Low FODMAP Lemon Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

Low FODMAP Lemon Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

Published on Friday, May 10, 2024
Jessie Hulsey

Acid Reflux
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Happiness in Every Bite: Gluten-Free Lemon Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Lemon cinnamon rolls are a perfect addition to any spring brunch. Not only are they delicious, but they are also Low FODMAP and gluten-free, making them a great option for those with dietary restrictions. This recipe combines the tangy flavor of lemon with the warm sweetness of cinnamon, resulting in a treat that is both refreshing and comforting.

Low FODMAP Lemon Cinnamon Roll Recipe

If you're looking for a delicious and healthy breakfast or dessert option, look no further than these Low FODMAP lemon cinnamon rolls! Made with gluten-free flour and filled with a sweet and tangy lemon filling, these cinnamon rolls are perfect for those who are following a Low FODMAP diet.

Ingredients and Substitutions

When making lemon-glazed cinnamon rolls that are gluten-free and Low FODMAP friendly, ingredient selection is crucial for both flavor and dietary restrictions. Opt for gluten-free flours that are specifically made for baking needs, such as Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Baking Flour. For the filling, cinnamon and a touch of brown sugar add warmth and sweetness without triggering FODMAP sensitivities. To enhance the lemon flavor in the glaze, freshly squeezed lemon juice combined with powdered sugar creates a tangy, aromatic topping. 

For those with citrus sensitivities, consider substituting lemon with a small amount of lemon extract or using another citrus-free glaze alternative, such as vanilla or maple. Experimenting with these ingredient substitutions can produce delicious, FODMAP-friendly cinnamon rolls without sacrificing taste or texture!

Dietary Considerations and Adjustments

When it comes to making Lemon Cinnamon Rolls that are both Low FODMAP and gluten-free, there are a few dietary considerations and adjustments to keep in mind. Here are some tips and tricks to help you achieve the perfect texture and flavor.

Gluten-Free Baking Tips

Baking gluten-free can be a challenge, but with the right ingredients and techniques, you can achieve delicious results. One of the most important things to keep in mind is that gluten-free flours behave differently than traditional wheat flour. Gluten-free flours lack wheat flour's elasticity and binding properties, so it's essential to use a binding agent like xanthan gum or psyllium husk powder.

When making gluten-free cinnamon rolls, it is important to note that the dough may be stickier and more delicate than traditional cinnamon roll dough. To make the dough easier to work with, it can be chilled in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes before rolling out. Additionally, you can roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper to prevent sticking.

Serving Suggestions

Lemon cinnamon rolls are a perfect treat for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert. Here are some serving suggestions to make the most out of your Low FODMAP, gluten-free lemon cinnamon rolls:

  • Pair with a cup of coffee or tea for a delicious breakfast or mid-day snack.
  • Serve warm with a dollop of lactose-free whipped cream or a drizzle of extra lemon glaze for a decadent dessert.
  • Top with fresh berries or a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar for an extra burst of flavor.
  • Enjoy with a side of Low FODMAP fruit salad for a balanced and refreshing meal.

These serving suggestions are just a few ideas to get you started. Feel free to get creative and experiment with different toppings and flavor combinations to find your perfect match.

When serving lemon cinnamon rolls, remember that they are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven. If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two to three days. To reheat, simply warm them in the microwave for a few seconds or in the oven at 350°F for 5-10 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which spices should I avoid to maintain a Low FODMAP diet?

While spices themselves are typically low in FODMAPs, some blends or seasoning mixes may contain high-FODMAP ingredients like honey or agave syrup. Instead, opt for single-ingredient spices or blends labeled as "FODMAP-friendly" or "Low FODMAP." Common spices that are generally safe to use include cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Always check ingredient labels and consider making your own spice blends using safe ingredients to ensure they align with your dietary needs.

Can I omit the lemon glaze?

Absolutely! The lemon glaze adds a zesty kick to the cinnamon rolls, but if you prefer not to use it, you can skip it entirely or substitute it with a glaze of your choice, such as vanilla or maple.

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Low FODMAP Lemon Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

Welcome Spring with the irresistible combination of zesty lemon and warm cinnamon with these gluten-free Lemon Glazed Cinnamon Rolls. Soft, fluffy, and bursting with citrusy sweetness, these rolls are perfect for a delightful breakfast or a comforting treat any time of day!

Servings: 8


  • Prep Time: 4 hours 0 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 4 hours 30 mins




For the Dough

  • 3 1/4 cups gluten-free all purpose flour 
  • 2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tbsp yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Filling

  • 4 tbsp soft unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest

For the Frosting

  • 4 oz lactose-free cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp soft unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice 
  • Optional: extra lemon zest for garnish


  1. Combine the gluten-free flour blend or bread mix, xanthan gum, yeast, and salt in a mixing bowl. Add lukewarm water, maple syrup, eggs, and melted butter, then mix briefly using a mixer until well combined. Cover the bowl loosely with plastic wrap or a damp tea towel and allow the dough to rise at room temperature for two hours. Transfer the dough to the refrigerator for thirty minutes to facilitate easier handling.
  2. Shape the dough into a ball and lightly dust it with flour. Sprinkle some flour onto your kitchen counter. Place the dough on the counter and flatten it into a rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick. If the dough is sticky, sprinkle additional flour as needed, being mindful not to overdo it to avoid dryness.
  3. Melt the butter for the filling and mix the remaining filling ingredients in a separate bowl. Brush the melted butter over the dough and evenly sprinkle the sugar-cinnamon mixture on top. Carefully roll up the dough from the long side, ensuring a tight roll. Pinch the sides to seal.
  4. Line a baking dish with parchment paper and grease the sides with butter. Using a serrated knife, carefully cut the dough roll into 8 pieces. Place the cinnamon rolls in the prepared baking tin with the swirled side facing up, leaving about an inch of space between each roll. Cover the baking tin loosely with plastic foil and let the cinnamon rolls rise for another hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) towards the end of the rising time. Bake the cinnamon rolls for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown. Monitor them closely during the last few minutes of baking, as oven times may vary.
  6. While the rolls are baking, prepare the frosting by mixing softened butter and lactose-free cream cheese with a mixer until fluffy and creamy. Gradually add lemon juice and confectioner’s sugar while continuing to mix until smooth.
  7. Once the cinnamon rolls are baked and still warm, spread the frosting over the top. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Serving Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 554
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.2g 32%
Saturated Fat 11.4g 57%
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 633.8mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 75.9g 25%
Dietary Fiber 8.7g 34%
Sugars 29.7g
Protein 13.9g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:


The dough may be sticky due to the gluten-free flour blend. Use additional flour sparingly to prevent dryness while handling the dough.

You may adjust the amount of confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice in the frosting to achieve desired consistency and flavor.

Store any leftover cinnamon rolls in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two-three days, or freeze for longer preservation. Reheat before serving if desired.

Feel free to customize the filling and frosting according to personal preferences. Experiment with different spices or flavors to create unique variations of this recipe.