Healthy Hot Cross Buns
April 12, 2020
"From our Sunday newspaper The Sunday Times. Times are estimated."
- 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
Preheat oven to 180°C (160° fan-forced) and line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
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.
Whisk together the coconut oil, honey, eggs, and vanilla in a jug.
Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix well and then add the raisins and stir to combine.
Roll 1/4 cup worth of mixture into a bun shape and add to a baking tray and repeat with rest of mixture.
Whisk remaining egg and using a pastry brush, brush each bun with a little egg to glaze.
Add to oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden and cooked through.
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.)
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.