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Keto Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

by Jessica

So, I feel like all of the recipes that I am posting are sweets. We do eat a lot of veggies I promise! Most of those recipes we eat, I have already posted like the baked squash that has been a favorite of late. Also, for lunches, I have found that taking frozen veggies like broccoli or green beans placed in a tupperware with a little bit of seasoning are great for lunches. Just microwave for a 2-3 minutes, and you have perfectly steamed veggies. Since I work from home it is easy to ignore my lunches or crave things I shouldn’t, so I have found the most effective way to eat well is to pack myself a lunch at the same time that I pack Grant’s. That way, I almost always eat what I have packed since it is easier to do that than prepare something else.


I was craving cinnamon rolls, and so found a recipe HERE from the Keto Cook’s Blog.


I whipped up some keto icing, and I thought this tasted amazing! I don’t think it would last well overnight,but it might if refrigerated.

DSC_8374Add a dollop of the icing, it is a little gloopy and enjoy.

DSC_8375These were super delicious, but I did make a few changes from the original recipe.

Keto Cinnamon Muffins with Cream Cheese Icing

Recipe Adapted from HERE!! 



1.5T (21g) Greek yogurt, Fage Total Classic ( I used sour cream)

1T (15g) Walden Farms pancake syrup (Found at most grocery stores in the diabetic section or sub with favorite sweetener)

1/2 (25g) egg

1/4C (28g) almond flour

1/16t (0.3g) sea salt

1/8t (0.6g) baking soda

1T (14g) butter, softened


Cinnamon topping

1/2T (3g) ground cinnamon

1T (15g) Walden Farms pancake syrup (Found at most grocery stores in the diabetic section or sub with favorite sweetener)

1/2T (7g) european style butter, melted

1T chopped walnuts (optional)( I didn’t add this because Grant isn’t always a fan of different textures in things)



Mix all the dry ingredients for the muffins. Mix all the wet ingredients for muffins and combine well with the dry ingredients.

Mix the cinnamon topping ingredients together and set aside.

In a greased mini muffin pan, pour the batter half way up. Add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon topping in the center, then pour the muffin batter to 3/4 way to the top.  If you are using walnuts, you can top it at this time (I left it out since clara doesn’t like the texture with it). Pour rest of the toppings on top. Give it a little stir with a toothpick.

Bake at 325F (preheated) for 15-17 minutes.

***I made mini sized muffins, so my recipe made a total of 5 mini sized muffins***



4 oz. Softened Cream Cheese

Truvia or Erythritol to taste

1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla or to taste



Mix the softened cream cheese with sweetener of your choice and add some vanilla as well. One could add some cinnamon as well,but I didn’t see a need to. Mix well, and put on top of the Muffins/cinnamon rolls.

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leah April 9, 2013 - 10:57 pm

Hi, My daughter Sydnee has been places on the modified Atkins. Our Journey with the diet is just starting. Do you know the carb count for one muffin? Thank you

jrwarfield April 10, 2013 - 5:41 am

If you make mini muffins, they have 0.87g of carbs per mini muffin, but I made 5 regular sized muffins so the carb count is around 1.044 carbs per muffin that is a little larger. Then my icing didn’t have any carbs because the Erythritol doesn’t actually get digested. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

Brittney Dillinger February 12, 2015 - 11:01 pm

Your icing actually does have carbs due to the cream cheese. 4.61 grams carbs for for 4 ounces. No dietary fiber.

jrwarfield February 13, 2015 - 7:47 am

Oh thanks for catching that. The original recipe didn’t use the icing that I used. see here.

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Jennifer October 19, 2014 - 2:00 pm

I made these and they didn’t even make enough for 3 full muffin cups :/ picture seemed deceiving. And what’s 1/2 eggs lol

jrwarfield October 20, 2014 - 9:39 am

I am sorry that this recipe was smaller than you expected. I used the regular sized muffin tins ( a lot of stores only sell the larger sizes now), and I filled them up 2/3 rds of the way full of batter. Oh, and 1/2 an egg is half of an egg. Sorry for the confusion.

Brittney Dillinger February 12, 2015 - 10:56 pm

I just made these and I used a silicone mini 24 cup heart-shaped mold. It hardly fit two rows and they are very skimpy in size, but your icing calls for so much in comparison. I believe you need to go over your grams that you have marked on your recipe to see if you have that right because something is definitely off.

There is no way this would make 5 regular sized muffins if they can hardly fill candy-sized molds.

jrwarfield February 13, 2015 - 7:52 am

I just looked back over it, and maybe I made a smaller size than the regular ones that I thought. So, I changed it to say mini muffins. The original blogger who I got the recipe from made mini muffins because her daughter has epilepsy, so maybe I just didn’t note that portion right. I made these a long time ago. Sorry. http://ketocook.com/2012/09/08/cinnamon-bun-muffins/

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Gun Penhoat January 8, 2016 - 4:26 pm

Compare the spoon in the picture with the muffin and you’ll get the true size. These recipes were developed for small children with epilepsy so they are all weighed out in grams, and small sizes. If epilepsy is not your problem, just double or treble the recipes and calculate the values based on the original recipe.

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Brynn February 11, 2017 - 10:02 am

These taste like rocks with cream cheese and cinnamon I thought it was a good idea but I was definitely wrong, tried to make this for my moms diet but it made her cry, even the dog hates it, I don’t know what you did but I definitely did something differently, so thanks for the tiny rocks, but I think I’m gonna pass.

jrwarfield February 13, 2017 - 10:14 pm

Sorry, that they didn’t work out for you.

Audrey May 22, 2018 - 12:58 pm

I made these and tripled the recipe and it worked, and they taste great! Thank you! Ignore all the other rude commenters.


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