Recipe type: Hot cross buns
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Serves: 6
Simple low-carb hot cross buns
  • 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 120ml luke warm water
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 50g (50ml) double cream (If you are dairy free then replace with something like coconut milk - the tinned version)
  • 3 large eggs (2 for the recipe and 1 for glazing after)
  • 110g ground linseed (you could sub for any other milled seed or the mixed milled seed packs you get in supermarkets, they would be fine too)
  • 10g milled chia seed
  • 50g coconut flour
  • 20g sweetener (optional)
  • 1 TBSP + 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • Pinch sea salt (optional)
  • For the cross I used Sukrin icing sugar
  1. In to a mixing bowl, add apple cider vinegar, luke warm water and bicarbonate soda. It will fizz. This is fine, just whisk it up.
  2. Now add the double cream and TWO eggs. Beat in and whisk until fully combined. Add the orange zest and mix in. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl add the ground linseed, milled chia seed, coconut flour, optional sweetener, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and an optional pinch of sea salt and any extras (ie. blueberries / apricot pieces / nuts / chocolate etc)
  4. Use a wooden spatula to mix it all together. Make a well.
  5. Pour in the liquid and using the spatula combine it all together. It will go from a thin wet consistency to a thick batter. You want to really mould it together with the spatula and then leave it on the side for 20 minutes or so.
  6. (If for any reason it is still too wet to mould in to balls then add 10g more coconut flour until it forms a dough)
  7. Break the dough in to 6 and mould in to buns.
  8. Place on a grease proof baking sheet and very gently press each ball, so that it is stable.
  9. Place in the oven and bake at 180C / 350F for 30 minutes.
  10. Carefully remove from the oven (but keep the oven on)
  11. Whisk an egg in a bowl and using a paint brush paint on the egg over the top and sides. This will give them a beautiful golden gloss.
  12. Place back in the oven for another 8-10 minutes, until golden brown.
  13. Take out of oven and place on a wire wrack to cool.
  14. I used Sukrin icing sugar to make the cross but there are many cross alternatives online.
  15. Enjoy.
Ovens. All ovens vary. Annoying, I know. So you just need to keep an eye on the buns. My oven is a fan assisted oven so they are baked within 35-40 minutes. Agas / non fan assisted ovens will be different and you might need a little more time.

Vegans. I have used eggs in this recipe and I don't have an alternative. BUT if you would like to try my other "bread roll" recipe then you can adapt that in to hot cross buns- just add all the extra spices , orange zest, sweetener as mentioned. (https://thelowcarbkitchen.co.uk/low-carb-bread-rolls/)
Recipe by THE LOW CARB KITCHEN at https://thelowcarbkitchen.co.uk/low-carb-hot-cross-buns/