Healthy No Bake Cinnamon Roll Cookies (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

These healthy no bake vanilla cinnamon roll cookies are the perfect guilt-free cookie, perfect for Christmas, holidays, parties and even cookie exchanges- They are also packed with protein so could totally be a pre or post workout snack! Made with no butter, oil, flour or granulated sugar, these no bake cinnamon roll cookies are naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free, paleo, grain free and dairy free!

No Bake Cinnamon Roll Cookies (V, GF, Paleo)- Secretly HEALTHY no bake cookies LOADED with cinnamon flavor but made in one bowl and guilt-free! Refined sugar free and packed with protein! Perfect for Christmas, holidays, parties and events! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

I told you I wasn’t kidding when I said I would NOT be doing the traditional cookie route. I mean, eggnog, gingerbread, peppermint and sugar cookie are nice, but it’s a little oversaturated.

Case in point? I went to the grocery store on the weekend and the eggnog cartons and peppermint flavored candies were already discounted. Not only that but the Christmas puddings were half off. No surprises there, Christmas puddings on a dessert table are like cilantro

Absolutely unnecessary.

No Bake Cinnamon Roll Cookies (V, GF, Paleo)- Secretly HEALTHY no bake cookies LOADED with cinnamon flavor but made in one bowl and guilt-free! Refined sugar free and packed with protein! Perfect for Christmas, holidays, parties and events! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

ANYWAY.

It’s also Wednesday, so let’s see what made my plate! 

Today’s eats were from Saturday, where I (once again), ate most of my meals out with friends. Ironically, the place I was most keen on to have brunch at, I was put off by their silly, silly name. Case in point?

Chocolate waffles = Medicinal Mexican Waffles

Positive Pancakes = Banana Pancakes

Smiling Smashed Avocado = Beyonce on toast

Okay, it was just avocado on toast but YOU GET THE POINT.

I was so put off, I only had a coffee and picked up a Subway sandwich afterward. 🙂 

What I ate Wednesday- thebigmansworld.com

Breakfast- I am ‘operation clean out the freezer’ and found a lentil, butternut and pumpkin soup I made 8 months ago. It wasn’t too bad, but I’m glad for the freezer space. Lunch- A footlong veggie sub with the works. It was cheaper than it’s 6-inch counterpart for some reason…. Snack- The remaining clusters of these candied pecans…which ended up being clusters of sugar. Dinner- The sun was out and I enjoyed al-Fresco dining with some friends- I got the salad special, which was the ‘guacamole’ fiesta- Sour cream, avocado and something else (I forgot) mixed together, over salad veggies and topped with tortilla chips. It was ridiculously deceptive and left me with a stomachache.

Oh, sour cream.

ANYWAY. 

No Bake Cinnamon Roll Cookies (V, GF, Paleo)- Secretly HEALTHY no bake cookies LOADED with cinnamon flavor but made in one bowl and guilt-free! Refined sugar free and packed with protein! Perfect for Christmas, holidays, parties and events! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Before we get into today’s recipe, can we take a moment to discuss what ‘makes’ a cinnamon roll a ‘cinnamon roll’

I ask this because on the weekend, I caught up with some OG high school friends, and one of them showed me a picture of what I thought was a loaf of Irish soda bread. When she said Cinnamon roll, I thought she was joking around.

She wasn’t.

To me, a sticky cinnamon glaze or frosting is KEY to a cinnamon roll. Unlike a frosted cupcake (where people tend to be either team frosting or team cake), cinnamon rolls are just one team- The glaze. If you don’t like the glaze, then go eat Irish soda bread.

ANYWAY.

Let’s jump into the recipe, hey?!

No Bake Cinnamon Roll Cookies (V, GF, Paleo)- Secretly HEALTHY no bake cookies LOADED with cinnamon flavor but made in one bowl and guilt-free! Refined sugar free and packed with protein! Perfect for Christmas, holidays, parties and events! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

These healthy no bake cinnamon roll cookies are a taste and texture lovers dream! These are an easy, one bowl, fuss-free cookie recipe which requires no baking which are perfect for many occasions- Snacking, dessert, Christmas, holidays, parties, and events- It’s THAT versatile! It’s based off a soft, chewy and fudgy cinnamon cookie base, and frosted not once, but twice!

For such a decadent tasting cookie, you’d think that it would be chock full of butter, oil, flour, grains and sugar, but really, it doesn’t contain any of those! The base is packed with grain free flours, like coconut flour and almond flour. You can also add an optional boost of protein, using either this vegan brown rice protein powder, this casein protein powder, and this paleo friendly protein powder. Instead of butter or oil to hold up, we’ll be using a combination of drippy cashew butter and brown rice syrup or pure maple syrup. It’s then topped with a delicious DOUBLE glaze and voila- Healthy cinnamon roll cookies. Also, because of the ingredients used, these healthy no bake cinnamon roll cookies are naturally gluten free, vegan, paleo, dairy free, refined sugar free and grain free! 

HACK! Frosting wise, I did a double glaze, similar to this recipe here. I wanted both a protein glaze AND a coconut butter glaze. Because the protein glaze doesn’t really set, I drizzled that over the cookies first and once covered, I added melted coconut butter mixed with cinnamon and waited for it to firm up! Alternatively, you can omit one or the other, but DON’T OMIT ALTOGETHER. 

No Bake Cinnamon Roll Cookies (V, GF, Paleo)- Secretly HEALTHY no bake cookies LOADED with cinnamon flavor but made in one bowl and guilt-free! Refined sugar free and packed with protein! Perfect for Christmas, holidays, parties and events! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Make these healthy No Bake Cinnamon Roll Cookies and if all else fails, just make the frosting.

Otherwise, it becomes soda bread cookies.

Gross.

Healthy No Bake Cinnamon Roll Cookies
Serves 10
These healthy no bake vanilla cinnamon roll cookies are the perfect guilt-free cookie, perfect for Christmas, holidays, parties and even cookie exchanges- They are also packed with protein so could totally be a pre or post workout snack! Made with no butter, oil, flour or granulated sugar, these no bake cinnamon roll cookies are naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free, paleo, grain free and dairy free!
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For the cookies
  1. 1 1/2 cups almond flour OR gluten free oat flour
  2. 1/4 cup coconut flour
  3. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  4. 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (optional)
  5. 2 T granulated sweetener of choice (I used a monk fruit stevia blend)
  6. 1/2 cup cashew butter (can sub for any nut butter or nut free alternative)
  7. 1/2 cup brown rice syrup (sub for maple syrup for paleo option)
  8. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  9. 1 T + milk of choice*
Glaze layer 1
  1. 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  2. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  3. milk of choice, to thin out
Glaze layer 2
  1. 1/4 cup coconut butter, melted
  2. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Line a large plate or tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add your dry ingredients, mix well, and set aside.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt your nut butter with your brown rice syrup until combined. Whisk in your vanilla extract and pour into the dry mixture.
  4. Mix very well until a crumbly texture remains. Using a tablespoon, add milk of choice slowly until a thick batter remains. Slightly wet your hands and form small balls and press into a cookie shape on the parchment paper. Use a fork and cross each cookie before refrigerating or freezing to start the firming process.
  5. While the cookies are firming up, start making your glazes. Once the cookies are slightly firm, add the first layer of the glaze- The protein one. Ensure it is more liquid than thick, and drizzle over all the cookies. Once done, add your coconut butter drizzle over the top and refrigerate again to set.
Notes
  1. * Depending on the flour/protein powder you use, you'll most likely need more.
  2. You can omit one of the frostings- If you do, I'd recommend keeping the coconut butter one.
  3. Cookies need to be kept refrigerated, but can also be frozen. Ensure they are thawed slightly before consuming.
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No Bake Cinnamon Roll Cookies (V, GF, Paleo)- Secretly HEALTHY no bake cookies LOADED with cinnamon flavor but made in one bowl and guilt-free! Refined sugar free and packed with protein! Perfect for Christmas, holidays, parties and events! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Your turn! Link up a full day of eats and let’s get salivating!

What is the lamest name of a cafe/restaurant dish you’ve ever seen? Foxy fiesta bowl… in LA. 

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27 thoughts on “Healthy No Bake Cinnamon Roll Cookies (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

  1. I want these. Seriously. Badly. I am so hungry right now!
    Also I think the galcing on a cinnamon roll is the exception to my cream cheese frosting only rule. Because you’re right. Not a real cinnomon roll without the frosting.

    A lot of typical Bavarian restaurants have the weirdest names. But whatever if they make a good Schnitzel 😉

  2. I can’t express how much I love cinnamon, so much better than eggnog or peppermint! And healthy cookies with frosting, YUM!

  3. Oh you and your war against cilantro! I think you should embrace it…because man, that green stuff is mighty tasty in Mexican food. Anyways! You know my love of cinnamon (or at least you should be now…), so these cookies are right up my alley. I’m all about that glaze, that glaze…but then again, I do love a good Irish soda bread. So can I have my cookie with glaze on the side for dipping? Thanks!

  4. Beyonce on toast! I love it. These cookies look awesome. I just bought cinnamon roll-scented body wash, and I kind of wish I could eat it. Probably for the best that I can’t!

  5. Well, nothing wrong with being non-traditional! In Barcelona, my family and I ended up having Chinese takeout as a Christmas feast! 😛 And I LOVE cinnamon rolls, so this still wins me over.

    P.S. Now I have to visit Foxy Fiesta Bowl!

  6. Could you omit the protein powder and add coconut oil? I don’t normally keep protein powder on hand…Thanks!

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