Healthy Hot Cross Buns

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Recipe: #34669

April 12, 2020

"From our Sunday newspaper The Sunday Times. Times are estimated."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (189.4 g)
  • Calories 540.3
  • Total Fat - 29.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 339 mg
  • Sodium - 496.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 54 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.4 g
  • Sugars - 38.5 g
  • Protein - 19.1 g
  • Calcium - 252.9 mg
  • Iron - 3.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C (160° fan-forced) and line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.

Step 2

Combine the almond meal, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, mixed spice, orange zest and coconut sugar in a medium bowl, stirring well to remove any lumps.

Step 3

Whisk together the coconut oil, honey, eggs, and vanilla in a jug.

Step 4

Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix well and then add the raisins and stir to combine.

Step 5

Roll 1/4 cup worth of mixture into a bun shape and add to a baking tray and repeat with rest of mixture.

Step 6

Whisk remaining egg and using a pastry brush, brush each bun with a little egg to glaze.

Step 7

Add to oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden and cooked through.

Step 8

Remove from oven and leave to cool for 5-10 minutes before piping a cross on each bun with the melted dark chocolate. (you could add the dark chocolate to a ziplock bag and then cut off a tiny corner using scissors and then, pipe the chocolate straight onto the bun.)


No special items needed.

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