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Healthy Cinnamon Rolls

You know, the completely artificial stuff they call “Cinnamon Rolls” that comes from a tube at the grocery store?  Or those giant, trans fat-filled buns at the mall slathered with about a pound of butter each?  Well, I tried making them myself at home…  and making them healthy, gluten free and vegan.

Sadly, these babies are no Cinnabon replicas, but my taste-testers and I are really happy with the results!  Yeah, they’re kinda ugly (not gonna lie),  but oh so delicious  😉

Healthy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Soft, flavorful, buttery, sweet and nutritious.  Ahhhh just stop talking and give me a bite please!  If it’s guilt free, healthy and delicious, HAND. IT. OVER. NOW.

Mmmm, just look at the sweet and cinnamon-y filling.  These Healthy Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls are all-natural and whole grain (aka, totally suitable for breakfast, lunch, a mid-day snack AND dessert,  that’s how healthy they are).

Healthy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Healthy Cinnamon Buns with Greek Yogurt Frosting
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Healthy Cinnamon Rolls



  • Go get that cinnamon-sugary goodness!  Whaddya waiting for?

If only someone had made me this recipe years ago when I used to eat at Cinnabon every time I went to the mall…  grrrr!!  While this recipe came to me a little late in life when I have already cut out refined sugar and stopped eating processed foods, I hope this recipe serves you well so we can all stop ingesting ¾ cup of sugar in one sitting eating crappy mall food!


With love and good eats,


– Jess


13 comments on “Healthy Cinnamon Rolls”

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  2. I can already smell the cinnamon! Great revisit with the Greek Yogurt.

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  4. Who could resist these?? I have made dairy free cinnamon rolls and vegan cinnamon rolls but never gluten free!! THat frosting looks to die for. I wish it were Christmas again so I could have a real excuse to make these. Guess the weekend will have to do! 😀

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  6. Oh my gosh. These things are going to change my life, I can just feel it.
    I’ve never had a Cinnabon before, but I don’t think I’m missing out on anything. I’ve made my own cinnamon rolls a few times, but they were always laced with lots of butter, sugar, and white flour. When I decided to start eating healthier, I thought I’d have to completely kill my cinnamon roll craving and never have them again. But then you showed up with these beauties! They look so amazing. As soon as my mom can have yeast again, I am so totally making these!
    Pinning for now!

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  8. those look delicious, I love cinnamon rolls! 🙂

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  10. Hi Jessica!
    I love your blog! I was so excited to see a recipe for cinnamon rolls, but as I scrolled down the ingredients I was upset to see yeast :/ I am allergic to yeast and was wondering if I could use baking powder or baking soda or both instead? :/

    • Victoria-
      Awww, thank you so much! I’m glad you like my blog 🙂
      I’m sorry you have a yeast allergy. I haven’t tried baking these Cinnamon Rolls without yeast so I can’t be sure about any substitutes. While the dough doesn’t rise like typical wheat-flour doughs, it still rises a little bit from the yeast.
      If you’re up for a baking challenge, you can try increasing the Double-Acting Baking Powder to 1 tablespoon. Just make sure to decrease the Salt to 1/4 teaspoon. If you’re not vegan, I would also recommend adding 2 Egg Whites to the wet ingredients to provide some lift.
      Good luck, I hope these substitutions work out for you!!

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