Currant Buns

A perfect bun for Easter morning or brunch

Currant Buns

currant bunsMy husband does not like hot cross buns, so this Easter I decided I was going to create a breakfast bun he would enjoy.These currant buns did the trick. With a hint of orange and lemon zest, made with almond flour, currants, honey and molasses, they are filling yet slightly sweet.Be sure to make a batch of these Easter currant buns for your family and let me know how they enjoy them.


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • 1 egg or ( 2 tbsp ground flaxseed)
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • zest of 1 small orange and lemon
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • pinch sea salt


  1. In a large bowl mix almond flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, salt and zest
  2. Mix in coconut oil , egg, water, honey, molasses and mix.
  3. Add in currants and  spoon large mounds -(bun like shapes) onto parchment lined baking sheet
  4. Bake 350F for 20 minutes

Original Recipe by Shirley Plant



About the Author

Written by: Shirley Plant
Shirley Plant is a nutritionist and the author of Finally… Food I Can Eat, a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies, and those looking for healthy, tasty recipes. Shirley offers dietary counselling and menu planning through Delicious Alternatives.

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  1. Caryl Rohlfing says:

    Thank you for your recipes. I am gluten, dairy and egg free. I’m primarily on a paleo diet. I know that I have some other sensitivities, but not sure. I do avoid avocados, but have a little once in a while.

  2. i’ve noticed that many of your recipes use coconut and coconut oil. My husband cannot have either. Is there something that I can substitute for these items?

    • Depends on the recipe- you can use olive oil, avocado oil, nut oil or butter if you can tolerate dairy. If it calls for shredded coconut you can use nuts or seeds. Coconut flour can be replaced with almond flour. If its for a specific recipe, let me know the recipe and I can convert it for you

  3. Hi Shirley
    In NZ almond flour is prohibitively expensive. What can I use instead? I’d love to get more variety back in my diet – predominantly gluten, dairy, soy, potato and corn free.
    Many thanks for your great work.

    • Hi Anne- can you grind your own almonds to make your own flour or are almonds expensive as well in NZ?. You could use a gluten free flour blend do you have one in NZ that comes pre- packaged? If not I like to mix my own and use a combination of chickpea flour, brown rice flour, tapioca starch or potato starch So 3/4 cup chickpea or sorghum flour, 3/4 cup brown rice flour, 1/2 cup potato starch to make up the 2 cups of almond flour. So if you want to avoid potato starch you could use arrowroot flour instead of potato starch

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