Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Easy Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls!

One of my favorite movie lines of all time is from "Bee Movie" with Jerry Seinfeld where he is telling Matthew Broderick all about his travels with humans and he says, "Do you know what a Cinnabon is? It's bread, and cinnamon, and frosting, and they heat it up, REALLY HOT!" I have a little thing for Jerry Seinfeld and I also have a secret thing for Matthew Broderick, so the movie fills all my needs at once. Ah, the days of Cinnabon are long gone for me, but I have nonetheless tried and failed several times to make gluten free cinnamon rolls just for a quick walk down memory lane. You dear readers have never known about it because I am way too embarrassed to even post my failures for a laugh on this particular experiment. Seriously. But the other day I got lucky and took out a box of 123 Gluten Free Biscuit dough to make for dinner and I noticed on the inside of the box is a recipe for Cinnamon Buns using the biscuit dough. I quickly scrapped my plans to make biscuits and made these instead. Wowee. It has been a really long time since I have had a cinnamon roll, and let me say it was a nice way to come back to that craving. Not only was the recipe easy, but it made delicious rolls that were not only good out of the oven but even yummy heated up in the microwave the next day. I think next time I make them I will do a cream cheese frosting instead of a milk and sugar glaze, just because I like the flavor of that better, but this was definitely good as is.

This is one of those things where I think: I wish I'd thought of that! The instructions are really straightforward and easy. After making the dough like usual, you brush it with butter, sprinkle with tons of cinnamon and sugar, roll the dough into a log, slice into rolls, brush with milk to make them brown in the oven, and let rise, then bake. Frost or glaze them when they come out of the oven. Mmm, the perfect winter activity: baking, then eating. Thank you 123 Gluten Free for figuring out how to do this for the rest of us who can't make gluten free yeast dough worth a dang!
Happy eating!


  1. Those cinnamon rolls look yummy! I have a biscuit mix of another brand sitting on my pantry shelf that I think I'll try this with. You made it seem so simple. Thanks for the idea!

  2. O_o OH! Those look so good! Looks like something I'll have to try soon!


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