hot cross buns

Recipe by http://nourishtheday.com/fig-and-dark-chocolate-hot-cross-scones/

PREP TIME: 10 mins

COOK TIME: 20 mins

TOTAL TIME: 30 mins


Serves: 10


2 cups wholemeal spelt flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp mixed spice or ground ginger
3 tbsp Natvia stevia
1 tbsp molasses (optional)
50 ml rice bran oil (can use light olive oil or grapes oil)
180ml almond milk (or any milk of choice)
½ cup finely chopped dried figs
½ cup chopped 70% cocoa dark chocolate (approx 100g)
melted dark chocolate, extra for the crosses.


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius
  2. Mix up the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, spice and stevia in a large bowl until combined.
  3. Make a well in the centre and add in the molasses, oil and milk. Stir until just combined then add dried figs and chopped chocolate.
  4. Mix it all up until combined. You should have a soft, slightly sticky dough at this point. If it’s too sticky add a little more spelt flour.
  5. Sprinkle a little flour onto a large chopping board or clean bench top and tip out dough. Knead very briefly then pat the dough into a 2-3cm thick rectangle.
  6. Using a sharp knife cut the dough into 10-12 pieces. Place the pieces onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for 15-20 minutes until just cooked.
  7. Allow to cool then drizzle over extra melted chocolate to create the crosses – I just used a spoon to do this but you can use a piping bag if you want it to be neater.
  8. Enjoy slightly warmed and try not to eat them all yourself. Best enjoyed on the day made.
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