gluten free dairy free cinnamon buns recipe

As promised on my Facebook page here is the recipe for cinnamon buns.

These cinnamon buns are gluten, dairy and yeast free.

Basically you are making a biscuit type dough, rolling it flat, topping with brown sugar and vegan butter and rolling into a jelly roll shape.

Then all you need to do is slice, place in a baking pan and bake.

Easy right?

What is nice about this recipe is you could make these easily in the morning for breakfast or as a warm weekend treat.

I have been getting a lot of questions on Facebook lately asking why all my recipes are now dairy free.

Do I have something against cows? Milk?

No I do not.

I know more and more people who cannot have dairy and to me it is easy to switch up a dairy free recipe with cow milk and butter but it is much harder for some folks to switch the recipe to a dairy free one.

I am just giving a few more options to those with a cow milk allergy.

For those that cannot handle goat milk, which I use in my recipes you can switch to a full fat coconut milk.

Recipe: Gluten Free Dairy Free Cinnamon Buns


  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend (I like to use Compliments gluten free flour blend)
  • 3 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup Earth Balance vegan “butter”, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup + 3 Tbsp goat milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried vanilla powder
  • 1/4 tsp cardamon and nutmeg
  • Extra gluten free flour to dust countertop for rolling.


  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted vegan “butter”

Bottom ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp melted vegan “butter”
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp goat milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a stand mixer add the dry ingredients (gluten free flour, white sugar, baking powder, salt and spices) and mix on low speed.
  3. In a small bowl whisk the goat milk and apple cider vinegar.
  4. Add the vegan “butter” to the dry ingredients and mix until crumbly.
  5. Add the goat milk and mix well until a soft dough forms.
  6. Sprinkle the countertop well with gluten free flour.
  7. Turn cinnamon dough onto counter top and knead gently for a minute.
  8. Roll dough with a rolling pin into a small rectangle.
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  10. Time for the filling ingredients.
  11. Spread the melted vegan “butter” all over the dough.
  12. Sprinkle the cinnamon and brown sugar all over dough.
  13. Roll up the dough like a jelly roll.
  14. Cut into thick slices.
  15. Pour the melted vegan “butter” from list of bottom ingredients onto the bottom of a 8×8 square baking pan.
  16. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the melted vegan “butter”
  17. Place the slices into the baking pan.
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  19. Pour the 2 Tbsp goat milk in between the cinnamon buns.
  20. * Doing this adds a nice caramel to the bottom of the cinnamon buns when baking.
  21. Bake in the oven for 20-22 minutes until lightly brown.
  22. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes.
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  24. Invert baking pan onto a plate.

gluten free dairy free cinnamon buns recipe


gluten free dairy free cinnamon buns recipe