Ooey, gooey cinnamon goodness all warm and yummy covered in cream cheese frosting, makes my mouth water just thinking about it. When I switched to a keto-style diet, I thought I had to give up on these delicious treats. I was bummed thinking I needed to plan a cheat day in order to indulge in the taste bud trip that is a cinnamon roll.
As I was scrolling thought Pintrest I found a cinnamon roll recipe. Upon further research, I found a total of 3 I was willing to try. So over the weekend, I rolled up my sleeves and made all 3. Side by side taste testing commenced. All 3 recipes were tasty. Each with their own flavor. One came out as the winner. The dough taste most like a cinnamon roll. I could use a little more cinnamon filling which I may adjust next time I make them. For comparisons, I used the recipes as written.
None of the recipes listed in this post are my original recipes. I found them via the internet or Pintrest. I take no credit in their creation. I simply found something I like and thought I would share with you.
Second runner up: Keto Cinnamon Rolls (sugar free, low carb) by SugarFree Londoner. The assembly of these rolls is a bit difficult. I made these ones twice. The first time I tried it the way they stated. This time I rolled the dough out in 1 big sheet, applied filling and rolled. I used a pizza cutter to cut the rolls. The frosting is pretty good. Nice and creamy. The dough tasted too much like the Fat Head Pizza Dough that I use for several recipes. It had a cheesy taste to it. Not exactly what I was looking for in a cinnamon roll.
First Runner up: Keto Cinnamon Rolls by Mincerepublic. These were tasty. The dough was satisfying like a cinnamon roll. The frosting needs a little adjustment. It asked for 1 tbsp of lemon juice. It made the frosting very lemony. I like lemon. I’ll eat almost anything lemon. I like a good pucker-face when tasting a lemon dish. This was not an over-powering lemon flavor but it did distract from the cinnamon roll essence I was hoping for.
The winner: Keto Low Carb Cinnamon Rolls By SugarFree Mom . These cinnamon rolls were almost perfect. The roll dough has a wonderful flavor to it. Very satisfying, almost like biting into a carb-laden original. The filling could use a bit more cinnamon flavor. The frosting was tasty as well.
My hubby, son and I tried all 3 side by side. Analyzing each roll for the roll, filling and frosting. All 3 were delicious and I would make each of them again. Sugarfree mom’s came out on top as the winner.
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1/3 cup Sukrin Gold or use Swerve
- 2 tsp cinnamon
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 3 tbsp heavy cream
- 3 ounces cream cheese
- 1 tbsp Swerve sweetener
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Combine the mozzarella and cream cheese and melt together either 2 minutes in a microwave or over the stove on low heat. Stir until smooth.
Add the remaining dough ingredients, wet hand and thoroughly incorporate as much as possible.
Roll the dough on a piece of parchment paper, top with another sheet of parchment since the dough is quite sticky, about 16 by 8 in.
Slice into 12 strips. Set aside.
Combine the melted butter, sugar free sweetener and cinnamon. Mix well to combine, use half the mixture to spread onto the strips of dough. Roll them up and place them on a greased or parchment lined pie dish. Use the remaining butter mixture to pour over the tops of the cinnamon rolls.
Bake 15-18 minutes. While they are baking you can make the frosting.
Add the frosting ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Once rolls are hot out of the oven spread the frosting over the tops of the rolls and enjoy!
Net Carbs: 3g
Give these a try and let me know which was your favorite.