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Healthier Hot Cross Buns

Let’s face it, Easter just wouldn’t be Easter without a delicious Hot Cross Bun! Shop bought varieties are often loaded with sugar and aren’t the best option if you’re watching your weight. But this Healthier Hot Cross Bun Recipe from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is an Easter treat you can tuck into guilt-free!!

healthier hot cross buns

This recipe calls for wholemeal flour and is enriched with Greek yoghurt and naturally sweetened with dried fruit and coconut sugar. As they contain no yeast they are quick and easy to make and will fill the house with beautiful aromas of sweet spices.

If you love these healthier hot cross buns then we have heaps of tasty Easter treats available on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge including Easter Muffins, Hot Cross Bliss Balls and Mini Tiramisus.

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Healthier Hot Cross Buns
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup wholemeal self raising flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cups sultanas
  • 1/4 cup dried apple finely chopped
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon ground
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup plain wholemeal flour for flouring
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp sugar free maple syrup for glazing
Cuisine Snacks
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup wholemeal self raising flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cups sultanas
  • 1/4 cup dried apple finely chopped
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon ground
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup plain wholemeal flour for flouring
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp sugar free maple syrup for glazing
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Mix together self raising flour, coconut sugar, sultanas, dried apple, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg until well combined.
  3. Slowly mix in the yoghurt and vanilla essence but try not to over mix.
  4. Once well combined, use approx 1/4 cup plain flour to cover your work space and knead the dough around 10 times over, the dough may be a little sticky but that's ok.
  5. Cut the dough into 4 even pieces, round these with your hands to make a bread roll shape.
  6. Place on a lined baking tray with a few centimetres in between each bun.
  7. Lightly brush each bun with maple syrup.
  8. To make the cross shape mix 1/4 cup plain flour and 2-3 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.
  9. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
  10. Serve best when hot. One bun is one serve.
Recipe Notes

395 calories per serve

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Nutrition Facts
Healthier Hot Cross Buns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.9g 6%
Saturated Fat 2.2g 11%
Total Carbohydrates 74.3g 25%
Dietary Fiber 12.8g 51%
Sugars 38.2g
Protein 10g 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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