All-American Low Carb Cinnamon Rolls

Hey food and cake lovers! So, some of you may know that I've been on a low-carb diet aka KETO aka One of the Best Things Ever, for about 8 months now. And not for nothing, I've lost 50 pounds which feels amazing. I've been trying to document bits of my progress on both of my YouTube channels Marisha's Couture Cakes and Marisha Couture with my recipes and updates. 

The hardest part about dieting or changing your lifestyle is feeling limited in what you can't eat. After all, you only live once right? With that being said I've been wanting a cinnamon roll ever since I passed one of your favorite dessert spots in the mall last month (starts with 'Cinna' ends with a 'bon'). Granted I've only had them once but boy was it good. I love a good cinnamon swirl dessert, it can be in the form of a cinnamon pecan twirl, a cinnamon swirl coffee cake, I'll even take cinnamon milk on a struggle day. 

After all of my searching, tweaking, and tasting - I have come to you with a soft, moist, delicious, and fulfilling Cinnamon Roll! I shared a short video of me making this the first time on my Instagram and the video soared. You all were definitely interested in the recipe. So, seeing as how the 4th of July is tomorrow, I figured why not add a little patriotism to this dessert which I would definitely consider to be an American favorite. This video tutorial is below. Make it, tweak it to your taste and ENJOY!


Servings: 8-12 people
Calories: 209kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


Fathead Dough:
1/4 C Monkfruit sweetener or Erithrytol
2 1/2 C mozarella cheese (choose a lower salt cheese if possible)
2 oz cream cheese
3 large eggs
t tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp ginger powder
1 tsp instant yeast in 2 tbsp warm water
1/4 C Monkruit sweetener or erithrytol
3 tbsp melted butter
1-2 tbsp cinnamon

1/4 C Monkfruit sweetener
4 oz Cream cheese
3 tbsp Heavy cream
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, melt the mozarella cheese and cream cheese. This usually takes about 1 1/2 minutes for me. Mix after every 30 seconds. Now, stir in the eggs until fully incorporated. It is safe to put the bowl with the eggs back in the microwave for 30 seconds to remelt the cheese. 
  2. Next, add in the rest of the dough ingredients: spices, extracts, baking powder and yeast. 
  3. Once everything is fully combined, pile the dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out. This is a super sticky dough so rolling between two sheets of parchment (or even plastic wrap) is your best best. 
  4. Once the dough is completely rolled out, spread the melted butter all over and finish with cinnamon and sweetener. We don't want one roll to taste great and another to taste bland so make sure to make an even coating to get all of that cinnamon goodness in every bite. 
  5. Next we want to roll the dough into a log. Begin peeling up one edge with your fingers. Once you've got the very edge rolled inward, begin to use your parchment paper to roll the rest of the way. Click on the video tutorial posted above to see how I did this. 
  6. Cut the log into 12 2 inch rolls and place into a greased cake or pie pan. You can also put the individual rolls into a greased muffin pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Once done, set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  7. For the glaze, combine the cream cheese and sweetener. Heat until the sweetener has dissolved. You can do this on the stove or in the microwave. Let the mixture cool for a couple of minutes, then using a handheld mixer, beat in the cream cheese until smooth. The glaze will thicken as it cools.
  8. When ready, put the glaze into a small plastic sandwich bag (or piping bag) cut off the corner and drizzle over top the cinnamon rolls. Finish with patriotic sprinkles. I used Sprinkle Pop's brand of patriotic sprinkles. Slice and enjoy!

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Thanks for commenting Cakenista!