Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Atkins Hot Cross Buns
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Difficult
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  • 1 tbsp Tap Water
  • 1 tsp Bakers Yeast (Active Dry)
  • 2 large Egg (Whole)
  • 0 1/4 cup Coconut Milk Unsweetened
  • 0 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter Stick
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 6 tbsp Xylitol
  • 1 cup Almond Meal Flour
  • 1 /4 cup Organic High Fiber Coconut Flour
  • 0 3/4 tsp Baking Powder (Straight Phosphate, Double Acting)
  • 0 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 0 1/2 tsp Allspice Ground
  • 0 1/4 tsp Cloves (Ground)
  • 0 1/4 tsp Ginger (Ground)
  • 1 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp Orange Zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease 7 wells of a muffin tin.  
  2. In a small nonreactive bowl place 1 tablespoon warm water with 1 teaspoon active dry yeast.  Allow to sit until bubbly; about 1 minute.  In the same bowl whisk in the eggs, coconut milk, butter, vanilla and 4 tablespoons (or 1/4 cup) xylitol.  Set aside. 
  3. In a larger bowl combine and blend thoroughly the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, allspice, cloves and ginger.  Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir with a fork until blended.  Allow to sit for about 3 minutes.  
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, divide dough into 7 wells of the muffin tin.  Using a spatula or sharp knife cut an X into the top of each muffin.  Bake for 25-30 minutes until puffed and golden on top.  Rest for 5 minutes in the tin then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.  When cool drizzle icing over the tops. 
  5. Icing:  in a small glass bowl combine 2 tablespoons xylitol with 2 teaspoons heavy cream.  Place in the microwave for 15 seconds and stir until the xylitol dissolves.  Add 1 teaspoon orange zest and an additional 1 teaspoon of heavy cream if necessary to get it to a semi-thick consistency.  Serve immediately. or store in an airtight container for up to one week in the refrigerator; warm to room temperature or heat in the microwave slightly before serving.

Cooking Tip

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