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Quick and clean hot cross buns

What is Easter without hot cross buns? Unlike the shop bought varieties, these ones are not only super quick to make but they have no artificial nasties in them either!

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.

Cassie Wight who submitted this YUMMY recipe says, “My kids absolutely loves these and they made for the perfect guilt free snack.”

Thanks Cassie! Check out the recipe below…

clean and quick hot cross buns

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Quick and clean hot cross buns
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Servings
buns
Ingredients
For the buns
  • 1 1/2 cup wholemeal self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup sultanas soaked in hot water for 5 minutes
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 orange zest and juice
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1-2 tsp extra coconut oil melted for brushing
For the cross
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp milk of choice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
For glaze
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Servings
buns
Ingredients
For the buns
  • 1 1/2 cup wholemeal self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup sultanas soaked in hot water for 5 minutes
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 orange zest and juice
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1-2 tsp extra coconut oil melted for brushing
For the cross
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp milk of choice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
For glaze
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Pre heat oven to 160 degrees celsius.
  2. Drain sultanas.
  3. Place all main ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix until combined. Then kneed dough on bench until smooth ball forms (10 minutes approx).
  4. Cut dough into 11 portions, roll each portion into a round ball. Place on lined baking tray.
  5. Press each ball down slightly and brush with coconut oil .
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove tray from oven and pipe the cross onto each portion, place back into oven for 5-10 minutes.
  8. To make the glaze, place ingredients in microwave safe bowl and microwave for 20 seconds before brushing over cooked buns.
Recipe Notes

140 calories each.

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written by:

Alex Lilly

Alex is a social media addict and food lover from Sydney's northern beaches. When she's not writing, you can usually find her waiting for the next royal wedding or baby to come along.