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Easy keto cinnamon rolls (aka fathead cinnamon rolls) might just be one of the greatest low carb keto breakfasts of all time. Unlike fathead bagels and fathead pizza (which are totally delicious in their own right), this recipe puts a sweet spin on this classic dough. It’s fluffy and aromatic with a layers of the best keto brown “sugar”, cinnamon, melted butter… and of course, a drizzle of icing at the end. You would never be able to guess that these low carb cinnamon rolls have just 2.6 grams net carbs. It’s a healthy treat that everyone loves!
You might know already that fathead dough and I are kind of BFF’s. And clearly we’re not exclusive, because your most visited recipes on the blog happen to be fathead recipes like keto dinner rolls and crackers.
So now, say hello to a new fathead cinnamon rolls recipe!
I’ve actually had a version of these keto cinnamon rolls on the blog for a couple years now, using ground macadamia nuts for the dough. But, I kept being asked over and over, how to make keto cinnamon rolls with almond flour? When I developed my Besti Brown Sweetener, low carb cinnamon rolls were the perfect candidate to put on the packaging – you’ll find the recipe on the back of the bag.
So, I incorporated this keto brown sugar into the cinnamon filling and re-worked the recipe to use almond flour. (Don’t worry, if you want to use macadamias like the old recipe did, you still can – see the FAQs below.)
The process for how to make keto cinnamon rolls is similar to fathead bagels and fathead pizza. So, be sure to check those recipes for tips on working with the fathead dough. If you really want to master it and make half a dozen chewy baked goods in the process, I have a comprehensive guide on fathead dough in my Easy Keto Cookbook.
This low carb cinnamon rolls recipe takes just 40 minutes from start to finish. It’s longer than most recipes I have, but it really isn’t a lot for cinnamon rolls. Most cinnamon roll recipes take at least an hour! Just one of the reasons why I think you’ll agree, this is the best keto cinnamon rolls recipe.
If you don’t have 40 minutes and are looking for a super quick breakfast recipe, you’ll love these keto pancakes. And if you’re craving more warm cinnamon flavors, try my cinnamon flax mug muffin or keto graham crackers.
This keto cinnamon rolls recipe was originally published on May 9 2018, and the post was republished in October 2020 to add updated pictures, useful tips, and some improvements to fathead dough cinnamon rolls, like switching to almond flour and including my Besti Brown Monk Fruit Allulose Blend. Here is one of the original photos, if you’re curious:
How To Make Keto Cinnamon Rolls
Fathead cinnamon rolls take a little time, but they are so worth the wait!
- Make fathead cinnamon rolls dough. Unlike bagels and pizza, the dough for fathead cinnamon rolls is sweet. But, it doesn’t actually need to be that sweet, as most of the sweetness will come from the filling. Grab your food processor and pulse together almond flour, Besti Monk Fruit Allulose Blend, baking powder, eggs and vanilla, until smooth.
- Melt the cheeses. Heat the mozzarella and cream cheese until you can stir them together. Either the microwave or a double boiler on the stove works fine.
- Combine. Add the melted cheese to the food processor, pushing it down onto the blade before you start processing, and process to form the dough. Sometimes you have to stop and push the cheese toward the blade to mix well.
FYI: The dough will be sticky and a little rough – this is normal.
- Chill. We have to refrigerate the dough before moving on, because it will be too sticky to work with right away. Usually, 30 minutes to an hour is enough time to make it more manageable, but some stickiness is normal.
- Roll out dough. Roll the fathead cinnamon roll dough into a rectangle between two greased or oiled pieces of parchment paper. Also use some melted butter or oil to coat the ball of dough before rolling, to help prevent sticking.
- Make filling for our low carb cinnamon rolls. Mix together Besti Brown Monk Fruit Allulose Blend and cinnamon. Brush the rectangle with melted butter, reserving 1-2 tablespoons, then sprinkle with cinnamon mixture.
- Roll the rectangle into a log. This can be a little difficult, so cover your hands with more melted butter as you roll, carefully peeling the dough away from the parchment as you go along. If you get any cracks, just seal them back together.
- Arrange. Slice the log into slices and place them into a stoneware baking dish, about 1/2 inch apart.
TIP: Pay attention to the spacing here! Fathead cinnamon rolls will expand and rise during baking. Putting them too close together won’t give them room to expand, but too far apart and they will spread instead of rising.
- Bake. Bake your keto cinnamon rolls until they are nice and golden. Let them cool a bit to firm up and set the dough.
- Make icing. Whisk together Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Allulose Blend and 1 tablespoon heavy cream, adding more if needed to make it a good consistency for drizzling. Drizzle icing over the low carb cinnamon rolls.
Fathead Cinnamon Rolls FAQs
Are cinnamon rolls keto?
Regular cinnamon rolls are definitely not keto friendly. They are loaded with flour and sugar.
Fortunately, these sugar free low carb cinnamon rolls are keto! Each roll with icing has just 2.6 grams net carbs, compared to a typical frosted cinnamon roll that can contain up to 73 net carbs or more.
You would never guess they are that low in carbs because they taste SO good!
Can you make these with coconut flour?
There are several ways to make fathead dough, most commonly with either almond flour or coconut flour. The almond flour cinnamon rolls version is below, but if you want to use coconut flour, just use the dough ratio in my fathead pizza recipe and double it.
How do I use macadamia nuts like the original recipe?
As mentioned before, I originally made this recipe using ground macadamia nuts (have you tried my chocolate keto fat bombs with them?) to form the dough, avoiding any kind of flour altogether.
But because most of you have almond flour on hand, and because macadamia nuts can be price-y, I updated the recipe to use a super fine almond flour instead.
