Baking with Larissa: Cinnamon Rolls

The guilt-free cinnamon rolls you didn’t know you needed in your life

 The yummiest cinnamon rolls

The yummiest cinnamon rolls

Larissa Snaguski, Staff Writer

Picture this: it is a Sunday morning and you wake up the sweet cozy smell of sweet cinnamon rolls. I mean… who doesn’t like cinnamon rolls? If you have been trying to eat healthier, these are the best home-made cinnamon rolls you’ll ever eat. Maybe you have tried Cinnabon; these, however, are very close in comparison. This recipe is by Nicole at Here is the recipe:


What You Will Need:

For the rolls:

1 1/4 cups canned coconut milk

One pouch (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast

3 cups all purpose gluten free flour (Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour)

1 egg

2 tsp baking powder

1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp organic cane sugar

2 Tbsp coconut oil (melted)

Dash of sea salt

For filling:

1/4 Cup coconut oil (melted)

1/3 cup coconut sugar

1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon

For the icing:

2 T melted coconut oil

1 cup powdered sugar

1 T hot water


What You Will Do:

In a large bowl, microwave coconut milk and 1 Tbsp of sugar for 1 minute or until sugar is combined.

Sprinkle the active dry yeast on the milk and sugar mixture.

Whisk until combined and let it sit for 8-10 minutes.

Add your egg, sugar, and coconut oil to the yeast mixture.

In a separate bowl, mix your flour, baking powder and salt.

Gradually add your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients. A fluffy dough should form.

Shape your dough into a ball and leave it in your mixing bowl.

Cover it with plastic stretch and place a damp towel on top of it. Let the dough rise for 1 hour.

Once the dough has risen, place your dough on a parchment paper sprinkled with some of the flour to prevent sticking.

Spread your dough into a square shape with your dough being 1/4 inches thick.

Combine cinnamon and coconut sugar to make a little mix.

Spread the coconut oil on the dough and start adding your cinnamon and coconut sugar mix on your dough evenly. *You don’t have to use ALL of the cinnamon sugar mix.*

Use the parchment paper to roll your dough into a log shape.

Slice your dough into about 10 pieces.

Place the rolls in your baking dish and cover it with a damp towel.

Let it sit for 45 minutes for the dough to rise once more.

Pre-heat the oven to 350F and after letting the dough rise the second time, bake for 25 minutes.

Make your icing, drizzle on top and enjoy!