Keto Cinnamon Rolls

We know, we know, cheese in a should-be sweet morning bun sounds wrong. But trust us, it really works. And no, you cannot taste the cheese! We only put cheese in this recipe (and some other sweet keto concoctions) because  keto desserts can be tough since you can’t use flour. We love almond flour, but unlike traditional wheat flours, it never develops any gluten. Gluten development helps create airy dough that’s chewy in just the right way.

Stretchy mozzarella helps add some of the fluffy chew so that they’re not totally crumbly.  The end result is a sinfully delicious and cinnamony roll that has no business being keto.

Made this recipe? Let us know how it came out in the comments below!

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For the rolls

  • 2 c.

    finely ground almond flour

  • 2 Tbsp.

    coconut flour

  • 1/4 c.

    keto-friendly granulated sugar (such as Swerve)

  • 1 Tbsp.

    gluten-free baking powder

  • 2

    large eggs

  • 2 tsp.

    pure vanilla extract

  • 2 c.

    shredded mozzarella 

  • 4 oz.

    cream cheese

  • 3 Tbsp.

    butter, melted, divided, plus more for brushing 

  • 1/3 c.

    packed keto-friendly brown sugar (such as Swerve)

  • 1 Tbsp.

    ground cinnamon

For the glaze

  • 3 oz.

    cream cheese

  • 2 Tbsp.

    heavy cream

  • 2 tsp.

    keto-friendly granulated sugar (such as Swerve) 

Directions

    1. Step 1Make the rolls: In a large bowl, whisk almond flour, coconut flour, granulated Swerve, and baking powder until combined. In another bowl, whisk eggs with vanilla.  
    2. Step 2In a medium microwave-safe bowl, microwave mozzarella and cream cheese, stirring every 30 seconds until melty, about 90 seconds. Add egg mixture and melted cheese mixture to dry mixture and knead until well combined. 
    3. Step 3Line a work surface with parchment paper and turn the dough out onto the parchment. Place another piece of parchment on top and roll until you have a 16”-x-10” rectangle. Brush dough with 2 tablespoons melted butter and sprinkle with brown sugar Swerve and cinnamon.
    4. Step 4Preheat the oven to 375°. Line a 8”-x-8” inch metal baking pan with parchment paper and brush with butter. Starting from the long end, roll dough into a log. Chill for 10 minutes.
    5. Step 5Slice the log into 12 equal pieces and arrange in the prepared baking dish. Brush tops of rolls with remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter. 
    6. Step 6Bake until rolls are golden, about 30 minutes. Let cool slightly. 
    7. Step 7Meanwhile, make the icing: In a medium heatproof bowl, melt cream cheese. Whisk in heavy cream and Swerve until smooth. 
    8. Step 8Drizzle icing over warm rolls before serving.

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