If you love cinnamon rolls, you're going to be blown away with how delicious these keto cinnamon rolls are. They're soft, fluffy, chewy, and loaded with cinnamon sugar goodness. And the best part is that they only take 5 minutes to make!
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The BEST Keto Cinnamon Rolls
I'm convinced that this is THE BEST, EASY, LOW CARB, KETO Cinnamon Roll Recipe in existence.
Mainly because this recipe tastes legit - it's ooey gooey - and it's just so damn quick to make. Plus, I love, love, LOVE the fact that portion control is automatically built into the recipe since all this makes is just one cinnamon roll.
I don't know about you, but making 6, 8, or 10 easy keto cinnamon rolls is a big commitment for me. And that's what most recipes make.
That's a problem for me for two reasons.
Number one, I'm the kind of person who has very little self-control. So, eating one cinnamon roll usually turns into eating all of the cinnamon rolls. Especially with how delicious these low carb cinnamon rolls are.
And number two, there's only two of us in our house. So, if I make a batch of something, I typically have to find people to give the left-overs to.
Also, I'm just not a huge fan of spending forty-five minutes to an hour making cinnamon rolls from scratch. Which is what the average recipe will take you.
Instead, I'd rather spend 5 minutes making them. And, yeah, that's from scratch too!
So, that's pretty much why I think this is the best sugar free cinnamon roll recipe, well, ever.
Easy Keto Cinnamon Roll In A Mug
I've made a lot of keto mug cakes on the blog - like this one, and this one - but this keto cinnamon roll in a mug tops them all.
Making a cake in the microwave is one thing, but actually making a legitimate cinnamon roll in one is something entirely different.
As I mentioned, it takes just 5 minutes to make. And a third of that is cook-time!
By the way, this cinnamon roll mug cake recipe takes 90 seconds in my microwave, and it's extremely weak. It's only 700 Watts. So, there's a good chance it's going to take even less time in yours.
Having said that, make sure you check the wattage of your microwave before cooking your cinnamon roll and adjust accordingly.
I always recommend erring on the side of less time than more time, and then just adding 5-10 seconds as needed to finish cooking all of my mug recipes.
However, if microwaves are not for your thing, you can always bake this cinnamon roll in the oven. Instead of 90 seconds of cook-time though, it'll take about 15 - 20 minutes at 350 Degrees. And if you do decide to use the oven I highly recommend using a small ramekin like this to bake it in.
How To Make Keto Cinnamon Rolls
Honestly, it still kind of blows my mind that this keto cinnamon rolls recipe is even possible.
Mainly because of how simple it is to make.
You'll need less than 10 ingredients to make this cinnamon roll in a mug, and you probably have most of them in your kitchen already.
There are also very few steps to this keto cinnamon rolls recipe too. Which is always a bonus in my mind.
It's a "one bowl" recipe, which means all of the ingredients just get added to a single bowl. And once you've added the ingredients to your bowl all you'll need to do is mix, form, roll, and cook.
The icing for these keto cinnamon rolls only takes a second to prepare too. And you'll need just two ingredients to make it - Confectioners Swerve & Heavy Whipping Cream - so there's no sugar added to it either!
The icing is actually so quick to make, I usually just whip it up while the cinnamon roll is cooking. Then when the roll finishes up - either in the microwave or oven - and cools down, I can add the icing, and enjoy!
With that being said, for an in-depth explanation of how to make keto cinnamon rolls check out the video above.
Keto Cinnamon Roll Ingredients
You'll need to use some keto friendly ingredients to make today's low carb cinnamon rolls.
As I'm sure you already know, cinnamon rolls are typically LOADED with carbs. I mean, they're basically just rolled up balls of flour and sugar. And those ingredients are obviously not part of a ketogenic diet.
Sugar Free Sweeteners To Use
So, instead of using a white or wheat flour as the base of the cinnamon rolls you'll want to use almond flour. I recommend using this one by Kirkland's. Not only is it super affordable, but it ONLY HAS 2g NET CARBS per serving. And that's the lowest carb count on any flour you'll find.
Of course, you'll also want to substitute the sugar too in this keto cinnamon rolls recipe.
Swerve is my keto sweetener of choice, and it's what I recommend using for today's keto cinnamon rolls recipe.
If you've never used Swerve before, it is basically a sugar alcohol that's almost as sweet as sugar. It's an ideal sweetener for the ketogenic diet because it has 0 net carbs, 0 calories, and no impact on blood sugar.
Today, we're actually using 2 different kinds of it - Confectioners Swerve and Brown Swerve. The confectioners kind is to sweeten up the roll itself, and the icing. The Brown Swerve is to sweeten up the inside filling, and it's basically a keto version of brown sugar.
Just so you know, Monk Fruit - like this one by Lankanto - could also be used to sweeten up these keto cinnamon rolls. And if you decide to use the monk fruit, just make sure to replace the Swerve 1:1 with it.
