Healthy Apple Cinnamon Rolls

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Imagine the aroma of freshly baked Healthy Apple Cinnamon Rolls wafting through your kitchen on a crisp fall morning. With no yeast required, these rolls are a breeze to whip up, ready in just about an hour!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  1. Healthy Apple Cinnamon Rolls are a quick breakfast fix, ready in under an hour.
  2. Despite being yeast-free, they remain fluffy and bursting with flavor.
  3. A delightful addition to your weekend breakfast routine.
  4. Naturally dairy-free, and easily adaptable to vegan preferences.
  5. Perfect for holiday mornings too!
  6. Enjoy the warmth of fluffy dough wrapped snugly around cinnamon-sugar apples, drizzled with apple icing.

Tips And Tricks:

  1. Avoid overworking the dough; knead until just combined.
  2. To prevent soggy rolls, drain the juices from the sautéed apples.
  3. Utilize the leftover juices to prepare the apple frosting.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Can these be made gluten-free?
    While I haven’t tested it, using a 1:1 gluten-free flour should work.
  2. Can these be made vegan?
    Absolutely! Just swap in vegan butter and follow the rest of the recipe as is.
  3. Can these be made ahead of time?
    Yes, prepare them the night before, refrigerate, and bake in the morning as usual.

Healthy Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cane or coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup grass-fed or vegan butter
  • 3/4 cup oat milk or any other milk alternative

Apple Filling:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or more butter
  • 2 large honeycrisp apples diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Apple Frosting:

  • Remainder of apple juices
  • 1/4-1/3 cup powdered sugar or more for desired consistency


  • In a saucepan, melt butter and milk until just combined, then set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, and salt. Add the melted butter and milk mixture, then mix until a dough forms.
  • Knead the dough briefly, then let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, sauté diced apples with coconut oil, cinnamon, and sugar until soft. Drain the juices and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F and roll out the dough on a floured surface.
  • Spread the drained cinnamon apples evenly over the dough, then tightly roll it into a log. Slice into individual pieces using floss.
  • Grease a baking dish, place the cinnamon rolls inside, and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Prepare the frosting by whisking powdered sugar into the remaining apple juices, then drizzle over the baked rolls.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


  • Avoid overworking the dough.
  • Drain the juices from the sautéed apples.
  • Use leftover juices for the apple frosting.

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