Traditionally, hot cross buns are sugary little treats that taste amazing but contain very little protein, or any nutrients for that matter. This recipe takes those traditional flavours, but adds a nutritious twist which is guaranteed to get your mouth watering! We’ve substituted the usual sugar for coconut palm sugar, a natural sugar made from the sap of coconut plants. The best thing about coconut palm sugar is that it retains a lot of the nutrients found in the coconut palm such as Iron, Zinc and Potassium and so provides a much more nutritious alternative to refined sugars. And guess what? Each hot cross bun is also packed with 8.4g of protein. This recipe is definitely too good just to make at Easter; you’ll be making these all year round
It is important to note that although most of our recipes are gluten free; this particular recipe contains spelt flour. Although this flour is incredibly rich in nutrients and minerals – it is not gluten free. However, many people with an intolerance are absolutely fine with spelt as it’s picked at a very young grain and so doesn’t have much time to ferment. Please do bear in mind that it is not certified gluten-free.