Easy gluten-free cinnamon breadsticks! These sweet breadsticks are bursting with cinnamon sugar flavor and taste amazing with a drizzle of vanilla glaze!

Made with Caputo Fioreglut flour – you’ll be amazed at their light and bready texture! You might also like these gluten-free cheese breadsticks.

Gluten-free cinnamon breadsticks on a platter, with a hand picking up a breadstick


 

Do you have fond memories of getting Cinnabon rolls from mall when you were a kid? If so, these gluten-free cinnamon breadsticks are for you!

This is one of those great recipes that’s as easy as it is delicious. Light, chewy long breadsticks come together quickly, then get topped with a layer of cinnamon sugar. Add a generous drizzle of glaze for amazing gluten free breadsticks that rival any cinnamon roll!

There’s always a good reason to make cinnamon breadsticks, whether you’re looking for a quick weekend treat, easy breakfast or brunch side dish, hosting a Super Bowl party.

Caputo Fioreglut Gluten-Free Flour

This recipe uses caputo fioreglut gluten-free flour. This is a special type of flour imported straight for Italy (you can buy it Amazon here!).

It is made with gluten-free wheat starch that has been completely removed of gluten. This flour makes the MOST AMAZING gluten-free bread I’ve ever baked.

I have celiac disease and don’t react to this flour. Just know while it is gluten-free, it isn’t wheat free.

One thing that makes these breadsticks extra special is the Caputo gluten-free flour. Unlike most of the gluten-free flour blends found in grocery stores, this flour comes straight from Italy. It contains wheat, but does NOT have gluten.

That’s right! The gluten is totally removed from this flour, but you still get the great texture and chew that’s usually only possible with regular wheat flour.

Good breadsticks are hard to come by when you eat gluten-free, so don’t miss the chance to enjoy this special treat!

If you love cinnamon sugar you also might like these gluten-free cinnamon rolls, gluten-free monkey bread, gluten-free french breakfast puffs, gluten-free donuts (dip them in cinnamon sugar!) or gluten-free snickerdoodles.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Unbelievable light, chewy texture (Best ever for gluten-free!)
  • Quick and easy
  • Simple ingredients
  • Sweet cinnamon topping + vanilla glaze

For more gluten-free recipes, try this long-time favorite gluten-free pizza crust or gluten-free sandwich bread.

You also might like these recipes for gluten-free flatbread, gluten-free rolls and gluten-free garlic bread.

Ingredients You’ll Need

For the Gluten-Free Breadstick Dough

Here’s everything you’ll need to make these delicious gluten free breadsticks:

Gluten-free cinnamon breadstick ingredients on a countertop
  • Caputo gluten-free flour: This type of flour is a must! Don’t use a regular gluten-free flour blend: It makes a huge difference in the texture and crumb. Caputo gluten-free flour is imported from Italy and made with gluten-free wheat starch. It’s not wheat free, but it has been removed of gluten to a trace level!
  • Water: You want to use warm water here, but it shouldn’t be too hot! Water that is too cold won’t activate the yeast, while water that is too hot will kill it. Aim for 100-120 degrees F.
  • Oil: Vegetable oil has a mild flavor that is perfect for a sweet breadstick dough. Don’t use olive oil here—the flavor is too strong.
  • Salt: You can use sea salt or regular salt for this recipe. I like to use fine sea salt for more depth of flavor.
  • Yeast: I like to use Saf instant yeast and mix it in with dry ingredients. This works beautifully and makes the recipe so quick and easy, since it only needs one rise!
  • Sugar: A tablespoon of sugar adds a hint of sweetness to these bread sticks, which really takes these delicious homemade gluten free breadsticks to the next level!

Gluten-Free Bread Only Needs One Rise

Unlike traditional breadsticks, gluten-free breadsticks only need to rise once. I use Saf instant yeast and add it right to the dry ingredients.

Be sure to use fresh yeast, but no need to activate the yeast before hand!

For the Cinnamon Topping

Gluten-free cinnamon stick topping ingredients on a countertop
  • Butter: You will brush the breadsticks with a little melted butter before adding the cinnamon topping!
  • Cinnamon: I like to use ground cinnamon for this topping. You could also save time and buy pre-mixed cinnamon sugar at the local grocery store.
  • Sugar: Use granulated sugar, or pre-mixed cinnamon sugar.

How to Make This Recipe

dry ingredients in a bowl, and wet breadstick dough in a bowl
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the gluten-free flour, granulated sugar, instant yeast and salt. Mix to combine.
  • With the mixer running on low speed, slowly add the water and oil to the yeast mixture. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat for 5 minutes.
Gluten-free breadstick dough in a pot, and rising dough in a pot
  • Using an oiled spatula, scoop the dough into a medium-sized oiled bowl. (I usually rub a tablespoon of oil on the side and bottom of the bowl so the dough doesn’t stick while it rises.) 
  • Cover and let rise in a warm spot for 1 to 1 ½ hours, until doubled in size.
  • Meanwhile, place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat the oven to 475F. Let the pizza stone preheat for at least 20 minutes. 
Breadstick dough spread over parchment paper, and baked cinnamon breadsticks
  • Spray a large piece of parchment paper (about the size of a baking sheet) with cooking spray. Using oiled or wet hands, place dough on the parchment paper and press into a long rectangle that is ⅓ inch thick. Let rise for another 10 minutes.
  • Slide the parchment paper on the pizza stone and bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove the parchment paper/dough from the oven and spread the melted butter over the dough. Sprinkle the sugar and then the cinnamon over the butter. 
  • Slide the dough off the parchment paper onto the baking stone and cook for another 5-10 minutes, until golden brown and crisp on the bottom. 
overhead shot of ingredients for the glaze
  • Let cool for 5 minutes then slice in half the long way, and then into 1 to 1 ½ inch strips. 
  • Whisk together the ingredients for the glaze. Drizzle or serve with the glaze for dipping. Enjoy!
A hand dipping a cinnamon breadstick in glaze

Storage Instructions

Store leftover breadsticks in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.

