Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls (egg-free, vegan, refined sugar-free)

Ali Segersten Dec 24, 2012 12 comments
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls (egg-free, vegan, refined sugar-free)

Happy Holidays! I created this yummy gluten-free, vegan cinnamon roll recipe about a month ago and have been looking forward to posting it here for you all! It makes a fun treat to share with family and friends around the holidays. This recipe uses a mix of a few gluten-free whole grain flours along with ground golden flax seeds to add structure and tenderness. It's actually a version of the gluten-free breadstick recipe in my new cookbook.

If you follow me on Instagram I am sure you've seen a few cinnamon roll photos already. So as promised, here it is...finally!


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Ali Segersten

Alissa Segersten holds a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University and a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. She is a Functional Nutritionist, the mother of five children, a whole foods cooking instructor, professional recipe developer, and cookbook author. She is passionate about helping others find a diet that will truly nourish them. Alissa is the author of two very popular gluten-free, whole foods cookbooks and guidebooks: The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook and Nourishing Meals. She is also the co-author of The Elimination Diet book. Alissa is the founder and owner of Nourishing Meals®.

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Hi Ali!

I would LOVE to make these for the nearly-here holidays (cinnamon buns have been a long-time favourite I haven't quite mastered being vegan & GF, but I'm holding out hope!! :D) - however I cannot have yeast at all and was hoping you could help me out with substitutions so I can make this recipe without it. I know you have the buckwheat sweet potato cinnamon rolls - but I honestly love the flour combination in this recipe so much & want to try it!! The only idea I had was to use 1 tsp baking soda + 4 tsp apple cider vinegar to get the rise effect? Do you think that would be successful? If you could get back to me before the holidays begin that would be so marvellous!!!
Happy Yule!

I need a substitute for psyllium, it doesn't agree with me at all :(

I can't do almond flour or psyllium husks - what else could I use in their places?

This recipe is nothing short of amazing. I have been making gluten-free recipes for a couple of years, and have made quite a few things from this blog and your cookbook. These cinnamon buns are the best gluten-free dessert that I have come across so far! They are absolutely unbelievable!!! Just made another 4x batch, so they last awhile.

Hi. I'm a big fan. But...did you know how "binding" psyllium husks are on the digestive system? I stopped using them in recipes because they were reeking havoc on my digestive track. My doctor confirmed my concerns. Just wanted to pass along the information.

I have been wanting to try psyllium as the binder in a baked recipe for ages. Going to try this one as my introduction. Thanks- as always for what you do. Happy New Year!

We made these for breakfast this morning. A great Christmas treat!

Have you been reading my mind? I have been desperate to make a cinnamon roll lately. In fact, I tried last week and failed. These look fabulous. But I don't have all the ingredients:( My Christmas Day cinnamon rolls will have to wait. I will definitely be trying this out after the holiday rush. Thanks for this recipe!

Perfect for tomorrow - thank you! Only one prob;em: psyllium does not work for me...could I sub chia seed?
And I'd also like to know about freezing...Merry Christmas, Ali!

Oh the decisions! The buckwheat cinnamon rolls, or these? I was planning to make some for our family tomorrow and now we have choices! Mmmm!

Thank you for your lovely recipes! Happy Holidays to all of you!

Have you tried freezing either the dough or the finished rolls ? If these are best the day they are baked ( like most GF breads ) we'd have way too many as there are only 2 of us. If I could either freeze the unbaked rolls and just pop a few in the oven when wanted - or reheat already baked rolls it would be great. And thanks for a refined sugar free recipe.

These look delicious! What a great treat for Christmas morning! Thanks for a great recipe!

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