Glorious Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls and Real Jules, Real Good Giveaway!

Glorious Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls from Skinny GF Chef
I recently had the pleasure of chatting with the lovely gluten free blogger and entrepreneur, Jules Sheperd of gfJules.
She has a new company and a gluten free all-purpose flour that I used to make these easy gluten free cinnamon rolls! I'm so excited to have real cinnamon rolls and for you to try this flour!

I was provided product for this post but all recipes and opinions are my own!

Just in time for your holiday baking, she is giving away 2 boxes of her new gfJules Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour to ONE lucky winner!
Glorious Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

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Let me tell you about the flour and then we will make cinnamon rolls! Jules states that her flour
  • Works in nearly every recipe
  • Gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy free, vegan and NON-GMO! 
  • Produced in a facility that's free of the Top 8 food allergens!
The flour smelled good. Fresh and light. I could already imagine many things that it would work great in. Like biscuits, cookies, pie crust and cakes.
But the ultimate test is how it works in a bread. So, I decided to make my husband's old favorite cinnamon rolls. I haven't made them for a long time. My other attempts just never produced that perfect pull apart, chewy bread texture that he loves.
On the first try, I used my recipe below, but with 3 cups of gfJules flour, 3/4 cup of milk and 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast.
The dough was easy to roll out, but it didn't rise as well as I wanted. Gluten free bread often needs more yeast and liquids than conventional "gluten" bread. The flavor was perfect, but it needed more texture and height, so I tried again.
The dough you see above and below is the first batch. Be sure to spread your cinnamon and sugar all the way to the edges. I had to add a little more.
You can find more gluten free bread baking tips and recipes on gfJules site here.   Disclosure- I received products for this review but all opinions and recipes are my own.
Glorious Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls
The second batch, I accidentally killed my yeast. It's easy to do and I was baking at 6:00 AM and needed coffee! Be very careful that your liquids are just lukewarm and your oven isn't too hot during rising or your yeast will die.
The third batch...now I'm feeling confident!  I added some gluten free brown rice flour for texture, more yeast, more xanthan gum and more liquids.
I've found that gluten free bread dough rises better when the dough is soft and that it needs a little extra xanthan gum or psyllium to keep it high. The soft dough wasn't as easy this time to roll out, but you can see below that the results are worth the little extra effort that is needed. Third time is a charm!
Glorious Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls


Aren't they gorgeous? They really turned out great and hubby is in heaven. I'm going to keep experimenting with gfJules flours and I will post more recipes in the future. I loved the flavor of the rolls made with just her flour and I can't wait to make Christmas cookies with it too. 

Now on to her new company! Don't be confused! Jules Sheperd has a new company, called gfJules. The company she previously founded also still exists.

Please know that Jules is not associated with the other company in any way and that company no longer offers her products.

Here's a bit about her if you are new to her products:

 “I founded my original company as a single mother, on my own, in 2007 after publishing my first gluten-free cookbook. Ever since, I have been a passionate advocate for celiac and gluten-free consumer issues like gluten-free food labeling (co-founding 1in133.org), and helping those in our community. With my company, my goal was never to get rich, but rather to bring families with dietary restrictions together at mealtime as economically and safely as possible.” 
Her company was formerly known as Jules Gluten Free but is now gfJules.

Let's cook!  Adapted from The World's Easiest Cinnamon Rolls from The Minimalist Baker

Glorious Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

Makes 8-9 rolls

Ingredients:

Dough:

Yeast mixture: combine in a small bowl, set aside to proof for 10 minutes
  • 3 tablespoons cane sugar or local honey
  • 1 tablespoon (10g) instant yeast, room temp, I use SAF
  • 1 cup (240ml) milk or almond milk, warm to touch
Flour mixture:
  • 1 1/3 cups (153g) gf Jules Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour, room temp
  • 1 1/3 cups (163g) GF Brown Rice Flour, room temp
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum  
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Wet:
  • 1 large egg, room temp, beaten
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons (40g) butter, room temp
Filling: add after dough is rolled out.
3 tablespoons (45g) butter, room temp
1/4 cup (50g) cane sugar, or more as needed
1 tablespoon gf cinnamon

Glaze: add after rolls have cooled but are still warm.
1 cup(120g) powdered cane sugar
drop or two of pure vanilla extract
4 teaspoons milk or cream, as needed

Instructions:   Preheat oven to 150 degrees. Turn off and let cool while you make the dough.   

