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Mindy’s Famous Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Mmmm – gluten free cinnamon rolls. Just the name makes me drool a little — how about you?
We hear every day from readers who have used my gfJules™ Gluten Free All Purpose Flour in their favorite family recipes, and how overjoyed they are to be able to enjoy these special recipes again with their families.
When Mindy G. wrote in to share these drool-worthy pictures of her gluten free cinnamon roll recipe though, I knew other readers would definitely want to try the recipe too! (What’s the difference between cinnamon rolls and cinnamon buns, by the way? I think these could safely be called either one ….) What I didn’t know was just how many other readers would be clamoring for the recipe to make these gluten free cinnamon rolls when we shared her yummy pictures!
Mindy’s Cinnamon Rolls
Lucky for all of us, Mindy was happy to share her family cinnamon rolls recipe. Mindy says she used her tried and true recipe “with only your gfJules flour subbed in :)” She also reports, “My gluten free friends I shared them with when I made them are begging for more! I told them to order your flour and they can make their own ;)”
Another reader shared her photo on Instagram (above) and reader Laura O., shared these photos of her before and after cinnamon rolls made from this recipe. She rolled hers even thinner and loved the results!
Laura O: “I made the gluten free cinnamon roll recipe with your gfJules Flour for Thanksgiving and they were absolutely delicious!! I will never use another gluten free flour! Thank you for making such a great substitute for those of us who need to eat gluten free!!”
I’ve now made this recipe many, many times myself, and have added my notes and some process photos for your reference. If you’re put off by the large amount of flour required to make this recipe, or you and your thighs don’t want that many cinnamon rolls sitting around begging to be eaten, simply halve the ingredients — it works great! I’ve added the half recipe amounts I used in (parenthesis) next to each ingredient for your reference.
Check out the video below to watch me walk you through making these yummy gluten free cinnamon rolls, step-by-step (so there’s no excuses not to make them yourself!)
I recently made some delicious GF Cinnamon Rolls, using gfjules flour (my favorite!). The recipe is a bit unconventional, but the results took me right back to my pre-Celiac days. Yum!! ~Annella M.
Many thanks to Mindy for sharing her now famous Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls recipe! I can’t wait to see YOUR gluten free cinnamon rolls! And speaking of sharing, what recipes do you wish you could make again, gluten free? What are you waiting for? With the right gluten free flour, anything is possible!
Do you have a family favorite that you’ve already converted to gluten free just by using my gfJules™ Flour? Please share by using the “Contribute” button under “Rewards” at the top of this page. We’d love to try your recipe, too!
1/4 cup (2 Tbs) butter, softened (or vegan butter like Earth Balance® Buttery Sticks)
3 cups (1 1/2 cups) sifted powdered sugar
1 tsp (1/2 tsp) pure vanilla extract
enough milk to make spreading consistency
dried cranberries or raisins (optional)
Mix together water, buttermilk, sugar, melted butter and yeast in a bowl. If using quick rise yeast, allow to sit for 5 minutes; if using regular yeast, allow to sit for 15 minutes. The mixture should be frothy at this point, if not, discard and start over because the yeast is not active.
Add in salt, eggs and gfJules™ flour. (Jules Note: I added extra liquid, as noted in the ingredients, in order to get the dough to be more soft and pliable.)
Mix for ten minutes (we use a Kitchenaid® mixer with the bread paddle attachment). Allow to sit for ten minutes. (Jules Note: I mixed only until ingredients were integrated and the dough was soft. Over-mixing gluten free dough may make it tough. I also did not allow it to sit after mixing, but rolled the dough out immediately.)
While it is resting, prepare your filling by mixing together melted butter, brown sugar, sugar, and cinnamon.
Roll dough out onto a greased countertop into a 12×16 inch square or less, depending. (Jules Note: I rolled the dough onto a surface floured with gfJules™ Flour). Knowing that the dough will rise, roll the dough thinner if you prefer less bun and more filling, or the other way around!
Roll the dough before cutting — it will be close to the size of a rolling pin when rolled.
Spread filling and roll up. Cut into 12 rolls (6 -9 if making a 1/2 recipe).
Place rolls on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or into an oiled baking pan. Allow to rise in a warm location for 30 minutes.
Bake at 400°F for 12-15 minutes. (Jules Note: I baked at 325° F for 12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the rolls came out with only some dry crumbs.)
Remove to cool for a few minutes before whisking together frosting and drizzling on warm rolls.