cookie dough filled cinnamon rolls with cookie dough frosting

by purelytwins

Cinnamon rolls what? Cookie dough what? Together?


Ever since seeing the talented Jessica make hers we bookmarked it for us to remake our own version of it one day. Well folks that day has finally come!! Eek!!

We are super excited to FINALLY share this recipe with you. Promise it’s worth the wait!

Cookie dough filled cinnamon rolls with cookie dough frosting that are gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, low sugar and yeast-free!

ultimate homemade healthy yeast-free gluten-free egg-free dairy-free low sugar vegan cinnamon rolls filled with raw cookie dough! via

Yes free of all those and still taste scrumptious!

Cancel everything you’ve got planned today 😉

gluten free cinnamon rolls

Oh cinnamon buns we adore you! Love you even more with raw cookie dough inside.

We cut ourselves nice thick hearty slices. Oh yea!  Dense, soft crumb, melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. 

cookie dough cinnamon buns gluten-free

We practiced this recipe a few times. We had to get the recipe just right. You know?

Though, what could possibly go wrong with cookie dough cinnamon rolls you may thinking? Well, first off we wanted the dough to be rollable and easy to work with. Second, we wanted them to contain no yeast. Mainly because we are impatient. Okay really impatient. And we wanted to reduce the amount of sugar in them. Keeping them egg-free was a challenge. But we did it!

See a video of making the cinnamon rolls here.

This post really doesn’t need many words. We think the pictures will tell YOU just how amazing, gooey and heavenly they are!

healthy cookie dough filled gluten-free cinnamon rolls via purelytwins

Everything we wanted in our yeast-free, gluten-free, egg-free cinnamon rolls and MORE! So much MORE! With the filling being our quick 5 minute cookie dough dip – makes it even more amazing.

steps of making cinnamon rolls

Stir. Roll. Fill. Cut. Bake.

rolling out dough

cutting cinnamon rolls

They were perfect to roll and cut. Easy. Just what we were looking for.

Until…what would we bake them in?

Both of us looked at each other not knowing what to do. Classic PT baking moment. 

prebaked rolls

After some debate we decided on a 6 inch cake pan. Well, we used a 6 inch springform pan. So it was easy for us to get them out 😉  Oh and how good do those look even before baking?!

We patiently waited about 35 minutes later until these beauties were done!  Tried our best to distract ourselves while they baked. It was hard. Really hard.

frosted cinnamon rolls

They smelled a-m-a-z-i-n-g!


Could it get any better?


cinnamon bun cookie dough

It does!

As they taste unbelievable! Trust us. You will be thanking us later.

gluten free cookie dough cinnamon rolls

Now you don’t have to fill these cinnamon rolls with cookie dough. It’s optional. But really …when is raw cookie dough ever optional! Let’s be serious.

yummy cinnamon rolls

cookie dough cinnamon roll

healthy plantain gluten free cookie dough cinnamon buns

Are you ready for the recipe? Bet you are. Probably drooling? It’s ok, we are too! Just like our chocolate pistachio donuts smelling amazing, these cinnamon buns you can smell miles away. Okay not miles, but really the aroma was out-of-this-world!

Gluten-free, egg-free, yeast-free low sugar cinnamon rolls filled with raw cookie dough!

See how we make the dough here in this video.


ultimate cookie dough filled cinnamon rolls with cookie dough frosting

Gluten-free vegan low sugar yeast-free homemade cinnamon rolls filled with raw cookie dough and made from plantains.




  • 1 medium size yellowish plantain (6 1/2oz after being peeled)
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour blend (4oz or 113g) (note* our flour blend is a mix of coconut flour, arrowroot starch, and brown rice protein powder)
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce or banana puree (4oz)
  • 1/4 cup liquid,coconut oil (2oz)
  • 6 tablespoons coconut milk buttermilk (3oz)
  • 67 tablespoons arrowroot starch for rolling




