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 Here's a great recipe for gluten free resurrection rolls to help you tell the story of Easter to your little ones!

Since you guys enjoyed the DIY Resurrection eggs for $1 so much, I thought it might be fun to keep trying fun and creative ways to tell the story of Easter. This time the story will be told through baking! After all, who doesn’t love eating?

Have y’all ever tried making Resurrection Rolls? They’re sort of like yummy cinnamon rolls with a marshmallow that disappears from the center. Baking these with the kids in the kitchen with you is a really great and visual way to explain the story of Jesus’ burial and resurrection. And, since so many of you out there can’t have gluten (including my husband), I thought it would be great for y’all to be included, too!

gluten free resurrection rolls
gluten free resurrection rolls

Here’s how the recipe tells the story:

1. The marshmallow represents Jesus.

2. The melted butter that the marshmallow is dipped in represents the oils of embalming.

3. The cinnamon and sugar represent the spices that Jesus was buried with.

4. The dough wrapped around the marshmallow represents the strips of linen Jesus was buried in.

5. The oven represents the tomb and the oven door is the stone.

6. When the rolls bake, the marshmallow melts. When the roll is cut open, the marshmallow has disappeared. Jesus is risen!

Gluten Free Resurrection Rolls

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose gluten free flour mix
  • 2 tablespoons xanthan gum
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 bag large marshmallows

Directions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, dissolve the yeast and warm water together. Add the sugar and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the next 5 ingredients and mix the dough on medium low using your dough hook for 5 minutes while scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. Transfer the dough to a large, greased mixing bowl and cover with a damp towel. Let rise for 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  5. Turn the risen dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into a rectangle at 1/4" inch thickness. You can add a little more flour as you go if you find that the dough is sticking.
  6. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into triangles that resemble crescent roll dough.
  7. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Dip a marshmallow into the melted butter and coat the entire outside of it with the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Place the marshmallow onto the large side of one of the dough triangles and roll up. Pinch and squeeze the dough around the marshmallow to seal it.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes or until the tops of the rolls are golden. Let cool slightly before serving.

gluten free resurrection rolls

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    • Natema

      i like this a lot
      gonna share

    • tina

      thank you for posting this, i know several people that will benefit from the gluten free option. could i use crescent rolls in a pinch? thanks!

      • Dlc

        We always use crescent rolls–delicious! They are rather difficult to seal, but even if marshmallow leaks out, they are still good, and the point of the story still works.

    • Meme007

      Jenny, do you have a link to economical and easy gluten free recipe sites? I have just started eating gluten free and the ingredients are very expensive for my budget. I think in time I may not crave bread substances as much as I do now, but until then I would love to get some tips to transition. Anyone have suggestions for cutting the cost and incorporating healthy fiber to breads? Thanks for any and all help.

      • Jewelbaggs

        Memeoo7 Check out glutinfreegirl she has instructions for making your own whole grain mix. I buy the grains whole and mill them myself to save $ glutenfreegirl tells you how to do that too

    • Meme007

      Jenny, do you have a link to economical and easy gluten free recipe sites? I have just started eating gluten free and the ingredients are very expensive for my budget. I think in time I may not crave bread substances as much as I do now, but until then I would love to get some tips to transition. Anyone have suggestions for cutting the cost and incorporating healthy fiber to breads? Thanks for any and all help.

    • Christina Chambers

      Wow, I’m so excited to find this recipe gluten-free! I was searching for Resurrection Cookies, trying to figure how to make them gfcf, but I may just do your gf Resurrection Rolls instead (at least for this year).

    • Emily

      this seems like a lot of xanthan gum… does your blend already contain xanthan gum and you just need so much extra so that the structure of the dough works? I use a blend that already has gum in it, but I think it’s like 3 Tbls. gum to almost 10 cups of flour in the mix. Any help would be appreciated! I’m hoping to make these this weekend!