CINNAMON ROLLS (The G-Free Way!)
Cinnamon Rolls have always been a favorite of mine... I mean, let's be real... Who can resist the bliss of the center of the doughy cinnamon covered center of a cinnamon roll? hmm... not many! And why not indulge every once in a while (in moderation of course... heehee). Plus, when you're gluten free, cinnamon rolls aren't an everyday treat. But don't worry, I am learning that being G-Free we never need to go hungry or go without satisfying that craving every once and awhile! So pull out your mixer, grab some cinnamon, and get rolling!!
WHAT YOU NEED
2 1/2 cups + 1 tbsp All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour
2 tsp xanthan gum
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
5 tbsp dry buttermilk powder
1/8 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup milk
6 tbsp butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar/flour mix for rolling
3/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2+ tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp butter, melted
-Preheat oven to 425F.
-Grease a round pan(s)
-In a mixing bowl, combine the All Purpose Gluten Free Flour with other dry ingredients
-Stir in vanilla extract, 4 tbsp of melted butter (1/4 cup), and milk until dough begins to form
-Knead dough with your hands until it forms as a ball
-Let dough stand for a few minutes and use this time to make the filling/the insides!
MAKING THE FILLING: All you need to do is combine the filling ingredients in a small bowl- add more cinnamon to taste
-Place dough on a surface that you can roll out on. Sprinkle All Purpose Gluten Free flour on surface and even on your hands to pat the dough down. Then roll the dough out into a rectangle. If the dough seems super sticky, add more g-free flour
-Use remaining butter and brush along surface of dough. Pour cinnamon filling on the surface, spread evenly and pat into the dough
-Gently roll the dough into the form of a log. Pinch the dough together to seal
-Carefully cut the dough with a sharp knife into 8-10 pieces (depending on what size you prefer)
-Place each piece in the greased pan and brush each roll with the end of the remaining melted butter (you can always melt more)
-Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Watch closely, these baked quickly in my oven and I like that extra gooey texture!
-When you remove the cinnamon rolls from the oven the filling will be boiling. Let the rolls cool
-Finish them off by drizzling some icing on top! (My favorite recipe below)
-3 Cups powdered sugar
-1/3 cup soft butter (or margarine)
-1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
-about 2 tbsp of milk
Blend butter and powdered sugar. Stir in vanilla and milk; beat until frosting is smooth. Pour over cinnamon rolls.I'm slightly embarrassed that my cinnamon rolls were gone before I had a chance to ice them! Yep, they're that good that even the non-gluten free peeps will be grabbing for them! Enjoy the cinnamon bliss!