How could Easter pass by without making some vegan hot cross buns? I usually make a few batches each year as I refuse to pay the ridiculous price the supermarkets charge (plus, they are often filled with artificial additives and other so called “ingredients” I’d rather not eat). And who needs boring traditional hot cross buns from the store, when you can spice it up and make pumpkin gingerbread hot cross buns at home!
I knew I had to make hot cross buns but I wasn’t sure which flavour to make them. My husband was no help: “Make traditional hot cross buns with raisins and spices.” Not quite the answer I was looking for, but thanks anyway honey-bunny!
As I wandered outside I thought I may as well pick a pumpkin from my garden. And then I thought, I could make pumpkin hot cross buns! Add molasses and ginger, and you get pumpkin gingerbread hot cross buns. This combination of ingredients made addictive hot cross buns!
- 2½ cups wholemeal spelt flour
- 1½ tsp dried yeast
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1½ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp salt
- ⅔ cup pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup oat milk
- FOR THE CROSSES
- 1 tbs wholemeal spelt flour
- 2 tsp oat milk
- ½ tsp vanilla essence
- Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl:flour, yeast, spices and salt.
- Combine the pumpkin puree and oat milk in a small jug, then mix with the dry mixture.
- Stir to combine then use your hands to knead until a dough forms.
- Place the dough back in the bowl, cover with a clean teatowel and leave to rise for 2 hours.
- Shape the dough into 8 balls and place on a baking tray.
- Mix together the ingredients for the crosses and apply using either a knife or piping bag.
- Leave to rise for another 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius / 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let cool slightly and serve with a spread of coconut oil.
Sharing these hot cross buns with Healthy Vegan Fridays, Full Plate Thursday, Plant-based Potluck, Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck, What’s Cookin’ Wednesday, Tasty Tuesdays, Healthy Happy Green & Natural Blog Hop.
I’d love to hear your comments :)
- Do you make hot cross buns every year?
- Or do you like to buy hot cross buns as soon as they hit the shelves after Christmas?