side view of the swirl pumpkin roll with one slice cut off
Moist and flavorful swirled pumpkin roll that’s made in one bowl and gluten free! The perfect festive dessert for the holiday season.

You know those swirly Swiss Rolls from Little Debbies? I mean, I think they’re Little Debbies. I remember when I first found out about them it was so hard to get them off my mind.

They were just SO delicious and so creamy and so rolled up and amazing. It was so fun to eat and obviously crazy delicious.

I thought making a large seasonal pumpkin roll kinda had to happen. I mean, it’s been too long, you know? I’ve been playing around with gluten free flour a bit.

It’s definitely not as low carb as the nut flours I use, so keep that in mind if you’re looking for a low carb pumpkin roll. I’ll keep experimenting with some lower carb flours and keep you guys posted!

Ingredients to make a pumpkin roll:

  • gluten-free 1:1 flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • sea salt
  • beaten
  • pumpkin puree
  • coconut sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • cream cheese
  • heavy whipping cream
  • powdered sugar
  • cinnamon

How to make a gluten free pumpkin roll:

Mix together the gluten-free flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and sea salt with a whisk.

Add the eggs, pumpkin, coconut sugar, and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla extract and mix until everything is well combined.

Pour the batter into a greased and lined 11×15 inch baking sheet with sides, or a jelly roll pan. Slide the pan into the oven and bake for 14-17 minutes, or until the cake springs back in the middle when touched.

Remove the pan from the oven and lay a kitchen towel out flat on the counter. Sprinkle the towel and cake with powdered sugar and turn the cake out on to the towel. Sprinkle powdered sugar on the other side of the cake. 

Starting with one of the short ends, roll the cake and towel into a log. Let the cake cool completely in the towel, this helps it keep its shape more easily.

When the cake log is cool, with a standing or handheld mixer, whips the cream cheese for 30 seconds to one minute until soft and creamy. Add the heavy cream and whip for 1-2 minutes, or until well incorporated and fluffy. Add the remaining vanilla, powdered sugar and cinnamon and combine.

Unroll the cake from the towel and place it on several pieces of plastic wrap. Spread the cream cheese filling all over the cake and roll it up again. Wrap the log tightly with the plastic wrap to hold the shape and place it in the fridge for 20 minutes to set before slicing and serving.

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side view of the swirl pumpkin roll with one slice cut off

Gluten Free Pumpkin Roll

  • Author: Allie Doran
  • Prep Time: 20 min + cooling time
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 35+ minutes
  • Yield: serves 810 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: pumpkin
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Moist and flavorful swirled pumpkin roll that’s made in one bowl and gluten free! The perfect festive dessert for the holiday season.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten-free 1:1 flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 and 1/2 cups coconut sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, divided
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus about 1/2 cup for dusting
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Mix together the gluten-free flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and sea salt with a whisk.
  3. Add the eggs, pumpkin, coconut sugar, and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla extract and mix until everything is well combined.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased and lined 11×15 inch baking sheet with sides, or a jelly roll pan. Slide the pan into the oven and bake for 14-17 minutes, or until the cake springs back in the middle when touched.
  5. Remove the pan from the oven and lay a kitchen towel out flat on the counter. Sprinkle the towel and cake with powdered sugar and turn the cake out on to the towel. Sprinkle powdered sugar on the other side of the cake. 
  6. Starting with one of the short ends, roll the cake and towel into a log. Let the cake cool completely in the towel, this helps it keep its shape more easily.
  7. When the cake log is cool, with a standing or handheld mixer, whips the cream cheese for 30 seconds to one minute until soft and creamy. Add the heavy cream and whip for 1-2 minutes, or until well incorporated and fluffy. Add the remaining vanilla, powdered sugar and cinnamon and combine.
  8. Unroll the cake from the towel and place it on several pieces of plastic wrap. Spread the cream cheese filling all over the cake and roll it up again. Wrap the log tightly with the plastic wrap to hold the shape and place it in the fridge for 20 minutes to set before slicing and serving.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 350
  • Sugar: 44.5g
  • Sodium: 311mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 5.6g
  • Cholesterol: 123mg

Keywords: pumpkin roll, gluten free pumpkin roll, pumpkin roll with gluten free flour, pumpkin roll with cream cheese frosting

Enjoy!! xo

BIG thank you to my friend Allie from Miss Allie’s Kitchen for creating this delicious recipe and taking these gorgeous images for us!! I love her work and couldn’t be more excited she’s creating some tasty dishes to share here too!

pinterest image with text overlay of a gluten free pumpkin roll with a slice cut so you can see the cream cheese swirl