Make dough

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel plantain.
  3. Place plantain in food processor with applesauce (or banana puree). Blend.
  4. In a large bowl, place gluten free flour blend along with baking powder, baking soda, coconut sugar and vanilla. Stir.
  5. Add in plantain and applesauce puree (or banana puree) to dry ingredients.
  6. Add in coconut oil. Stir.
  7. End with adding in coconut buttermilk. Stir until combined. (to make coconut milk buttermilk, take 1 cup of coconut milk with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, let sit 10 minutes)
  8. Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons arrowroot starch down on surface.
  9. Place dough on top. Begin to knead.
  10. Continue to add in more arrowroot until batter holds together nicely. Usually about 6 tablespoons.
  11. Grab rolling pin and begin to roll dough out.
  12. Next make the raw cookie dough dip. Follow these directions.
  13. Scoop a few scoops out of cookie dough dip on top of rolled dough. Spread thinly over entire dough.
  14. In small bowl make cinnamon sugar mixture (1 teaspoon cinnamon with 3 tablespoons coconut sugar). Sprinkle on top of raw cookie dough spread.
  15. Carefully begin to roll the cinnamon roll into a long log shape.
  16. Cut into desired sizes. We got 6 large rolls. You could get 8 rolls.
  17. Place in 6 inch pan.
  18. Place in oven and let bake for about 35 minutes.
  19. Remove from oven.
  20. Let cool slightly before topping with more raw cookie dough to be the glaze on top.
  21. Enjoy warm.


Can use any gluten-free flour blend of your liking.
If you can’t do plantains replace them another cup of gluten-free flour or almond meal. Note you might have to adjust more or less buttermilk.
We did 1/4 cup coconut sugar in the batter and they came out, but we reduced to 2 tablespoons and still had success.
Also made it with 5 1/4oz plantain and they still came out.
*** Our GF blend contains coconut flour. So if yours does not you may need to adjust buttermilk in recipe as coconut flour absorbs liquid!!!

Now do yourself and your family a favor and make these….

Right now. Drop everything and go. Okay don’t drop everything, especially if you have something in your hands. But you know what we mean. Pure heavenly bliss on a plate! You’ve been warned!

This was our first time making cinnamon buns here on the blog… and it won’t be the last! We promise that.

Do you like cinnamon rolls? What about cookie dough filled cinnamon rolls?

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 8, 2014 - 8:46 am….I’m speechless…

Sara @ LovingOnTheRun January 8, 2014 - 8:47 am

I have not had cinnamon rolls in such a long time and THESE – these look AMAZING! Cinnamon rolls and cookie dough!? You’ve outdone yourselves!

Erica January 8, 2014 - 9:01 am

oh my drool! These look amazing!

Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries January 8, 2014 - 9:45 am

I was so curious to see what were in these babies! Mmmm they look amazing!

millie January 8, 2014 - 10:14 am

These look soooo good. I can’t wait to make them! Hopefully tonight;)

purelytwins January 8, 2014 - 11:49 am

wahoo Millie 😉 can we come over?!

Millie January 8, 2014 - 7:13 pm

Sure:) I just realized that I am missing some arrowroot powder to make the gluten free blend…so it will have to be tomorrow!

Joanna January 8, 2014 - 10:41 am

Wow these look uhmazin! Can’t wait to try! Do you think there is anything grain free I can use for the gluten free flour? Thanks 🙂

purelytwins January 8, 2014 - 11:49 am

you can try a combo of almond flour mixed with arrowroot starch to replace it.

Emma January 8, 2014 - 10:55 am

Wow girls these look truly phenomenal! I can’t find plantains around here though sadly. Do you think anything could substitute?

purelytwins January 8, 2014 - 11:50 am

we mentioned in the notes of the recipe some ideas. we think just replacing with a cup of gf flour blend would work, just might have to do less or more buttermilk. Add it in slowly as we aren’t really sure what the batter will be without the plantain.

Eating 4 Balance January 8, 2014 - 10:57 am

Oh my. As a cookie dough lover, this recipe is a dream come true! 🙂

purelytwins January 8, 2014 - 11:50 am

same here 🙂

Tess @ Cross Country Cajun January 8, 2014 - 11:30 am

Wowza – these look ah-mazing! You two are culinary geniuses!

purelytwins January 8, 2014 - 11:51 am

thank you Tess, we have fun in the kitchen 🙂

Heather @ Better With Veggies January 8, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Oh wow – these look so amazing!! I pinned this immediately and I will be making them eventually. 🙂

lindsay January 8, 2014 - 4:10 pm

do you see that puddle of drool on my computer?

purelytwins January 8, 2014 - 4:37 pm

yep 🙂

Laura @ Mommy Run Fast January 8, 2014 - 6:37 pm

I need a plantain and arrowroot powder and then I am SO making these!!

(what runs) Lori January 8, 2014 - 6:47 pm

Seriously? This is Purely (get it… 😉 ) beautiful and look DELICIOUS. Oh my. I’m going to be making this RIGHT now in a single serving… otherwise, I’ll eat the entire thing!


purelytwins January 9, 2014 - 7:08 am

love you!!

