Dreamy & Messy Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Buns (yeast-free)

Dreamy & Messy Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Buns that are gluten & yeast-free, so easy to make!

5 from 3 reviews



  • Rolls:
  • 2 cups spelt flour (can sub oat flour or gluten-free flour)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides*
  • 5 tablespoons grass-fed butter (vegan butter if needed)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • Filling:
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1.5 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Grease 8-9″ pie dish and set aside
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, collagen peptides and baking powder
  4. Using a knife or pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it it has a coarse meal consistency (I used a whisk to press it down!)
  5. Chill in fridge in the bowl for about 15 minutes
  6. In a medium bowl, combine almond milk, apple cider vinegar and coconut sugar
  7. In a small bowl, combine filling ingredients and set aside
  8. Take the dough bowl from the fridge and add in the almond milk mixture, making sure not to overwork the dough (if too dry just add a bit more milk)
  9. Place the dough onto a floured surface and knead 4 times
  10. Using a rolling pin (I used my hands), roll out the dough to a large rectangle of 1/4 inch thickness
  11. Brush the dough with 1/2 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  12. Evenly sprinkle the filling mixture over the dough
  13. Starting with the long side, gently roll the dough up into a log
  14. Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 8-10 equal rolls
  15. Place the rolls into the prepared pie pan and bake for 12-15 minutes
  16. Let cool for a few minutes then enjoy!
  17. *Can omit Vital Proteins if preferred but I recommend it!