Instead of stopping by your local bakery for Easter treats, why not whip up a batch of these delectable hot cross buns at home? Made with only wholesome, nutritious ingredients, your body will thank you for choosing the healthier (and tastier) option.
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 bag. Snip off one small corner of the bag, then pipe crosses on top of the buns. Chill until set.
Serve warm, with extra butter.
Recipe courtesy of @LukeHinesOnline from Clean Living: Eat Clean All Year by Luke Hines and Scott Gooding ($29.99), published by Hachette Australia.