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Paleo Hot Cross Buns


Tasty and healthy picnic food? These paleo hot cross buns are your perfect combination of sugar, spice and everything nice. Try this recipe on your next picnic!

makes: 12

prep time: 30 minutes

bake time: 30 minutes


11/2 cups of almond meal

1 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup of Natvia

6 eggs

250 grams grass fed butter melted (or ghee or coconut oil)

2 apples peeled and grated (we used granny smiths)

3/4 cup of unsweetened sultanas (or raisins, be sure to check for nasties!)

2 tsp. nutmeg

3 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. baking powder for the crosses

1 tbs. coconut flour water

now what...

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius

Line twelve muffin tins with large muffin cases

In a large bowl, mix the almond meal, coconut flour, Natvia, nutmeg, cinnamon and baking powder in a bowl

Add the butter and eggs and mix well.

Now add the apple and sultanas.

Mix again until it forms a dough

Once the mixture is all combined, roll into twelve even balls.

Place them into the muffin cases and press down a little.for the crosses.

Place 1 tbs. coconut flour in a small bowl.

Gradually add drops of water while stirring, until a thick white paste forms.

Use a fork to make sure there are no lumps.

Put the paste into a piping bag, and pipe a cross onto the top of each bun.

Now place the buns into the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Serve without the muffin cases (so they look more bun-like), warmed and with more butter. Yum.

Merrymaker tip...?We think cranberries and apricots would be tasty (but not as traditional) instead of the sultanas! 

              Reprinted with permission of Carla & Emma Papas for Hanging Rock Picnics

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