What recipe means both “home” and “the holidays” to me? That’s easy. Cinnamon rolls!
We like to enjoy a nice breakfast together on Christmas morning. It usually includes eggs, sausage, fruit salad, and always, cinnamon rolls. Well, not always. The year I was diagnosed with celiac disease I didn’t have time to come up with gluten-free cinnamon rolls by Christmas so we went without. But by the next year we had homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast.
This recipe is not new to my blog, but I’m reposting it as part of Home for the Holidays, Gluten-Free Style hosted by Shirley of gluten free easily. This event has been going on since November 28 and continues until December 23.
These gluten-free and dairy-free cinnamon rolls are wonderful, and my family loves them. Last year was my first Christmas being dairy free, and this recipe was easy to convert. Unlike many cinnamon roll recipes, it does not use a lot of butter. The little butter it does call for can easily be replaced with a dairy free margarine, and almond milk worked in place of cow’s milk.
Cinnamon Rolls–Gluten & Dairy Free
- 2 Tablespoons dairy free margarine (or butter )
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup almond milk, warm (or cow’s milk)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 Tablespoon instant yeast
- 1/4 cup sorghum flour
- 1/2 cup millet flour
- 3/4 cup corn starch
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the Filling
- 2/3 – 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/3 cup chopped nuts (optional)
For the Glaze
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- about 1 Tablespoon almond milk
- Using a mixer, combine the margarine and sugar. Mix well.
- Add the egg, oil, vanilla, and most of the almond milk. Hold back about 3 tablespoons of the milk.
- Combine the remaining ingredients (yeast through salt) and add to the wet mixture.
- Beat on high about 2 minutes until well mixed with no lumps. The dough will be soft, but should hold together. Add the remaining milk if needed.
- Lay out a piece of plastic wrap and sprinkle it with sugar. Lay the dough on top and cover it with another piece of plastic wrap.
- Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a 13 1/2 inch square. Lift the top piece of plastic wrap often and reposition if necessary. You can spray the wrap with cooking spray if the dough is sticking.
- Combine the filling ingredients. Spread the filling on the dough leaving a margin at one side. As you roll the dough, the filling with get shifted. The margin keeps it from being pushed all the way out at the end.
- Roll the dough by lifting up the plastic wrap. Once you get the roll started, it will roll on its own. Once rolled, smooth out the edge.
- If you want nice clean end pieces, cut a little off each end. I leave them as is.
- Using a sharp knife, cut the roll into 8 slices. You can do this by cutting the roll in half, then cut each half in half, then cut the quarters in half.
- Place the rolls in a glass pie dish and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Combine the glaze ingredients. Add the almond milk a teaspoon at a time until the glaze is the right consistency. You can adjust the amount of glaze to your taste.
- Drizzle the glaze over the warm rolls and serve.
The Giveaways! (Closed)
Three winners will receive one of the the following three books:
Gluten-Free on a Shoestring by Nicole Hunn
The First Year Celiac Disease and Living Gluten-Free by Jules Shepard
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Wrapping it Up
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Yesterday’s Home for the Holidays was happening at Alisa Cooks.
Tomorrow the event continues at Gluten Free Gigi.