english chelsea buns


prep timebake timeketo-friendlydifficulty level
60 mins35  minsyeseasy

Dating back to the 1830s, the Chelsea bun is the sister to the American-loved cinnamon roll. I first used the Great British Bake-Off cookbook to make these several years ago, so today I was thrilled to recreate these low-carb!


  • 1 package of scotty's everyday bread mix
  • 1/2 cup of sliced almonds
  • 1 cup of almond flour 
  • 1/2 cup of granular sweetener
  • 3 egg whites 
  • 3 tsp of almond extract
  • 1/2 cup of  lower-sugar dried cranberries
  • hot water
  • 4 oz of softened cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp of softened butter
  • 1 tsp of orange zest
  • 1 1/2 cup of powdered sweetener 
  • 1-3 tablespoons of almond milk


  • Preheat oven to 375° F 
  • Prepare scotty's everyday bread mix per instructions. Place dough in a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with oil. Place in a warm place and allow to rise for 30-45 minutes.
  • Pour dried cranberries into a small bowl. Cover with hot water and allow to sit for 30 minutes to soften.
  • In a food processor, process almonds, almond flour, and granular sweetener. Add egg whites one at a time, allowing to purée in between. Scrape sides as needed. Add almond extract at the end and pulse to mix. Set aside.
  • Grease a baking sheet. Turn bread dough onto it and pat into a large rectangle, roughly 12x24-inches. Spread evenly with almond paste.
  • Drain cranberries and pat dry. Sprinkle almond paste with cranberries. 
  • Roll dough long-ways, then cut into 8 rolls (you may need to oil the knife between cuts). Place in a greased baking dish and cover with greased plastic wrap. Allow to rise for 30-45 mins, or until almost doubled in size.
  • Place in the oven and bake rolls for 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.
  • In a stand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add orange zest and powdered sweetener. Beat until smooth. Add almond milk, one tablespoon at a time, until frosting consistency.
  • Frost buns and enjoy!

scotty's everyday keto
bread mix

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