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Keto Fathead Dough Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls
These keto-friendly maple bacon cinnamon rolls are a fun spin on the standard — keto/ low carb fathead dough cinnamon roll recipe. If you’re a fan of sweet and savory, then this recipe is for you. This flavorful combo will complement any keto breakfast or brunch. With savory bacon, and the sweetness of maple these cinnamon rolls are an extra special treat that is sure to impress.
The inspiration for this recipe came from my husband’s love for maple bacon doughnuts. In our carb eating days, this was his favorite weekend treat. Recreating this flavor profile for him to satisfy that same sweet and savory tooth was my goal and one that I have deemed a success.
A baking tip for the best results for these keto maple bacon cinnamon rolls:
Make sure to bake this recipe when you plan to serve the cinnamon rolls. This is a necessary detail for me to share because this recipe is fathead dough based. The texture of the cinnamon rolls does become less bread-like, and more cheese-like when allowed to cool or refrigerated. The change in texture does not change the delicious flavor.
My favorite flavors for keto baking:
To accentuate the maple bacon flavor, I used One on One’s flavor concentrates. These flavors are my secret weapon, and you will see I use them in the majority of my recipes. I love being able to flavor my keto foods and spare myself the carbs that it would otherwise take to develop that flavor profile. For a link to their site, you can follow my affiliate link below. For 25 percent off your order use my code Brilliantly-25.
Tips for making these keto maple bacon cinnamon rolls:
To have a little fun I made heart-shaped cinnamon rolls. However, you can also use this recipe to make a “typical” cinnamon roll as well. Be sure not to crowd the rolls too closely in the pan as they will expand. If the cinnamon rolls are placed too closely they will not cook as evenly, and some rolls may not crisp up on the outside. See recipe instructions for more details on baking alternatives.
Keto Maple Bacon Cinnamon Roll
If you're looking for a fun and flavorful twist on a keto-friendly cinnamon roll then this recipe is for you.
- 250 grams or 2.5 cups of shredded mozzarella
- 2 oz. cream cheese
- 144 g or 1.5 cups almond flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp powdered sweetener (use more for a sweeter dough)
- -20 drops One on One Cinnamon Roll Flavor Concentrate -8 drops One on One Maple Flavor Concentrate -8 drops One on One Bacon Flavor Concentrate
- 1 1/2 tsp finely chopped bacon bits
- 2 room temperature eggs
- Cinnamon Roll Filling:
- 1/4 cup finely chopped bacon
- 1 tbsp. Sugar-Free Syrup of choice.
- 1/4 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp swerve brown sweetener
- Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 4 oz softened cream cheese
- 1 tsp of Sugar-Free Syrup
- 1 tbsp powdered sweetener
- 15 drops One on One Maple Flavor Concentrate -- 10 drops One on One Bacon Flavor Concentrate -- 5 drops One on One Cinnamon Roll Flavor Concentrate
- 4 tbsp Heavy Cream
- 2 tbsp Half and Half
- Start by making the dough as you would any fathead dough.
For easy reference see my Bagel recipe for step by step instructions,
Once the dough is well-combined chill for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375
- When the dough is chilled, roll it out using extra almond flour if the dough is still too sticky. I find that properly chilling the dough makes it much easier to work with, making this a great dough to make ahead of time.
- Evenly coat the rolled out dough with sugar-free maple syrup.
- Mix the cinnamon and Swerve Brown Sweetener and spread evenly across the dough. Next, Sprinkle evenly with bacon.
- Cut the rolled out dough with a pizza cutter in approximately one-inch strips. Be sure to cut the dough long ways if you are wanting to make heart-shaped cinnamon rolls.
- For the heart shapes: Find the middle point of the slice of dough, and imagine that this is going to be the bottom of the heart. Roll the top ends of the strips of dough to create the top of your heart. The middle part of your strip will not be rolled, and it will create the bottom part of the heart.
- Place the cinnamon rolls in a well-greased baking pan. This cinnamon rolls will expand when baked so allow them enough room in your pan for even cooking. If you like a more crisp cinnamon roll with a gooey center then I would recommend cooking the cinnamon rolls individually on a flat baking sheet.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes until the Cinnamon Rolls are nice and golden brown.
- Frost the cinnamon rolls when they have just begun to cool, and serve right away. The texture will change once cooled, so for the best results enjoy these cinnamon rolls fresh out of the oven.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 24 gramsgCarbohydrates: 6 grams totalgNet Carbohydrates: 3 grams netgFiber: 3 gramsgProtein: 12 grams g