Guilt Free Hot Cross Buns

Guilt Free Hot Cross Buns

PREP TIME: 20 minutes

COOK TIME: 20-25 minutes

SERVES:

You will need:

3 cups buckwheat or chickpea flour

3 tbsp golden flaxseed meal

3 tsp gluten-free baking powder

1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil

1 1/2 cups of organic coconut or almond milk

1/4 cup organic maple syrup or natural organic honey

2 tsp natural vanilla extract

1 tsp ground cinnamon

Pinch nutmeg and allspice

1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) or raisins if you want to go traditional

Crosses

1/4 cup coconut milk

4 tbsp coconut oil

1 tbsp coconut flour

Let’s make it:

Preheat your oven to 160°C fan forced. Set aside blueberries/raisins. Firstly, combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Then mix in the wet ingredients gently until a sticky dough is formed. The dough should thicken and absorb all of the moisture from the milk as it rests for 5-10 minutes. Stir in gently the blueberries/raisins to evenly distribute. Divide mixture evenly into a muffin tin of your choice and bake for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. To make the crosses on top, melt the coconut oil and mix with remaining ingredients. Allow to cool slightly then pipe on top of hot cross buns.