Breakfast,  Foods For Health,  Snacks

Hot Cross Buns…Paleo style!

Well….I was looking for a healthy recipe idea for Easter & came across this by the “Merrymaker Sisters” – Emma & Carla Papas.

Check out their website:

Merrymaker Sisters | MerryBody Yoga and Pilates | Easy Healthy Recipes

This is definitely on my baking list this year.


  • 1 1/2 cups of almond meal
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup 100% maple syrup or honey
  • 6 eggs
  • 250g 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
For The Crosses
  • 1 Tbs coconut flour
  • water


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  2. Line 12 muffin tins with large muffin cases.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the almond meal, coconut flour, nutmeg and cinnamon in a bowl.
  4. Add the maple syrup, butter and eggs and mix well.
  5. Now add the apple and sultanas. Mix again until it forms a dough.
  6. Once the mixture is all combined, roll in to 12 even balls.
  7. Place them in to the muffin cases and press down a little.
For The Crosses
  1. Place 1 Tb. coconut flour in a small bowl.
  2. Gradually add drops of water while stirring, until a thick white paste forms. Use a fork to make sure there are no lumps.
  3. Put the paste into a piping bag, and pipe a cross on to the top of each bun.
  4. Now place the buns into the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  5. Serve without the muffin cases (so they look more bun-like), warmed and with more butter. Yum.
Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterlinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *