Happy Easter My Friends,
How we got to EASTER so quick, I will never know. In the sprit of this EGGcellent time, I have gifted YOU with a special treat. #iamanoldman
By gift, I mean I have enlisted the wonderful Shani from ( Keep It Simple ) to prepare some sweet treats for you.
Shani is my GO to GAL, for all things dairy free, gluten free and refined sugar free. Not only is she an amazing cook, her pictures are droll worthy ( check out her insta here )
I previously featured this BABE on the blog and well, y’all LOVED it. if you want to revisit her work you can here.
Being a coeliac and dairy free, I find it hard to ENJOY sweet treats that agree with me. #thejoys
SO…… when my gal pal suggested we bake these bad boys, I was blown away. #flawed #shesmine #galcrush
Who would have thungked, that I could eat HOT. CROSS. BUNS. and BREAKY MUFFINS
Yes, hot cross buns and muffins that have ZERO gluten in them, oh hashtag hallelujah.
So my loves, I will hand you over to the beautiful Shani, who has prepared these BRAND new recipes for you and you and you!
Have a Beautiful Easter,
PS, this will be my second last post before I take some much needed time off. I am currently on a juice cleanse, so you can look forward to THAT post. #howamievenbrainworking
Firstly thank you for the support on my last post – So many of you wonderful people have been baking away. I love seeing you take interest in a wholesome way of life.
Easter is a fantastic time of year where we celebrate with family & friends. For most of us, this is a time where we can come undone with our healthy eating patterns and diet.
Jess & I wanted to come up with some easy, healthy recipes for girls like us, so we can all enjoy Easter without missing our on all the yummy treats…. And so we can avoid the tummy pains & bloating!!
For those who gave up chocolate for lent… I warn you – do not over do it! You will spend most of Easter curled up in the fetal position regretting eating 4 Malteser Easter bunnies in a row.
Below is a list of gluten free Easter eggs that are safe for our tummies!
- The 150g Dairy Milk Cadbury Chocolate Bunny
- The Ferrero Rocher Gold Easter Bunny
- The Kinder Surprise Easter
- Cadbury mini Eggs Dream, Caramello, Gold, Dairy Milk
- Red Tulip (everything but humpty dumpty)
If you are diary free & gluten free ( like Miss Round), try the Moo Free chocolate Easter eggs. These are fantastic as they are Non GMO, Soya Free & Vegan! Also, Sweet William do some pretty delicious chocolate too. I love their choc-orange!
Avoid most of the Lindt chocolates as these contain gluten… and remember if you are in doubt – don’t eat it!
More information can be found here…
We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we have enjoying creating them for you!
Have a very happy & safe Easter.
Keep It Simple – Shani! x
PALEO HOT CROSS BUNS
These fruit free hot cross buns are perfect for those who cannot have fruit! I have used orange rind in this recipe to give us a bitter fruity flavour without the actual fruit.
Eating the peel of the fruit is often overlooked but surprisingly the peel holds lots of beneficial nutrients. Orange rind helps improve digestion & speeds up metabolism & helps lower cholesterol. I also like to throw some orange rind in salads too for a zesty taste. These hot cross buns are GF, DF & sugar free!
Makes 8 Hot Cross Buns!
- 1 cup of almond meal
- ½ cup of flaxseed meal
- ¼ cup of buckinis
- 1 teaspoon of allspice
- 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons of coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
- 5 teaspoons of cinnamon
- ¼ cup of xylitol
- 2 eggs
- Rind of 2 oranges
- ¼ cup of almond milk
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- ¼ cup of coconut oil, melted
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees. Prepare baking tray with baking paper.
- Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk 2 eggs and add all wet ingredients and mix together.
- Wet hands and roll mixture into balls, the mixture should make 8.
- 2 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of coconut butter
- 3-4 tablespoons of coconut flour
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl, if your mixture is too runny – add more coconut flour. Put into a piping bag or cut the end of a snap lock bag and pipe crosses onto the buns.
- Place into oven for 40 mins.
These high protein muffins are perfect for breaky on the go! They will keep you full until lunch and are such a healthy way to start your day. You can easily make a big batch start of the week and keep them in the fridge until ready to be eaten.
Eggs are a fantastic balanced form of protein & they are a healthy serving for omega 3 fatty acids… Hello beautiful skin, hair, bones & brain 😉 haha. Makes 6 Muffins.
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- ¼ cup of almond milk
- ½ zucchini, grated
- 10 baby tomatoes, chopped
- Small handful of spinach, roughly chopped
- 1 spring onion, finely chopped
- ¼ capsicum, finely chopped
- Handful of basil, roughly chopped
- Salt, Pepper & Chili to season
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees and coat a silicone muffin tray with coconut oil.
- Crack eggs into a bowl and beat with almond milk & coconut oil for 2 mins until fluffy.
- Add in all your veggies and mix to combine.
- Using a small scoop, scoop out mixture into muffin tray. I like to get all the chucky bits and put an even amount in each, they top up with the egg mixture to hold it all together.
- Put in the oven for 30-35 mins, your muffins should have risen and should look quite puffy. These will flatten out slightly when cooled.