I’m honestly a little in shock that I’m already writing about Easter… I swear I just celebrated the New Year? How is time going SO QUICKLY! I’m well aware that hot cross buns and Easter eggs have been stocked on the supermarket shelves since Boxing Day (I swear it’s earlier every year) but I can’t believe it’s now actually Easter time?! Next minute it’ll be Christmas. Other than the fact that time appears to be flying past, I’m not complaining. Easter is an amazing time and I look forward to it every year. If you’re an OG Healthy Karma reader you will be WELL AWARE that I am obsessed with holidays. Any excuse to cook for people and give people gifts that make their day is what I’m all about. Honestly, if you make these healthified hot cross buns for your friends or family, you will literally make their day!
Have you ever taken the time to look at the back of a hot cross buns package to take a looksie at the nutrition panel? She’s not pretty. Sure, it’s Easter and you don’t indulge in them very often… but I’m here to tell you THERE IS BETTER. Better tasting, better for you… and you get to make them yourself?! How fun! Hot Cross Buns without the thickening agents, gums, gelling agents, artificial colours, low grade oils and caged eggs; not to mention the ridiculous amount of sugar. They do take some patience, it’s important that you knead it enough and leave the dough to rise, but other than that it’s pretty damn easy. All the ingredients you can pick up at your local supermarket and you can just double the recipe if you want to make a bigger batch! The cooking time will vary if you make mini hot cross buns, but I mean, how cute would that be. Little hot cross buns for little hands. Dying!