Paleo ‘Hot Cross Bun’ Muffins
CATEGORIES: Recipes Snacks + Treats
This recipe really comes from a place of love.
Plus I think they look pretty awesome too – obvious the cross is optional but kinda necessary for this Christian-ified pagan holiday 😉
- 200g almond flour/ground almonds
- 100g tapicoa flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1/8 tsp clove
- 1/4 tsp vanilla powder
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp mixed spice
- zest of 1 orange
- 3 large eggs
- 150g butter - melted
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 80g raisins
- CROSS DECORATION
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tbsp tapioca flour
- 7-10 tbsp water
- Preheat the oven at 180c and grease your muffin tray.
- Mix the almonds and tapcioa flour, bicarb, salt, vanilla, and spices in a bowl.
- Melt the butter and honey at a low tempurature in a pan. Allow to cool and add the orange zest to mixture.
- Beat the eggs and after making a well in the dry ingredients, add the besten eggs gradually to dry ingredients, stirring in gently.
- Then add the honey/butter liquids until fully combined. Stir in raisins.
- Fill muffin tray with 3/4 full with mixture.
- Place in oven for about 20-25min.
- Mix the tapicoa and coconut flour in a bowl and gradually add a tbsp of water at a time until a paste forms.
- Then fill a piping bag with the mixture ensuring it has not gotten too hard - if it has add a bit more water.
- After about 15 mins, or once the muffins have risen, take out of the oven and use the piping bag to add a cross and then place in oven for another 10mins or until fully cooked.
- Eat fresh and enjoy!
- + I have not tried this recipe with any other flour but would guess that it would work with just 300g of ground almonds - although this would change the texture.
- + These need to be eat FRESH on the day baked, ideally straight from oven as they will go stale after a day.
- + Feel free to use coconut oil instead of butter to make it dairy free - this will just add a slight coconutty taste unless you use odourless coconut oil.
What is your favourite Easter Treat?