Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll

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Gluten-free cinnamon rolls are a delightful twist on the classic treat, perfect for those with gluten sensitivities or those simply looking for a healthier alternative. This recipe ensures that you can still enjoy the sweet, gooey goodness of cinnamon rolls without compromising on taste or texture. Follow these five simple steps to create a batch of gluten-free cinnamon rolls that are sure to become a favorite in your household.

INGREDIENTS 

– 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour – 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp) gluten-free active dry yeast – 1/2 cup warm milk (dairy or non-dairy) – 1/4 cup granulated sugar – 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted – 1 large egg – 1 tsp vanilla extract – 1/2 tsp salt For the Filling: – 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed – 2 tsp ground cinnamon – 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened For the Frosting: – 1 cup powdered sugar – 2 tbsp cream cheese, softened – 1/2 tsp vanilla extract – 2-3 tbsp milk (dairy or non-dairy)

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INSTRUCTIONS

In a small bowl, combine warm milk and sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the mixture and let it sit for about 5 minutes, until it becomes frothy.

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Step 1

In a large mixing bowl, combine the gluten-free flour, melted butter, egg, vanilla extract, and salt. Add the activated yeast mixture and mix until a soft dough forms. Knead the dough on a floured surface until it becomes smooth and elastic.

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Step 2

Roll the dough into a rectangular shape on a floured surface. Spread the softened butter over the dough, leaving a border around the edges. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon, then sprinkle it evenly over the buttered surface.

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Step 3

Starting from one long edge, carefully roll the dough into a log. Cut the log into equal-sized slices, placing them in a greased baking dish. Allow the rolls to rise for about 30 minutes.

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Step 4

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Bake the cinnamon rolls for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. While they cool slightly, prepare the frosting by mixing powdered sugar, cream cheese, vanilla extract, and enough milk to achieve a smooth consistency. Drizzle the frosting over the warm cinnamon rolls and enjoy!

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Step 5

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