National Day of the Cinnamon Bun

If you think about it, we celebrate the weirdest things.
In Sweden, we celebrate the day of the Cinnamon Bun, perhaps the most well known baked goods from Sweden.

I made a paleo version. Got the thumbs up from my partner 👍

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Image from another time I made cinnamon buns – paleo style



  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tbsp honey (you can swap this to any other sweetener!)
  • 50 ml coconutcream (or coconut milk)
  • 100 ml coconut fat
  • 2 tsp cardamom
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp psyllium husk
  • 100 ml coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot


  • 200 ghee (or grass fed butter)
  • Cinnamon (I used a LOT)
  • A couple of tbsp of sweetening of your preference.


  • 1 egg
  • Any kind of nut or seed as garnish



Turn oven on to 160 degrees C (320 F).

Put the coconut cream, honey (omit this if you’re using a dry kind of sweetener) and coconut fat in a pot and melt on medium heat. Set aside for a bit.

Mix all the dry ingredients (including the sweetener if you’re using a dry kind)

Beat the eggs heavily and then add the melted mix in a steady stream to the eggs while you continue beating.

Then add the dry ingredients and beat until well incorporated.

Let the dough swell for about 15 min.

Mix the butter, cinnamon and sweetener.

Take half the dough and put it on a sheet of baking paper. Put another sheet on top and then use a roller pin to flatten the dough in to a rectangular, with a thickness of about 5 mm.

Take off the top sheet and then spread half of the butter/cinnamon mix on top of the dough. Using the baking sheet, roll up the dough, from one of the longer sides.

Cut in to 8 pieces and place in little paper cups, or use a greased muffin tin.

Do the same with the other half of the dough and butter/cinnamon mix.

Beat an egg and brush the buns with it. Garnish with nuts or seeds.

Place in the oven for 20 minutes.

Done!! 😃

Tip: you could take rhubarb and strawberries (or just berries, any kind you like) and let boil in a pot for a while until you get a jam-like mix (no other ingredients needed) and use this instead of the butter/cinnamon mix, but then it’s not really a cinnamon bun, just a bun with a berry filling 😉




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