Healthy Hot Cross Buns

Love the hot cross bun flavours, hate the gluten, refined carbs, crappy fats & artificial ingredients that they’re full of. Here’s my version – these are made with Blend11 so are high in protein, fibre, good fats…nutritionally worthwhile eating as well as satisfying your Easter spice & fruit peel cravings!

Ingredients

50g Almond Meal
20g Psyllium Husk
100g Coconut Flour
80g Currants
3 teaspoons of Cinnamon
1 teaspoon of Nutmeg
1 teaspoon of Allspice
Zest & juice of 3 Oranges
2 cups of Blend11 (soaked overnight prior)
3 tablespoons of Coconut Oil
Optional: Maple Syrup to glaze

For the chocolate crosses:
Your fave chocolate, melted in a double pot so as not to burn.
Coconut flour (just mix in with melted choc to thicken it, enough to make a consistency you can work with easily & hold shape).

Method

  1. Add all dry ingredients into a bowl
  2. Squeeze oranges & add juice & coconut oil
  3. Add Blend11
  4. Squeeze the mixture together with clean hands until well combined & all dry ingredients are moistened. You should have a ‘dough’ like consistency.
  5. Shape into small balls (approx 4cm diameter).
  6. Place on a baking tray (mix should make about 12 little buns)
  7. Glaze by brushing with a little maple syrup if you like (not necessary but adds sweetness)
  8. Use the melted chocolate + coconut flour mixture to make crosses. I used my hands, but better / much neater results if you have any ‘icing’ equipment to load the choc into & squeeze out!
  9. Bake in a slow oven (170 degrees) for approx 1.5 hrs (check a bun to see if the inside has gone from ‘gluey’ to drier / just moist & ‘bready’.

Serves Approx

12 small (but very filling, nutritious & delicious) buns!

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