Orange Cinnamon Roll Muffins

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There is nothing like the smell of freshly baked cinnamon rolls!  Just thinking about them brings back memories and all the cozy feels. Sometimes, it can be hard to find family favorites like this at the store that fit your family’s dietary needs. We want you to enjoy these special treats no matter your dietary preference, which is why we’ve created this incredible Orange Cinnamon Roll Muffin recipe that is gluten-free and dairy-free!

These muffins are packed with those classic flavors and just a hint of citrus! This recipe is the perfect weekend treat and they are a great breakfast, snack or dessert to share with friends and neighbors!

White plate with cinnamon roll muffins topped with icing and orange zest.

Health Benefits of Ingredients

Dried Cherries

Cherries are rich in the antioxidant anthocyanin, which gives cherries their beautiful color. Anthocyanin’s work to fight free radicals, which can help with the prevention of chronic disease. Cherries are also rich in fiber, which is important for feeding your healthy gut bacteria and aiding in digestion!

Orange Zest

Orange peels contain plenty of fiber, vitamins and other incredible nutrients! One of these is called limonene. Limonene is a chemical found in the peels of citrus fruit that may project against cancer and other diseases. Citrus zest adds tons of flavor to dishes and can even be frozen and used for later recipes!

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Orange Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Print Recipe


  • 2 cups gluten-free 1-to-1 baking flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup vegan butter
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs or vegan egg replacer

Filling Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed Limoneira navel orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon Limoneira navel orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon tapioca powder
  • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • ½ cup coconut brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Muffin Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk
  • ¼ cup non-dairy cream cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in butter and mix to combine.
  • Add in vanilla extract, milk and eggs. Whisk to form dough. Shape into ball and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, add orange juice and tapioca powder. Stir to combine.
  • Add in orange zest and maple syrup.
  • In a medium bowl, mix brown sugar, ginger powder and cinnamon.
  • Add the orange juice mixture into the sugar mixture. Combine to form paste.
  • Flour dough and roll out using rolling pin between two pieces of parchment paper.
  • Add sugar paste on top of muffin dough and top with cherries.
  • Roll dough slowly starting from the bottom. Cut into nine slices.
  • Add muffin slices into greased muffin tin.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • While muffins are cooling, add powdered sugar into a large bowl. Mix in non-dairy milk and cream cheese to form icing.
  • Dip muffins into icing, top with orange zest and enjoy!
Author: Healthy Grocery Girl

If you love this recipe, see below for more muffin recipes! As always all Healthy Grocery Girl recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free and predominantly plant-based.

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Plate with cinnamon roll muffin topped with icing and orange zest.

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