30-Minute Cinnamon Roll Knots ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ’จ gluten free, dairy free & keto

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  1. Martina says:

    Thank you, this is seriously good recipe, easy to make and very tasty. I made it as cinnamon rolls, I just had to keep the rolled dough in the freezer for 2 hours before cutting it – it’s too hot here so the dough was too soft.
    I didn’t have xanthan gum, so I used 3 teaspoons of psyllium husk powder and a bit more water, and it worked perfectly well. I’ll make double dose next time and freeze half of the dough.

  2. belinda chavez says:

    Paola! These were amazing! Not getring any sleep so may as well bake something kind of a morning. My only issue was the knots broke apart when I was trying to “roll/food” them into knots. I just rolled them like a regular cinamon roll & they were amazing. Any suggestion on getting the knotted dough right? Will be trippling & freezing the next batch by the way! Love you blog! b

    • Paola says:

      Awesome to hear Belinda! Regarding the dough, I’m pretty sure it sounds like it just needed a little extra water (maybe a tsp or two). Hope this fixes it!! ๐Ÿ™‚ xo!

  3. Piper says:

    Thank you for creating a recipe without mozzarella! I have looked through so many! I was about ready to try creating my own based off of my chocolate chip cookie dough. Yours is similar (sans butter), so I’m looking forward to trying it!

  4. Sally J Goode says:

    I just finished making these gems and they were fantastic. I did convert the coconut flour to almond just because I can’t eat it. They look great and taste fantastic. Thank you.

  5. Jim says:

    These are dry when combining(basically won’t even combine). Not even close to enough liquid in order to form a dough.

    • Paola says:

      Hi Jim! Coconut flours can vary a lot in absorbency (it’s also a flour to easily overpack if you’re measuring by TBS rather than grams), which is why the recipe says 5 tsp water, as needed. Alternatively were your eggs small in size? Either way, a super easy problem to solve by adding a teaspoon of water at a time xo!

  6. elsa says:

    They are absolutely amazing! For the cinnamon sugar, I love to use more granulated xylitol to have that texture. Can’t get enough ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. mai says:

    Paola!! I just made these and they are sooo nice. I love them so much. thanks for your great ideas and please keep up the greaat work. you are the keto-queen. you make keto diet so amazingly easy.much love from dubai

  8. I have a son who is allergic to dairy so i made the frosting with coconut milk and it came out amazing! so happy to have found this website, I love it! Thank you for sharing

  9. Chrissy says:

    Newbie here! Would I be able to substitute Truvia as a sweetener or does it not act the same when baked?

    • Paola says:

      Hi Chrissy! What are the ingredients of Truvia? If it’s erythritol and stevia like I think it is you’re good to go xo!

  10. Dahl says:

    Just made these today! Tastes amazing and came together very easily! My 3 girls loved them and had no idea they were sugar free!

    • Paola says:

      Hi Andrea! It just sounds like too much water, either your egg was too large or added a bit too much water (alternatively didn’t measure the dry ingredients properly and came short on those). Hope it helps! xo

  11. Karen says:

    I absolutely love your blog and your recipes. I think you/this blog is/are the reason I have been able to continue on my ketogenic journey. Thank you for all you do! Cinnamon rolls are one of my weaknesses and I was wondering when you might have a yeasted version recipe to share?

    • Paola says:

      Karen I’m sorry to have missed your comment earlier! There is now a yeasted version recipe on the site (also linked to this recipe above!) xo!

  12. Chanda says:

    What would you recommend for a dairy free substitute for the cream cheese and butter in the glaze? I was thinking full fat coconut cream, but not sure on how that would turn out.

    Thanks!

    • Paola says:

      Hi Chanda! In all honesty I don’t have a keto and dairy free sub. A while back I did make a good one with cashews, but that wouldn’t be a great option for keto. Maybe worth scouring a few vegan blogs? xo!

      • Julie Robbins says:

        Chanda, I made these amazing cinnamon rolls last night to serve to my husband this morning on our anniversary. We also eat dairy free. I took canned coconut milk and dipped some of the thicker coconut milk off the top of the can (didn’t shake before opening), then added cinnamon and stevia for the icing. My only problem was that I didn’t make enough. Next time I’ll double the recipe for my family of 6. Thanks so much, Paola, for an amazing recipe!!!

