Keto Swedish saffron buns

Keto Swedish saffron buns

Did you know that saffron is the most expensive spice in the world? No wonder this exclusive delicacy is a special culinary ingredient all around the world. Swedes love their saffron, especially around Christmas time. This keto version of this traditional treat is one to die for.

Keto Swedish saffron buns

Did you know that saffron is the most expensive spice in the world? No wonder this exclusive delicacy is a special culinary ingredient all around the world. Swedes love their saffron, especially around Christmas time. This keto version of this traditional treat is one to die for.
USMetric
16 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 8 8 eggeggs
  • 6 tbsp 6 tbsp (75 g) erythritol
  • ¾ tsp ¾ tsp saffron
  • ¾ cup 175 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 7 oz. 200 g (400 ml) almond flour
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp (30 g) coconut flour
  • 4 tsp 4 tsp (10 g) ground psyllium husk powder
  • 4 tsp 4 tsp (20 g) baking powder
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch salt
  • 32 32 almonds
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp butter, melted
  • 1 1 egg, for brushingeggs, for brushing

Instructions

Instructions are for 16 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Beat eggs, sweetener and crushed saffron until fluffy. Pour in the cream and stir.
  3. Combine the rest of the dry ingredients (except almonds) and make sure there are no lumps. Stir everything in the egg mixture and whisk until you get a smooth mixture. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Divide the dough into 16 pieces and shape them into an S-shape or into round buns. Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper and brush with slightly beaten eggs. Press in the almonds.
  5. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 10-12 minutes, depending on oven, size and number of buns.

Tip!

Gluten-free doughs that contain psyllium husk can be quite sticky compared to regular wheat flour dough. Feel free to read more about how to use psyllium husk in baking.

Don't knead the dough just make sure to shape the buns quickly. Don't use almond flour when rolling the buns. The best way is to have well-oiled hands when rolling and to brush the rolling surface with melted butter. Gently lift the shaped buns with a spatula onto the baking sheet.

The buns taste best when freshly baked. Freeze if you don't eat them all the same day. Thaw at room temperature for a few minutes then gently heat in the microwave or in the oven (300°F/150°C) for a few minutes.

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2 comments

  1. cibele
    Hello Guys! Good Night! Im new here, so Im trying many of these recipes... I was using exactly the quantity, but my was even close looking like that. My mess was much more liquid. Someone could tell me what could be that I did wrong?
    Thanks!
  2. Jorj
    I made these and the batter is not a dough, it's a batter, so I put the batter in greased Madeleine tins and made 16 cookies, from a recipe that I had paired down to 8. I baked them for 11 minutes and they were perfect.
    Next time I will add a little lemon zest. I did add 1/4 teas vanilla and did not use expensive saffron.

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