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Try This Low Carb Keto Cinnamon Roll Fathead Recipe with the Perfect Natural Icing!

Stock up on these homemade keto cinnamon rolls fathead style. They have coconut butter icing, which is really dreamy and are not only ketogenic and gluten free, but freezer friendly, so you can make them ahead for weeks or more and use coconut butter, so are even the bomb for vegan friends.

This low carb cinnamon rolls recipe takes only 40 minutes to do from start to finish, actually taking less time than other cinnamon rolls recipes.

Our inspiration for these AMAZING keto cinnamon rolls was from many sources. But besides being a low carb treat, we adapted it to have REAL cinnamon, so you could have even more health benefits from something already great for your taste and waist.


As many of you know, we are HUGE fans of coconut flour. But using coconut flour is a little tricky and isn’t the best for more delicate recipes, especially pasta and fine pastries.  Instead we have used fathead dough from cheese and macadamia nuts.

Of course, the flavor from the macadamias makes the dough taste amazing, but what will put you REALLY over the top is the coconut butter that you’ll be adding on at the end. Of course, the erythritol and the natural sweetness of the cinnamon helps a lot, but it’s really the cheese base that makes these what they are.


It’s important to mix the dough very well. Just use a food processor to accomplish this. Chilling the dough can also help if it seems a bit too sticky to work with even after mixing well.

Since we are dealing with whole macadamia nuts, run them through a food processor first, to make fine crumbs. Use the food processor to form the fathead dough, too. Try to pulse, and don’t overdo it, or you’ll end up with nut butter!

Most of the sweetness will come from your filling. Pulse in some erythritol and baking powder, then eggs and vanilla.

make your cheese base for keto cinnamon rolls

Make your cheese base for keto cinnamon rolls

Heat the mozzarella and cream cheese until you can stir them together. A double boiler on the stove works fine, but you can also use a microwave.

Add this to the food processor, pushing it down, and process to form the dough. Sometimes you have to stop and push the cheese toward the blade to mix it properly.

Refrigerate the dough before moving on, because it will be too sticky to work with right away. Usually, 30 minutes to an hour is enough time to make it manageable.   Some stickiness is actually pretty normal.

Roll the dough into a rectangle between two pieces of parchment paper. Using a little coconut oil to coat the dough can help make it less sticky.

Of course you don’t want to forget adding the filling to your keto cinnamon rolls! Brush the rectangle with more coconut oil, then sprinkle with a mixture of erythritol and cinnamon.

Don't forget your cinnamon filing

Don’t forget your cinnamon roll filling

Now comes the challenging hardest  part. Roll the rectangle into a log. This can be a little difficult.  Cover your hands with more coconut oil as you roll, carefully peeling the dough away from the parchment as you go along. If you get any cracks, just seal them back together.

Slice the log into slices and place the slices onto a lined baking pan, so that they are almost touching, about a centimeter apart.

Remember that fathead cinnamon rolls will expand and rise during baking. Putting them too close together won’t give them room to expand, but too far apart and they will spread instead of rising. Either way, you can work with the finished product and it will be guaranteed DELICIOUS!

Bake your keto cinnamon rolls for about 25 minutes, until they are nice and golden. It’s important to let them cool down a bit before adding icing. This is because they need to firm up at the end, to keep the icing on top (but make sure they are still warm when you do the icing).

slice your rolls before spreading them on the parchment

Slice your rolls before spreading them on the parchment

With everyone loving these keto cinnamon rolls, you can share them as a low carb dessert or a keto breakfast, no matter WHO your company.

Prep Time 20 minutes (50 minutes if refrigerating dough)

Bake Time 20 minutes

Total Time 40-70 minutes

Adapted from Author Maya Krampf’s recipe on


Decorating Piping Bag (optional)

Approx 10 oz Macadamia nuts

1/4 cup Erythritol

1 tbsp baking powder

2 large Egg

1 tsp Vanilla extract (optional)

4 cup Mozzarella cheese (shredded)

4 oz Cream cheese


1/2 cup coconut butter (warm)

2 tbsp Ceylon Cinnamon


1/3 cup Coconut Butter (warm)

2 tbsps coconut milk (optional)


  1. Place the macadamia nuts into a food processor fitted with an S knife blade. Pulse just until the nuts reach a fine crumbly consistency, without large pieces. Make sure to pulse, don’t leave the food processor running, to try to make flour and not nut butter. Scrape the sides as needed. The nuts may still begin to form nut butter a little, but try to avoid as much as possible.
  2. Add the erythritol and baking powder. Pulse a couple times, just until mixed.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla. Pulse a couple times again, just until mixed.
  4. Heat the mozzarella and cream cheese on the stove in a double boiler, until easy to stir within 5 minutes. Stir until smooth.
  5. Add the cheese mixture to the food processor after buttering up sides of food processor with a little coconut oil. Push the cheese mixture down into the nut/egg mixture. Pulse/puree until a uniform dough forms, scraping down the sides as needed. If you have trouble getting it to mix, you can knead a little with a spatula and then pulse some more.
  6. Refrigerate the dough right in the food processor for about 30-60 minutes, until the top is firm and not sticky.
  7. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (191 degrees C). Line a 9×13 in (23 x 33 cm) baking pan with parchment paper.
  8. Meanwhile, making the icing. Beat coconut milk into the warm coconut butter a tablespoon at a time, until the icing is thin enough to drizzle. When the keto cinnamon rolls are firm enough, drizzle the frosting over them. 
Keto cinnamon rolls fathead style

Keto cinnamon rolls fathead style

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