These SIBO Hot cross buns should be added to your menu this Easter. They are delicious, gluten free and store for 1 week in the fridge! Suitable for Phase 1 Semi Restricted on the SIBO Bi Phasic Diet.
You asked for it guys, here is the recipe for the easy, healthy hot cross buns.
- 4 free range eggs
- 1 banana
- 2 tbs honey
- 3 tbs melted ghee or coconut oil
- 1/2 cup + 3 tbs coconut flour
- 2 tbs almond meal
- 1 tsp mixed spice
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- Zest from 1 orange
- Zest from 1 lemon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp bi-carb/baking soda
- 1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened (I used lite coconut milk which also works great)
HOW TO MAKE THEM
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F.
- Grease a muffin tin with ghee/coconut oil. Set aside.
- Place the peeled banana in a bowl and mash thoroughly. Add the eggs, honey, ghee/oil and beat until well combined. Stir in 1/2 cup coconut flour, almond meal, spices, zests, baking powder and bi-carb/baking soda. Mix until well combined. Pour the mixture evenly into the muffin tray. Pour into 6 muffin holes for large buns, or into 9 muffin holes for smaller buns.
- In a small bowl, mix 3 tbs coconut flour and 1/2 cup almond milk to a medium consistency. Pour into a small sandwich bag and push into one corner. Tightly spin the bag so the contents don't escape. Snip a small corner off the bag and then pipe crosses over the tops of the buns.
- Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until firm in the centre.
- Remove from the oven and cool in the tray for a few minutes, before serving warm. Serve with some ghee or butter if dairy is tolerated.
HEALTHY HOT CROSS BUNS
Craving the sweet stuff but constantly at war with your gut? Forget fighting the urge to indulge, you can still treat yourself without ditching dessert, it's all down to knowing your friends from your foe.
Labels such as raw, vegan, sugar-free and 'dairy-free now crowding the dessert aisle, but with this abundance of 'healthy' choices, do we really what is good for us and how much is too much? Latest statistics suggest probably not.
Raw deserts are becoming more and more popular. The recommendation that I have for you is ensuring you choose a good fat as the primary dessert ingredient. Examples included coconut, avocado, eggs, nuts, seeds and gelatin.
If possible, add in probiotic rich foods like dairy free kefir or coconut yogurt.
Everything in moderation, raw desserts and still desserts.
NO BAKE VS. STORE PURCHASED
Most sweet snacks you can purchase from the store are loaded with sugar and can be heavily processed. That is why you should no bake your own! We all live a very fast paced life and small snacks like these no bake chocolate almond energy balls to grab-n-go are perfect!
Want more healthy on the go snacks? Try these avocado chocolate vegan balls.