FAQs

Does Olive Garden make gluten free breadsticks?

No, Olive Garden does not make gluten-free breadsticks. You’ll need to look for gluten-free breadsticks at the grocery store, or you can make your own at home.

Are cinnamon sticks gluten-free?

Cinnamon spice sticks are naturally gluten-free, but cinnamon sugar breadsticks usually are not. Make my gluten-free cinnamon breadsticks recipe if you wan to enjoy a cinnamon breadstick treat on a gluten-free diet!

Are McCormick cinnamon sticks gluten-free?

Yes, McCormick cinnamon sticks are naturally gluten-free.

Expert Tips & Tricks

  • DO NOT substitute the Caputo Fioreglut gluten-free flour for gluten-free 1:1 baking flour. This recipe will only turn out with that specific flour. Trust me though – it’s worth it!
  • I love adding a drizzle of glaze to the top of these breadsticks. It makes them more like cinnamon rolls and is SO delicious! But feel free to skip it, or use the glaze as a dipping sauce!
  • Remember that these breadsticks only need one rise, so you can have fresh, homemade breadsticks in under two hours!
  • These breadsticks make a great dessert or appetizer. I love bringing these to parties!
Gluten-free cinnamon breadsticks on a serving board

MORE GLUTEN-FREE RECIPES

I hope you love this recipe as much as we do! If you try these gluten-free cinnamon breadsticks, be sure to leave me a comment/rating below. I’d love to hear from you!

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5 from 5 votes

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Breadsticks (Amazing + Easy!)

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Easy gluten-free cinnamon breadsticks! These sweet breadsticks are bursting with cinnamon sugar flavor and taste amazing with a drizzle of vanilla glaze!
Made with Caputo Fioreglut flour – you’ll be amazed at their light and bready texture! You might also like these gluten-free cheese breadsticks.

Ingredients

For the Breadstick Dough:

For the Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • For the Glaze
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons milk

Instructions 

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the gluten-free flour, granulated sugar, instant yeast and salt. Mix to combine.
  • With the mixer running on low, slowly add the water and oil. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat for 5 minutes.
  • Using an oiled spatula, scoop the dough into a medium-sized oiled bowl. (I usually rub a tablespoon of oil on the side and bottom of the bowl so the dough doesn’t stick while it rises.)
  • Cover and let rise in a warm spot for 1 to 1 ½ hours, until doubled in size.
  • Meanwhile, place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat the oven to 475F. Let the pizza stone preheat for at least 20 minutes.
  • Spray a large piece of parchment paper (about the size of a baking sheet) with cooking spray. Using oiled or wet hands, press the dough into a long rectangle that is ⅓ inch thick. Let rise for another 10 minutes.
  • Slide the parchment paper on the pizza stone and bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove the parchment paper/dough from the oven and spread the melted butter over the dough. Sprinkle the sugar and then the cinnamon over the butter.
  • Slide the dough off the parchment paper onto the baking stone and cook for another 5-10 minutes, until golden brown and crisp on the bottom.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes then slice in half the long way, and then into 1 to 1 ½ inch strips.
  • Whisk together the ingredients for the glaze. Drizzle or serve with the glaze for dipping. Enjoy!

Notes

CAPUTO FIOREGLUT FLOUR – This recipe uses caputo fioreglut gluten-free flour. This is a special type of flour imported straight for Italy (you can buy it Amazon here!).
It is made with gluten-free wheat starch that has been completely removed of gluten. This flour makes the MOST AMAZING gluten-free bread I’ve ever baked.
DO NOT substitute the Caputo Fioreglut gluten-free flour for gluten-free 1:1 baking flour. This recipe will only turn out with that specific flour. Trust me though – it’s worth it!
I have celiac disease and don’t react to this flour. Just know while it is gluten-free, it isn’t wheat free.
ONE RISE – I like to use Saf instant yeast and mix it in with dry ingredients. This works beautifully and makes the recipe so quick and easy, since it only needs one rise!
RECIPE NOTES
  • I love adding a drizzle of glaze to the top of these breadsticks. It makes them more like cinnamon rolls and is SO delicious! But feel free to skip it, or use the glaze as a dipping sauce!
  • Remember that these breadsticks only need one rise, so you can have fresh, homemade breadsticks in under two hours!

Nutrition

Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 223IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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Comments

  1. I currently have this flour on hand and am craving cinnamon rolls. Do you think this dough would work made into cinnamon rolls as well?

  2. 5 stars
    My family loved the breadsticks so much! I do have a question for you. I was going to make them again, but the last time I made them, the bottom of the breadsticks was pretty crunchy. Almost like I overcooked them. Do you have a suggestion as to why this may be? I am making them again today!

  3. 5 stars
    I made these a couple weeks ago & now my kids request them almost daily!! They are so yummy & great for breakfast or a treat!

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