Recipe: Clean Eating Hot Cross Buns

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
Makes 12


Ingredients:

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

Crosses

2 tablespoons coconut cream

1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted 2 teaspoons coconut flour

Clean Living: Eat Clean All Year by Luke Hines and Scott Gooding ($29.99). published by Hachette Australia
Clean Living: Eat Clean All Year by Luke Hines and Scott Gooding ($29.99). published by Hachette Australia

Method:

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

Clean Living: Eat Clean All Year, by Luke Hines and Scott Gooding ($29.99), published by Hachette Australia.
Clean Living: Eat Clean All Year, by Luke Hines and Scott Gooding ($29.99), published by Hachette Australia.

For more delicious clean recipes check out Clean Living: Eat Clean All Year available through Hachette, from Angus & Robertson Bookworld, Booktopia and where all good books are sold.

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