Recipes ofStacey Hendriks

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Guilt Free Hot Cross Buns

Monday, April 15, 2019
Total time
35 minutes
Preparation time
10 minutes
or1.5 Cups of almond Meal (180 g)
or1.5 cups of arrowroot flour (192 g)
or1 tsp of baking powder, low-sodium (5 g)
or1 tsp of bo-carb soda(5 g)
or2 tsps of cinnamon, ground (5 g)
or1/2 tsp of s nutmeg, ground (1 g)
or1/2 tsp ginger, ground (1 g)
or1/4 tsp , cloves, ground (1 g)
or2 eggs, beaten (100 g)
or2 tbsp of rice Malt Syrup (20 g)
or2 tbsps of orange zest (12 g)
or50 grams of dark chocolate, 85% cacao (OPTIONAL) or1/2 cup, raisins or currents, seedless (83 g)
or1/4 cup of oil, coconut (55 g)
or1 egg white (For Crosses)
or1/4 cup desiccated coconut (For Crosses)
or1 tsp of vanilla bean paste
Preheat oven to 180ºC / 350ºF. Lightly grease a 12-hole muffin tray.
Mix almond meal, flour, bicarbonate soda, baking powder and spices together in a bowl.
In a separate bowl combine eggs, butter, syrup, vanilla and orange zest. Add wet mixture to dry and combine well. Fold through chocolate pieces or dried fruit if using.
Pour mixture into prepared tray.
To make crosses, whisk egg whites and desiccated coconut. Drizzle over unbaked buns in a cross shape with two spoons or using a piping bag
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Best served toasted under the grill with butter.
Note I advise eating sweet foods like this one as occasional treats only. Also, i encourage you to cut the sweetener down even more if you can (Rice Malt Syrup). These can be made without any sweetener at all and they're delicious.
Nutritional information
Per 100 gPer portion (59 g)% DRI
Energy418 kcal245 kcal12 %
Fat26 g15 g24 %
Fatty acids, total saturated17 g10 g51 %
Cholesterol53 mg31 mg10 %
Sodium42 mg25 mg1 %
Carbohydrate37 g22 g7 %
Sugars9 g5 gremove
Fiber2 g1 g5 %
Protein8 g5 gremove