By Wendy Stoltz / Last Modified On January 15, 2023
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake that's sweet, tender, and ready in less then five minutes. No need to make up a whole batch of knead-and-bake cinnamon rolls when you can have this simple, cinnamon roll mug cake recipe.
For a more traditional cinnamon rolls recipe you’ll want to make my Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls.
If you like simple gluten-free breakfast, or baked gluten-free breakfast treats that you can have in the oven in less than ten minutes, check out my Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Donuts.
For more breakfast ideas check out my Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes.
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake
How many times have you had a craving for gluten-free cinnamon rolls only to realize that it takes time to make, knead, and bake them? I LOVE cinnamon rolls, but sometimes I'm what you call a lazy baker.
This Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake is for avid bakers and lazy bakers, and you are going to love how simple it is to make.
There are no bowls required (unless you want to double the recipe) and you don't have to turn on your oven. I make my mug cakes, like this cinnamon roll mug cake recipe, in ramekins or coffee mugs.
The only cleanup after is the ramekin, some measuring utensils, and a spoon. Please tell me you love that this is a minimal cleanup recipes.
Gluten-Free Mug Cake
You can bake this in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes if you don't have a microwave, but otherwise it's ready in less then 5 minutes.
I usually devour the whole thing by myself, but it can be shared, or you can double the recipe.
This gluten-free cinnamon roll mug cake is going to be your next go-to breakfast treat, trust me. The texture is perfect, and so similar to a cinnamon roll.
You can add extra cinnamon if you like loads of cinnamon like me. You can also enjoy it plain if you don't want to add the icing.
I don't have a grain free version ready for you, but as soon as I do I'll cross post it here.
You can use dairy-free milk to make this cinnamon roll mug cake recipe dairy-free, and you can use coconut sugar if you don't want to use granulated sugar.
Just note that this gluten-free cinnamon roll mug cake will be more of a caramel color if you use coconut sugar.
I've only tested this with Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 flour, but you should be able to use most blends that have a combination of potato, tapioca, and rice.
The majority of the gluten-free flour blends out there have a combination of those three.
I haven't personally tried making this with flax egg yet, but when I do, I'll update the post. Also, be sure to check the comments to see if anyone has made it with an egg replacer.
If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment. This recipe is supposed to be a simple cinnamon roll in a cup recipe, and I hope that you love it as much as we do.
Looking for more mug cake recipes? You'll love my Gluten-Free Mug Coffee Cake and my Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake. Both are simple, require minimal cleanup, and are ready in less then 5 minutes.
When the girls have a birthday party to attend I'll sometimes make a mug cake and send it with them (if I don't have a cupcake in the freezer for them).
If you are looking for a more traditional cinnamon roll you'll love these Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls.
If you make this gluten-free cinnamon roll mug cake please stop back by and let me know what you think. You can leave a starred review and a comment below.
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake that's sweet, tender, and ready in less then five minutes.
- 1 tablespoon oil of choice
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 egg yolk (or use the whole egg if you're doubling the recipe to make two)
- 2 tablespoons milk of choice (or dairy-free milk)
- ¼ cup all purpose gluten-free flour blend
- ⅛ teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
For the glaze:
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon milk (or dairy-free milk)
- ⅛ teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
- Place oil, sugar, and egg yolk in a medium sized microwaveable coffee mug or ramekin. Mix with a fork until combined. Add in milk, flour, cinnamon, and baking powder. Mix until just combined.
- Microwave for 1 minute to 1 minute and 30 seconds until desired consistency is reached. If you like your cake on the softer side I would only microwave your mug cake for 1 minute. Remember that it will continue to cook a little after you take it out of the microwave.
- For the glaze, in a separate small bowl mix together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.
- Spoon over warm cinnamon roll mug cake and enjoy!
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Serving Size:1 mug cake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 6g
Since I didn't have the gluten free flour you mentioned, I made these with half almond flour and half cassava flour. Popped them in my toaster oven for 15 minutes and they were a quick and delicious treat! Will make again! Thank you.
I am so glad you liked it. Thank you for sharing what flours you used.
My absolute fave mug cake! It's even better than non gf ones and I'm obsessed so fluffy and tasty, thank you!
What do I do if I don’t have powdered sugar?
Can you grind granulated sugar? You can always top the mug cake with whipped cream or maple syrup (or both) instead of making the glaze.
I'm quite new to gluten free foods. I have a huge sweet tooth, love mug cakes, and just purchased my fist bag of gluten free flour. Thank you. This was very delicious. I will make this again.
I am glad you loved it. Thank you for letting me know.
I don't know how many times I've made this when I don't know what to do with my life... It's become a sort of handle for me to be reassured that I am still capable of making something edible for myself even when my life is in shambles, while also becoming a comfort food when I'm so, so miserably down. Who knew a GF mug cake recipe could have so much meaning. (I've tried many other recipes and this is the only one that has never once failed me)
You are very welcome. I am so glad you love it.
This review alone has convinced me to try.
Can these be made a few days ahead? I’ll be in a hotel for a few days and would love to bring these pre-made in disposable coffee cups to have for breakfast. Thanks
I would imagine it would stay good for a couple of days. You can reheat it for 15 seconds to warm/soften it.
Thank you so much for this easy wonderful recipe. So enjoying it. Wishing you a happy day and I'm so thankful I found this.
You are very welcome. I am so glad you like it. I love the idea of adding apple pie filling.
I forgot to tell you I have also made it with adding some apple pie filling to it and it was great too.
This was exactly what I was craving! It was very easy and very good, but too sweet for me. Next time I make this I will only use 1/3 of the frosting. I used Better Batter flour blend, which worked perfectly.
Has this recipe been tried using powdered milk? We almost never have milk on hand. I'm drooling in anticipation. Cinnamon rolls are what I've missed the most.
I'm not sure. I think if you use dried milk powder, you'll need to add a little water to balance it out.
Thank you for this recipe! I made a double batch since I wanted to use a full egg and used monkfruit sweetener in place of the sugar. It's quite good and definitely takes the edge off the cravings for a less healthy, more calorie dense cinnamon roll. It's quite filling, too!
Hello again! I tried quadrupling the recipe to make 4 mug rolls, but I decided to make muffins out of the mix instead and was amazed that the batter yielded six lovely muffins. They needed to bake for about 18-20 minutes at 350 degrees in order for a toothpick to come out clean. I used monk fruit sweetener for the sugar and unsweetened soy milk. I sprinkled a mixture of cinnamon sugar on the top of each before baking. The texture of the final product was a little different from a traditional muffin but absolutely delicious -- and I ended up with a half dozen!!
Thank you so much for sharing! I'm glad it worked out.
This is my absolute favorite treat!! I always double the glaze to have extra frosting and i like to use heavy cream when i have it to make the glaze extra thick. Delicious!!!!
I made this for my husband and he loved it!…I used King Arthur measure for measure GF flour. It was so light and fluffy.
I used Trader Joe's GF Pancake Mix and 1 T of brown sugar and it was great!!
I'm so glad you enjoyed it!