Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls

Hello hello! It’s your used buddy Pleasure waving excitedly with one different gluten-free recipe for you! It’s not that every recipe on Pleasure the Baker is now going to be free of the entire gluten, sugar, and diary we get pleasure from (and we get pleasure from it, we if truth be informed enact). However that could be a scenario I compile to play. This little impact is a mirrored image of my kitchen and it actual so occurs that my kitchen is at point out stacked and stocked with rice flours, coconut sugar, flax seeds, and ghee.  I’m okay. You’re okay.

I’ll be clear about all this gluten-free baking. I thrown away additional grotesque gluten and sugar free baked experiments inside the closing few months that I care to admit.  Unbiased the day lengthy passed by I baked and ate a monkfruit sugar cooking pondering WHY DOES THIS COOKIE TASTE…. COLD? How did monkfruit handle to function chilly a style? Woof. Low whereas you occur to quiz me. The finding out curve is not any longer regularly elegant.  

Have faith that, if a recipe lands on these pages – it’s an actual one and I’m contented with it…. and I ate it standing on the kitchen counter, and obtained right here inspire for additional (and it presumably doesn’t secure a bunch of monkfruit sweetener in it). 

As of late’s offering is a riff on an oldie. I made these Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls whereas residing in a tiny closet of an apartment inside the Irish Channel neighborhood of Modern Orleans. The neighborhood has nothing to enact with the rolls however the footage function me endure in thoughts when Tron lived in a tiny residence with me and had considerably porch to name his preserve.  

All that to assert, whereas you occur to’d get pleasure from a glutenFULL mannequin of these beauties, I’ve purchased you coated. Let the right occasions, whereas you occur to will… ROLL. (Sorry I wanted to.) 

Proper right here’s what you’ll want accessible to function these mute, sweet little rolls: 

• a gluten-free flour mix. I’ve realized myself the utilization of King Arthur’s Gluten-Free Flour with contented outcomes. 

• a binder to help the gluten-free flour. Xanthan gum is an possibility even though I occupy shut floor flax seed meal soaked in only a few teaspoons of water. 

•  only a few tablespoons of sugar for the dough. The recipe requires 3 tablespoons even though you would possibly per probability lower it to 1 tablespoon whereas you occur to’d get pleasure from. 

•  salt and vanilla extract for a stability of taste. 

•  butter, oil, eggs, and complete milk to boost our cinnamon roll dough.  You’re welcome to make the most of a non-dairy milk whereas you occur to occupy shut. I noticed the egg to be main for binding. 

•  fast yeast or stuffed with life dry yeast activated inside the heat milk.  

• to carrot cake our rolls: warming spices get pleasure from cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice alongside with finely grated contemporary carrots. 

Cinnamon rolls are genuinely more straightforward than you would possibly per probability suppose. Actually – it’s all of the items going proper right into a bowl for an actual lengthy combine.  Let’s originate.  

Chances are you may per probability per probability function this recipe in each a stand mixer or with {an electrical} hand mixer the utilization of a dough hook.  You if truth be informed enact want the vitality of a mixer to hold this collectively.  

In a medium bowl mix the flour, sugar, spices, and salt. Should you’re the utilization of fast yeast, add it right here with the dry substances. Should you’re the utilization of stuffed with life dry yeast, add the yeast to the heat milk combination to activate. 

Add the softened butter, oil, warmth milk, egg, vanilla and shredded carrots. Your complete equipment and caboodle

Combine the utilization of the dough hook on your stand mixer or hand mixer for 3 to five minutes. Don’t skimp on the time. We genuinely are trying to work the dough and incorporate the yeast.  

This dough is clearly going to behave very in a very completely different plot than a yeasted dough with stretchy gluten. You’ll get as you mix the dough that it will if truth be informed really feel very sticky, will cling to the sides and bottom of the bowl, will if truth be informed really feel get pleasure from a thick and bready cake batter. 

Expend coronary coronary heart. You’re on the magnificent video show. 

After a serious mixing, predicament the bottom and sides on the bowl into the center, making a dough ball inside the coronary heart of the dough. Veil with plastic wrap and permit to leisure and upward thrust at room temperature for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. 

Whereas the dough rests, combine collectively the filling. 

We’re bringing inside the carrot cake vibes with floor cinnamon and ginger, as nicely to raisins. 

I do know raisins are controversial. I if truth be informed get pleasure from them however per probability you don’t. Should you’re not in camp raisin, clearly you would possibly per probability actual depart them out. 

After about an hour, the dough ought to all the time be noticeably larger and puffy in texture. 

It’s time to roll the dough out however this is able to per probability per probability find considerably numerous.  Seize a sheet pan and a fraction of parchment paper. Grease the parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray before turning out the risen dough atop the baking sheet.  

No kneading right here, actual moist your fingers and gently press the dough proper right into a roughly 10×12-rush rectangle.  You’ll want to finish and moisten your palms every sometimes. Press the dough to an excellent 1/2-rush thickness.  

High the dough with little pats of softened butter. I worn my fingers to run little butter bites onto the dough. I noticed this to be more straightforward than spreading butter  throughout the very mute dough. 

Sprinkle generously with the cinnamon sugar combination and sprinkle with raisins whereas you occur to’re . 

Proper right here’s the sophisticated bit (even though I do know you would possibly per probability enact it). Starting on the longest aspect of the paper and dough, raise the paper, letting the dough coil proper right into a roll. The greased paper will enact a great deal of the work, you’ll actual have to occupy shut only a few deep breaths. 

