Gluten-free carrot and orange buns

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In a bid to add more veg to my girl’s diets, I tend to add carrot to a lot! I found a nice recipe in a children’s cookbook for carrot and orange treats and I tweaked it to suit my diet and taste. So here’s my final take on it:


  • 150g gluten free flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3oz/90g of coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp of mixed seeds – chia, flax and hemp (but you could use any seeds)
  • 100g grated carrot
  • 2oz/60g of raisins
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100g gluten-free porridge oats
  • zest and juice of 1 large orange
  • 200ml buttermilk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 75g of butter, melted
  • pinch salt


Carrots and oranges are a great combination. Carrots contain beta-carotene, which boosts the immune system. Oranges are high in Vitamin C and A. They are good for your skin and your heart.


  • Preheat the oven to 200C
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and coconut sugar
  • Stir in seeds, carrot, raisins, cinnamon, oats and orange zest

  • In a second bowl, mix the wet ingredients – buttermilk, egg, butter, salt, and orange juice.
  • Mix with a spatula then pour the wet ingredients into the dry

  • Use a spatula to gently fold the mixture together
  • Don’t over mix as it won’t end up fluffy and light
  • Line muffin tins with 12 muffin cases, (I used 2 6s) then spoon the mixture in the cases, filling them up about two-thirds of the way
  • Bake for 20-25mins
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool
  • Enjoy!

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