Day 136 – Raw Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns
Hot Cross Buns

I am entering the long Easter weekend and again find myself behind with my blogs!  I find my weekends are productive and creative times where I indulge myself entirely in drumming up raw food.  My weekdays though, are all about work, school lunches, children, dishes and all that usual working week activity, leaving very little time for creativity and exploration of the raw food world.  My raw food recipes during the week are previous recipes that I know work and are easy and now come as natural inclusions to my working week.

Anyway, it is Easter and I thought why not do some google searching for some raw Easter recipes.

Try these easy Raw Hot Cross Buns.

Taste like the real thing, although none of the ‘bready’ texture – just plenty of spice and fruitiness.  Delicious.

I actually miniaturised these little buns.

Ingredients:

2 cups of raw almonds (or a walnut / almond blend if you don’t have quite enough almonds)

1/2 cup raisins

2 Tbsp. raw honey

zest of 1 orange

zest of 1 lemon

1 Tsp. lemon juice

1 Tsp. cinnamon

1/2 Tsp. cloves, ground

1/2 Tsp. nutmeg

2 Tbsp. water

Icing:

1/4 cup cashews

1 Tbsp. raw honey

1 Tsp. water

1/4 Tsp. salt

Method:

In a food processor, grind almonds (walnuts) into a fine powder.  Add 2 Tbsp. honey, spices, lemon juice and water.  Process until doughy.  Lightly blend in the raisins and zest – try not to over process.

You can divide the mixture into roundish buns ready for icing or place in a mould to shape.  I actually make miniature buns by rolling together 2 Tsp. size fulls and shaping into little buns – it made about 20 little buns.

Very cute bite size yumminess.

Icing:

Grind cashews into a fine powder, make sure they get processed thoroughly and evenly.  Blend cashews as smooth as possible.  Blend in remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

Use an icing piper, make a cross on top of each bun.

Enjoy your raw, healthy, guilt free  mini buns that actually do taste hot cross bunny!

Ally x

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