Grease 9x9 baking dish or high sided pie plate.      Here's my favorite Pistoulet Platter in pics above.
  1. In a small bowl, warm the milk until just lukewarm. Put your finger in the milk to check. If it feels hot, let it sit until it feels just warm to the touch. Combine the milk,  yeast, and sugar. Set aside to proof and double for 10 minutes. If your yeast does not bubble and grow, throw it out and buy fresh. 
  2. In the large bowl of your mixer, using the paddle attachment, add the flour mixture. All ingredients must be room temp. Mix to combine for a minute.
  3. Add the proofed and doubled yeast mixture and stir. Add the egg and butter and mix well on medium high for 2 minutes.
  4. Dough should be thick and a little sticky.
  5. Turn out onto a board covered with parchment paper. Sprinkle the parchment paper generously with gluten free flour. Gently turn the dough ball a few times and sprinkle with flour, kneading the dough a little as the flour coats the exterior. Flour your rolling pin and roll the dough out evenly into a 14 x8 inch rectangle. Don't roll too thin or you will have trouble removing it from the parchment.
  6. Spread the filling butter over the dough all the way to the edges. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon all the way to the edges.
  7. Now lift the parchment paper to start the first roll and roll snugly. If the dough sticks just use a spatula to gently loosen as you roll. 
  8. Cut rolls with a sharp knife apx 1 inch wide. You should have 8-9. Lay in greased pan. They like to be snuggled up to each other but not squished. Leave room to rise. 
  9. Let rise in warm draft free location or slightly warm oven for one hour or until doubled. 
  10. Remove from oven.  
  11. Heat oven to 350 degrees F./180C. Bake rolls for 25-30 minutes or until brown and done.
  12. Prepare glaze and drop teaspoon fulls on slightly warm rolls. Cover as soon as cool. Reheat in microwave for several seconds the next day. 




I would love to hear your results and comments. Come find me on Facebook too and we can chat! 


Now on to the Giveaway!  Contest open to US only. One winner will win 2 1.5 packages of gfJules Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour. Contest runs from 12/1/14-12/6/14. You may enter daily! Good luck and Happy Baking! 

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57 comments

  1. I would use the flour to make cinnamon rolls obviously! haha! Delicious!

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    1. Hi Rebecca, I'm having a hard time not eating them all myself! Hope you get the chance to try them. Don't forget to come back and enter again! xo

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  2. I definitely have to try these. You had me at gluten free cinnamon rolls!

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    1. Thanks for entering! You can enter everyday!

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  3. These rolls look heavenly. Thank you for sharing the recipe and the great giveaway. Cathy

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    1. Hi Cathy! Thanks! Don't forget to enter each day. Good luck sweetie.

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  4. I'm not entering the giveaway, Ali, but your cinnamon rolls are absolutely gorgeous! And it's great that you shared with folks how you killed your yeast. Food bloggers are human like everyone else and like you said it's easy to do. Last, I love Jules! It's wonderful to see so much support for her and her new company! :-)

    Shirley

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    1. Thanks Shirley! I'm honored that she asked me! Have a great day my dear.

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  5. Thank you so much, Ali and Shirley! I can feel the love from here! And yes, those rolls look DIVINE, Ali!!! WOW! No wonder your hubbie is so happy! Thanks so much for playing with my flour and for hosting a givewaway! So glad you had fun, and yummy results to enjoy!
    xoxox
    ~jules

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    1. Jules, your flour is amazing. I hope you have great success and that I helped a little. Thanks so much for letting me do this for you!

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  6. Wow, Jules really outdid herself with these great new mixes. I can't wait to try these!

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    1. Sandi, you will love her flour! Hope you try the recipe. I look forward to hearing how you like the rolls :) xo

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    1. Hi Jenny! Now you have to share the recipe! Come back and enter daily too!

