This easter I wanted to create some delightful healthy alternatives to the usual easter treats.
These delish treats are raw, gluten free, vegan and dairy free.
Tradittionally hot cross buns are eaten on Good Friday (the cross represents the religious symbol of Jesus) but these days we just eat them all easter and weeks before too! Its no secret why! They taste so good.
Easter is time to indulge on treats so why not do it with minimal nasties where we can.
If you are after some other yummy easter recvipes check out my cotton bunny tail bliss balls or if you are wanting something more chocolatey try my chocolate easter bliss balls.
1 cup almond meal
¼ cup cranberries
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp maca powder
1 orange zest and half juice
½ tsp cloves
¼ tsp ginger
¼ tsp nutmeg
A few dash of water
Cashew butter crosses:
3 tabs cashew butter (you can make your own via my recipe here)
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp honey
Coconut sugar or rapadura
Make the cashew butter first if you are creating from scratch then mix with other ingredients to create crosses mix.
Put mixture in fridge to harden whilst you prepare the buns.
Add all ingredients to Vitamix for buns, adding small amounts of orange as you go to create the right consistency. Buns should be sticky but not too wet that they wont hold.
Roll mixture into small tsp size balls, flatten them slightly and place them in the freezer to harden. Approx. 30mins
Next create the sugar glaze mixture using 2 parts sugar 1 water.
When the buns are ready, cover them with glaze.
Roll cashew cross mixture into skinny strips, laying them across the buns.
Put them back in the fridge until time to serve with cups of tea on Good Friday.
Ingredients from Naked Foods Cronulla