Gluten-Free Cinnamon Bun Recipe

Contributed by Allison Agulnick, Gluten-Free Girl Boss

We don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a cinnamon bun, so when our Instagram friend Allison, AKA Gluten-Free Girl Boss posted this recipe, we just had to share! This version is not dairy free, but could easily be made that way.

INGREDIENTS:

BUNS

2 1/2 cups Cup4Cup flour
3 tbs coconut sugar
1 1/4 cups plain or vanilla Pillars drinkable yogurt
3 tbs melted butter
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sal

FILLING

3/4 cup coconut sugar
3 tbsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt

ICING

3/4 confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
3-4 tbsp vanilla almond milk, unsweetened

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 and grease an 8×8 pan
  2. FOR BUNS: In an electric mixer, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. Add in Pillars yogurt and 2 tbsp of melted butter. Mix until combined (the dough will be wet and sticky, that’s good. You will add more flour when kneading)
  4. On a well floured surface, knead the wet dough until it is smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Set aside
  5. FOR FILLING: combine sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
  6. ASSEMBLING: roll out the kneaded dough until it is a long rectangle, about 1 inch thick.
  7. Spread 2 tbsp of melted butter all along the dough.
  8. Sprinkle the filling evenly around the dough leaving about a 1/2 inch boarder of free space on all sides.
  9. Starting from the long side, roll the dough into a log, trying to keep as much filling in as possible. Some will fall out and that is fine.
  10. Cut the dough into 10-12 buns and place close together in the greased pan.
  11. Brush the tops of the uncooked buns with the remaining tbsp of melted butter.
  12. Bake the buns at 425 for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. FOR ICING: pour confectioners sugar and vanilla into a bowl. Slowly add the almond milk, one tbsp at a time. You may not need all four tbsp. The icing should thick enough that it doesn’t fall off the sides of the buns.
  14. Remove cinnamon buns from over and let cool for 5 minutes.
  15. Drizzle icing over the top and enjoy!