5-Minute Valentine's Apple Cinnamon Rolls (gluten, dairy, and egg free)
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Serves: 2
  • Apple Cinnamon Roll Batter:
  • ½ cup all-purpose gluten free flour
  • ⅛ tsp xanthan gum
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup diced apples, divided (I used BC Tree Fruits Pink Lady apples)
  • Cinnamon Glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter or regular (I used Earth Balance Soy Free Spread)
  • Cream Cheese Icing:
  • ½ tablespoon vegan butter or regular (I used Earth Balance Soy Free Spread)
  • 1½ tablespoons plain vegan cream cheese or regular (I used Daiya Brand Plain Cream Cheese)
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  1. Prepare the cinnamon roll batter by adding all of the batter ingredients except for the diced apples to a bowl.
  2. Stir until the batter is smooth and no clumps remain and set aside.
  3. Next, prepare the cinnamon glaze. In another bowl combine the glaze ingredients and place in the microwave for 15 seconds to melt the vegan butter, then stir until mostly smooth.
  4. Take two wide coffee cups (I love the use the touristy Starbucks cups we have from our travels as they are nice and wide) and drizzle ½ of the cinnamon glaze between each mug to coat the bottom of the mug, you can create a swirl design if you wish.
  5. Add 3 tablespoons of the cinnamon roll batter into each mug to top the cinnamon glaze.
  6. Next, drizzle ½ of the remaining cinnamon glaze between each mug over the roll batter, again you can drizzle in a swirl design if you wish.
  7. Next, add the diced apples to each mug (1 tablespoon of diced apples per mug), pressing slightly so the apples pieces are embedded into the cinnamon roll batter.
  8. Divide the remaining roll batter mixture between each mug to top the apples, spreading it slightly so it covers most of the apples.
  9. Divide the last bit of the remaining cinnamon glaze between each mug, drizzling over the cinnamon roll batter.
  10. Place each mug in the microwave on high for 1 minute and 10 seconds on their own (do not put together in the microwave).
  11. Then, once the cinnamon rolls are cooked, set the mugs aside and prepare the Cream Cheese Icing by adding all of the icing ingredients to another small bowl, microwave for 10 seconds and stir until smooth.
  12. Take two plates and flip the mugs upside down over each plate to release the cinnamon rolls, then flip the rolls right side up.
  13. Frost each roll with ½ of the icing and sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon.
  14. Finish by topping each roll with 1 tablespoon of finely diced apples.
  15. Enjoy!
Recipe by Nutrition in the Kitch at https://nutritioninthekitch.com/5-minute-apple-cinnamon-rolls-gluten-free-vegan/