Keto Cinnamon Rolls

Keto Cinnamon Rolls

Published on: March 15, 2019

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These low-carb rolls are wonderful for dessert and breakfast. At only 1.3g net carbs per cinnamon roll, you can go ahead and have two. This recipe uses almond flour and mozzarella cheese, which results in gooey and decadent rolls. The Ceylon cinnamon added to the filling has a delicate aroma and slightly sweet taste that regular cinnamon can't provide. The cream cheese topping makes these cinnamon rolls protein-rich, and, thus, quite filling.

Keto Cinnamon Rolls

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 12 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups blanched almond flour
  • 1 ½ cups mozzarella
  • cream cheese
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • ½ tsp liquid Stevia

Filling:

  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp Ceylon cinnamon

Topping:

  • 4 tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp liquid stevia

Instructions:

  • 1Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2Add mozzarella and cream cheese to a microwave-safe bowl.
  • 3Microwave on high for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir.
  • 4Microwave for another minute and remove from the microwave.
  • 5Stir in the almond flour, cinnamon, egg, and stevia.
  • 6Transfer the dough onto table covered with parchment paper. Cover the dough with another piece of parchment paper and roll with a rolling pin to ¼-inch thick.
  • 7Remove the top paper and spread butter over the dough. Cover with Ceylon cinnamon and roll the dough, until you have a long cylinder.
  • 8Cut the cylinder into 8 equal pieces and transfer onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • 9Bake the rolls for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 10In the meantime, make the topping. Cream together the cream cheese, vanilla, butter, lemon juice, and Stevia.
  • 11Once the rolls are done, place on a wire rack to cool down to room temperature.
  • 12Top the rolls with cream cheese and serve.

Ceylon vs Cassia Cinnamon

Regular cinnamon that you can find at your local grocery store is Cassia (or Saigon) cinnamon. You will find Ceylon cinnamon only at health food stores, and it tends to be more expensive than Cassia cinnamon. While you may come across claims that one is real and the other fake, these two types of cinnamon are related and nutritionally similar. They do differ in their coumarin levels, with Cassia cinnamon being much higher in this substance (up to 5%), which can be toxic to the liver at high doses. Ceylon cinnamon is also much milder in taste and flavor.

Since cinnamon is the central spice in cinnamon rolls, do go for at least fresh cinnamon if you can’t get your hands on the much-valued Ceylon variant.

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