Paleo Breakfast: The Cinnamon Roll

January 3, 2012

2012! Another year…

Wooo hooo!

Time to start this puppy off right- with breakfast!

Oh no, no, no, not just any breakfast.

A breakfast of a gluten, grain, and dairy-free cinnamon roll. A personal sized cinnamon roll. And a Paleo Cinnamon Roll at that.

Note: It’s not burnt, it’s golden. Trust me.

Although the pretty, personal Paleo Cinnamon Roll tasted wonderful and was super easy to prepare, it didn’t hold up to my expectations. It was great, but it completely opened up while baking. Oh well, that only means I get to make it again to “trial” a varied version.

But, for now, you can get the recipe that is kind of a Cinnamon Roll/crispy baked good that split in the middle (as it is bursting with goodness, don’tcha know).

But wait, you don’t have coconut flour, don’t have a clue what it is, and you have no idea where to get it and why you’re even suppose to use it.

So, first, why use coconut flour over another type of flour? 

Coconut flour is dried, unsweetened coconut that has been ground very finely, into a powder. It contains a LOT of fiber and protein but very little carbohydrates. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, and allergy-friendly. If you’re looking to avoid gluten, you’re in the right place using coconut flour.

One thing to note when using coconut flour is that it soaks up a lot of water. If you’re looking to replace other flours with coconut flour, you will probably have to use more liquid than normal.

I use coconut flour for all of the reasons above. It’s very, very filling so a little (smaller servings) goes a long way (like with my bread). I could use gluten-free flour mixes but those do contain grains, which Paleo avoids. Gluten-free flours and coconut flour are both great alternatives to white, gluten-y flours. Just so you know.

If you can’t find coconut flour in the stores near you, or if they’re way more expensive there, like they usually are, get them online. This is the coconut flour I use- get yours here!

Looking for a sweet, yet low glycemic and not sugar loaded, way to welcome the day? You know you are.

Adapted from this recipe and this recipe, I give you…

Moral of the story, get yourself some coconut flour and try something new. Like this gluten-free cinnamon roll!

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Nicole Breitung September 17, 2015 at 10:27 AM

Do you think these would work with blueberries or just dried fruit?


Lori September 17, 2015 at 5:00 PM

I think that blueberries would work but they would create more moisture so just keep that in mind when baking. You may need to bake these a bit longer but I say try it! 🙂

OR you could keep the dried fruit and make a blueberry sauce to go over it. 🙂


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