Healthier Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

For a delicious and healthier chocolatey treat this Easter, you can't go past these yummy Chocolate Hot Cross Buns from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!
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For a delicious and healthier chocolatey treat this Easter, you can’t go past these yummy Chocolate Hot Cross Buns from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!

This is recipe is really quick and easy and is a healthier option than store bought hot cross buns which are usually packed with unhealthy fats and sugar. With just 5 main ingredients, this recipe uses wholemeal flour and greek yoghurt for the dough so no need for yeast and waiting for the dough to rise. Plus cacao, dark chop chips and coconut sugar for sweetness.  They taste so amazing you’ll be making them all year round!

The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has heaps of family friendly recipes that will help feed the family this Easter. Think homemade chocolate bunnies, gluten free hot cross buns, and even Mini Tiramisu offering a healthy option so you stay on track of your weight loss goals and don’t feel deprived.

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Healthier Chocolate Hot Cross Buns
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine Chocolate
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups wholemeal raising flour
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 cups Greek yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup plain wholemeal flour
  • 1/4 cup white flour
  • 3 tbsp water
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Chocolate
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups wholemeal raising flour
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 cups Greek yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup plain wholemeal flour
  • 1/4 cup white flour
  • 3 tbsp water
Votes: 9
Rating: 3.56
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200C and line a round cake tin with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine wholemeal self raising flour, cacao powder, choc chips and coconut sugar mix until well combined. Add the greek yoghurt and slowly mix together.
  3. Once combined, place on a flour coated benchtop and knead about 10 times over, be careful to not over mix as it will become too sticky.
  4. Cut into 8 even slices and then roll each slice into a ball shape.
  5. Start with 1 roll in the middle and then place all the other rolls around closely until your tin is full of your dough.
  6. To make the cross shape mix 1/4 cup white flour and 3 tablespoons of water. Mix well until there are no lumps. Place this mix in a zip lock bag and cut a small piece of the end to make a piping bag. Slowly create the cross shape on top of your hot cross buns.
  7. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Serve best when hot. One bun is one serve.
Recipe Notes

438 calories per serve

Looking for more Easter treats? Try these amazing recipes.

Homemade Marshmallow Easter Eggs

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