Keto Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

These amazing Keto Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are bursting with flavor and contain about 2 net carbs each! These warm, pumpkin and cinnamon spiced rolls are topped with a maple cream cheese frosting you will love.

Ingredients in Keto Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

These naturally gluten-free pumpkin cinnamon rolls have three components: the keto dough, the pumpkin filling, and the maple cream cheese frosting. Here’s what you’ll need to make this keto pumpkin recipe:

  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Cream cheese
  • Almond flour
  • Baking powder
  • Ground flax meal
  • Pumpkin
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Heavy Cream
  • Keto Sweetener such as monkfruit

Is Pumpkin Keto-Friendly?

Yes! Pumpkin is low in carbs and contains a high amount of fiber. It’s easy to incorporate into a keto diet (thank goodness!).

Can the Mozzarella Be Substituted?

No, the mozzarella is a key ingredient. It helps bind the fat head dough together.

How to Make Keto Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe is broken down into three simple parts — make the dough, prep the pumpkin filling, then bake and frost.

If you’ve never made an almond flour dough before, don’t fret. I walk you through the recipe step by step in the recipe card below.

Here’s an overview of how the easy keto cinnamon rolls are made: 

  1. First, you make a pumpkin dough and roll it out into a rectangle. This is made very easy by rolling the dough between silicone baking sheets.
  2. Once the dough has been rolled out, combine the softened butter and pumpkin in a small bowl.
  3. Spread the pumpkin butter over the dough and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar and nuts evenly across the dough.
  4. Tightly roll up the dough and slice into 10 equal sections.
  5. Bake in a muffin tin at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.
  6. Top with the maple cream cheese frosting and enjoy!



How Many Net Carbs Are in This Recipe?

These amazing Keto Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are about 2 net carbs each and that includes the maple cream cheese frosting! They also do not contain any eggs, so perfect for those with allergies!

Can This Recipe Be Made in Advance?

I think the dough makes the best cinnamon rolls when used right away. However, if you want to make them the night before, roll out the dough and place in plastic wrap, tightly seal, then the next morning slice and bake.

Ingredients

Pumpkin Dough

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax meal

For the Cinnamon Filling

  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons pecans, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons Monkfruit or Swerve sweetener

For the Cream Cheese Icing

  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners Monkfruit or Swerve sweetener
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple extract (optional)



Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. For the Pumpkin Dough: In a microwave proof mixing bowl combine the shredded mozzarella cheese and cream cheese. Heat in 30 second increments, stirring in between until completely melted. Stir in the pumpkin.
    3. Add the almond flour, baking powder and ground flax meal.
      Mix the dough well until you have a soft ball (see step by step images above)
    4. Between two silicone baking mats or parchment paper roll the dough into a rectangle roughly 13×10.
    5. For the filling: Combine the softened butter and pumpkin in a small bowl and brush on the dough, all the way to the edges.
    6. Combine the cinnamon and sweetener in a small bowl and sprinkle on top of the butter. Top with chopped nuts
    7. Starting at one end roll your dough as tightly as you can into a log.
      Cut into 10 equal portions (roughly the width of two fingers)
    8. Spray a muffin tin lightly with cooking spray and place the rolls in the wells.
    9. Bake 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
    10. For the cream cheese icing: combine the cream cheese, heavy cream, sweetener and maple extract (if using) in a blender or food processor and mix until smooth.
      **Note: the icing is for a mildly sweet, thick frosting. If you prefer it sweeter or thinner just add additional ingredients as needed after taste testing.

Keto Tips

No fruit, unless it’s berries in moderation…
No wheat
No sugar
No grains
No pasta
No potatoes
No rice
No beans
No starches
No milk as it’s loaded with sugar. ( unsweetened almond milk is recommended.)
HWC (Heavy whipping cream) is good in coffee or whatever you would like to use it for.
Meat, cheese, eggs, vegetable, nuts, and healthy fats. It’s simple. Stick to that, and you should be ok!
Vegetables that should be avoided are…
Sweet potatoes
Corn
Peas
Potatoes
Carrots – can be used in moderation, just don’t go over board. They are full of starches and not recommended.
Make sure to drink half your body weight In oz of water as well if you aren’t getting the adequate amount of water it can be bad for your kidneys! This applies for all forms of keto.
Do not forget your electrolytes, they are needed daily.
A good form of electrolytes is:
Powerade zero
Pickle juice
Pink Himalayan salt added to your food
Strict keto – counts all macros, do not eat processed foods.
Lazy keto – doesn’t track all macros, still eats processed foods, as long as they are on plan
Macros are a break down of the calories you intake for the day. Which should be…
5% carbs
20% protein
75% fat
Carb manager is a great app to track macros
Carbs are a limit – try not to go over your carb limit.
Fat is a lever – you don’t have to meet your fat macro, it’s simply there to help you get full.
Protein is a goal- try your best to reach your protein goal, but try not to go over. Excessive amounts of protein can cause you to stall in weight loss.
Anything other than this food group selection would be considered low carb. Also, if you are in ketosis, and eat outside of this food group not only could it take you out of ketosis, but it could spike your blood sugar! Which can make you sick.
Hope this helps. 
If you are a keto newbie- This should help 



