Healthy oat flour cinnamon rolls made without yeast and perfect for two people. This small batch cinnamon roll recipe is easy to make and comes together in under 30 minutes! Vegan, gluten free, oil free & refined sugar free.
When a sudden craving for cinnamon rolls hits me, my beloved 5 minute cinnamon roll in a mug always saves the day. It's probably one of my top three favourite mug cakes on the blog-- and so many of you guys have reported back with similar feelings.
I've gotten a few requests on a small batch baked version made with oat flour which I thought was such a good idea since ya know, small batch baking and oat flour everything is in right now.
Ingredients (+ substitutions)
I slightly based this recipe off of my cinnamon roll in a mug with some changes to make it gluten free and oven baked:
- Oat flour: the cheapest flour that you can just make with rolled oats. Be sure to use gluten free if needed!
- Coconut yogurt: use a thick coconut yogurt that is higher in fat, this will yield a softer and slightly fluffier dough. If your non-dairy yogurt is lower in fat, I'd recommend substituting about 2 tablespoon of the yogurt with coconut cream.
- Apple cider vinegar: will help react with the leavers and make them slightly puff up (not as fluffy as yeasted, but does the job!).
- Baking powder (and baking soda): you can get away with not adding the baking soda, it just adds a bit more fluffy-ness.
- Cashew butter: swapping the butter for cashew butter just as a healthier option but you can of course, use any non-dairy butter too. If you need it to be nut-free, substitute with tahini or coconut butter.
- Coconut sugar: to keep these refined sugar free.
How to make it (step-by-step) + tips
- Make the dough: mix the coconut yogurt and apple cider vinegar together. Then add the oat flour, baking powder, baking soda (if using) and salt and mix until thick dough forms. If the dough seems dry, add 1-2 more tablespoons of the yogurt (see photos above for consistency).
- Roll it out: dust your working surface and then transfer the dough on top. Dust the dough with more oat flour and roll it out into a rectangle, about ¼ of an inch in thickness.
- Filling: spread the cashew butter on the dough and then generously sprinkle on the coconut sugar and cinnamon. Slice the dough using a pizza cuter or sharp knife into 4 strips and then roll each strip up (like this). Unlike yeasted rolls, the dough for these gluten free cinnamon rolls are much more fragile which is why we're rolling each on individually.
- Bake: place into a small baking dish (I used a 9x5 inch) and bake for about 20 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
Tip: Leaving space between the cinnamon rolls will yield a slightly crispy exterior and will be slightly more dense with a nice chew. If you prefer a gooey, more 'soft' outside, you can use a super small baking dish and stick them closer leaving just ⅓ of an inch of space between each one.
Are these small batch cinnamon rolls not the cutest? They're mini and perfect for two people. Enjoy as is, top off with a quick icing or my favourite maple cashew cream! SO GOOD.
These are definitely on the healthy side and are not super sweet or buttery. Buttt if you're looking for a healthier alternative, these will definitely satisfy your cravings. If you are looking for a more decadent cinnamon rolls, this recipe might not be for you. Here are more decadent but still healthier ones you might enjoy instead!
More oat flour recipes to try:
- Light & Crispy Oat Flour Waffles
- Oat Flour Banana Bread
- Flourless Oat Flour Banana Muffins
- Fluffy Oat Flour Pancakes
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Oat Flour Cinnamon Rolls
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 mini cinnamon rolls 1x
Super quick and easy oat flour cinnamon rolls are the perfect healthier treat for when the cravings hit. Vegan & gluten free so everyone can enjoy!
- ⅔ cup non-dairy thick coconut yogurt* (166g // + 1-2 tablespoon as needed)
- 1 ½ tsp apple cider vinegar (7g)
- 1 cup oat flour (125g)
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder (7g)
- ½ tsp baking soda, optional
- pinch of salt, optional
- 3 tbsp drippy cashew butter (48g)
- 3 tbsp coconut sugar (36g)
- 1 ½ tsp cinnamon (7g)
- ¼ cup vegan icing sugar (25g)
- 2 tbsp non-dairy milk
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a bowl, add the yogurt and apple cider vinegar and stir until combined. Then add in the oat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix until just combined.
