single serve cinnamon roll is the perfect recipe for when you're craving that fluffy dough paired with cinnamon sugar filling. it's easy to make, delicious and gluten free friendly.
do you ever crave something so much that it's all you can think about? well that was me when i wanted a cinnamon roll a week ago. i couldn't get it out of my head!
therefore, i created this recipe. a single serve cinnamon roll that takes little time to make and is absolutely delicious.
you can multiply the recipe to make as many cinnamon rolls as you need or stick with the one!
now let's get rollin' with it and talk about the ingredients.
what is a cinnamon roll?
besides being a magical creation there is a more specific definition! a cinnamon roll is a sweet baked dough dough filled with a cinnamon sugar filling. usually also topped with a sweet glaze or buttercream frosting.
how to make a cinnamon roll
- you will start off by prepping the ingredients. i like to measure out all the ingredients i need ahead of time, it keeps the process easy!
- once you have the ingredients together, it's time to make the dough.
- next we will make the filling with the butter, cinnamon and brown sugar.
- now it is time to spread the filling on the dough. start by covering the rolled out dough with the softened butter. top it with the dark brown sugar and cinnamon.
- roll the dough and filling into a tight spiral. now it's time to bake the cinnamon roll!
- after the cinnamon roll is done baking, let it cool.
- while the cinnamon roll is cooling, make the buttercream frosting
- last but not least, spread the frosting on top
- dig in and enjoy!
frequently asked questions
cinnamon buns typically have nuts in their filling and are flipped upside down after baking. they also do not have a frosting on top.
cinnamon rolls traditionally do not have nuts in them and are topped with icing after baking.
nope! you can use regular all purpose flour. i don't recommend using almond flour, coconut flour or oat flour as that may affect the final result.
nope! the baking powder does all the rising it needs to make this cinnamon roll.
you can try! however, i have not tested this and recommend baking in the oven to get the right results. however, i will test this recipe in the microwave and will report back to update you on if it works!
you can make this cinnamon roll ahead of time, however, i wouldn't recommend more than 1 day before you plan to eat it and suggest heating it up! however, it is best enjoyed fresh out of the oven!
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single serve cinnamon roll
- 1 ramekin or oven safe mug
- ½ cup gluten free flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp coconut oil melted
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 2 ½ tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp salted butter softened
- 1-2 tbsp dark brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ⅓ cup powdered sugar
- ½ tbsp salted butter softened
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp milk or half & half
- preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
- to make the dough add the gluten free flour and baking powder into a small mixing bowl
- give a gentle mix until combined
- then add in the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and milk
- mix until fully combined and a dough forms. roll the dough into a ball and lightly flour the surface to roll out the dough
- shape the dough into a rectangle and roll it out using a rolling pin. the dough should be about 1 ½ to 2 inches wide
- smear the dough with butter of choice and top with cinnamon and sugar for the filling
- roll the dough somewhat tightly and transfer to a greased, small ramekin or oven-safe mug
- bake in the oven for 16-18 minutes
- you will know the cinnamon roll is done baking once it has risen and is lightly golden on the edges
- while the cinnamon roll is cooling, let's make the frosting!
- add the butter, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract to a small mixing bowl
- using an electric hand mixer, whip the ingredients into a creamy, thick frosting
- spread on top of the warm cinnamon roll