Santa Lucia Saffron Bread – Paleo

I’m excited to share this recipe as it’s a typical Swedish Christmas tradition. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Makes 8 buns

Dry Ingredients

1 cup coconut flour

1 cup tapioca flour

2 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon saffron – ground with mortar and pestle

Raisins – two per bun if using an S shape

Wet Ingredients

2 eggs

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

6 tablespoons applesauce

4 tablespoons filtered water

1/2 cup nut milk (I used macadamia nut)

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1/2 cup melted coconut oil


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl, mix to combine
  3. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, using the electric mixer combine until doughy and a mass forms.
  4. Form the dough into 8 balls. Roll balls into 6 to 8 inch long pieces and shape into traditional S shape. Note the dough will be crumbly so it’ll take some finesse to shape it. Add a raisin into each crevasse of the S shape.
  5. Place onto parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until the top starts to get slightly golden and the bread is spongy.

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