As quickly as coiled, scenario the roll (uncovered) inside the freezer (yep) to scenario. It’s excellent whereas you occur to would possibly per probability match the entire sheet pan in your freezer however which may per probability very efficiently be asking relatively lots. Unbiased occupy shut into yarn the dough is attractive fragile can secure to you growth it spherical. 

A chill does wonders in making this dough sliceable after half-hour. Scale back into 9 rolls and scenario in a greased and parchment- lined sq. baking dish. 

The rolls will upward thrust for one different 45 minutes to an hour before baking. 

Whereas the rolls upward thrust (I do know… all as quickly as extra), there’s time to function the cream cheese frosting. 

Due to I get pleasure from to peep a theme the entire plot by, we’re carrot caking our frosting with only a few tablespoons of overwhelmed pineapple. (I believe pineapple is my favorite section of carrot cake, so I added only a few extra spoonfuls thankyouverymuch.)

Rolls risen and sweet little rolls baked.  

These rolls are relatively relaxed and brown attractive evenly whereas baking. I seen that it’s considerably sophisticated to inform as quickly as they’re totally baked.  A toothpick inside the coronary heart roll can secure to restful plot out with only a few moist crumbs and positively not moist batter.  A thermometer will examine 205 ranges F. That’s a very cooked batch. 

Allow to relax for a jiffy before frosting generously and enjoying warmth. 

The texture is get pleasure from… cake mute. In depth flavorful. In depth comforting. It’s not get pleasure from a stretchy cinnamon roll however we don’t have to it’s! It hits the entire cinnamon roll spots. I hope you bake these and fancy them as worthy as I did! Let me know the way your rolls turned out under! 



  • Author: Pleasure the Baker tailor-made from King Arthur Flour
  • Prep Time: 3 hours half-hour
  • Cook dinner dinner Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: about 4 hours
  • Yield: 9 rolls 1x



For the Dough:

  • 2 1/2 cups (335 grams) King Arthur Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 tablespoons (35 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (6 grams) kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon (3 grams) floor flax seed meal 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon floor cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon floor ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon contemporary floor nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon all spice
  • 2 teaspoons fast yeast (activate if the utilization of stuffed with life dry yeast)
  • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup or half of a stick, 57 grams) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons (25 grams) vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (227 grams) warmth milk, plus extra for brushing on the dough
  • 1 massive egg
  • 2/3 cup (60 grams) finely shredded carrots

For the Filling:

  • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup or half of a stick, 57 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (about 200 grams) flippantly packed gentle brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons floor cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon floor ginger
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup raisins (not obligatory)

For the Frosting:

  • 4 ounces (half of a block) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (125 grams) powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons overwhelmed or finely chopped pineapple
  • Splash of milk


  1. To function the dough, mix the entire substances inside the bowl of a stand mixer. Expend a rubber spatula to mix the dough proper right into a shaggy combination.  Convey the bowl on the mixer fitted with the dough hook and blend on low tempo for 1 to 2 minutes. Slay the mixer, scraping down the sides of the bowl just a few occasions. 
  2. Flip the mixer inspire to medium-excessive tempo and beat the dough for 3 minutes. Don’t occupy shut a shortcut – beat for the entire 3 minutes. Jam the bowl down all as quickly as extra. Veil the bowl in plastic wrap and let the dough upward thrust in a warmth scenario for roughly 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until visibly puffy.
  3. Construct the filling whereas the dough is rising. In a small bowl crawl collectively brown sugar, spices, salt, and raisins. 
  4. To assemble the rolls, line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper and grease the paper with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Flip the risen dough out onto the prepared baking sheet.  It’s going to deflate and that’s okay. Moist your fingers and gently press the dough proper into a ten x 12-rush rectangle about 1/2-rush thick
  6. High the dough with little pats of softened butter and sprinkle the filling over the dough, masking all however a 1/2” strip alongside the lengthy aspect farthest from you.
  7. Starting with the lengthy fringe of the parchment closest to you, roll the dough ahead, permitting the paper to enact the provide the outcomes you need. The dough can secure to restful open from the paper as you roll however will if truth be informed really feel very mute – that’s magnificent! Roll proper right into a log seam aspect down. 
  8. Set aside the log inside the freezer (no have to quilt it) for 20 to half-hour, to firm it up before chopping.
  9. Expend away the log from the freezer and swap it to a chopping floor. Using a sharp serrated knife to gash the log into 9 slices.
  10. Grease a 9×9-rush baking pan, line with parchment and flippantly grease the parchment. Allow the rolls to upward thrust for roughly 1 hour until flippantly puffy. 
  11. Towards the tip of the rising time, scenario a rack inside the higher third of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 ranges F. 
  12. Bake the rolls for 20 to 25 minutes, until they’re golden brown on prime.  You’ll are trying to function apparent the center is cooked by. The interior temp will in all probability be about 205 ranges F in any other case you would possibly per probability insert a toothpick and function apparent it doesn’t plot out with uncooked dough. 
  13. Expend away the rolls from the oven and let the rolls chilly for 10 to fifteen minutes before icing.
  14. To function the icing: In a medium bowl the utilization {of electrical} hand beaters beat cream cheese to soften. Add powdered sugar, salt, and overwhelmed pineapple. Whip collectively. Add a splash of milk if main.
  15. Ice the rolls and wait on with out prolong. Should you’re planning to attend on the rolls later, wait to ice them until actual before serving. Retailer icing at room temperature, tightly coated, until you’re ready to put it to use.
  16. Retailer totally cooled rolls, un-iced and efficiently wrapped, for only a few days at room temperature; or freeze for as much as 1 month.


Recipe tailor-made from King Arthur Flour. 

Photographs with my buddy Jon Melendez

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