This recipe for my healthy hot cross buns will be a crowd pleaser this Easter!
Easter…… so it’s that time of year again that Hot Cross Buns are flooding the supermarket shelves, bakeries and social media feeds. So what better time to share the love (and recipe) for these tasty and healthy hot cross buns recipe!
As a kid, I used to be a sucker for those choc chip hot cross buns, that would ooze with milky chocolate goodness. These days, my body is a little less forgiving and the mere thought of consuming all that gluten with so much chocolate makes my stomach knot.
That’s why this year, I decided to make my very own gluten free, refined sugar free, healthy hot cross buns
The buns are super tasty and nutrient dense
I have boosted the flavour in this healthy hot cross bun recipe with dates, coconut oil, maca, mixed spice and so many other wholesome ingredients.
I could literally spend all my time on this post talking about how you and your family should be avoiding store bought hot cross buns because of the loaded sugar content (amongst other things) – however, let’s just focus on why these hot cross buns are a no brainer to make instead.
Maca – Having lived with adrenal fatigue for quite some time, I have been using maca to add a little bit of an energy boost to my daily meals. I normally pop maca in my power smoothie every morning, or in my porridge. Not only is maca is packed full of essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B, calcium, magnesium and so many other incredible nutrients. My fav is the Natures Way Maca, it is cost effective and readily available in Australia.
Cinnamon – Cinnamon is a bit of a power house. It packs so much flavour for so little being used. But most importantly for me it takes me back to the days with my grandma when I was only 5 or 6. Sprinkling copious amounts of cinnamon over stewed apples. Cinnamon can have a positive effect on your blood sugar levels, help with digestion and can act as a immunity booster as it is loaded full of antioxidants.