Protein Hot Cross Buns…Good for your buns!

It’s not easter without hot cross buns, you can indulge in this bakery delight while still maintaining your buns! This recipe high in protein with a low carb option to stick to your diet plan over the Easter season to meet your fitness goals. Free from refined sugar, you won’t be able to tell these aromatic goodies are healthy treats.

I always encourage people to use a high quality natural protein powder, have you checked what’s in your brand of protein powder…the ingredients lists are mind boggling! I love Pro-Matrix, they offer high quality organic and grass fed powders which are 100% natural, GMO and gluten free with no artificial crap! Sweetened with only xylitol, a fantastic natural sugar alternative which studies report it does not raise blood sugar levels. All hail the no sugar come down crash! Be wary, many other powders contain artificial sweeteners….check Dr Google to read about the nasty affects of these :/

Try this gluten free, low carb, high protein and refined sugar free version of the classic this Easter. I like to use buckwheat flour for a rustic flavour but if you are on a keto diet you can omit it!

  • 2 cups almond meal
  • *1/2 cup buckwheat flour or for lower carb Keto – additional 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder – I used Promatrix Wild WPI
  • 1 tsp baking powder (gluten free)
  • 1 tsp bi carb soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • *4 tbsp of honey or maple syrup
    • For low carb (Keto) use 3 tbsp granulated sweetener of choice like stevia, erythiritol, xylitol or monk fruit.

For that hot cross bun spice mix

  • 1 and 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1 tbsp orange juice (from a real orange folks!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or essence

For the cross

  • 2 tbsp almond meal
  • *1 tbsp buckwheat flour
    • For low carb (Keto) additional 1 tbsp almond flour
  • 1tsp granulated sweetener
  • 2-3 tbsp of water
  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together
  1. Make a well in the centre and whisk in eggs stirring gently
  2. Add coconut oil, vanilla and Orange juice
  3. Mix ingredients together gently to form a dough,
  4. If it’s too dry to bind add 1tbsp of milk of choice until dough forms
  5. Knead with your hands
  6. Wrap dough and leave to sit for at least 20 minutes
  7. Form dough into bun shapes and place on lined baking tray
  8. Bake for 10 minutes
  9. While baking make Cross dough
  10. Remove buns from oven and pipe on crosses (I just used a spoon and knife but I’m not big on perfection!)
  11. Turn oven down to 140 degrees Celsius and bake for a further 10-15 minutes
  12. Remove from oven and let cool
  13. Devour with butter!!

Chocolate Cherry Protein Cake: Clean Eating Workout Snack 🍒

Chocolate protein goodness packed with the antioxidants and the super power of tart cherries 🍒 Tart cherries are reported to contain an antioxidant which is an anti-inflammatory and pain relief I remedy! They also contain melatonin, hello delicious sleep aid!

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Raw Matcha Chocolate Tarts: Clean Eating Dessert 💚

Failed truffles become so much better! My Ganache was too runny so I improvised….Raw, pretty and green, share the love with this indulgent dessert which is vegan, refined sugar and carb free, gluten free, paleo and utterly delicious! Packed with antioxidants contained in matcha green tea said to reduce stress and boost metabolism!img_2200-1 Continue reading “Raw Matcha Chocolate Tarts: Clean Eating Dessert 💚”

Clean Black Forest Cupcakes that will make your skin glow?! Let’s bake!

Delicious chocolate red velvet cupcakes that are secretly healthy?! Full of protein, omega 3’s, vitamin C and antioxidants, these sweet treats make your tummy happy and give your skin that healthy glow! My whole family had no idea they were the traditional sugar filled treats 😉

Low in refined carbs, sugar free, gluten free, healthy fats and paleo

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Flourless Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

Why have a boring protein shake when you can have chocolate peanut butter filled moist muffins! They are completely flourless but super fluffy, magic! Prep these as quick grab snacks to smash your fitness PBs!

Cals: 182, Protein: 13.5, Net Carbs: 13.6 (fibre: 9.7, sugar: 3.9) Fat: 12

Serves 6

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Golden “Shae” times: Clean Eating Caramel Ice cream, sugar free with dairy free option

My take is the Aussie classic is quick, easy, and delicious. I’ve ditched the vanilla layer cos vanilla is boring and made a more traditional toffee flavor using a banana. I have also made a more tropical version with mango (pictured) for a summer flavor feel! FYI coconut butter can be used to make the MOST delicious caramel taste you could imagine, and it’s much lower in carbs than caramel using sugar filled dates!

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Marshmallow Popcorn Bars: Sugar and Gluten Free Kid Holiday Treats

Marshmallow popcorn bars are a super cute and easy recipe for kids or big kids (like me)! I’ve experimented to make a version using all natural ingredients without refined sugar or gluten.

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Raw Peanut Butter Chocolates topped with Salted Carmel Peanuts: Gluten and Refined Sugar free (low carb and vegan options)

Peanut butter and chocolate, do I need to sell this?! A delicious treat filled with healthy ingredients and no processed nasties. For these I used Macro Mikes Pb+ to make the peanut butter (you can use normal PB but I recommend you give this a try!) Aussie owned, this PB Powder is filled with plant protein and all natural ingredients, support aussies!! It’s also delicious 😍 Continue reading “Raw Peanut Butter Chocolates topped with Salted Carmel Peanuts: Gluten and Refined Sugar free (low carb and vegan options)”