These easy to make Keto Cinnamon Rolls have a buttery, flaky and tender fathead dough with a cinnamon filling made and a creamy sugar-free cream cheese frosting. Ultra soft and fluffy, it’s hard to believe they’re actually sugar-free, gluten-free, and gluten-free.
These low carb fathead cinnamon rolls are incredible for a perfect holiday keto breakfast, but not only.
Easy keto cinnamon rolls recipe is so simple that you can easily make it anytime you want to satisfy your craving for sweet pastries. It was one of my favorite low carb breakfasts for a long time, along with my keto waffles and low carb pancakes.
You’ll be surprised to see fathead dough used in a different way than just savory fathead bagels or fathead pizza.
Best enjoyed warm, keto cinnamon rolls are super tender with a crunchy exterior.
- Why Are You Going To Love This Keto Cinnamon Roll Recipe
- Are Cinnamon Rolls Keto?
- Ingredients For Keto Cinnamon Rolls
- For Almond Flour Cinnamon Rolls Dough
- For Cinnamon Rolls Filling
- Cinnamon Rolls Icing
- How to Make the Keto Cinnamon Rolls?
- Tips For Making The Best Keto Cinnamon Rolls
- Recipe Variations
- How To Store These Keto Cinnamon Rolls
- Can I Make Them Overnight?
- More Keto Breakfasts Recipes
- Quick And Delicious Keto Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Why Are You Going To Love This Keto Cinnamon Roll Recipe
- Super easy to make in just 30 minutes.
- Only 3g net carbs!
- Perfect for holidays.
- Gluten-free and sugar-free
Are Cinnamon Rolls Keto?
Traditional cinnamon rolls are not keto-friendly because they are made with regular white flour and sugar. A regular cinnamon roll contains more than 70 grams of net carbs, if not even more, depending on the size.
However, my sugar-free low carb cinnamon rolls can be enjoyed freely on a keto diet because they have less than 3g net carbs.
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 dough.
- Almond flour – guys, you already know that this flour is my favorite for baking goods. Use blanched almond flour for a fluffy dough.
- 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!
- Sweetener – feel free to use your favorite keto sweetener.
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. They said that they could definitely taste the cinnamon, almond flour, and butter. And that’s it. No trace 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 – help 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?
1. 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.
2. Add the whisked 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.
3. 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.
4. Cut into 1-inch rolls with a knife or floss. You should get about 10-12 pieces.
5. Place the rolls in a baking pan and bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden on the edges.
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.
- It is important not to use cold ingredients from the refrigerator – they must be at room temperature.
- Try not to over bake the rolls as they harden up, and they won’t be just as fluffy.
- You can add your favorite nuts. It’s a fantastic way to add some extra crunch.
- Melt some sugar-free chocolate of your choice. Then, instead of frosting, drizzle it over the cinnamon buns.
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 to place them in an airtight container and freeze 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 the 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.
If you are making this recipe, let me know in the comments below or tag me on Instagram #LowCarbSpark. I would love to see your keto creations.
More Keto Breakfasts 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
- 6 oz shredded mozzarella cheese low-moisture, part-skim
- 3 oz almond flour
- 2 tbsp cream cheese
- 1 whole egg
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp sweetener
Keto Cinnamon Rolls Filling
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup brown sugar alternative
- 3 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp heavy cream
- 2 tbsp butter melted
Keto Cinnamon Rolls Frosting
- 3 tbsp cream cheese
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 1 tbsp sweetener
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 400F/ 200C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine the mozzarella, cream cheese, almond flour, cinnamon, baking powder and sweetener until the shredded cheese is well covered.
- Microwave the cheese mix for 40-50 seconds or until the cheese has melted.Add the beaten eggs and use your hands or a wooden spoon to mix until a uniform dough is formed.
- Put the dough on a piece of parchment paper. Top with another sheet of parchment
- Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a 14×10-in rectangle.
Make the Cinnamon Frosting
- Mix the ingredients for the filling in a small bowl.
- Evenly spread the cinnmaon filling over the dough.
- Easily begin to roll up the dough from side to side into one long roll.
- Using a sharp knife, cut 1-inch cinnamon rolls and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the cinnamon rolls start to brown and look golden.
- While the keto cinnamon rolls are baking, prepare the frosting. Combine the frosting ingredients in a bowl until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
- After you get the rolls out of the oven sdrizzle the frosting over the rolls and enjoy!
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.
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Is THERE any differencE in the sugar Free sweeteners for using in different recipes? I see monk fruit used in a lot of RECIPEs. I am trying to be sugar free this year and I am confused at which sweeteners are the best.
Monk fruit sweetener is a good option in a low carb diet. It’s also the best tasting one, but it’s a little more expensive than the others.
Thank you for this recipe Ioana, I have a lot sugar cravings these first days 🙂
One quesion tho, if I use coconut flour, shloud I add maybe two more eggs?
Yes, that should work and you can use less coconut flour as it is way more absorbent than almond flour. Just play with the ingredients until you get the right dough consistency!