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Healthy Hot Cross Buns

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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 flour1/2 cup light milk1/2 cup granulated Stevia (natural sweetener)1/4 cup apple puree1 tsp bicarb1 tsp lemon juice2 tsp cinnamon1 tsp mixed spice1 tsp vanilla extract1 egg1/3 cup sultanas (or currants)bun_ingredientsMethod: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.frothyIn another bowl, add flour and then make a well in the middle, and pour in the batter mix into the middle.wellFold together with a wooden spoon until just combined.folded_inSpoon 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.doughRoll this out with a rolling pin, and then cut out strips roughly the size of the muffin width.dough_stripsPlace strips gently across the tops of the muffin batter to make a cross.in_traysBake for 15 minutes, enjoy warm straight out of the oven, or freeze for later dates. Enjoy!hot_cross_buns 

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