Monday, 14 April 2014

Chocolate Hot Cross Buns (Paleo)

Are you on Instagram?  I am just a newbie, but I love it!  It's different to Facebook in that you can find a whole community of like-minded people from around the world.  My daughter, showed me how it works and now I'm hooked. :)
Unlike Facebook, you can search for hashtags # of particular topics.  My favourite to search is #paleo where I get to see the amazing food that everyday paleo people are eating.  It's inspiring me to present my food beautifully (which makes the eating experience all the better) and encouraging me to try different things.  Instagram gives me so many new ideas to try!  Maybe some people have a wider range of people that they follow, but mine are pretty much all food. :)  LOL.
It's been wonderful to connect with so many Aussies eating healthy food.
Anyway, I encourage you to give it a try if you're not on already.  I'm really glad I did.  Come find me @anaussiewithcrohns and if you bake any of my goodies, hashtag me #anaussiewithcrohns so I can see it too!  Such fun! :)

It's only a few more days until Good Friday where tradition has it that Hot Cross Buns must be eaten.  I'm always amazed at the different varieties available at the shops, so I've been inspired to make a Chocolate version with cacao powder and cacao nibs inside.  They're awesome.  Again, I've given you two versions, depending on whether you want sweetener or not.
Enjoy! xx

Chocolate Hot Cross Buns - Keto (no sweetener)
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15-17 mins
Makes: 8

Ingredients:
4 eggs
1 cup coconut millk
1/3 cup + 2 Tablespoons coconut flour
3 Tablespoons cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
1/4 cup cacao nibs


For crosses: 2 egg whites 1+1/2 Tablespoons coconut flour 
 

 Instructions: 

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius (340F)
  • Grease 8 muffin tins with coconut oil
  • Beat the eggs with an electric beater for 1 minute.
  • Add the coconut milk and beat again.
  • Add the coconut flour, bicarb soda and cacao powder and mix with the electric beaters for another minute.
  • Scoop batter into muffin tins.
  • Make crosses by beating the egg whites with electric beaters.  Add the coconut flour and beat again.
  • Scoop egg mixture into a plastic bag, snip off the corner and pipe onto the top of buns.
  • Bake buns for 15-17 minutes.
(I sometimes turn the oven off at 15 minutes and leave buns in the oven for a couple of minutes to finish cooking.)

 Chocolate Hot Cross Buns (sweet) 


Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 17-20 mins
Makes: 8

Ingredients:
4 eggs
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup honey
1/4 orange juice
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
1/4 cup sultanas (golden raisins)

For crosses: 2 egg whites 1+1/2 Tablespoons coconut flour
 Instructions: 

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius (340F)
  • Grease 8 muffin tins with coconut oil
  • Beat the eggs with an electric beater for 1 minute.
  • Add the coconut milk, orange juice and honey and beat again.
  • Add the coconut flour, bicarb soda and cacao powder and mix with the electric beaters for another minute.
  • Stir through sultanas.
  • Scoop batter into muffin tins.
  • Make crosses by beating the egg whites with electric beaters.  Add the coconut flour and beat again.
  • Scoop egg mixture into a plastic bag, snip off the corner and pipe onto the top of buns.
  • Bake buns for 17-20 minutes.
(I sometimes turn the oven off at 17 minutes and leave buns in the oven for a couple of minutes to finish cooking.)

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5 comments:

  1. Just been sharing your recipe for Chocolate Hot Cross Buns with my artist friends. Many of them can no longer tolerate gluten and I'd posted a pic of my variation of the Keto recipe......with shredded coconut because I didn't have cacao nibs.......they are really great! Taste like dark chocolate coconut roughs.

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    1. That's wonderful, Kat! So glad you liked them. I'll have to try the shredded coconut version - I'm loving the keto version too and keeping some in my freezer. Thanks for sharing your pic with your friends! Hope you're feeling better after Easter. xx

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  2. YUM! Just pulled the keto version out of the oven... these will be amazing with some cinnamon butter spread on them!

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    1. Fantastic! Cinnamon butter sounds amazing. ����

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