Meats: ZERO CARBS 
• Beef- Ground beef, Steak, Ribs, and Roasts
• Pork- Chops, Ribs, BACON, Loins, sausage
• Chicken/Turkey- Thighs w/skin or wings are the best because breasts are high in protein. However, you CAN eat breasts, just have to eat more fat to compensate.
• Fish- Tuna, Salmon, Cod, Haddock, etc.
• Shrimp/Lobster- Go crazy, use lots of butter!
• Pepperoni
Cheese: MOST are no carb, almost all are low carb
• Mozerella & Cheddar- Buy in bulk, they freeze well and are insanely versatile!
• Colby jack, pepper jack, monterrey jack
• Taco style, Mexican style
• Parmesan, Asiago
• Ricotta- Freezes well, very versatile
• Cottage cheese- Good to throw in your lunch with berries, usually around 4-8g of Carbs per serving
• Cream Cheese- Freezes very well, this is one of the things that I always glance at whenever I go to the store, and always buy a bunch of if it’s under 75 cents per 8oz.
Vegetables: No potatoes! Get your carbs from above ground veggies!!!
• Leafy greens- Spinach, Spring mix, Kale, Romaine
• Zucchini- Great for a noodle substitute!
• Avacado- Awesome source of natural fat!
• Eggplant
• Brussels sprouts
• Tomato
• Spaghetti Squash- Versatile, makes a great spaghetti substitute and is even great for making hash browns!!
• Cucumber
• Peppers- Jalepeño, banana, green/red/yellow/ orange bell
• Broccoli- Great with cheese, steamed or just raw!
• Asparagus- Awesome roasted or sautéed with bacon and garlic!
• Cauliflower- AWESOME potato substitute!!
• Celery- Great with cream cheese or all natural peanut butter!
• Cabbage
• Pickles (Read nutrition labels, watch for sugar and carbs)
• Olives
• Green beans- Awesome sautéed in bacon grease with garlic, (watch portion size, though).
• Onions- Red, yellow: use somewhat sparingly, to taste
Fruits: Most are a no-no, especially bananas, oranges and grapes.
• Strawberries
• Blueberries
• Raspberries
• Blackberries
• Lemon/Limes- Adds great flavor!
Nuts (grams of Carbs per 100 grams, or 3.5 oz)
• Pecans/ Brazil (4g)
• Macadamia (5g)
• Hazelnut/Walnut/Peanut (7g)
• Pine (9g)
• Almond (10g)
• Pistachio (18g)
• Cashew (27g)
Oils/Fats
• Coconut Oil
• Butter: Kerry Gold is best but just make sure it’s REAL butter and not a spread or margarine
• Olive Oil
• Vinaigrette
• Hollandaise
• Bacon/sausage grease
• MCT oil- easily ordered online/in specialty stores
Dressings/Condiments/Fats
• Ranch, Blue cheese, Cesar, Thousand Island, Balsamic- Watch carbs/ sugar, but there’s tons of brands, so you can find one you love!
• Mayo- Natural/organic is best, but I use Hellmann’s all the time.
• Aioli
• Heinz “NO SUGAR ADDED” Ketchup or sugar free ketchup
• G. Hughes brand sugar free BBQ sauce
• Yellow/Spicy Brown Mustard
• Soy sauce
• Hot sauce
Liquids: Use as base for sauces/soups
• Heavy Whipping Cream (HWC)
• Broths/Stocks: Stay away from reduced fat. Bone broth is awesome!
Snacks
• Pepperoni
• Slim Jims/jerky (watch carbs)
• Homemade cheese its/ tortilla chips
• Cheese
• Pork rinds (0 carbs, very versatile. Can be used as breading, nacho substitute or even sprinkled with cinnamon & stevia and eaten like cereal with Almond milk and tastes like cinnamon toast crunch!)


Drinks
• WATER- Lots of it!
• Crystal Light- Tons of options and very convenient!
• Tea with stevia
• Coffee- Add a Tablespoon of coconut oil or MCT oil, Stevia, heavy whipping cream and imitation vanilla/ Hazelnut or Cocoa powder & peppermint BOOM Homemade creamer!
Alcoholic Beverages
• Beers (grams of carbs per 12 oz serving)
 Bud Select 55 (1.9)
 MGD 64 (2.4)
 Rolling Rock Green Light (2.4)
 Michelob Ultra (2.6)
 Bud Select (3.1)
 Beck’s Premier Light (3.2)
 Natural Light (3.2)
 Michelob Ultra Amber (3.7)
 Coors Light (5)
 Amsterdam Light (5)
 Bud Light (6.6)
• Vodka: Whipped Vodka & flavored water or pineapple Pinnacle with crystal light are a couple of my favorites!
• Whiskey shot (0g carbs)
• Brandy shot (0g carbs)
• Dry Martini (0g carbs)
• Tequila shot (0g carbs)
• Champagne (~1g per serving)
• Dry wine (~2g per serving)
Sweeteners
• Stevia drops (0g)
• Erythritol (0g)
• Truvía (0g)
• Monkfruit (0g)
Other common Ingredients I use
• Almond flour
• Spices: Garlic powder, onion powder
Dont forget your electrolytes, they are needed daily.
• A good form of electrolytes is:
• Powerade zero



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