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Gooey Microwave Paleo Cinnamon Roll for One

4.04 from 33 votes

What’s Inside: A single-serving cinnamon roll that’ll satisfy your craving, especially with all the nutrients from the delish white sweet potatoes which make up the dough! Enjoy this easy-to-make gooey microwave Paleo Cinnamon Roll in less than 10 minutes, perfect for any night of the week! This healthy cinnamon roll is Gluten-free, and can be made AIP with homemade baking powder.

3 small pieces of this microwave paleo cinnamon roll sitting in a white bowl on a light colored counter top. The rolls have been coated in date sauce which is a cream color. There is a fork sitting inside the bowl ready to take another bite.

Quick and Healthy Single Serve Cinnamon Roll

Ever get Cinnamon Roll withdrawals like me?! I love this recipe because it is so quick and easy to make without the commitment of making a huge, messy batch! This recipe is single-serve, meaning it only makes 1 Cinnamon Roll (or 3 small ones) which is perfect for any time at all. The microwave allows this to bake FAST…and when I say fast, I mean in a minute and a half!

What’s great is this ooey gooey Microwave Paleo Cinnamon Roll can be topped however you like. Either whip up a small batch of my Date Sauce which is perfectly sweet and sticky. Or top it with your favorite store-bought frosting for ease (I like Simple Mills)!


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A small bite sized amount of cinnamon roll is sitting on a light colored counter next to the white ramekin dish it was cooked in. There is a discarded fork next to the roll with some dough remains on it.

Ingredients in this Healthy Microwavable Cinnamon Roll

This delicious Microwave Paleo Cinnamon Roll is Paleo, Gluten Free, Nut Free, and Egg Free. You can use whatever milk you like in this recipe as well, just enough to allow the dough to come together.

The main ingredient in the dough is White Sweet Potatoes, and they have so many health benefits and are full of nutrients!

  • They are full of Vitamin C which is essential for the growth and repair of your body and body tissues. It’s also an immunity booster – so they are helpful in warding off the Fall and Winter time sniffles!
  • It also contains an Antioxident which protects your body against the development of cancer and heart disease.
  • Vitamin A is also inside these starchy balls of goodness. This helps with things like vision, skin health and bone development.
  • These potatoes are full of fiber to keep your tummy full and satisfied!
  • Most people assume that a white sweet potato is a ‘bad’ carb and contains ‘bad’ sugars, however, white sweet potatoes are actually a complex carbohydrate and help regulate blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity which is beneficial to diabetics.

How to make Microwave Cinnamon Rolls

3 small pieces of this microwave paleo cinnamon roll sitting in a white bowl on a light colored counter top.  The rolls look fluffy and cooked.

Making this Microwaveable Paleo Cinnamon Roll couldn’t be easier. All it takes is a few simple steps, a couple of minutes – and very little equipment! In fact, you could literally make this with 1 bowl and a fork!

Once the sweet potatoes are boiled, just mix all your ingredients together to make a dough, and add your oil and cinnamon to the inside! If you want to amp this recipe up a bit, you could add things like raisins or nuts, or even some dark chocolate chips if you’re feeling extra sweet!


Can I make this in advance?

The point of this recipe is that it can be made quickly, so you shouldn’t need to make it in advance. However, if you choose to, I would recommend making the dough and putting it into your ramekin or mug. Leave it covered in the mug in the fridge until you are ready to microwave it. Something I do like doing, is making the cooked white sweet potatoes in advance (1-2 whole ones), and storing that in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days to use it in this recipe and others like my cheese sauce!

Does this Cinnamon Roll last in the fridge?

I have never managed to not eat my whole serving in 1 go! If you do find it too much for you, I’m sure it will stay fresh for a day or 2 in the fridge. Just make sure it’s in an airtight container first!

Can I make this a Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake?

Yes! If you don’t have a ramekin dish then pop your dough into a mug and microwave it for the same length of time!

3 small pieces of this cinnamon roll sitting in a white bowl on a light colored counter top. They have been topped with a cream colored date sauce.

Hungry for More Low Sugar Sweet Treats?

If you loved this recipe and are looking for more ideas to satisfy your sweet tooth without filling your body with processed foods and refined sugar – then check these out!!

If you made this microwave Paleo Cinnamon Roll, please consider leaving a star rating and comment below. Or you can tag me, @foodbymars, on Instagram and Facebook. I love seeing your recreations!

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Gooey Microwave Paleo Cinnamon Roll for 1 (with sweet potato!)

4.04 from 33 votes
This Gooey Microwave Paleo Cinnamon Roll for 1 is the perfect single serve recipe! Satisfy your sweet tooth while using healthy ingredients like sweet potato. It's gluten-free, nut free, and AIP-friendly.
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 serving


  • 1/3 cup packed cubed and cooked white sweet potato
  • 4 tbsp Tigernut flour or Almond Flour
  • Sprinkle Tigernut, almond, or cassava flour for dusting
  • 1 tsp baking powder* *use homemade AIP-compliant baking powder for AIP, see note below
  • 1/2-1 tbsp milk of choice (add to crumbles)
  • 1 tsp Ghee or coconut oil
  • 1/2 heaping tsp Ceylon cinnamon
  • Paleo Vanilla Frosting or Date Sauce (below)

Date Sauce

  • 1 pitted medjool date roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp hot water
  • 1 tsp coconut oil or avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp milk of choice (optional)


To make the Sauce

  • Add boiling water on top of chopped date and let sit for 10 mins. Blend the dates, water, oil and milk on high speed in a good processor or blender until smooth.

To make the Rolls

  • Mash cooked sweet potato in a bowl and add flour and baking soda, mix well until crumbles form. Then add milk (you want it soft enough to form into a ball and roll)
  • Sprinkle the surface with a little more flour and form the dough into a rectangle. Add ghee/oil on top and spread evenly, then add cinnamon evenly on top. Roll the dough and optionally leave it as one large cinnamon roll or cut it into 3 small ones to fill out the ramekin more.
  • Add to a greased ramekin, mug, or small bowl.
  • Microwave for 1:30 mins (1:15 for 3 small pieces), and then drizzle sauce or use Simple Mills frosting and serve.


Most of the sweetness comes from the topping so if you want a sweeter roll, add your own sweetener to the dough.
*Traditional store-bought baking powder is not AIP-compliant. To make this fully elimination-phase AIP-friendly, try this easy, homemade baking powder recipe and use it for this recipe!
Diet: American
Keywords: AIP, aip breakfast, aip desserts, gluten-free, paleo, paleo breakfast
Course: Brunch, Dessert, Snack
-Alison Marras
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    • I haven’t tried so I don’t know how rolling the dough into rolls would be but it’s worth a shot to multiply up! Let us know how it goes if you try it.

  1. Woah! This really delivered… so good and not too sweet, I felt good after eating it. And, I had all the ingredients on hand. This is going to be a regular!

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