Grain Free Gluten Free Hot Cross Bun Spiced Muffins3

Grain Free Gluten Free Hot Cross Bun Spiced Muffins.

Easter is just around the corner… yes… next week! Which means it is totally healthy Paleo Hot Cross Bun time! It’s also healthy chocolate time. BUT, this year we’ve also come up with these delightful Grain Free Gluten Free Hot Cross Bun Spiced Muffins (that’s a mouth full… a delicious one in fact!). These are much lighter (not as dense) than our paleo hot cross buns, PLUS they’re quicker and easier to make! Did we mention that there’s absolutely NO sweetener in these?

grain free gluten free hot cross bun spiced muffins

We’re trying to come up with sweet treats that are full of good fats and no sweetener… we’re going to write about this soon! You can thank us later! Heck yes to quick, easy, sweetener free sweet treats! Let’s call them UNsweet treats!

We suggest serving these babies with chocolate nut butter or just regular ole butter (because butter makes everything better!).

Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla

p.s add some ‘crosses’ to these muffins to make them even more Easter-ry! Get the recipe from our Paleo Hot Cross Buns!

p.p.s if you DO want to add sweetener to these, you totally can. We’d suggest 2-4 tbs. 100% maple syrup or honey.

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grain free gluten free hot cross bun spiced muffins
Serves 8
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Stuff you need
  1. 2 cups almond meal
  2. 1 cup coconut milk
  3. 1/2 cup ghee melted (or butter/coconut oil)
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 tbs. cinnamon
  6. 1 tsp. nutmeg
  7. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  8. Pinch of salt
Now what
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a muffin tray with 8 muffin cases.
  2. In a large bowl combine the almond meal, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  3. Add the coconut milk, ghee, eggs, vanilla and mix well.
  4. Spoon the mixture in to the prepared muffin trays and place in to the oven for 20 minutes or until the muffins spring back when lightly touched.
  5. Serve with a dollup of butter! Everything is better with BUTTER!
Merrymaker tip
  1. You could put crosses on top of these muffins before baking to make them more easter-ry! Check out our Paleo Hot Cross Bun recipe, link above!
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Comments 9

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  2. Hi! How can I make this recipe NUT free? What quantities and substitutes should I use? Thanks in advance!

  3. Well this was a massive waste of almond meal!
    I don’t know what i did but this just did not turn out at all.
    I baked for 20 mins, and mixture still wet and not binding inside, put back in for another 10 mins, still the same. It needs something to hold it together. Not sure what could have been wrong.

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    Hi Alice! Oh no! So sad to read this 🙁 🙁 We’re not sure…! So was it too liquidy? Someone else shared their pic on instagram and they looked similar to ours but we can have another try! xx

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    Hi Tess, we haven’t tried it with coconut flour but it could work. Coconut flour is a duper dry ingredient and you’d need to use less than the almond meal. We’ve been told 1/3 of the almond meal! So only 2/3 cup coconut flour. And then add an extra egg or 2. We haven’t tried this, so not 100% sure if it will work!

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  8. Oh no!! Wish I had of read the comments first. I cooked them about 40 minutes longer than stated and they taste very watered down. I used coconut oil, wondering what you used when you made them? Ghee? I have plastered them with raw icing so they are edible haha only just.

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    Hi Peta! Sorry to hear your muffins are only JUST edible. Definitely bizarre as we re-made them on the weekend and they worked really well! <3 We used ghee! <3

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