese, garlic powder, and dried herbs for a savory version, perfect as a side dish.
How To Store These Keto Cinnamon Rolls
- Fridge: Refrigerate the rolls for up to 6 days, wrapped in an airtight container or bags.
- Freezer: You can also freeze keto cinnamon rolls. All you have to do is place them in an airtight container and freeze them for up to 3 months. Just reheat them in the microwave for 30 seconds when you want to eat them.
Can I Make Them Overnight?
You can make overnight cinnamon rolls by preparing them right, as described in the recipe card below. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake. Remove from the fridge 30 minutes before baking.
More Keto Breakfast Recipes
- The Best Keto Coffee Cake
- Easy Keto Breakfast Pizza
- Easy Baked Eggs in Avocado
- Best Instant Pot Egg Bites
Quick And Delicious Keto Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Keto Cinnamon Rolls Dough
Cinnamon Rolls Filling
- Preheat the oven to 400F/ 200C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine the dry ingredients (mozzarella, almond flour, cinnamon, baking powder, sweetener) in a bowl, ensuring the cheese is well-coated.1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, 3/4 cup almond flour, 2 tbsp cream cheese, 1 tbsp baking powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 tbsp sweetener
- Microwave until the cheese is melted, then stir in a beaten egg to form a dough.1 large egg
- Heat the mixture in the microwave until the cheese melts. Then, mix in a beaten egg to create a consistent dough.
- Lay the dough on parchment paper, cover with another sheet, and roll out to a 14×10 inch rectangle. The dough should be even but not too thin.
- Mix together cinnamon, a brown sugar alternative, water, heavy cream, and melted butter. Spread this evenly over the dough.1/2 cup brown sugar alternative, 3 tbsp water, 1 tbsp heavy cream, 2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp cinnamon
- Easily begin to roll up the dough from side to side into one long roll.
- Roll the dough carefully and slice into 1-inch rolls using a sharp knife.
- Place the rolls on the baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes until they turn golden brown.
- While the keto cinnamon rolls are baking, prepare the frosting. Mix cream cheese, heavy cream, sweetener, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy. Drizzle this frosting over the warm rolls after baking.3 tbsp cream cheese, 2 tbsp heavy cream, 1 tbsp sweetener, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.