These are hands down the BEST gluten-free cinnamon rolls and you will never believe they are gluten-free!

The BEST Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

  • Author: Chandice Probst
  • Prep Time: 120 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10 rolls
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


You guys, my mom has done it; she has truly achieved the best gluten-free cinnamon rolls ever! While it’s hard to believe you could get a big, fluffy cinnamon roll like this gluten-free, it’s now possible.


  • 1 C brown rice flour
  • 1 C white sticky flour (sweet rice flour)
  • 1 C tapioca starch
  • 1 C potato starch
  • 1/2 C arrowroot powder
  • 3 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 C sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp. gelatin
  • 1 T yeast
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 C warm milk (or 1 C water and 3 T buttermilk powder)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 C coconut oil
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 2 T ground or milled chia
  • 1/2 C warm water
  • 1 lb butter
  • 2 C brown sugar
  • 4 T cinnamon


  • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, soft
  • 1/2 C butter, soft
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. gluten-free vanilla


  1. The day before combine 1 lb butter, 2 C brown sugar and 4 T cinnamon well then shape into a block that can be frozen and grated
  2. Freeze that block for at least 12 hours but it can be longer
  3. Place 2 T milled chia and 1/2 C warm water in a cup, let soak 2 minutes
  4. Meanwhile, dissolve yeast and 1 T sugar in warm milk, let sit to proof
  5. Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine all flours, starches, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt, sugar and gelatin
  6. In another bowl, mix the soaked milled chia and yeast mixture together with eggs, coconut oil, butter and apple cider vinegar
  7. Slowly add that mixture to the flour mixture in stand and combine until well blended
  8. Roll the dough out to a rectangle shape about 18×24 inches on plastic wrap that is heavily sprinkled with white rice flour
  9. Grate the frozen butter brown sugar mixture onto the dough evenly, it will be a large pile
  10. Starting at one end, roll the dough into a cylinder and as you go, tuck the edges in with your hands so it stays even. This will keep from dough hanging out on the ends and gives you an even roll
  11. Slice into 10 equally sized pieces
  12. Place 6 in a greased 9×13 pan and 4 in a 8×8 pan
  13. Let rise for 1 hour on bread proof or 100 degrees
  14. Bake at 350 degrees for 22-24 minutes
  15. Meanwhile, prepare the frosting
  16. Remove from oven and frost what you plan to eat immediately

Keywords: breakfast, brunch, kid-friendly, gluten-free