Treat Yo Self With These Tasty, Gluten-Free Cinnamon Bun Biscuits

These cinnamon bun biscuits are one of our family’s favorite snacks from my book. We sometimes even enjoy them as a breakfast treat. I’m crazy about good texture in my gluten-free backed goods, and these are awesome in that department! Really. Have you tried the psyllium husk powder yet? Did I mention that psyllium husk is a great soluble fiber that increases satiety and can also aid in weight loss (some articles about that). It is so worth the purchase if you do a decent amount of gluten-free cooking using whole real (low-glycemic) foods. Be sure to get NOW brand (Amazon, Vitacost.com or Whole Foods) though, as I’ve heard some other brands can give your baked goods an odd color.


Ingredients – Buns

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 2 teaspoon psyllium husk powder
  • 2 egg
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Ingredients – Icing (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons canned coconut milk or almond milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients together then add the butter and egg and mix well. On a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet, make four roundish balls and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. While they are cooking, you can make icing if you wish. Start by scooping the coconut butter into a small bowl and melting it (in the microwave or oven). Then stir in the milk, vanilla, and maple syrup. As soon as the biscuits come out of the oven, apply your icing. Let them cool just long enough so you don’t burn your mouth and then devour. If the frosting has hardened before the biscuits are ready, just put it back into the microwave or oven. This will make about 4 biscuits.

This is one of those recipes that was hard to photograph for my book because the kids kept swiping the biscuits. Honestly, they were so good that I don’t really blame them.
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Landria Voigt, C.H.H.C., is the Nutritional Consultant and Public Speaker at Dr. Taz’s Atlanta Center for Holistic & Integrative Medicine office. She is a graduate of The University of Georgia and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is author of the the book Super Paleo Snacks as well as the popular family and nutritional blog Stir It Up! where she shares her healthy recipes aimed at pleasing even the most finicky of palates, as well as forward-thinking ideas about nutrition. 

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