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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.