I did it, I finally made cinnamon rolls and for the first time they didn’t turn out hard as a rock. I’d say “it’s the little things in life” but this my friends is a big deal in my world!
I wish I knew the amount of times I’ve tried to successfully make cinnamon rolls… I’d ask Joel but I’m kinda embarrassed to really know the number. Instead, I’m going to embrace these gluten free cinnamon rolls filled with cinnamon, butter, and my homemade strawberry chia seed jam topped with a probiotic cream cheese frosting and feel like the cinnamon roll queen.
GF Strawberry Jam Cinnamon Rolls:
- 1/2 cup Bobs Red Mill almond flour
- 1 1/4 cups tapioca flour
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/3 cup warm water
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup soft grass fed butter
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4-1/3 cup homemade strawberry chia seed jam
- 1/3 cup probiotic cream cheese, soft
- 1/4 cup nut milk
- 1/2 cup powered sugar (may need more depending on desired consistency)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Pink sea salt
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, 1 cup tapioca flour, 1/4 cup coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt. In a measuring cup, combine the coconut oil, water, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and stir.
- Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry and stir until fully combined. Add the egg and continue to mix. Lastly, add in the second part of the tapioca and coconut flour. Mix until well combined – dough will be sticky.
- Chill dough for 15 minutes. At this point it should be firm enough to handle with some help from extra tapioca and damp hands.
- Sprinkle a little tapioca over a large piece of parchment paper, placed on either a large cutting board, then place dough in the center.
- Press or roll dough into rectangle, about 10 x 7”.
- Once dough is spread, spread melted butter over the flatted dough, sprinkle cinnamon, then evenly spread of the chia seed jam.
- Roll dough on the long side. The dough can be sticky so you may want to chill again before rolling.
- Once rolled, gently seal the end and chill the roll in the freezer for 10-15 minutes so you can easily cut the dough.
- Preheat your oven to 350F degrees and spray a 9” cake pan with non stick cooking spray.
- After chilling, cut into 1 1/2 inch sections, place each one flat side down on prepped pan.
- Bake in the middle rack for 20 minutes or until just done and beginning to brown.
- Make glaze while rolls are baking: Slightly warm the probiotic cheese cheese in the microwave if removed right from the refrigerator. Combine ingredients in a medium size bowl using an immersion blender. Blend until desired consistency. Set aside.
- Once rolls are done, let cool sightly before glazing and enjoying.