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Easy Gluten-Free Cinnamon Biscuit Balls {Dairy-Free Option}

We call these Cinnamonies around our house. Gluten-Free Cinnamon Biscuit Balls are a quick and easy special breakfast treat.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free cinnamon biscuit
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 32 balls
Calories 98kcal
Author Audrey from Mama Knows Gluten Free



  • 2 1/2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour (I like Pillsbury gluten-free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum ,leave out if your flour already has it
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk dairy-free use cashew, almond or coconut milk. Make your own buttermilk by adding 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to the cup of milk and let stand 5-10 minutes.
  • 6 tablespoons butter , dairy-free use shortening or Smart Balance or Earth Balance butter
  • 1 egg , room temperature


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons milk dairy-free use cashew, almond or coconut milk


  • Preheat oven to 450° F.
  • In a large bowl add the gluten-free flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon and give it a quick whisk or stir to combine the ingredients. 
  • Cut in butter (or shortening for dairy-free) into the flour with a pastry cutter or fork until it looks like the size of small peas.
  • Stir in the buttermilk. To make your own buttermilk by adding 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to the cup of milk and let stand 5-10 minutes in the refrigerator to stay cold. 
  • Add the whisked egg and stir until a soft dough forms. The dough will be sticky. 
  • Use parchment paper or gluten-free cooking spray on cookie sheet.
  • Use either a cookie scoop or tablespoon to scoop out a ball of dough. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Combine icing ingredients.
  • Drizzle icing over cinnamon biscuit balls.
  • Enjoy!


Mama says, "Check all of your labels!"


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
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