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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Chocolate Cookie Dough Protein Cereal: Your Best Brekky Ever! Protein packed, Low Carb, Sugar and Gluten Free (Vegan, Keto, Paleo Options

Cookie dough for brekky, cookie dough for brekky!!! Easily prep batches of your most delicious brekky ever to make mornings amazing! These cookie dough bites are nutritious and dead set delicious! Continue reading “Chocolate Cookie Dough Protein Cereal: Your Best Brekky Ever! Protein packed, Low Carb, Sugar and Gluten Free (Vegan, Keto, Paleo Options”

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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Brownie Batter Protein Balls: Clean, Low Carb and Sugar Free Version of Ridiculously Overpriced Store Ones (pssst they’re usually loaded with sugar too!)

Think it’s a healthy choice to purchase that $5 protein ball from the cafe/health store? Sorry you just paid for an overpriced clump of sugar..shoulda got the cake 🙊Take a look at the nutritional panel on those expensive protein balls at the supermarket…16-17g of sugar per serve 🙀 just because it’s in the health isle doesn’t mean it’s healthy, always check ingredients list and sugar content! Even if they are natural food ones they’re usually filled with dried fruit which does contain a lot of sugar, albeit natural. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for dried fruit in moderation, but it’s not really good for you to have such a large amount (cue those huge health food store balls) right before a workout or as an arvo pick me up! Protein balls are super cheap to make and easy! Continue reading “Brownie Batter Protein Balls: Clean, Low Carb and Sugar Free Version of Ridiculously Overpriced Store Ones (pssst they’re usually loaded with sugar too!)”

3 ingredient Protein Ice cream

Skip Mr Whippy, skip the protein shake and use this as your post-workout treat!

Combing your protein powder with cherries to improve recovery, this delicious treat ticks all the boxes. Research has shown that cherries can improve recovery due to their anti-inflammatory properties which decreases muscle pain…Plus they are delicious!

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Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies: Low Carb, Gluten and Sugar Free

Clean eating crunchy chocolate chip protein cookies, do I need to say more?! Unlike expensive store brought with an extensive list of questionable ingredients, these are clean and way more delicious without weird artificial aftertaste! So easy to prep a batch to fuel your workouts!

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