Gluten-Free Cinnamon Buns with Walnuts and Raisins

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Enjoy these tasty, gluten-free Cinnamon Buns with Walnuts and Raisins for breakfast, brunch or anytime snack.

In this most delicious bun recipe I included walnuts and raisins. Both the walnuts and raisins are are rich in protein, fiber, and iron, adding goodness to this gluten-free cinnamon bun recipe.

Dairy-Free Option.

If you are dairy-intolerant you can replace butter with coconut oil, milk with diary-free milk like rice, almond or coconut.  And for the cream cheese, use coconut cream.

These delightful buns are best served slightly warm. If you have any leftovers for the next day, pop them in the microwave for about 15 seconds. They will be warm and delicious!

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Ingredients

  • DOUGH
  • 1 2/3 cup (160 mL) GF rice flour
  • ½ cup (125 mL) gGF potato starch
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) GF tapioca starch/flour
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) rapid rise dry yeast
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) GF ground flaxseed
  • ½ tsp (2.5 mL) sea salt
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) almond flour
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) GF aluminum-free baking powder
  • 4 Tbsp (60 mL) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ¼ cup (310 mL) milk
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • FILING
  • ½ cup (125 mL) pure maple syrup
  • 2 cups (250 mL) chopped raw walnuts
  • 1 cup (125 mL) sulfite free raisins
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) GF ground cinnamon
  • TOPPING
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) pure vanilla extract
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    Instructions

  • DOUGH
  • Place all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix well
  • Heat coconut oil/butter and milk until just melted, whisk in egg, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla
  • Add wet ingredients to dry and using a spatula mix until you form a dough. Cover and rest for 1 hour
  • FILLING - Mix ingredients together
  • TOPPING - Mix all ingredients with an electric mixer until creamy
  • TO CONSTRUCT
  • After the dough rested for an hour place it between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out into a rectangle about 8" by 14 " it should be about ¼ " thick
  • Spread the filling evenly over the dough surface leaving about 1-inch at the end without the filling.
  • Starting at the edge that has the filling, lift the dough with the parchment paper and roll it into a log, and then close by pressing the dough together with your fingers on the seam
  • Cut the log into 1 ½-inch circles and place onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Slightly press down. Cover the baking pan with a dishcloth and allow the buns rise in a warm place to double its size about 1 hour
  • Spread the buns with the topping while still hot
  • Serve warm or reheat if serving the next day
  • FOR DAIRY FREE VERSION - replace butter with coconut oil, milk with non-dairy milk like rice, almond or coconut and cream cheese with coconut cream


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