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Spelt Flour Hot Cross Buns

Written By Go Vita

vegan | refined sugar-free | makes 8 buns

PREP TIME 1.5 hours SERVES 8 COOK TIME 20-25 minutes DIFFICULTY Medium


  • 2 cups Organic Road Wholemeal Spelt Flour

  • ½ cup almond milk

  • 1 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


  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. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

  7. Brush with warmed maple syrup for a lovely shine and use melted chocolate to make crosses.



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