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Easy Soft Keto Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting (Low Carb & So Fluffy!)

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We also use 1/2 cup of powdered erythritol for the cream cheese frosting.

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FatHead Dough

This recipe uses Fathead Dough as its base. Fathead dough is a mixture of melted mozzarella and cream cheese, almond flour, baking powder, and eggs.

The dough is simple to make, and once you get the hang of it, you can use it for just about everything – bagels, breads, pizza dough, pretzels, and even cinnamon rolls!

If you’re unfamiliar with fathead dough – I recommend following the tips listed below because it can be a bit tricky your first time around. (Don’t worry! It’s still pretty easy!)

one keto Cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting recipe

Ingredients for Keto Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons granulated erythritol
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar Swerve (I buy it on Amazon)
  • 1/2 cup powdered erythritol
  • 4 tablespoons soft butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

wooden spoon in a pan of frosted cinnamon rolls

How to Make the best Keto Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Over a double boiler, melt mozzarella cheese and cream cheese together.
  3. When melted, stir together and beat in 2 eggs.
  4. Stir in vanilla and granulated erythritol.
  5. Using wet hands, push the dough into a rectangle.
  6. Spread the softened butter and brown sugar Swerve in the center.
  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  8. Cut into 8 pieces, then place in buttered baking dish.
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes.

How to Make the Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Beat softened cream cheese, powdered erythritol until fluffy.
  2. Add heavy cream as needed to keep frosting soft and fluffy.
  3. Remove cinnamon rolls from oven, and drizzle frosting while hot.

side of a collage of the keto Cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting

Tips for Making Low Carb Cinnamon Rolls

Now that you know the basic steps to baking your rolls, we also wanted to include a few tips to help you make the best batch of cinnamon rolls ever!

  • Pre-shredded mozzarella works better than fresh mozzarella, and it’s also way more convenient!
  • If you find the dough sticky to roll out, try wetting your hands. If that doesn’t work, you can put a little walnut oil on your hands to warm it up and spread it out.
  • Another option is to spread the dough between 2 sheets of greased parchment paper (I use coconut oil spray) until you have a 1/4 inch thick rectangle. Then spread your filling on the top, roll it up, and cut.
  • If you love vanilla, you could also add a little bit to your frosting as well!

TIPS FOR CUTTING THE CINNAMON ROLLS

  • Use a very sharp knife when you go to cut each slice.
  • You’ll want to wipe your knife clean each time before doing another slice.
  • We’ve found it’s best to move the knife back and forth with even pressure to get a clean cut.

How do I store these Keto Cinnamon Rolls?

If you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.   

What’s the best way to reheat them?

Place one roll on  a small plate and microwave about 30 seconds or until it’s heated throughout.

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes, you could make these keto cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting ahead of time. You’ll want to form the rolls and then place them on a baking sheet (or something flat) to store them before baking. Once their frozen solid, you can transfer them to an airtight container to store them.

You’d just want to go ahead and make it all, and then store the dough and icing in the refrigerator if you plan on making them in 3 days. If you’d like to store them up to 2 months, you’ll want to place everything in the freezer in freezer-safe containers.

When you’re ready to bake them, let them thaw for 30 minutes and then bake as directed. We would make the frosting fresh if possible.

Can I Use Coconut Flour to Make This Keto Cinnamon Rolls Recipe?

We don’t recommend substituting coconut flour for this recipe because it absorbs liquid differently than almond flour. If you feel like your roll is too moist, you can try adding a tablespoon of coconut flour to dry it out a little bit, but we didn’t need to do this. 

We realize coconut flour would be an even lower-carb option, but we wanted to create something that really tasted and had a the texture of a copycat Cinnabon recipe which is why we used almond flour.

taking a bite of the low carb cinnamon roll recipe

Can I Use Cinnamon on Keto?

You can absolutely use cinnamon on a keto or low-carb diet. It has no carbohydrates, and it also can help support your insulin. This can potentially help you burn fat with blood sugar balance!

If you’re looking for additional keto recipes check out our mac and cheese with shiitake noodles or spicy keto mac and cheese with cauliflower!

Craving bread? You may also like our 2 Minute Keto English Muffin Recipe!

You may also like our Keto Quick Start Guide for Beginners!

collage of the keto Cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting recipe

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Yield: 8

Easy, Soft & Fluffy Keto Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting (Low Carb)

low carb cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting on a plate with a fork

These soft & gooey keto cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting are quick and easy to make! You can prep this delicious low-carb breakfast treat in just under 10 minutes!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated erythritol
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar swerve
  • 1/2 cup powdered erythritol
  • 4 Tablespoons soft butter
  • 1-2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Over a double boiler, melt mozzarella cheese and cream cheese together.
  3. When melted, stir together and beat in 3 eggs.
  4. Stir in vanilla and granulated erythritol.
  5. Using wet hands, push the dough into a rectangle.
  6. Spread the softened butter and brown sugar Swerve in the center.
  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  8. Cut into 8 pieces, then place in buttered baking dish.
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  10. Beat softened cream cheese, powdered erythritol until fluffy.
  11. Add heavy cream as needed to keep frosting soft and fluffy.
  12. Remove cinnamon rolls from oven, and drizzle frosting while hot.

Notes

    • erythritol has been subtracted from total carbs in the nutritional information.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 386.8Total Fat: 33.1gSaturated Fat: 13.8gTrans Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 131.4mgSodium: 373.6mgCarbohydrates: 31.8gNet Carbohydrates: 4.5gFiber: 2.5gSugar: 2.6gProtein: 16.6g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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