Paleo Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

by Evolved Chocolate

Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

If you’ve ever had the problem of eating a cinnamon roll but then staining your hands from holding it, then fear not because we’ve got the perfect solution for you: a soft, luscious cinnamon roll that’s been topped with sweet icing, in the form of a mug cake. Your hands will thank you later!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 min
Time to Firm Up20 mins
Total Time36 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: dairy-free, gluten free, Paleo, peanut-free
Servings: 4 pieces


Dough Ingredients

  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
  • 1 egg

Cinnamon Filling Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Optional Topping Ingredients

  • ¼ cup plain coconut butter melted
  • ½ tablespoon coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla


For the Dough and Cinnamon Filling

  • Using a rubber spatula, mix together all dough ingredients in a large bowl for about 5 minutes. The dough will get thicker as it's mixed.
  • Place dough in the fridge for about 20 minutes to firm up.
  • After twenty minutes, move dough onto an almond flour-dusted countertop and sprinkle some more almond flour on top, as well as on your hands.
  • Pat dough into a rectangle that is 8”x 4” and pour 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil on top and spread it around.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon over the top, followed by the coconut sugar.
  • Roll into a log, starting with the shorter 4” side.
  • Place the log standing up into a microwave safe mug, and cook for 1 ½ minutes.
  • Turn over mug onto a plate and cut the cinnamon roll into 4 pieces, horizontally to serve four people.
  • Now you can drizzle on the topping if desired.

For the Optional Topping

  • Mix together melted coconut butter, coconut sugar, lemon juice and vanilla until a smooth consistency is formed.
  • Pour the topping on top of the cinnamon bun pieces.


Difficulty Level: Easy
Almond flour shouldn’t be substituted for a different flour.
Xanthan gum must be used, it is what makes the batter into a thick dough.
The egg in this recipe cannot be substituted.
Coconut sugar can be subbed for any granulated sugar.
Maple syrup can be subbed for any syrup sweetener.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 slice
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 10g
Protein 6g 12%

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

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