Protein Spiced Hot Cross Buns.
Easy hot Cross Buns using simple staples that you’ll (hopefully) have in your fridge or cupboards. No yeast, no proofing, no fancy mixer required. A little bit of hand mixing, a little bit of patience, 15-18 minutes later you’ll have 8 perfect little hot cross buns!
For me, nothing says Easter like hot cross buns. You just can’t beat indulging in a warm sticky bun studded with raisins and dried fruits. So what could be more rewarding than making your own to share with your loved ones. I promise if you give this recipe a go, you’ll never buy shop bought ones again!
I also wanted to include some ways in which you could make these dairy free. I tested these variations and can confirm they work a treat!
- Use Alpro Go-On as an alternative to Greek Yoghurt.
- Use water instead of milk or eggs for the glaze.
- Use vegan protein instead of whey (I actually used vegan protein in the recipe below).
Makes 8 buns.
For the Buns –
- 125g Plain Flour
- 25g Free Soul Vanilla Protein Powder
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 3 tbsp Canderel Sweetener
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 200g Greek Yoghurt
- 40g Raisins
For The Icing –
- 10g Free Soul Vanilla Protein
- 1 tbsp Oat Milk
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees.
- Line a baking tray and spray with low calorie cooking spray such as Fry Light.
- Combine the flour, protein powder, baking powder, sweetener and cinnamon in a bowl – mix well.
- Add the yoghurt and raisins, stir until the mixture forms a dough.
- Dust a work surface with flour, remove the dough and knead for 10-15 turns. Be careful not to over-kned!
- Divide and roll the dough into 8 equal sized balls.
- Place the buns onto the lined baking tray.
- Top w/ egg wash (optional) and bake for 15-18 mins.
- Leave too cool before icing.
Easter Weekend may be over, but that doesn’t mean the baking has to stop! I spent yesterday morning in the kitchen baking a few of my favourite Easter treats for tasty snacks this week. It’s all about enjoying the foods you love, when you want.
These spiced protein buns soft and doughy, are perfect served warm for breakfast or with a coffee when the 4pm slump hits. Easter treats all year round!