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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.


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)



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.


In another bowl, add flour and then make a well in the middle, and pour in the batter mix into the middle.


Fold together with a wooden spoon until just combined.


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.


Roll this out with a rolling pin, and then cut out strips roughly the size of the muffin width.


Place strips gently across the tops of the muffin batter to make a cross.


Bake for 15 minutes, enjoy warm straight out of the oven, or freeze for later dates. Enjoy!



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