Brittany @ Delights and Delectables January 8, 2014 - 8:40 pm

Oh girls… you over did yourselves!! I’m coming over now! 😉

Julie January 9, 2014 - 1:11 am

This might be the most ridiculous and amazing thing you’ve ever made!

Sarah Jane @ The Fit Cookie January 9, 2014 - 8:49 am

These look incredible! I think I will make these this weekend for breakfast, yum!

purelytwins January 9, 2014 - 9:05 am

thanks! and please do and we will be right over 😉

Mariel January 9, 2014 - 11:05 am

What specific gluten free flour blend did you use in this?

Looks so delicious, can’t wait to make this!

purelytwins January 9, 2014 - 11:36 am

our make our own gf flour blend using arrowroot starch, coconut flour and either brown rice flour or brown rice protein powder.

Cathy January 11, 2014 - 12:49 am

Can you share the measurements of your GF Flour Blend.
I’m not good with guessing at recipes and I don’t want to mess these beautiful things up. I am going to buy the ingredients this weekend if you can let me know asap.

purelytwins January 11, 2014 - 8:56 am

We followed our gf blend from our purely classic cookbook for these. we’ve done something similar here though

Cathy January 11, 2014 - 2:10 pm

I purchased your cookbook, but the download is on my old computer. I may have to buy it again to get the recipe, sounds yummy and I like the thought of using the coconut flour and brown rice protein powder instead of the other GF flours.

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 9, 2014 - 11:21 am

I had to take a moment of silence when I saw this. It’s a bold statement, but this *might* be the most delicious-looking recipe I’ve seen you do yet!

purelytwins January 9, 2014 - 11:38 am

you’re too sweet Laura!! thank you so much!! one of our favorites so far 🙂

Adeana January 10, 2014 - 12:45 am

These are exactly what I’ve been craving! I’m following the autoimmune paleo diet and this nearly fit the bill. What are the specific ratios of your gf blend? Love!

Liz January 10, 2014 - 11:05 pm

What’s the ratio of the GF blend you used with the coconut flour, arrowroot, and rice protein? I love the idea of keeping these grain free and using some protein powder, as well, and I want to make sure these come as awesome as yours did. 🙂

purelytwins January 11, 2014 - 8:56 am

We followed our gf blend from our purely classic cookbook for these. but we’ve done something similar here though

Liz January 11, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Yes, I was looking to get the blend that you used for this particular recipe. The blend that you linked to has sorghum and amaranth, has neither protein powder or coconut flour and is void of any ratios. Are you not willing to share this particular blend to your site readers?

Mariel January 12, 2014 - 4:09 pm

I would try using this blend they used here. That’s what I was going to do!

Hope that helps!!

Mariel January 12, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Do you think Ghee could work as a coconut oil subsitute? I have issues with coconut unfortunately :/
Let me know what you think!

purelytwins January 12, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Mariel oh yes ghee would be great

Linda S February 5, 2014 - 10:44 pm

Just made this today….they are all I dreamed they would be and more! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Linda S February 6, 2014 - 12:01 am

Finally made these today and they were everything I dreamed of and more! So, thank you, thank you, thank you!!

purelytwins February 6, 2014 - 11:52 am

so happy to hear this Linda!!! yay!! enjoy

Linda S February 6, 2014 - 1:02 pm

Oops, I didn’t think I was able to post this. which is why I posted it on FB, so….sorry for the double post! 🙂

purelytwins February 6, 2014 - 5:26 pm

no worries 😉

Shannon May 3, 2014 - 8:55 am

do you think you could use hemp protein in the gf flour blend in place of the brine rice? would it alter the flavor and/or texture too much? looking for a way to make it grain free and nut free!! (though hemp doesn’t always have the best flavor, unfortunately)
thanks so so much!!

purelytwins May 3, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Shannon you can use hemp, we have, it does change the color a bit and flavor. But if you are familiar with hemp taste then you should be okay.

Babs June 4, 2015 - 8:19 am

It worked as a layered cake, too 🙂 I don;t have a rolling pin and, honestly I am too scared of rolling things out (I’m so clumsy!), so I just made a layer of dough, then cookie dough and then dough again with the cinammon sprinkle on top. PERFECT! All the best for you both!

purelytwins June 4, 2015 - 8:16 pm

awesome so happy to hear this!! yay! enjoy 🙂

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