- Flour your working surface with more oat flour and transfer the dough on top. Sprinkle a bit more oat flour on top and then use your hands or a wooden roller and roll the dough into a long rectangle, about 4-5 inches in width about ¼ of an inch in thickness.
- Spread the cashew butter on the dough and then sprinkle on the coconut sugar and cinnamon. Slice the dough into 4 even strips and then roll each one individually. Place into a small baking dish and bake for 19-22 minutes or until tops are lightly golden brown.
- Drizzle with maple cashew cream or icing and enjoy!
- Helpful Equipment: small baking dish, rolling pin, spatula, mixing bowls, whisk
- Nutritional Information Disclaimer: Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated on an online tool (Cronometer).
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: dessert
- Method: baking
- Cuisine: vegan, gluten free, north american
- Serving Size: 1 cinnamon roll
- Calories: 237
- Sugar: 9.5
- Sodium: 50mg
- Fat: 8.9
- Saturated Fat: 0.7
- Unsaturated Fat: 4.6
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 33.8
- Fiber: 1.2
- Protein: 6.3
- Cholesterol: 0
Keywords: oat flour cinnamon rolls, healthy cinnamon rolls, no yeast, small batch
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I've been searching all over for a healthy vegan cinnamon roll recipe so I was so happy when you posted this! I've already made them twice and they're absolutely delicious, and I love that I get to satisfy my cinnamon roll cravings while still eating healthy. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
I tried your recipe i really liked it..it's fluffy and tasty but i made more small sizes rolls and i think i baked them over so the outer layer became little crispy .. i am gonna repeat it
Josefa Santander says
this recipe is beyond delicious!!!
Lisa Kitahara says
Im so glad you enjoyed Josefa! 🙂
Great recipe, Lisa! I had to use organic whole milk yogurt instead of coconut yogurt since that's all I had on hand, but they still turned out great. I just had to use a bit more oat flour than what you called for. I also used homemade chocolate almond butter in place of cashew butter in the filling. 🙂 Really yummy and totally breakfast-appropriate! 🙂
This was so delicious! I made it with Greek yogurt as I don’t have coconut milk.
Lisa Kitahara says
So glad to hear this recipe worked for you, thank you for the review! 🙂
delicious! works also with soy yogurt and sunflower butter! love this quick fix for my cinnamon roll cravings!
YUM!! These are so good and so easy. They definitely have a different, healthier taste to them than traditional cinnamon rolls, but in the best way! I didn't have cashew butter so I used tahini (as you recommended) plus a tiny bit of drippy peanut butter. I used your icing recipe but had to add extra sugar to get it to be thick enough. I also whisked in some lactose-free cream cheese because I LOVE cream cheese frosting and it added the perfect touch. SO GOOD! They were also 100% just as good leftover when warmed up in the microwave and topped with cold frosting from the fridge. Definitely making again. and again. and again!
I loved this recipe!! I used pure maple syrup instead of icing it was so delicious! Great with coffee in the morning! Will be making many more times in the future thank you so much!! ❤
Can the recipe be doubled?
Lisa Kitahara says
This looks so good! It is so nice to have a small batch recipe! They are delicious but I only want a small serving!
Thanks for sharing! Do they keep long?
Lisa Kitahara says
Best eaten fresh but if you do want to store, freeze them for up to 2 weeks! 🙂
Love this recipe! Already made them twice, but with tahin instead of cashew butter. Works great!😁
This looks delish! Can't wait to try it.
Is there a good replacement for coconut yogurt? My son can't have dairy or coconut.
They turned out amazingly ❤️
Such a wonderful recipe, healthy and delicious. Thank you. 😊