Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Muffins

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gluten-free cinnamon roll muffin in a muffin pan with browned top

Enjoy a classic cinnamon roll, but in a gluten-free muffin. Enjoy all the flavour of a cinnamon bun, without all the work! Cinnamon is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These delicious muffins come with a dairy-free option as well.



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
  • 3/4 cups dairy free milk of choice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted (Smart balance)


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened (Smart balance)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon gluten-free flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dairy free milk of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract



  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Use cupcake liners, silicone liners or grease muffin pan with butter or with avocado oil cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl add the gluten-free flour, xanthan gum (leave out if your flour already has
    it), salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla and mix until fully combined.
  4. Once combined stir in the melted butter.
  5. Scoop the batter (will be very thick and sticky) into the lined/greased muffin pan.


  1.  In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, gluten-free flour and cinnamon together with
    a mixer.
  2. Drop a heaping teaspoonful of the butter mixture onto each muffin batter.
  3. Use a knife to swirl the butter mixture through the muffins.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 24-26 minutes. Watch muffins because every oven is different.
  5. Use a toothpick to see if the centres are done.


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the powdered sugar, milk and pure vanilla extract together.
  2. Drizzle over the warm muffins and Enjoy!  (Store in an air-tight container).


Looking for more gluten-free desserts? Be sure to check out this Decadent Chocolate Quinoa Cake (also delicious as cupcakes).

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