RECIPE: Paleo cinnamon rolls – yes, they exist

Cinnamon rolls, without ruining my Paleo diet? Yes, please!



NOTE: I took this recipe from a wonderful blog:

Sticky, Ooey, Gooey Paleo Cinnamon Rolls

For the dough
  1. 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1 tbsp honey
  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  6. 1 tbsp coconut flour (you can substitute another Paleo flour if you don’t like coconut – I can’t stand the stuff myself – here’s a place to find all sorts of Paleo substitutions for coconut products)
  7. 1 tsp baking soda
  8. Pinch of salt
For the filling
  1. 1 tbsp cinnamon
  2. Honey, for drizzling
  3. 1/4 cup pitted Medjool dates, finely chopped
  4. 1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped


For the glaze
  1. 2 tbsp honey
  2. 2 tbsp coconut cream (you can substitute almond milk, which tastes a little nuttier than cashew milk, which can also be used)
  3. Pinch of cinnamon
  1. Whisk together the coconut oil, egg, honey, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir well to combine.
  2. Transfer the dough onto a sheet of wax paper. Cover with another sheet of wax paper and roll out into a long rectangle. Remove the top sheet of wax paper. Drizzle the dough with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon. Top with the chopped walnuts and dates.
  3. Use the wax paper to roll the dough into a log. Place the log in the freezer to harden for 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Slice the log into individual pieces, about 9 or 10 rolls. Place onto a baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden.
  5. Meanwhile, make the glaze by stirring together the honey, coconut cream, and cinnamon. Once the rolls are golden, remove from the oven and drizzle with glaze. Serve warm.
Servings: 9-10 small rolls