Easter is upon us and it’s a great time to completely destroy all the good work your healthy eating has been doing, and Hot Cross Buns can be a major culprit. I know, because I love them and could eat them all the time.
Now you can have some guilt free Hot Cross Buns thanks to Luke Hines and Scott Gooding.
Hot Cross Buns
1 cup almond meal
½ cup coconut flour
½ cup arrowroot
½ cup coarsely grated green apple
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground cloves
4 eggs, at room temperature, lightly whisked
¼ cup rice syrup
150 g butter, melted and cooled, plus extra to serve
2 tablespoons coconut cream
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted 2 teaspoons coconut flour
Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a large baking tray with baking paper
To make the buns, put all the ingredients together in a large bowl and mix well to combine.
Stand for 10 minutes or until the mixture is firm. Shape the mixture into 12 rounds and put them on the tray 2 cm apart.
Bake the buns for 20 minutes, or until golden.
When they’re cooked, a skewer inserted in the centre should come out clean. Let the buns cool on the tray for 5 minutes.
To make the crosses, put all the ingredients together in a bowl and whisk until smooth, then spoon the mixture into a small zip-lock Snip off one small corner of the bag, then pipe crosses on top of the buns. Chill until set.
Serve warm, with extra butter
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