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Caramel Rolls with Dairy Free Caramel Sauce

These wonderful caramel rolls are gluten and dairy-free! So enjoy without reservation...
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: Dairy and Gluten Free Caramel Rolls, Dairy Free Caramel Sauce
Author: Jenna




  • 2 ¼ tsp Active Dry Yeast or 1 Yeast Packet 7g
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • ½ cup Water Very Warm


Dairy Free Caramel Sauce

  • 2 cups Brown Sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 1 tsp vinegar or to taste
  • 6 tbsp coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp corn syrup
  • ½ cup vegan butter or butter flavored Crisco - you will need additional salt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • For Filling: Mix room temperature butter with cinnamon and sugar - set aside.
    Caramel Roll Filling Dairy and Gluten Free
  • For Yeast: Dissolve your yeast in 1/2 cup very warm water and 1 tsp of sugar. You will let this set and get foamy for 5-10 minutes. 
    Foamy Yeast for Caramel Rolls
  • For Dough: In a stand mixer, mix together room temperature butter and vinegar. Add remaining dough ingredients, including foamy yeast mixture. Mix well. 
  • For Caramel Sauce: You will want the sauce ready to go before rolling and cutting your rolls, so that it can be added to the bottom of your 9x13 cake pan.
  • In a medium sauce pan, combine brown sugar, vinegar and corn syrup on medium heat. Once incorporated, add coconut milk, butter or Crisco, salt and vanilla. Bring to a low boil on medium heat.
  • Between two long greased sheets of parchment paper, roll dough out into a rectangle, 1/4 inch thick. 
  • Take off the top layer of parchment paper and spread filling mixture evenly. 
    Filling on Gluten Free Caramel Roll dough
  • Use parchment paper to assist you in rolling into a log, rolling the longest side of the dough. Peel the paper off as you roll into a log. If the dough is too sticky, refrigerate for a half hour. 
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 1.5-2 inch wide rolls. 
  • Arrange rolls in a greased 9x13 inch pan. Place the swirls facing up and each roll equal distances apart. 
  • Rest the dough for 60-90 minutes. 
  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown. 
    Gluten and Dairy Free Caramel Roll Recipe