Prep1 hr 15 mins
This is a combination of two or three recipes. Makes some absolutely delicious and decadent cinnamon rolls. The frosting is good straight out of the bowl. I have successfully substituted buckwheat flour and rice flour for the millet flour in this recipe and a review has used oat flour to great success as well. I'm betting brown rice flour wouldn't be horrible either. The last 2 times I made these, the dough required a bit more flour than listed.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄4 cup white sugar
- 2⁄3 cup skim milk, warmed
- 1 tablespoon yeast
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄4 cup canola oil
- 1⁄4 cup potato starch
- 3⁄4 cup cornstarch
- 1⁄2 cup millet flour (or rice or brown rice or oat)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons xanthan gum
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1⁄3 cup butter, softened
- 8 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar
- 1⁄4 cup cream cheese, softened
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- Dissolve the yeast in large mixing bowl with warmed milk. Let bubble for a few minutes.
- Add sugar, butter, oil, and vanilla to milk/yeast mixture. Stir to combine.
- Add egg and combine thoroughly.
- Sift together salt, potato starch, cornstarch, millet flour, baking soda, baking powder, and xanthan gum.
- Slowly add flour mixture to mixing bowl. Stir until well combined. If the dough appears too sticky/wet, add more flour as necessary.
- Remove dough from mixing bowl and place in a greased container and put in a warm place to rise for 45-60 minutes. The dough will be extremely sticky, do not worry, this is normal.
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Roll dough to 1/4" thick 13 x 13 square between 2 pieces of well floured parchment paper.
- Remove top sheet of paper from rolled dough and spread softened butter on top of dough.
- Combine brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough surface. Leave a 2" strip of dough uncovered at one end of square. Some reviewers have commented that there is too much filling, if so, don't use it all ;).
- Using bottom sheet of parchment paper has an aid, roll the dough into a log. Start at the end opposite of that which you left uncovered.
- Carefully cut into 8 equal pieces using a serrated knife. Place rolls in a greased baking dish, leaving about half an inch between rolls to allow for expansion. Put any remaining cinnamon/sugar mixture in the bottom of the dish.
- At this point you can either bake them or allow them to rise a bit longer.
- Bake in oven for ~18-22 minutes until tops are golden brown and delicious. Check for doneness by running a knife between rolls in the center of the dish. Dough should not easily stick to the knife.
- While the rolls are baking, whip together frosting ingredients until soft and creamy. Try not to eat it all before the rolls are done!
WOWZA! My family has a tradition of eating cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. This year, my grandmother (who is gluten-intolerant) was visiting, so I searched for a gluten-free recipe, and I'm so glad I decided to use this one! Like Ames0325, I also used a gluten-free flour mix instead of the cornstarch, potato starch, and millet flour, and they are DELICIOUS! Pillsbury's got nothing on these! Thanks for a great recipe!
I just made these and they are soooo good! I cannot tell they are GF. I also made them Dairy free using almond milk, egg replacer and vegan butter even with all the changes they proofed beautifully and tasted yummy (even at high altitude). I am going to try other flour besides millet and see if the results are the same very soon. THANKS for posting.
very good easy cinnamon roll. I did use a GF all purpose flour mix instead of the various flours listed and it turned out wonderful.