By the way, do not, I repeat, DO NOT SUBSTITUTE SWERVE WITH STEVIA. They have different levels of sweetness and cannot be substituted equally for one another. Stevia is 200 times sweeter than sugar, while Swerve isn't even as sweet as sugar. So, just keep that in mind.
Keto Friendly Flours To Use
As I already mentioned, the base of today's keto cinnamon roll recipe is almond flour.
And it's important that you actually use almond flour for this recipe. I know that it seems silly to say that, but you wouldn't believe how many people try to replace it with coconut flour. And that's basically the worst thing you can do. Well, using wheat flour might be the worst thing, but substituting almond flour with coconut flour is right behind it.
So, let me explain why this doesn't work in this keto cinnamon rolls recipe.
Coconut flour is a SUPER ABSORBENT flour. It's basically the "sponge" of flours.
And, well, almond flour is not that.
Having said that, if you use coconut flour instead of almond flour you'll either end up with a crumbly mess, or super dry cinnamon rolls. And I don't want either of those two things to happen to you. So please take my advice here.
Wrapping It All Up
That is how to make delicious keto cinnamon rolls in only 5 minutes!
These are seriously some of the best cinnamon rolls that you can make (keto or not). Honestly, anyone who tries these raves over them and can't believe that they aren't regular cinnamon rolls.
Anyways, I hope you love these cinnamon rolls as much as I do. If you make them, leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts. And for more recipes, make sure to check out my Youtube channel and Instagram page.
More Keto Breakfast Recipes
If you want to give some more keto breakfast recipes a try, I have some more delicious ones on the blog I think you'll love.
Give one of these a try next:Print
Keto Cinnamon Rolls In 5 Minutes | The BEST Easy Low Carb Cinnamon Roll Recipe
Keto Cinnamon Rolls made in a mug in 5 minutes. This is THE BEST quick and easy low carb cinnamon rolls recipe for keto. Each cinnamon roll has LESS THAN 5g NET CARBS, and is absolutely filled with ooey gooey deliciousness! Best of all, there's no mozzarella needed to make 'em!
- Prep Time: 2 Minutes
- Cook Time: 1 Minute
- Total Time: 3 minutes
- Yield: 1 Cinnamon Roll 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: Keto
1 Large Egg Yolk
½ Tbsp (7g) Melted Unsalted Butter
1 Tsp PURE Vanilla Extract
½ cup (56g) Kirkland's Blanched Almond Flour
3 Tbsps (25g) Confectioners Swerve
½ Tsp (2g) Xanthan Gum
Heaping ¼ Tsp Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
½ Tbsp (6g) Brown Swerve
Pinch of Cinnamon
1 Tbsp (9g) Confectioners Swerve
¾ Tsp (6g) Heavy Whipping Cream
In a medium sized bowl add the egg yolk, melted butter, and vanilla extract
Once they've been added, whisk them until combined
Now add the dry ingredients
*Note: For best results measure them out to the gram on a food scale
When the dry ingredients have been added to the bowl, mix everything with a spatula until a crumbly sticky consistency forms
Once it does, use your hands to form a ball of dough
Now you'll want to get out a small sheet of parchment paper, and add the ball of dough to it
Press the ball of dough out into a long thin rectangle about 1 inch thick and 8 inches long
When you've done that coat the dough quickly wth baking spray - or a little melted butter - and add the cinnamon and Brown Swerve to the top of it
Make sure to press the Brown Swerve down into the dough
Once it's pressed into the dough, you can go ahead and roll it up to form a cinnamon roll
Now either coat a mug - or a small ramekin if using the oven - with baking spray and add the roll to it
Microwave for somewhere between 45 seconds to 90 seconds depending on the power of your microwave
*NOTE: My Microwave is 700 Watts and usually 75 seconds to 90 seconds is the perfect amount of time. Adjust accordingly depending on the power of yours. Yours will most likely take MUCH LESS TIME THAN MINE .... I always suggest undercooking mug recipe and the adding 5-10 seconds to finish them as needed!
If you decide to bake the cinnamon rolls they take about 15-20 minutes at 350 Degrees. Also, cook it on the lowest rack in the oven.
While the cinnamon rolls are cooking, you'll want to add the icing ingredients to a small dish and mix them together until a thick creamy icing forms
Once it does, and the cinnamon roll cools off a bit, add the icing to the top of the roll and enjoy!
*NOTE: These are BEST the day that you make them. The become more dense and less "doughy" the longer you keep them around.
The Macros DO NOT include the "carbs" from Swerve. Swerve has 0 calories, so it should be tracked as 0 carbs. The FDA makes food companies list "sugar alcohols" as carbs, but that doesn't mean they should be tracked as such. That's why it's ALWAYS important to look at the calories of sweeteners and determine the true carb count FROM THE CALORIES!
You'll need to update the grams calculations manually if scaling the recipe. The plug-in won't do that for you.
Net carb calculation:
11g Carbs - 7g Fiber = 4 NET CARBS per cinnamon roll
- Serving Size: 1 Cinnamon Roll
- Calories: 378
- Fat: 31
- Carbohydrates: 11
- Fiber: 7
- Protein: 12
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Just checked and yes yes yes I have all the ingredients so I’m making myself one tonight as a snack. Then I want to try one with a few pecans added to it. But, that’s for another day! Thanks for the recipes...I enjoy them.
