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    Giant Gluten-free Cinnamon Roll (no yeast + refined sugar-free)

    Giant Gluten-free Cinnamon Roll made with simple, delicious and healthier ingredients. An epic brunch or breakfast recipe that tastes cinnamon rolls to the next level.

    Giant Gluten-free Cinnamon Roll made with simple, delicious and healthier ingredients. An epic brunch or breakfast recipe that tastes cinnamon rolls to the next level.Giant Gluten-free Cinnamon Roll made with simple, delicious and healthier ingredients. An epic brunch or breakfast recipe that tastes cinnamon rolls to the next level.

    Hands down one of the hardest things I have had to do is keep this giant cinnamon roll recipe from you guys.

    I am kidding (but not really). I made this recipe in early June since I knew I was going to be traveling in Europe for the first half of July and wanted to get a head start on my recipes for the rest of the month (anal much?). Any who I did not expect for this GIANT Cinnamon Roll to turn out as great as it did. It is gluten-free, refined sugar-free and it is the most epic to make for brunch, breakfast or heck when you just want a big a$$ cinnamon roll like I did.

    This recipe is kind of more labor intensive than others (don’t hate me) but only because rolling the cinnamon roll into one giant piece requires patience and some muscle. You’ll see the full directions below but just go with it. I promise it is worth it.

    Also let’s chat about how cinnamon rolls aren’t complete without some butter. Sorry but the rolls just aren’t the same without a little grass-fed butter involved. I use Vital Farm’s grass-fed butter all the time and it is amazing. It’s butter I trust and that actually helped me get over my butter fear. You would have thought my head would fall off if I ate it in the past. 

    Any of my veg heads, you can use coconut oil too or ghee if you prefer. Even a vegan butter. But for anyone who can tolerate dairy, try it with Vital Farm’s grass-fed butter. The salted or unsalted variety both work.

    Don’t forget to share this recipe with me on social or just show up at my door with a giant cinnamon roll – whichever you prefer.. 😉 And here are a few of my other fave cinnamon roll recipes for ya: Healthy Vegan Cinnamon RollsMini Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls and Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Buns.

    Giant Gluten-free Cinnamon Roll made with simple, delicious and healthier ingredients. An epic brunch or breakfast recipe that tastes cinnamon rolls to the next level.Giant Gluten-free Cinnamon Roll made with simple, delicious and healthier ingredients. An epic brunch or breakfast recipe that tastes cinnamon rolls to the next level.

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    Giant Gluten-free Cinnamon Roll

    Prep Time 40 mins
    Cook Time 15 mins
    Total Time 55 mins
    Serves 8

    Ingredients

    Cinnamon roll dough

    Cinnamon sugar filling

      Directions

      1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a cast iron skillet with a little Vital Farms grass-fed butter
      2. Whisk together the nut milk and apple cider vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5-10 minutes
      3. Add in the vanilla extract then coconut oil and mix again
      4. In a large bowl, mix together 4 cups of the flour, baking powder and coconut sugar
      5. Then pour the wet mixture into the dry and gently mix with a spatula
      6. Add in the other 2/3 cup flour and mix well
      7. Let the dough sit for 30 minutes (cover bowl with paper or dish towel)
      8. Form the dough into a round sphere and add to a floured-surface and sprinkle some on top to roll it out (you can use a water bottle like I did and used about 1/3 cup additional flour total between top and bottom)
      9. Roll out the dough so it is a large rectangle about 1 - 1.5 inch thick
      10. Once the dough is in a large rectangle, mix together the butter, coconut sugar and cinnamon then spread on top of the dough, evenly distributing across the rectangle
      11. Slice the dough into four rectangles (width wise) then roll the bottom rectangle up from one side to another creating one small roll
      12. Add that roll on top of the following rectangle and roll again
      13. Repeat until one large cinnamon roll is formed
      14. Gently add to the cast-iron skillet and bake in oven for 15 minutes or until the top feels firm (don't over cook or it will be dry!)
      15. Allow the skillet to cool for about 12-15 minutes then slice and enjoy while warm

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      Recipe Notes

      Store extras on the counter for a couple days then in the fridge for up to a week! You can also freeze and warm up when you'd like to eat!


      xx, Rach

      Thank you Vital Farms for sponsoring this post! It means so much to me to work with brands I love and believe in!

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    2. Reply Jade Greer July 19, 2018 at 11:12 pm

      Just made this and it was AMAZING!! The first gf cinnamon roll that actually really tastes like cinnamon rolls and is easy to make!!

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    3. Reply Erica July 21, 2018 at 9:37 am

      So I’m just a tinyconfused confused about making the roll. I make a rectangle and put on the filling and then I cut along the width to make 4 long strips sort of? Once I’ve rolled the 4 together I wrap it around in the shape of a cinnamon roll in the pan? I want to make this so bad just want to make sure I do it right!

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      • Reply Rachel July 21, 2018 at 4:33 pm

        yes. you layer the cinnamon roll strips that you’ve got. so roll strip number one after the filling as been added. then add it onto of strip 2 and so on! enjoy!! xx

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    5. Reply Jaime August 9, 2018 at 6:34 pm

      Hi! I tried your giant cinnamon roll this morning. We live in denver…do you know if it’s different timing for altitude baking? I had an epic fail lol 😂 Also can you use any other GF flour? Like almond or brown rice? Buckwheat? Thanks!!! ♥️

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