Ooey gooey AND low-carb! Indulge in a delicious and nutritious breakfast with our keto-friendly fathead cinnamon rolls. These sugar-free, and gluten-free treats are sure to satisfy your cravings without sabotaging your diet.
Table of Contents
- What is Fathead Dough?
- Do These Make Good Leftovers?
- Tips for Making the Best Cinnamon Rolls
- Give me the Recipe!
Lately, I’ve had this mean craving for cinnamon rolls. Honestly, I don’t even much care for breakfast pastries— but this craving came on hot and heavy— and this was the outcome.
Truth be told, this was my third batch of rolls. The first two attempts landed in the garbage— my husband’s lucky they didn’t hit the wall. Even though I spent the entire day (and paycheck) on these stupid cinnamon rolls, I’m glad I did. At least now you’ll know what not to do!
What is Fathead Dough?
Fathead dough is a gluten-free, keto-friendly alternative to pizza crust, pastries (or whatever else you might use dough for). Generally, it calls for mozzarella, cream cheese, egg, and almond flour. I’ve put a twist on tradition by adding erythritol and vanilla.
Do These Make Good Leftovers?
Short answer— no!
Although my husband might argue otherwise (keep in mind he’s a savage)— he didn’t hesitate to devour the entire pan of buns right outta the fridge. I took the approach of zapping them in the microwave for 60 seconds— hoping it would bring them back to life— it didn’t.
In my opinion, (keto or not), cinnamon rolls are best fresh out of the oven. So unless you’re dealing with a garbage disposal of a husband, your best bet is to make them for a crowd and crush ’em while they’re fresh.
Tips for Making the Best Cinnamon Rolls
- Use low-moisture, part-skim, pre-shredded mozzarella. This is likely the first (and last) time I’ll ever recommend using pre-shredded cheese. The reason is, most (if not all) pre-shredded cheeses contain anti-caking ingredients such as cellulose (1). And although cellulose is FDA-approved, it’s not cheese. In fact, some brands contain more non-cheese ingredients than actual cheese— this is not good. The reason I recommend pre-shredded is that its dryer than fresh. Fresh mozzarella will affect the consistency of the dough, making it too sticky to work with. I like the brand Organic Valley. Their pre-shredded cheeses still contain cellulose, but at least you’re not getting an added dose of hormones and antibiotics (2).
- Don’t improvise ingredients. We’re baking here friends, and baking is a science. My second batch of rolls was compromised because I skimped on the baking powder. Who would have thought that itty bitty amount was so important? Now I know.
- Use blanched almond flour. Blanched or unblanched— what’s the difference? Blanched almond flour mimics white flour. It’s finer and fluffier than unblanched. Alternatively, unblanched almond flour takes on the taste and texture of wheat flour. Blanched almond flour will make your cinnamon rolls lighter and fluffier.
- Roll the sheet of dough into a log before slicing. The first time around, I made the mistake of slicing the sheet of dough into strips prior to rolling it into buns. This method made the rolls uneven. If your cinnamon rolls are not relatively uniform in size, they’ll cook at different rates— which leads me to my final tip.
- Don’t overcook the cinnamon rolls! I made this mistake the first time around. Warning! Failing to set a timer could result in dry, dense rolls— woof!
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Looking for Other Cinnamon-Inspired Recipes?
Cinnamon Roll Chaffles, here on Keto for Mamas
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal, from Gnom-Gnom
Keto Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Cake, from All Day I Dream About Food
Cinnamon Keto Granola, from Ditch the Carbs
Keto Cinnamon Bread, from Sweet as Honey
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