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Easy Keto Low-Carb Fathead Cinnamon Rolls & Icing

Easy Keto Low-Carb Fathead Cinnamon Rolls with Icing is a quick, gluten-free recipe that uses almond flour, mozzarella, and cream cheese to produce gooey buns with sugar-free glaze. These rolls are wonderful for breakfast or dessert! You can even go for a cream cheese frosting instead of icing.

keto fathead cinnamon rolls on a white plate

This post was originally published in September 2018. It has since been updated.

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I am a picky dessert eater. I always have been. I never crave milk chocolate or other rich desserts. But, cinnamon rolls…..cinnamon rolls, I like!

One classic cinnamon roll from Cinnabon has 880 calories and 127 grams of carbs! WOW. This recipe is made from scratch saves you 124 grams of carbs.

keto fathead cinnamon rolls ingredients on a brown table

How to Make Keto Cinnamon Rolls?

I used the exact same fathead dough recipe that I prepared for my Keto Bacon Chicken Alfredo Pizza. Be sure to check out that recipe!

  1. Combine the mozzarella and cream cheese. Place in the microwave.
  2. Add the almond flour and egg.
  3. Roll out the crust. If you want rolls with a few extra layers roll out the crust a little longer than 12 inches.
  4. Add butter, sweetener, and cinnamon.
  5. Create one giant roll up and cut up the dough. Watch the video for step by step visual instruction.
  6. Bake and then top with icing.
keto fathead cinnamon rolls dough
keto fathead cinnamon rolls dough
keto fathead cinnamon rolls on a white plate dough with cinnamon and sugar

How Many Carbs

Each cinnamon roll has 3 net carbs.

keto fathead cinnamon rolls on a cookie sheet
keto fathead cinnamon rolls icing

What Sweetener to Use

I use organic monkfruit. It’s zero calorie and zero carb and measures 1:1 like refined sugar. You can use DISCOUNT CODE: STAYSNATCHED to grab it here.

keto fathead cinnamon rolls on a white plate with coffee
keto fathead cinnamon rolls on a white plate

Cream Cheese Frosting

If you prefer frosting to icing, combine 4 tablespoons of cream cheese, 1 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream, and 1 tablespoon of powdered Confectioner’s Sweetener.

keto fathead cinnamon rolls on a white plate with coffee

Can You Use Coconut Flour?

You should not replace all of the almond flour with coconut flour for this recipe. Coconut and almond flour absorb liquid VERY differently. If you feel your crust is too moist, you can try adding a tablespoon of coconut flour to dry it out some. I didn’t need to do this during my recipe testing.

keto fathead cinnamon rolls on a white plate

How to Store the Rolls

Store the rolls covered in an airtight container or bags in the fridge for up to 4 days.

keto fathead cinnamon rolls on a white plate

Freezer Tips

The cinnamon rolls can be stored in the freezer for up to 4 months in an air-tight container or sealable bags.

keto fathead cinnamon rolls on a white plate

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Easy Keto Low-Carb Fathead Cinnamon Rolls with Icing

Easy Keto Low-Carb Fathead Cinnamon Rolls with Icing is a quick, gluten-free recipe that uses almond flour, mozzarella, and cream cheese to produce gooey buns with sugar-free glaze. These rolls are wonderful for breakfast or dessert! You can even go for a cream cheese frosting instead of icing.
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Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy keto cinnamon rolls, fathead cinnamon rolls, keto cinnamon rolls, low carb cinnamon rolls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 216kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons blanched almond flour
  • 1 1/2 oz cream cheese
  • 2 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella I shred the cheese myself.
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons sweetener (Use discount code STAYSNATCHED to save 15%)

Icing

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add the mozzarella and cream cheese to a large bowl. Place in the microwave for 60 seconds.
  • Remove the mixture from the microwave. Stir in the almond flour. The mixture may become really thick and difficult to stir. If so, place the bowl back in the microwave for another 30 seconds.
  • Remove from the microwave and stir. Add in the egg. Stir until the mixture forms crust.
  • Place a sheet of parchment paper on a flat working surface.
  • Spoon the dough onto the parchment paper. Place another sheet of parchment paper over the dough to help roll out and flatten the dough. I used a rolling pin over the parchment paper.
  • Roll out the dough until it is about 1/4 inch thick. The length of my dough was 12 inches. You can make it longer if you would like rolls with more layers. 
  • Spread melted butter over the dough using a cooking brush. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sweetener throughout.
  • Roll the bottom of the dough up once to begin to form a cylinder. Then use the bottom layer parchment paper to continue to roll the dough up to form one large roll.
  • Slice the dough into equal sized 6 pieces.
  • Bake the rolls on a silicone baking mat and the cookie sheet or sheet pan for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Mine were ready at 15 minutes.
  • Remove the rolls from the oven and allow them to cool completely.

Icing

  • Mix the confectioner's sweetener and unsweetened almond milk until icing forms. Top the rolls with icing. Double the servings if you want more icing.

Video

Notes

Can You Use Coconut Flour to Make Keto Cinnamon Rolls?
You should not replace all of the almond flour with coconut flour for this recipe. Coconut and almond flour absorb liquid VERY differently. If you feel your crust is too moist, you can try adding a tablespoon of coconut flour to dry it out some. I didn’t need to do this during my recipe testing.
 
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1cinnamon roll | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g
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Recipe Rating




Donna T

Friday 28th of May 2021

I just made this, meticulously following your instructions to the letter, and it was an absolute disaster. I wish I could attach the photo I took of it here. I hate that I wasted the ingredients, my time, and will disappoint my husband who was looking forward to cinnamon rolls after work tonight. It melted flat across over the baking pad.

staysnatched

Friday 28th of May 2021

Interesting that hasn't happened to me or anyone else.

Maria Garibay

Thursday 11th of February 2021

Loved making these!! Super easy and yummy! I didn’t have any confectioners sugar so I just mixed unsweetened almond milk with monk fruit. Suggestions on what to use if you don’t have the powdered sugar? Also my spread was wet and guwey I think it’s because I kept placing the bowl in the microwave.that’s ok still good! Thank you!! #staysnatched! 🙌🏼☺️

staysnatched

Sunday 14th of February 2021

No suggestions, you really just have to use it.

Fallon

Sunday 24th of January 2021

Amazing!!! My husband was super skeptical about trying these, but he said he prefers these to regular cinnamon rolls. WIN!!

staysnatched

Monday 25th of January 2021

haha skeptic turned believer!

Angela Leonard

Saturday 9th of January 2021

These turned out great! Will definitely make again. I have enough left to freeze as well.

staysnatched

Wednesday 13th of January 2021

Wonderful! I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe.

Adriana

Thursday 7th of January 2021

Another recipe I tried during quarantine and oh my gosh, it was amazing. I realized I posted on instagram and got a few friends interested in Stay Snatched, but a review is definitely always welcome! Sorry for slacking Brandi!

These cinnamon rolls are soooo good! some keto recipes make you feel like you're trying to replicate something and not successfully, but this one definitely satisfied all cravings. will definitely be making them again!

staysnatched

Friday 8th of January 2021

Thanks for sharing it!