If you would like to use macadamia nuts, you just need to pulse them in a food processor until they reach a fine flour consistency. You’ll need the same amount by volume as the almond flour before – 1 1/2 cups ground macadamia nuts, measured after they are finely ground. You can start with 2 cups of nuts and see if you need more after grinding.
The macadamias do increase the fat content and reduce the carbs, compared to using almond or coconut flour. That’s a great thing for keto cinnamon rolls!
Can you make these with a different sweetener?
These are the sweeteners I recommend for the best keto cinnamon rolls, and the reasons:
- Besti Monk Fruit Allulose Blend – Makes moist baked goods and won’t crystallize. We use this in the fathead cinnamon roll dough.
- Besti Brown Monk Fruit Allulose Blend – Gives the cinnamon filling that brown sugar flavor. I couldn’t find another keto brown sweetener that has enough brown sugar flavor and moisture – that’s why I created this one.
- Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Allulose Blend – We’re using this for an ultra smooth sugar-free cinnamon roll icing. Powdered erythritol works just fine here as well, but may crystallize.
All of these work together to caramelize and make a rich flavor like real cinnamon rolls, without any odd aftertaste or sugar alcohols. If you would rather use other types, check out my keto sweetener guide, which has a conversion calculator, but just know the results may not be the same.
Low Carb Cinnamon Rolls Storage Instructions
Can you make them ahead?
You can make these cinnamon rolls ahead, but I would recommend baking them right before serving. You can prep the keto cinnamon rolls fathead dough and even assemble the rolls. Store in the refrigerator until you bake.
How to store keto cinnamon buns:
Store these in the pantry for 2-3 days, or in the fridge for up to a week.
Can you freeze these?
Yes, you can also freeze these keto friendly cinnamon rolls for 2-3 months. To make things easy, wrap the rolls individually and then you can take them out of the freezer one at a time to thaw.
How to reheat keto cinnamon rolls:
The fastest way is to reheat them gently in the microwave, but you can also reheat them in a 325 degree F oven, until warm.
What To Serve With Easy Keto Cinnamon Rolls
What do you need with your keto cinnamon roll? Not much! Perhaps a warm coffee or tea, or maybe some eggs. Here are a few options:
- Drinks – Keto coffee and drink recipes such as keto dalgona coffee, bulletproof coffee, and keto bulletproof tea are great options. If you like a simpler coffee, just add some keto coffee creamer. Or if you’re a coffee shop fan, check out my guide on how to order keto at Starbucks.
- Eggs – Egg and savory breakfasts such as a keto vegetable frittata, sous vide egg bites, and egg stuffed avocado pair very well with the best low carb cinnamon rolls!
- Bacon – If you want a really hearty breakfast or even brunch, pair your low carb cinnamon rolls with eggs your favorite way + bacon in the oven.
- Fruit – Check the keto fruit guide for the best choices.
More Keto Fathead Recipes
If you like this fathead cinnamon rolls recipe, you’d also love some of my other fathead dough recipes:
- Fathead Pizza Crust – Just 4 ingredients to make this easy crust that tastes like the real thing!
- Fathead Bagels – One of the most popular recipes on Wholesome Yum with 1,000+ 5-star ratings!
- Keto Soft Pretzels – If you find yourself missing oversized soft pretzels, try this fathead version.
- Keto Hot Dog Buns – These fathead dough buns are soft and perfect for hot dogs, brats, sausages, or subs.
- Keto Garlic Cheese Bread – Fluffy fathead pull-apart cheese bread with either almond or coconut flour. Just 3 grams net carbs.
- Fathead Gnocchi – Find it in my Easy Keto Cookbook!
Tools To Make Low Carb Cinnamon Rolls:
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- Food Processor – I use my food processor ALL THE TIME! It makes prepping foods super easy and is a breeze to clean. This is a must for making the keto cinnamon roll dough easily.
- Rolling Pin – I love this one because it has natural anti-stick properties.
- Parchment Paper – Parchment makes all the difference in keto baking! These rolls are virtually impossible to roll out without it.
- Baking Dish – This one is the best size for these (almost) carb-free cinnamon rolls.
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Everyone loves this keto cinnamon rolls recipe! Low carb fathead cinnamon rolls are chewy and sweet, with a brown-sugar-flavored cinnamon swirl and only 2.6g net carbs each.
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Make fathead dough:
Pulse the almond flour, Besti Crystallized, baking powder, eggs and vanilla in a food processor, until smooth.
Melt the mozzarella and cream cheese together in the microwave for 60-90 seconds, or in a double boiler on the stove, until easy to stir. Stir until smooth.
Add the cheese mixture to the food processor. Pulse until a uniform dough forms. Refrigerate dough for 60 minutes, until no longer sticky.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 dgrees C).
Place the dough between 2 pieces of greased or oiled parchment paper. Use a rolling pin like this to roll out into a 14x10 inch rectangle, about 1/4 to 1/3 inch thick.
Make & add filling:
Brush the dough rectangle with most of the remaining melted butter, leaving aside about 1-2 tablespoons.
Stir together the Besti Brown and cinnamon. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the rectangle.
Oil your hands with the remaining melted butter. Roll up the dough tightly into a log. As you go along, oil the underside of the log as you peel it away from the parchment.
Slice the log into 1” thick pinwheels. Place them flat into a stoneware baking dish.
Bake for about 25 minutes, until cinnamon rolls are golden. Cool to firm up.
Meanwhile, whisk together Besti Powdered and 1 tablespoon heavy cream, adding more if needed to thin out. Drizzle icing over cinnamon rolls.
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Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Net carb count excludes fiber, erythritol, and allulose, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. (Learn about net carbs here.) We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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