Amazing Fluffy Vegan Gluten free Cinnamon Rolls. These Grain free Cinnamon Rolls use almond flour and have no yeast, so no rising time. Vegan Soyfree Recipe. No added yeast Jump to Recipe
It is time to make some cinnamon rolls! That need just 1 Bowl and are free of gluten, grain, and yeast! Gluten-free + Vegan Baking is always tricky. There are many flours and flour combinations and each add different textures, flavors and behavior to the final dish. Gluten free flours also tend to dry really quickly, so using them in directly in a regular flour recipe doesnt always work.
Methods and recipes can completely change with gluten or grain free baking. For these cinnamon rolls, I use almond flour and coconut flour with a bit of starch. Starch is the binder and the coconut flour keeps the dough dry enough to help make it easier to roll. The delicate dough is steamed rather than baked. Baking will dry them out into crispier rolls with biscuity edges. These rolls are not going to be as chewy and fluffy as a regular flour roll, but are fluffy enough when made right. The almond flour adds it owns flavor. These rolls are best served fresh right out of the steamer, when they are at their fluffiest and freshest flavor. If you make these, let me know how they turned out! See below for the need for each ingredient and substitution options.
Ingredients for Vegan Gluten free Cinnamon Rolls
- Almond flour, coconut flour and starches make the main dry ingredients. Almond flour is the volume flour and a major component here. It is hard to replace. Make my gf cinnamon bread with chickpea flour instead. for nutfree
- Coconut flour can be subbed with oat flour, or a mix of 2 tbsp rice flour and 2 tbsp more starch.
- Each of the starches have a roll. Potato Starch is more of a volume starch while tapioca is more binding. You can sub the one for the other. I havent tried corn starch or arrowroot.
- Baking powder is the leavening instead of yeast.
- Some non dairy milk, oil and lemon juice are the wet ingredients. Lemon adds a fresher flavor as well curdles the non dairy milk for the buttermilk mixture which helps with better leavening.
- Cinnamon and sugar are used for the filling. Since this is a delicate dough that also doesnt stick too much to itself like a with-gluten dough, you want to use finer sugar and less of the filling. Granulated sugar will make it hard to roll the dough.
Mix the dry ingredients, then add the wet and make into a soft dough.
Press or roll it out between 2 parchment. Then spray oil and sprinkle cinnamon sugar.
Roll carefully, slice and gently place in a greased baking dish.
Steam the rolls. Look how they rise and get fluffy on steaming. Add an icing and serve immediately.
Tips to Cook these Vegan Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls in an Instant Pot
- These rolls are steamed to cook in a steamer, or in an Instant Pot or a pressure cooker. To use the Instant Pot to steam, add water to the main pot. Heat this water on saute to just about boiling, then place the trivet (with a handle for easy handling, see picture) and the cinnamon roll dish in the pot to cook.
- I heat the water so that the cooking time stays about the same for any instant pot model or a pressure cooker. Otherwise the time to heat up the water varies and the rolls might end up steaming only for a short while of the 17 mins listed.
- Option 1 to cook in Instant Pot: Press “Steam” on “low Pressure” with the vent on “Sealing”, add time for 17 minutes. When the time is up, quick release and carefully remove the baking dish.
- Option 2: Press “Steam” on high pressure (or press “Saute”), with the vent on “venting”. This is the closest to a steamer as there isno pressure build up. The timer will not work when on venting, so use an external timer to count to 17 mins. Open the lid and carefully remove the dish.
More Gluten-free Baked Recipes
- Sweet Potato Crumb Cake. GF
- GF Cinnamon Bread. GF
- Gluten-free Brownies
- Sweet Potato Blondies. GF
- GF almond Butter Blondies.
- Gluten-free Lemon Donuts – So Soft!, no nuts
- And many more here
Vegan Gluten free Cinnamon Rolls Grain-free No Yeast
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1/3 cup (78.86 ml) non dairy milk such as almond or coconut
- a few drops of vanilla extract
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2.5 tbsp sugar , I use a mix of coconut sugar and fine brown sugar or fine cane sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl until well combined
- Add the oil to the bowl. Mix lemon juice and vanilla into non dairy milk. Let sit for a few seconds then add to the bowl.
- Mix well to make a soft dough. Press and mix to combine. If too dry, then add 1-2 tsp more milk. (If the dough is a bit too sticky add potato starch and coconut flour 1 tsp at a time.)
- Press and shape the dough between 2 parchments into a somewhat square. (you don need a rolling pin, just press with your palms to even it out)
- Remove top parchment. Spray or brush oil or melted vegan butter on the rolled out dough. Mix cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle all over.
- Roll the dough from one end carefully using the parchment to roll it and reduce sticking to your hands. The first turn might break the dough which is ok. Just stick it back. Slowly peel parchment away while rolling.
- Use a thread or floss to slice. The dough is soft so it might tend to break off. Handle delicately and transfer to a greased stoneware dish. (6 inch or larger)
- Steam for 17 mins in a steamer or instant pot.Instant Pot: Add 1.5 cups water and start saute. Once the water gets hot, just about boiling, switch off saute. Place a trivet in the pot in the hot water. Place the cinnamon roll dish on the trivet. Close the lid. Now you can cook them 2 ways.Option 1: Press "Steam" on "low Pressure" with the vent on "Sealing", add time for 17 minutes. When the time is up, quick release.Option 2: Press "Steam" on high pressure, with the vent on "venting". The timer will not work, so use an external timer to count to 17 mins. Quick release.
- Carefully remove the dish. Cool for 5 mins, then add an icing of choice and serve.Simple icing: Add a few tsp of non dairy milk to 1/4 cup powdered sugar to make a thin icing. I like thin icing with these rolls as it keeps the rolls moist.
- Almond flour is the volume flour and a major component here. It is hard to replace. Make my gf cinnamon bread with chickpea flour instead. for nutfree
- For other subs, see the ingredient description section on the post.