Superfood Hot Cross Buns


Hot Cross Buns

Quinoa, Buckwheat & Cacao Hot Cross Buns with Goji Berries 

These Superfood Hot Cross Buns are super yummy, deliciously moist and packed full of fruity goodness.  They are a fantastic alternative to shop bought varieties which can be high in sugar, preservatives & additives.  They are so delicious we’re onto our second batch already! These buns are vegan, gluten and refined sugar free.

Ingredients (Makes 9 small buns) 

  • 1 cup of buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup of quinoa flour
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed apple juice
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • ½ cup organic figs
  • ½ cup organic apricots
  • ¼ cup organic sultanas
  • ¼ organic goji berries
  • 2 teaspoons organic cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of organic instant dried yeast
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon rice Malt syrup
  • Coconut oil – to line the muffin tray

For the Cross

  • 2 tablespoons cacao
  • 2 tablespoons rice malt syrup
  • 1 teaspoon boiling water

For the Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar

Directions

  1. Add all the bun ingredients to a large bowl and stir for around 3 minutes until the ingredients are well combined and the mixture is light and fluffy,
  2. Cover the bowl with a plate (I use a glass chopping board) and leave for an hour and a half to let the dough rise,
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 180C,
  4. Using some baking paper, grease a muffin tray with a thick layer of coconut oil (to prevent the buns from sticking),
  5. Place the mixture into 9 of the muffin compartments.  I use a 1/3 measuring cup to measure out the mixture equally,
  6. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.  Remove the muffins from the baking tray (you may need a spoon to gently separate the top of the muffins from the baking tray, but after this they should lift out quite easily),
  7. Make the glaze in a bowl and one by one dip the top of the muffins into the glaze.  This will give the muffins the lovely glossy coating.
  8. Make the cacao cross in a bowl and then with a piping bag create the crosses on the muffins.  Place the muffins in the fridge to allow the cross to dry,
  9. Enjoy these super nutritious, delicious muffins for tea, dessert, a snack or even breakfast.

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