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Healthy Hot Cross Buns

With 40% less calories, 60% less fat, and 65% less sugar than your store bought hot cross buns, these make the perfect Easter mid meal treat! At only 144 calories, and 25.5g of carbs, they are a high fibre diabetes and heart friendly healthy alternative that only takes 20 minutes to whip up! Nutrition (per serving): Recipe makes 6 servings. 144 calories, 1.8g fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 25.5g carbohydrate, 8g sugar, 4.9g protein. Ingredients: 1.5 cups wholemeal flour 1/2 cup light milk 1/2 cup granulated Stevia (natural sweetener) 1/4 cup apple puree 1 tsp bicarb 1 tsp lemon juice 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg 1/3 cup sultanas (or currants) bun_ingredients Method: Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees. Mix together all ingredients except the flour and sultanas, mix for 1-2 mins until frothy. Then add sultanas. frothy In another bowl, add flour and then make a well in the middle, and pour in the batter mix into the middle. well Fold together with a wooden spoon until just combined. folded_in Spoon evenly into 6 muffin cases in a tray, smoothing the tops with a spoon to make them as even as possible. Sprinkle a few tablespoons of flour onto a cutting board, make a well, and add enough water to form a soft dough, kneading gently. dough Roll this out with a rolling pin, and then cut out strips roughly the size of the muffin width. dough_strips Place strips gently across the tops of the muffin batter to make a cross. in_trays Bake for 15 minutes, enjoy warm straight out of the oven, or freeze for later dates. Enjoy! hot_cross_buns  

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