Low Carb Vanilla Hot Cross Buns

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  • 2/3 cup (60g) almond flour
  • 1/2 cup (55g) coconut flour
  • 1 level scoop of vanilla bone broth protein or Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp pink Himalayan or sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/8 tsp cloves & 1/2 tsp cinnamon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon additional cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon finely grated orange peel or 4 drops of orange essential oil
  • 1/4 cup (50-60ml) full-fat coconut milk
  • Low-carb mini dark chocolate chips (for making cross on top of buns)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, sift together almond and coconut flour. Stir in baking powder, vanilla bone broth powder, salt, spices, and orange peel (if using) and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut milk, and orange essential oil (if using).
  4. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and stir well.
  5. Divide dough into 8 even parts. Using your hands, roll dough into balls and place onto the lined baking sheet. Flatten out each bun gently and using a sharp knife, carve a cross on the top of each bun. Carefully place chocolate chips into the carved out crosses.
  6. Bake in oven for about 20 – 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into center of bun.
  7. Enjoy warm or cooled!


Serves 6. Per Serving (based on using pumpkin pie spice & orange peel):

Calories: 184.4 |
Total Fat: 12.2 g |
Total Carbohydrate: 9.3 g |
Dietary Fiber: 5.8 g |
Protein: 10.5 g

Ingredient Highlights

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.

Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants and helps lower blood sugar levels and inflammation. A compound in real cinnamon called cinnamaldehyde has been found to help ward off Alzheimer’s disease.

Coconut flour is another gluten-free soft flour made from the pulp left over after producing coconut milk. Both almond and coconut flour are very popular in low-carb and keto recipes as they are much lower in carbs than wheat flour.

Coconut milk is made from the flesh of mature coconuts and is naturally sweet and creamy. It contains lauric acid, which has antimicrobial and anticancer properties and can help boost immune function.

Good quality dark chocolate is high in antioxidants, rich in fiber, and contains minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese.

Orange essential oil is extracted from the rind (peel) of oranges not the flesh of the fruit. To avoid pesticide exposure, only use the rind from organic (well-washed) fruit or from pure, organic essential oils in recipes.

Each scoop of Organixx Bone Broth Protein powder contains 20g of gut-friendly protein. 

In addition to being popular cooking spices, the individual spices in pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove) all have a long list of health and medicinal benefits.


  1. Not sure what the "extra cinnamon" was for.

    I would add some sweetener next time, and leave out the orange peel.

    These did not turn out well for me. Not a winner :(

    • We're sorry to hear that, Ann.

      Katrina wanted a bit more cinnamon for extra flavor, but please feel free to add, remove, or substitute ingredients in this recipe.

      We look forward to hearing how your second batch of Hot Cross Buns turned out!

      Thank you for giving this recipe a try. Wishing you a lovely day!

    • Hi Ann, thank you for tuning in!

      A lot of online sources suggest using different milks such as almond, soy, cashew, oat, and evaporated milk as substitute for coconut milk. You may also consider Greek yogurt and heavy cream.

      We hope this helps. If you ever recreate these delicious hot cross buns, please let us know. We'd love to hear how it went for you!

      Wishing you a great weekend!

  2. Just a question. In the ingredient list you write “1/4 t. baking powder” but in the directions you use “baking soda”. Which is it?



    • Thank you for pointing that out to us, Penny!

      You are correct, the correct term to use in the Instructions should be "baking powder". We apologize for the confusion!

      We will be editing that out and will do our best to avoid this in the future.

      Wishing you a lovely weekend!

    • Glad you think so, Deborah!

      Our essential oils are 100% USDA-Certified Organic and also food-grade, however we always ask that any in-depth questions about internal dosage be directed to a qualified nutritionist or physician.

      Some essential oils can be taken internally, and others should not. Please consult a qualified nutritionist, physician or holistic health practitioner before consuming essential oils. Please note some oils should NEVER be taken internally, including hyssop, pine, cypress, arborvitae, birch, cedarwood, eucalyptus, white fir, tea tree, and wintergreen.

      We hope this helps. Thank you for tuning in and we wish you a great day!

    • It sure is, Deborah. Thank you for your feedback.

      Yes, purity and quality count when it comes to essential oils. Every time you use an essential oil you are creating a direct pathway to transmit every ingredient in that oil into your body. Essential Oils from Organixx are among the highest quality oils available to consumers and are made with indigenously sourced plants retrieved from the world’s best sources.

      We recently published an article on Food Grade Essential Oils that we'd love for you to check out: https://organixx.com/food-grade-essential-oils/.

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      We hope you find this information helpful. If you decide to give this recipe a try, do let us know. We'd love to hear how it turned out for you.

      Thank so much. We hope you have a wonderful day!

  3. Since I’m a vegetarian, before birth, what can I use in place of the bone broth protein to make your low carb hot cross buns? Vegetarians are also missing out on Easter traditions so it would be nice if in your recipes you give an alternative the rest of us can use. That way everyone can make & enjoy your receipes. Put a note at the bottom of the recipe for substitutes if you’d like to promote your product in the ingredient list. Thank you so much. These sound delicious.

    • Hi Bee, thank you so much for tuning in.

      We agree that it is definitely a great idea to add a line in our recipes for ingredient substitutes. We will forward that to our team for review. We appreciate your suggestion!

      We have also created a few vegan and vegetarian recipes in the past. We hope you can check them out here: https://organixx.com/ox-recipes/.

      If you are unable to use the bone broth protein, please free to exclude it or substitute it with your preferred vegan protein powder. However, please be reminded of the differences in taste, texture, and other components of this dessert if used without the bone broth powder, which we specifically used for added nutrients and flavor.

      We love it when our followers add their own twist to our published recipes. Thank you for being here with us. Wishing you a wonderful day!

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