hot cross buns









These Hot Cross Buns are a perfect easter treat without the guilt attached!

Makes appoximately 10 Buns.


250g Wholemeal Flour

1tsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup of sultanas or currants

1/2 cup of low – fat milk ( I used Almond Milk)

2 tbsp Pure Maple Syrup ( I used Rice Syrup)

2 1/2 tbsp coconut oil

2 eggs ( 1 for the glaze)

1 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 orange, zested


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. Place the flour, Cinnamon, ground ginger, baking powder, baking soda and sultanas in a large bowl and mix together.
  3. Place the milk, rice syrup, coconut oil, lemon juice, vanilla extract, orange zest and one egg in another bowl and whisk.
  4. Slowly add the wet mix to the dry mix and fold until combined and a sticky dough is formed.
  5. Flour up a clean work bench and turn the dough out, divide the dough into equal sized peices and form the dough into round buns and place onto the baking tray.
  6. whisk the second egg and lightly brush the top of the buns with the egg to glaze.
  7. to make the cross: mix 1 tbsp of coconut oil ( I melted mine but it made it too runny) mix in 1 tbsp of cacao powder to make a thick paste, spoon into a zip lock bag and cut a small bit off one of the corners of the bag . Pipe a cross ontop of the buns.
  8. Place in the oven to bake for 15-20 minutes.

Enjoy fresh and warm from the oven or toasted under the grill for brekkie the next day!

Happy Easter x


(Recipe Courtesy of Kayla Itsines)





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