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Healthy Hot Cross Scones

Hot Cross Scones
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Maybe you're out of yeast, or it's expired, or you just want to make some Hot Cross Buns that don't take as long to make... if that's the case, these are for you! Super easy, healthier and great for the kids to help with too.
Recipe type: Scones, baking
Serves: 9 scones
  • 1 ½ c wholemeal flour (or your favourite GF baking mix, I used Bakels)
  • 1 ½ c flour, sifted (or quinoa flour if GF)
  • ¼ c coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 5 t baking powder (ensure GF if necessary)
  • ½ t salt
  • 2 t mixed spice
  • 1 ½ t cinnamon
  • 1 t ground cloves
  • 1 t guar gum or xantham gum (only required if GF)
  • 80gm coconut oil (or butter) cold, in small pieces
  • ⅓ c raisins
  • ¼ c currants
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ c – 1 c almond milk (or normal milk)
Note: I put my coconut oil in the fridge for about an hour prior so it solidifies
  • ½ t cinnamon
  • 1 T pure maple syrup
  • 1 t water
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C. Add the first 8 ingredients into the food processor. Add the cold coconut oil (or butter) and process until it resembles fine breadcrumbs (or you use your fingertips and rub in until the same effect). Transfer to a large sized bowl. Add the raisins and currants.
  2. Whisk together the eggs and the milk, add to the flour mixture and bring together with a fork to make soft dough. The mixture should be quite moist so if it’s too dry, add some more milk.
  3. Tip onto a lightly floured bench and press together to form a rectangle about 4cm thick, as you would a scone mixture. Cut into 9 equal portions and place on a lined baking tray, spacing them well apart.
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes until risen and golden. Remove from the oven and immediately brush with the glaze. Best served warm with butter or coconut oil for dairy free.
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By | 2022-04-14T16:10:36+12:00 March 20th, 2016|Cakes & Biscuits, Dairy Free, Nut Free|2 Comments

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  1. Moana March 21, 2016 at 8:47 am - Reply

    HI there Wick, This recipe looks amazing but I am gluten free as well as dairy free. Is it possible to sub the flours for GF alternatives? Also, the Tanna farms website was flagged by McAfee as being risky, can you confirm that the link is ok? Thank you 🙂

    • Wicked Wellbeing March 22, 2016 at 6:06 am - Reply

      Hi Moana, thank you so much for your message. I haven’t done it but you could try and sub out for gluten free flours. I’d use quinoa flour and rice flour, potato and tapioca and remember the guar gum but am sure you’ve probably got that sorted. Re the Tanna Farms website, this is a totally safe website, I’ve never seen that before so wonder why it has happened. They have gone back to their web developer to see what the reasoning is. Thanks so much for your questions and good luck on the GF hot cross buns. Let me know how they go. 🙂

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