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Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free cinnamon roll muffins, gluten free cinnamon rolls, gluten free muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 265 kcal


  • 1/4 cup butter or softened coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup organic sugar or use any favorite granulated sugar, I like using part Lankanto Monk Fruit
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup kefir regular or dairy free. Could also use 1/2 cup any yogurt mixed with with 1/4 cup any milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract



  • 1/3 cup butter or coconut oil, or vegan butter
  • 1/3 cup organic brown sugar or palm sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour or any gluten free flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and prepare a 12 muffin tin.

  2. First make the streusel topping.  Partially melt the butter, or use it extremely soft, then simply mix all ingredients together.  Scrape out into a small bowl, and set aside.

  3. Continuing in the same mixer bowl, beat the butter and sugar until creamy.  Add in the eggs, scraping the sides if necessary, then the kefir and vanilla.

  4. Add in all the dry ingredients, slowly increasing the speed to beat the batter for several minutes until pale yellow, and slightly fluffy.

  5. Place about 3-4 tablespoons of batter into the bottom of each muffin space.  I use my favorite muffin scoop for ease and consistency.  Scoop about a teaspoon of the streusel mix into the center (mixture should be soft so it is a bit easier to swirl).  Using a butter knife, gently swirl and stab to disperse the filling a bit.

  6. Now add another dollop of batter on top of the streusel.  Divide the reaming filling over the tops of the all the muffins, gently swirling again if desired.

  7. Bake in a preheated oven for 20-22 minutes until the muffins are get and golden.

  8. Let rest a few minutes before enjoying.  These store well at room temperature for multiple days...IF they last that long!

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 216mg9%
Potassium 146mg4%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 360IU7%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.