It wouldn't be Easter without the warm smell of hot cross buns wafting through the house.
However, for 70% of people grains (especially gluten-containing grains) can cause problems affecting everything from digestion, mood, skin disorders like rashes and eczema, to joint pain, weight gain, migraines and thyroid disorders.
This is because gluten places a load on our immune system located in our gut, which then loads our liver. Loading your immune system and gut will leave you feeling fatigued and sluggishness. It also prevents your immune system working as effectively. Read more about how gluten affects us and gluten free alternatives.
Unfortunately, the majority of store-bought, hot cross buns are made with refined flour and contain gluten.
It's no secret that gluten-free baking can be a challenge, so this week at the BePure HQ, we've been running a bake-off to see who could produce the BEST gluten free, hot cross buns!
While we can't claim that we successfully created a traditional 'Hot Cross Bun' recipe we did make a pretty whizzer batch of gluten AND dairy free 'Hot Cross Muffins'.
Enjoy these mindfully as a special Easter treat (we know this can be difficult!). They're great alone or you can top them with a dollop of chia seed jam. We love the recipe from our amazing BePure Clinical Consultant, Sharon O'Brien.
Serve with Chia Seed Berry Jam and a dollop of coconut yoghurt and these tasty treats are ready to go.
Want more BePure Easter treats? Check out our Naturally Coloured Easter Egg recipe.
We'd love to know more about your gluten-free Easter creations. Share them with us on Instagram using #bepurebenwarren!
We are all unique. Our genetics, our environments, our lifestyles, our emotional wellbeing. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to health and wellness or a single solution to your health concerns. If you want to learn more about your personal health story, Ben is touring to 30 cities around NZ presenting his new, 'What's Your Health Story?' seminar now. Learn more here.
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