Allergy Free Cinnamon Buns

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 12 buns

Recipe by Allergy Free Cooking, Baby!, Inc.

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free, and Nut Free *For Gluten Free option see end note

My niece is coming over for a sleepover so I made these gluten free for her. I had a lot of request for using coconut spread due to the pea protein in margarine. I tried it with this recipe, even with the icing and it worked great. These are pretty fast to make, no need for yeast. Great for a snack or a breakfast treat.


  • • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • • 2 tbsp sugar
  • • 3 tsp baking powder
  • • ½ tsp salt
  • • 3 tbsp dairy free margarine or coconut oil + 1 tbsp for spreading
  • • ½ cup of dairy free plain milk
  • • ¼ cup of applesauce
  • Gluten Free Option
  • • Substitute 2 cups of flour for 2 cups of Gluten Free all purpose flour + 1 tsp Xantham gum.
  • Filling:
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Icing:
  • 2 tbsp dairy free margarine or coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix the all purpose flour, 2 tbsp sugar, baking powder, salt, DF margarine or coconut oil, dairy free plain milk, and applesauce.
  3. Mix until dough forms.
  4. Place the dough on a very floured surface and knead the dough into a ball. I like to use a cookie shet as the surface because it supports me in rolling the dough into a rectangle.
  5. Dust the ball of dough with flour.
  6. Roll the dough into a rectangle about 10×8 inches. About ¾ of the cookie sheets length.
  7. Spread 1 tbsp melted margarine or melted coconut oil on the dough.
  8. Mix cinnamon and sugar.
  9. Sprinkle over the dough.
  10. Roll the dough tightly starting from the 10 inch edge.
  11. Cut the roll in half, then cut each half in half again and finally cut each piece into three to end up with 12 buns.
  12. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  13. Ice with homemade icing below or store bought vanilla frosting.
  14. For icing mix all the ingredients with an electric beater until frosting forms.
  15. Ice buns while warm
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