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  8. Holy moly - I'd make these cinnamon rolls. I've been craving cinnamon rolls this holiday like crazy!

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    1. Hi Sarah! I was craving them too! lol...I think I ate 6....;)

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  9. I would make all kinds of things! I like to make a pot pie, because my stepdaughter does not eat gluten.

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    1. Oh Jill, I just love hearing about people cooking for family members who need gluten free. Yes, her flour would be perfect for a pie crust and there's a recipe on her site. Don't forget to keep entering!

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  10. oh my!!! I'm totally drooling, YUM!!!

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    1. lol...Heather, you are so cute! pictures of food kill me too. Hope you win!

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  11. These look AMAZING! And after serving my friend with Hashimoto's Ali's wonderful Magic Bars", she said that for Christmas, she wants some gluten-free flour. It would be so wonderful to be able to gift her with some of yours! :)

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    1. Kristine, Thank you for the kind words! I'm so glad you and your friend liked the magic bars. Now I want some! Come back and enter again and tell her to as well. Big hugs and come find me on FB. I would love to chat with you! xo

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  12. i'd use this to make holiday treats for friends/family! this recipe looks delicious -- maybe christmas morning?!

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    1. They will be on my menu for Christmas morning too! Good luck! Keep entering cause you want this flour!

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  13. I'm going to try your cinnamon rolls!

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    1. Crossing my fingers and toes for you sweetie! Enter every day if you can! xo

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    1. Thanks for entering Stephanie! I know you will love her flour!

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  15. I LOVE Jules and her products! These cinnamon rolls look amazing! I'd make them!

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  16. Yum and lucky hubby! I would love to make my mom's Christmas Nut Roll w/ Jule's Flour. She's tried making a gluten-free version for me, but w/ limited success :-) I'd be so happy if this flour did the trick!

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    1. Hi EA! Would love to see the recipe! I bet she will really using gfJules flour. It tastes so good!

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  17. I love making scones and biscuits - the soft flour really makes them wonderful!

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    1. It's the perfect flour for scones and biscuits! Thanks Rose-Marie, hope you win! Don't forget to enter daily! xo

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  18. Your cinnamon rolls look so good! Cinnamon rolls are a fav in our house :)

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    1. Thanks Sharon! Honestly, it's the first time I've ever made them! I have no will power and want to eat them all! :)

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  19. I might try making some cookies, or these yummy-looking cinnamon rolls! They look so good.
    Thanks for the chance.

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    1. Thanks! still time to enter again :) Best of luck!

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  20. These look so good even though I can eat gluten it still makes me want to try them!

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    1. Kim, you can sub out the gluten free flours or use the gluten recipe that I linked as my inspiration! Thanks for entering! xo

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  21. Oh those look so darn good! and thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks Christine! Hope you win! Don't forget to enter again if you can. xo

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    1. Me too Allison! I'm really looking forward to trying her flour in lots of recipes. Still a day to go so come back and enter again!

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  23. I would love to try to make some banana bread or pancakes

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    1. I hope you do! Thanks for entering and Good Luck!

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  24. What a great recipe. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Hi Vanessa! Thanks so much for stopping by! xo

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  25. The cinnamon rolls look amazing!

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    1. Thanks Cari, they are awesome and sweet. Just like you! xo

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  26. I have wanted to make some gluten free breads and rolls and this one is a great one to start with. Found it over at Dat be Nice Party.. Pinning. Thanks for the giveaway too.

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    1. Hey Marlys! I would love to stay in touch and help you! Let me know whenever you need tips! I have lots of bread recipes on my home page in the tabs.

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  27. I'm going to blame you for my purchase of the Pfaltzgraff dishes--love the Pistoulet pattern!

    Can't wait to try this recipe, too. Thanks for posting it.

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    1. lol! LucisMomma, you blame me now, but you will love it! I adore mine! Enjoy and Merry Christmas

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  28. You are like the gluten free savior. thank you so much

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    1. What a sweet comment! Thank you! I'm always here if you need any help! xo

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