When the cold weather days arrive, there is nothing more comforting than a freshly baked cinnamon roll. The ooey gooey center with the warm drizzle of frosting paired with the sweetness of the cinnamon – it’s almost too much to handle! My husband has always been a huge fan of the cinnamon roll and it was always my favorite weekend breakfast.
I had the urge to eat these, so I started googling paleo recipes. It wasn’t easy to find at first, but finally I came across a recipe that looked delicious!
I went ahead and made it but adjusted a little bit to make it a little lower in carbs. The result was incredible. I was so pleased with the how they turned out. They were the perfect consistency, the perfect size and the perfect flavor. They were also surprisingly easy to make!
I will be making these quite often and have even thought of variations. I can’t recall the last time that I was so excited over a baked recipe….Oh wait, yes I can.
- For the Dough
- 1½ C almond flour
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp granulate stevia or it's equivalent
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 egg
- For the Filling
- ½ C chopped pecans
- Drizzle of honey
- generous sprinkling of cinnamon (about 2 tablespoons)
- For the Frosting
- 2 oz cream cheese
- 1 oz butter
- 2 tbsp almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp stevia
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- Mix together all of your wet ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add in your dry ingredients and mix well until it all comes together to form a dough-like consistency.
- Lay a piece of wax paper on your counter and place your ball of dough on it. Lay another sheet of wax paper on top and roll out your dough to a ⅛ inch layer.
- Drizzle your honey on your now flat dough. Next, sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon over the honey. Finally, add in your chopped pecans.
- Use the edge of your bottom wax paper to help you start rolling the dough away from you. Once rolled all the way, wrap it in the wax paper and place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
- In the meantime, pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Once your dough has been in the freezer for 15 minutes, remove and cut into 10 pieces. Place them on a greased baking sheet and bake them for 10-15 minutes.
- While your rolls are baking, make your frosting. Place your cream cheese, butter, almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla and stevia in a small sauce pan over medium/low heat. Stir constantly until you have your desired consistency. You can always add more almond milk if necessary.
- , Once your cinnamon rolls are done and out of the oven, drizzle your frosting over top and serve warm.
- Make sure you get em while they're warm. These will not last long in your home!