Spelt Flour Hot Cross Buns

These spelt flour hot cross buns are a perfect vegan and refined-sugar free Easter treat, simply delicious!

PREP TIME 1½ hours COOK TIME  20 -25mins SERVES  8DIFFICULTY Medium

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Organic Road Wholemeal Spelt Flour
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 chia egg (1 Tbsp chia seeds + 2½ Tbsp water = a chia egg)
  • ¼ cup Organic Road coconut oil
  • ¼ cup Organic Road coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp instant dried yeast
  • 2 tsp Organic Road Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp Natural Road Himalayan salt
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • ¼ cup sultanas
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Mix together flour, yeast, sugar, salt and spices in a large bowl. Make well in centre.
  3. Add milk, coconut oil and orange zest to small pan, heat for a few minutes till mixture is warm.
  4. Add wet ingredients and chia egg to well in dry ingredients. Mix until a dough is formed.
  5. Knead dough on floured service for 5 minutes. Then return to bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place for around 1 hour.
  6. Divide dough into 8 equal sized pieces. Shape into a smooth ball then arrange them on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Brush with warmed maple syrup for a lovely shine and use melted chocolate to make crosses.

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