Cinnamon buns…don’t even get me started on the smell and taste of what has got to be in my top 3 childhood memories. The sensational smell of cinnamon and sugar, and smothering the end product with some butter…gahhh. I want them now. Let’s get on with this slightly modified cinnamon bun recipe.


The purpose of this recipe is fairly simple…create a healthier cinnamon bun without any sacrifice in smell or flavour. A simple adjustment in flour, milk, and sugar and you have a snack that is much easier on your digestive system.

Don’t worry…the family will have no clue its healthier and you will look like a baking champion.

Equipment Required
  • Hand blender
  • Muffin tin


  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda (aluminum free)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut syrup


  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp coconut syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Combine muffin dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and use mixer to blend well.
  • Fill muffin or cupcake liners about 3/4 of the way with batter.
  • Drip cinnamon topping over top of each muffin. Some will sink into batter, and you can poke with a toothpick to get more to sink in if desired.
  • Bake for 20 mins, or until a toothpick inserted into centre of cupcake comes out clean.
  • Let cool, and store in refrigerator or freezer.
  •  Great for a quick breakfast treat, or snack. Try not to inhale them. Chew slowly.
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Derek Henry

Derek Henry, Founder of Healing the Body and the THRIVE Academy, used nutrition, supplementation, and a holistic lifestyle to naturally unravel 13 chronic disease conditions that conventional or alternative medical professionals couldn't help him resolve. As a result of this one-in-a-million health transformation and the knowledge acquired in the process, he now educates, coaches, and inspires others to transform their health through a natural and holistic approach. Since 2014, he has helped his THRIVE Academy participants heal over 20 different chronic disease conditions, primarily related to digestive and autoimmune concerns.

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