Gluten-Free Honey Lemon Dinner Rolls
- 2 cups almond flour
- ½ cup tapioca flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan or sea salt
- 2 large free-range, organic eggs
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice (about ½ lemon)*
- 3 Tablespoons ghee or olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
- 2 Tablespoons ghee or olive oil
- ½ teaspoon lemon zest (about 1 lemon)
- 1 Tablespoon local honey
- Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together flours, salt, and baking soda. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, lemon juice, and extra lemon zest if using.
- Add flour mixture to egg mixture and stir together.
- Add in olive oil/ghee and stir. Batter should be thick!
- Using your hands, roll dough into 6 equal-sized balls then flatten slightly to resemble roll shape (about ¼ cup each).
- Place shaped rolls onto prepared baking sheet, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and bake in preheated oven for about 13 minutes.
- In a small bowl mix together honey, olive oil/ghee, and lemon zest.
- After rolls have baked for 10-12 minutes (and are almost done baking), remove pan from oven and brush lemon honey oil mixture over tops of rolls. Return pan to oven and continue baking for about 2 more minutes. Rolls are done when golden brown on top.
- Remove from oven and let cool slightly on a cooling rack. Serve and enjoy!
Makes 6 rolls. Per roll (based on using ghee):
Calories: 238 | Total Fat: 19 g | Total Carbohydrate: 14 g | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Protein: 4 g
Almond flour is a gluten-free flour made by grinding almonds after the skin has been removed. It’s softer and finer than almond meal which is made by grinding almonds with the skin left on.
Ghee is a type of clarified butter that has had the milk solids removed. It is rich in fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.
Enzymes in fresh lemon juice accelerate the digestive process. Even though lemon juice is acidic, it actually has an alkalizing effect on the body.
Lemon zest contains a compound known as D-Limonene which is believed to help burn fat, reduce inflammation, and kill disease-causing germs. Be sure to use only organic lemons to minimize pesticide exposure.
Pure olive oil is high in nutrients including vitamins D, E, K, and A as well as omega-3 fatty acids. For the highest quality, look for organic extra virgin olive oil in dark glass bottles or tins that have an expiry date.
Raw honey is a good source of many vitamins and is rich in antioxidants. Its antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties can help improve overall immune function.
Tapioca flour is a starch from the cassava (aka Yucca root) that makes an excellent gluten-free thickener. It contains folate, vitamins B and K, and is rich in iron and calcium.