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Paleo Hot Cross Buns Recipe (with Vegan option!)
Paleo Hot Cross Buns Recipe
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Healthy Easter Paleo Hot Cross Bun
  • ¾ C almond meal
  • ¼ C coconut meal
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • ½ C coconut oil, melted
  • 3 T rice malt syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 small pear, peeled and grated
  • ¼ C dates, diced small
  • For the crosses: 1 T coconut meal
  • 1 T arrowroot powder or pure cornflour
  • water
  1. Preheat oven to 170C (fan forced)
  2. Prepare/grease x24 mini muffin tray
  3. In a bowl, combine almond meal, coconut meal, spices, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  5. Add rice malt, coconut oil, vanilla, and egg yolks to the dry ingredients, and mix well.
  6. Fold in grated pear, dates, and egg whites. Be gentle, as the egg whites are delicate, and are there to keep your treats from being super dense!
  7. Make the crosses by mixing coconut meal, and arrowroot powder. Stir with a fork while adding a teaspoon of water at a time. Mix until a thick, white paste forms, and ensure there are no lumps. Transfer to a piping bag.
  8. Spoon heaped teaspoons of the hot cross bun mix into the mini muffin tray. Pipe crosses onto each little bun.
  9. Place on the middle rack of the oven, and cook for 12-15 minutes - until the buns are pulling ever so slightly away from the edges.
  10. Allow to cool for a few minutes in the tray, before scooping them out. Delicious served warm, or cool! They keep well for several days!
These can easily be made vegan friendly by substituting the 2 eggs for 2 flax eggs (2 T ground flax + 6 T water, mixed, and left for a few minutes). They'll be a little less light, without the fluffy egg whites, but no less tasty!
Recipe by Eat Pray Workout at