AIP Cinnamon Raisin Rolls

AIP Cinnamon Raisin Rolls

Everyone who knows me, knows that if I could eat two off limits foods without getting sick they would be pizza and cinnamon rolls. I don’t care how awful I know those giant cinnamon buns at the mall or the airport are for you, I get one whiff of them and I can’t stop thinking about it. They are delicious.

Before going AIP I had found a pretty good recipe for paleo cinnamon rolls that I enjoyed as a treat, but they used almond flour so they are now off the table, pending my almond reintroduction. So, as in love with this little treat as I am, a year of no suitable cinnamon roll substitution has been a challenge. Some may miss coffee or chocolate, I miss cheese and cinnamon rolls.

It was this love (obsession) with the treat that led me to develop this recipe. It utilizes plantains to give it a rollable structure. That being said, the ripe plantain flavor causes this to taste more like a cross between a cinnamon bun and banana bread… not a bad combo! It is not identical to the gooey soft treat of my past, but it is delicious in its own right and will certainly satisfy your craving for a sweet spicy treat!

AIP Cinnamon Rasin RollsAIP Cinnamon Rolls



3 very ripe plantains

1 cup of water

1/3 cup of coconut oil

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 TBS cinnamon


¼-1/2 cup of honey

½ cup of raisins

1-2 TBS of cinnamon



Preheat oven to 375. Add all ingredients for your dough to food processor. Spread the dough onto sil pat lined baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the dough is firm. Remove your dough from the oven and cover the dough with a layer of honey, cinnamon and raisins. Then, cut in thin strips and roll. Either place the rolls into a round pan or place them back on your original baking sheet. Put them back in the over and continue cooking for another 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the to cool. For icing, drizzle melted coconut butter or honey over the top. Enjoy!


Jesse St. Jean

Jesse St. Jean

I am many things: a wife, a daughter, a sister, a nutritional therapist, a dog-mom… and I’m an autoimmune warrior.


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