OMG!! So easy and so delicious!!
I just tried this recipe for my self and my mom and it was delicious, we loved it! Honestly all of your recipes are amazing and they are so easy, well thought out, they add so much variety to our kitchen; this makes Keto a practical lifestyle. Thank you so very much for providing these recipes I so very much appreciate your hard work :)
Tracie Pape says
Oh my heavenly stars! I LOVE this recipe. So good. And so easy. Takes care of all my cravings. I added a little sugar free whipped cream. This is my new favorite keto dessert recipe.
I can’t believe how good this turned out!!
Wow! These are so good! Great texture and taste.
So easy!! These cinnamon rolls are dangerous...
Thank you, I loved your recipe.
I used 1 tsp baking powder, that’s what I believe I heard you say in your video.
Wondering if I go with the 1 tsp of baking powder (per your video) or 1/4 tsp baking powder (per your written recipe)?
What about a pumpkin version? 😍
Perfect!! What a great recipe. Easy and delicious! I added cream cheese to the frosting!
Ofir Daniel says
Did this one in the over, didn't have xanthan gum so used gelatin instead
it came out the BOMB!
Liz J says
These are happening this afternoon!! Yum! Thank you for sharing!
This cinnamon roll is awesome! Its big! I can snack on this twice. Glad I found you on YouTube. Your recipes are great.
These are amazing. I doubled the recipe. One for me and one for my hubby. He couldn’t believe how good they are. Easy , fast and delicious
Celiac? This cinnamon roll recipe is your answer, 100% unreal. I rolled out my dough very thin between parchment and then cut into six and stuck them into a muffin tin!! Unreal.
The best cinnamon roll!!! Just awesome!!
I cannot wait to make this and am going to after I add this comment. LOL!!! This looks SOOOO DELICIOUS!!! GREAT JOB!!!
They are delicious. I had all the ingredient and it turned out just like a cinnamon roll from a large pan only better. Next time I will do it faster
I made these in the oven and they were amazing!
Val Khey says
This was awesome, easy to make, delicious and filling. Loved the texture similar to cookie dough and no impact on my weight!!! Thank you!!
Faviola Martinez says
Didn't have confectioner's sugar and used granular instead. Still came out delicious!
This was so good that I said either this guy is a genius or a witch. Wish I could
Post a picture. Yummy to the max!!
I wasn't sure if it was worth rushing to make this for myself while my non-keto family had the vanilla bourbon french toast I had made for them. It was! I didn't even read the directions closely but it was simple enough that I got the general gist of it and threw the ingredients together. It was a huge serving and delicious!
Stephanie Otis says
Thank you!! This single cinnamon roll is perfect and provides portion control:)
Saw this on You Tube today and had to make it. Glad it's just one serving because it was delicious!!! I baked it in the oven, it was nice and gooey on the inside and browned on the outside. I will definitely make it again! Thank you!
I have made these several times,
SOOOO GOOD! Such a treat.
Thank you for your recipe!
Amazing ! I make it everyday! Can’t stop !
Julie S. says
These are incredible for how quick they are to make!!
Really excellent. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Anyone who can make this in 5 minutes is a much more efficient cook than me. It took more like 15 min to get everything ready, and then only 45 seconds in our 1100 w microwave.
I admit to making a double batch of the icing and cinnamon sugar mixes, ha. According to MyFitnessPal, it turned out as 307 calories, 8.2g protein, 23g fat, and 2.6g net carbs.
Absolutely delicious! Ate before I could take a pic 😂
This recipe is FIRE!!!! I was dying for an ooey, gooey cinnamon roll like the ones from the place in the mall, which are def NOT keto. I've never been able to find a keto recipe that even comes close. THIS RECIPE IS "THE ONE!" Mind you, that the dough is def not like regular flour dough, but it comes oh so close. It really feeds that craving and this is definitely the recipe I'll use going forward. Especially after tasting the middle... gooey just like the mall cinnamon rolls! I baked in the air fryer, trying to duplicate that oven baked texture. It got brown on top and the middle was delicious! 10/10, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
I cannot believe how bomb & easy this is! My non keto 20 year old daughter finished it off and LOVED it 🤣
only difference from your recipe is I made a cream cheese icing.
I wish I could give you 1000000000 starts best thing ever made
I just made this recipe and I replaced half of the almond flour with half mozzarella. The first time I made them with just the almond flour they were too dry but replacing half with shredded mozzarella was so good and so moist.
Hey, would it be possible to use golden flaxseed meal instead of almond flour.
It was yummy! I will make it again. I microwaved mine for 45 and an additional 15. I think I may try it in the oven next time to see if I can’t get a bit of a crust on it. I will also use butter rather than baking spray. I’ll post again but as I said it was yummy! Very satisfying when you need a sweet keto treat! Thank you!