Sunday, June 26, 2011

Product Highlight: Chebe Cinnamon Rolls

Has your summer been as busy as mine has been so far? It's been one thing after another for us - and I promise I didn't think I'd planned a super-busy summer! So when our oldest got sick a few days ago, I was of course bummed that we couldn't even escape sickness during summer break, but it did force us to slow down a little.

We didn't make it to church today, and it was a time for us to fellowship as a family - and for me to make something special for breakfast (we did have eggs, too). When the breakfast dishes were being cleared, there was one lonely cinnamon roll left and I suddenly remembered that I haven't done a product highlight here in a while. I grabbed the camera and took a couple of photos without caring about light, props, etc.

I've been using Chebe products for a couple of years and know I've mentioned the pizza crust mix (it's my favorite GF pizza crust mix) in my pizza crust recipe post. Their frozen breadsticks are great dipped in garlic butter - and my gluten-eating friends love them. I'll also add that Chebe's dry mixes are some of the least expensive gluten-free products I've found.

The cinnamon roll mix, though, is hands-down my favorite. I've always used it for sticky rolls, baking in a pan with lots of gooey goodness that includes pecans. I saw the mix in the new packaging at the store the other day, however, and those rolls on the front looked really good. I thought I'd better give regular cinnamon rolls a try with the mix.

This morning I followed the recipe on the back of the box, using the muffin tin and all, with a few changes:

1. I mixed 1 tsp. of baking powder into the dry mix before adding the wet ingredients.

2. I sprinkled raisins on the inside half of the rectangle before rolling the dough up.

3. I mixed up a little bit of milk glaze using powdered sugar, milk and pure vanilla to drizzle over the top of the rolls after turning them onto a baking sheet when they were finished baking.

Delish. You'd never know they were gluten-free.

Don't worry. The lonely cinnamon roll did get eaten.


  1. I'm just impressed that the cinnamon roll was ever "lonely" in the first place. That never happens in our house...
    These look yummy. And great impromptu picture! Hope you're all well now.

  2. Thanks, Ginny! C is better and Miss S keeps acting like she's getting it, but no fever ever starts. Fingers crossed that the rest of us won't catch it! :)

  3. Ooo I love cinnamon rolls, these look fantastic!

  4. You didn't tweak the recipe at all? I tried to make these a long time ago (2007) and I couldn't get them to turn out well. However, I LOVE their rolls and pizza crust mix.

    1. No, other than the tweaks I mention in the post. Maybe they have improved the mix since 2007? Yes, I like their other products as well!


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