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Paleo Hot Cross Buns

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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

Ingredients

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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