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Pan Baked Vanilla & Pistachio Buns (Gluten & Sugar Free)

These buns are perfect to serve for breakfast, afternoon snack or dessert.
Course Afternoon Snack, Baking, Dessert, Sweet Snack, Sweet Treat
Cuisine Swedish
Keyword Gluten-Free, Lower Fat, Refined-Sugar-Free, Sugar Free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 1 pan


For the buns

  • 1/4 dl Butter
  • 2 1/2 dl Skim milk
  • 1 dl Curd cheese reduced fat (or quark)
  • 25 g Yeat for sweet doughs
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla bean powder
  • 6 1/2-7 dl Gluten free all purpose flour

For the filling

  • 2 dl Stevia sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla bean powder
  • 1 dl Pistachio nuts roughly chopped

For the topping

  • 1 Egg lightly beaten
  • Pistachio nuts, to taste roughly chopped


  • Crumble the yeast in a big bowl.
  • Melt the butter in a small pot on low heat.
  • Add in the skim milk and let it become finger warm. Take off the stow.
  • Pour over the yeast and stir until the yeast has dissolved in the mixture.
  • Add the curd cheese and vanilla bean powder and stir until combined.
  • Add flour little by little and kneed until you have a firm dough. It should be firm but still a bit sticky.
  • Cover with cling film and let it rest for 60 minutes.
  • When the dough is ready to bake, melt the butter for the filling in a small pot on low heat.
  • Combine stevia sugar and vanilla bean powder in a small bowl.
  • Kneed the dough again and then using a rolling pin roll it out to a evently thick rectangle. It should be about 1/2 cm thick.
  • Brush the whole dough with a generous amount of melted butter.
  • Sprinkle the sugar/vanilla mixture evenly over the whole piece of dough.
  • Spread roughly chopped pistachio nuts evenly over the dough.
  • Starting at one of the long sides roll together the dough into a tight roll.
  • Cut the roll into 1/2 cm thick pieces and arrange in the baking pan with the cut side facing up.
  • Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let the buns rest for another 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 225 degrees Celcius.
  • When the buns are ready to bake brush them with the lightly beaten eggs and top with roughly chopped pistachio nuts.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. Don't bake for too long so they won't get dry.