Gooey Protein Cinnamon Rolls

Hey guys!

The smell of fresh cinnamon rolls is one of the scents EVER. Like, it strolling by a Cinnabon might be my favorite part about the airport.

But… cinnamon rolls usually contain a lot of the things that just make me feel blah like gluten, a ton of sugar, and dairy. I still indulge every now and then, but you know I had to come up with my own recipe so I can get my cinnamon roll fix any time I want, without suffering the consequences.

These Gooey Protein Cinnamon Rolls are warm, ooey gooey deliciousness. I love how easy the are to make and they always satisfy my craving. As a bonus, I added protein powder to make them extra filling! I can’t wait for you to make them!

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How I Cassey-fied cinnamon rolls

Instead of white flour I used oat flour, which is a slower burning carb that contains fiber. In other words, these keep me full! Instead of butter or oil, I used applesauce to lighten them up a bit without sacrificing texture.

I figured, why not make these protein cinnamon rolls?! So I added Sculpt + Debloat Protein Powder (which is vegan!), in the Sweet Cream flavor. It takes place of some of the flour and give a little protein boost.

I often use monk fruit sweetener in my recipes in place of sugar. It’s calorie-free and it bakes 1:1 for sugar. I also found a lower sugar maple syrup that I love.

For the icing I like to just melt a little coconut butter! It’s lightly sweet with the same texture as icing. But you could totally dust the tops with confectioners’ monk fruit sweetener or just more syrup and cinnamon. I love how customizable these are!

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Ready to make Gooey Protein Cinnamon Rolls?!

Let’s gooo!

Gooey Protein Cinnamon Rolls

Chewy, delicious cinnamon rolls that you can snack on all the time.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time27 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: protein powder, gluten free, cinnamon rolls
Servings: 10
Calories: 93kcal

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  • 1/4 cup monk fruit syrup (or another low sugar syrup)
  • 3 tbsp granular monk fruit sweetener
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  • 2 tbsp melted coconut butter**


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Whisk together the oat flour, protein powder, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the syrup, applesauce, egg and vanilla and stir, then knead with hands, as dough will be thick. *If needed, add one more tablespoon of applesauce.
  • Separate dough into two equal balls and place each between two sheets of parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray. Roll out into two rectangles.
  • Stir filling ingredients together and spoon across each dough. Gently roll from the long side, then cut each one into 5 pinwheels for a total of 10.
  • Nestle the rolled dough circles into a loaf pan. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and drizzle with coconut butter.
  • **An alternative drizzle to coconut butter is butter, syrup or powdered monk fruit sweetener.


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 4g

Love breakfast foods? Me too! Check out a few more baked recipes

Chocolate Baked Oats for Two

The BEST Pancakes

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

Let me know in the comments if you try making any of these!

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PS – If you want some more easy, high-protein recipes, check out my protein cookbook!

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