For Day 10 of my 30 Day Challenge I’m being a bit selfish. You see, it’s my birthday tomorrow and I wanted to bake something good. I love cinnamon rolls. I really love the Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls, but have been without them for a couple years now. When I saw this recipe, I thought it would be perfect for my birthday breakfast! Is it wrong to bake all my own food for my birthday? I don’t think so. 😊
This recipe is a copy cat recipe of Cinnabon. Let’s face it, there’s nothing better than Cinnabon. They are so gooey and warm and delicious. That was always my favorite part of going to the mall when I was younger. The center was the best when it was so gooey it seemed just a bit undercooked. But, alas, there isn’t a Cinnabon around where I live now.
It’s been a little bit since I had Cinnabon, so I can’t do a side-by-side comparison. But I can tell you that these are GOOD. They melt in your mouth and have just the right amount of sweetness. I have never known gluten-free baked goods to come out this soft and chewy, but this recipe nails it.
I converted a recipe from Recreating Happiness to be *almost* free of refined sugar. I replaced the brown sugar with coconut sugar and the white granulated sugar with Xylitol. I did leave in 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar. The yeast needs sugar for the fermenting process. Unfortunately Xylitol does not provide this. For the glaze, I replaced the powdered sugar with Swerve (Erythritol).
If you are looking for a cinnamon roll recipe, don’t look any further. Seriously. Stop now. You won’t find a better one out there. It is involved, but it is totally worth it. This is truly a breakfast lovers dream. Or really anyone’s. I may have had this for dinner… and dessert.