        • Paola says:

          ooh thank you for sharing your df frosting Julie! And it’s my absolute pleasure, so happy they were a hit ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Avalon Yarnes says:

    I haven’t tried anything yet but the pictures alone tell me i am SO LUCKY to have found you <3

  14. Samantha Wallace says:

    I’m new to your blog, but I have been ketogenic for over a year now and every time I have fallen off the wagon and went on a weekend binge it was for bread, tortillas, or pasta. Your recipe for keto dough is a LIFE SAVER!!! Today I made this recipe into pesto pinwheels and added a tsp of dry active yeast to the dough (no sugar) I just needed, okay, I wanted the yeasty smell and taste. I rolled them like traditional cinnamon rolls and baked them in mini muffins cups! What a delicious addition to my dinner of your keto pasta with Bolognese!!! ๐Ÿ’œ

    • Paola says:

      Oh Samantha those sound wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your idea with us, so happy to hear you’re enjoying the keto dough so much ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo!

  15. Judy says:

    Thanks for this post. A must try. Am wondering though, can a flax or chia egg be a suitable substitute for us folks allergic to eggs? Thanks!

    • Paola says:

      Hi Judy! In all honesty I haven’t tried it myself, but a reader did report back on making the dough with a flax egg and succeeding (cannot guarantee it though, as I haven’t tried it myself). Hope this helps xo!

    • Paola says:

      Hi Betsy! Yes, it works well with a hand mixer too (you’ll just have to knead it a bit more) xo!

  16. Lucia says:

    What an awesome recipe! Can i sub xanthan for psyllium? Or other? I can’t really have xanthan gum :/

    • Paola says:

      Thank you Lucia! Unfortunately no, xanthan gum is the only thing I’ve tried that works spot on ๐Ÿ™

  17. Marv Deprez says:

    Hi Paola!

    We loved these, and I love your approach to this style of cooking! Please don’t get tired of re-inventing things for me to try. I’m having a great time, thank you!
    โ€”Marv
    Melbourne, FL

    • Paola says:

      That’s awesome Marv so happy you loved these (and the blog!)! And don’t worry, the recipes will keep coming ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo!

  18. Amanda says:

    Hi, will try making these later today. Not sure of the Swedish word you’re looking for, but they remind me of gifflar. Love your site!

  19. Alexandra Fisher says:

    Just a quick question, do you bake them in muffin tins or do they stay together in the little knots on a cookie sheet? Thanks!! I always know where to look when I need a little “fix”. Love your chocolate chip cookie recipe!! I prep the dough and freeze for when I need a little something ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Paola says:

      Hi Alexandra! I’m sorry I missed your comment!!!! :-S I bake the on a a cookie sheet, and if you press them together well they will stay together quite well. But you can of course bake them in a muffin tin too. Also so happy you love the chocolate chip cookies! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Karelle says:

    Hi! Can I roll and cut this the traditional cinnamon roll way or does it need to bake as a knot? Just wondering if it affects the taste. Thanks!

    • Paola says:

      Hi Karelle! You can technically roll them traditionally, but in all honesty I liked them better as knots because they stay more doughy inside. Personal preference I suppose! xo!

  21. Alex says:

    These look awesome! Just wanted to check one thing – the description mentions the recipe uses yeast, but I donโ€™t see it in the actual recipe card.

    • Paola says:

      Hi Alex! No yeast in this recipe! The description simply states that you guys will be getting proper cinnamon rolls soon though (i.e. with yeast). Think of these as a shortcut for quick cravings ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo!

  22. Kelly says:

    Hi! When your recipe converts to cups- it changes the baking powder to 5 teaspoons instead of 2 like in your metric recipe! Just thought you might want to know! Iโ€™m going to try making these tomorrow. Thanks!

  23. Deborah says:

    These look stellar and I love the idea of freezing them and baking a few as needed. How wonderful! I wouldn’t trust myself around a whole batch of them otherwise. Great recipe….thanks!

    • Paola says:

      Oh trust me I know from first hand experience these are a bad idea to have around all at once! Luckily they’re very filling, or I would have polished the whole batch in a sitting! ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo and hope you enjoy!

      p.s. another reader just now commented that they used half the dough for the hot pockets and the rest for this- so you can always mix and match!

    • Paola says:

      Hi Jessi! A few readers have reported back that sunflower seed flour is a good sub in this dough (taste is a little different though). That’s the only possible sub as sunflower seeds are similar in fat content etc. to almonds. Another idea would be to make them with hazelnut flour, though flavor would be very different (maybe better match with a chocolate filling!). xo!

  24. dianars says:

    Ummm so these are amazing! I used half the dough to make a hot pocket from last week’s recipe and the rest for these. SO GOOD!

    • Paola says:

      Hi Bella! If you want yes, but it won’t make much difference (almond milk is essentially water). xo!

  25. Dunia says:

    Oh my! I so have been craving cinnamon rolls but cannot eat the traditional kind and now I can make them with less carbs, yes!
    I look forward to trying your recipes. This one has got me pumped. Thank you!

    • Paola says:

      Hope you enjoy Dunia!! You guys will also be getting ‘proper’ cinnamon rolls soon though too ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo!

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