Healthy Hot Cross Buns


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Prep information

Prep time
10 minutes
Cook time
35 minutes
Recipe by
Marketing at Lo-Dough

Nutritional information (per muffin)

102 kcal

Low Calorie Hot Cross Buns for Easter and Beyond

These aren't just seasonal Easter treats. By all means, low calorie hot cross buns can be enjoyed at any time of the year. Hosting for friends? Give them a lovely sweet snack and impress them with the fact that they are only 102 calories.

We repeat - 102 calories per muffin.

Also, we are constantly working hard to find new breakthrough recipes for our happy Lo-Dough family, and this is one we are particularly proud of. Give them a try and let us know what you think.

Follow this recipe without the crosses for an all-year-round delightful dessert or snack.

Looking for other low calorie sweet treats? Check out the apple & cinnamon mug cake recipe 


Serves 2
  • 1 piece of Lo-Dough, blitzed to fine crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 40ml of semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of butter, unsalted
  • 16g of sweetener
  • ⅕ teaspoon of baking powder
  • 9g (small handful) of sultanas
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 sprays of fry-light

What you'll need

This diet-friendly recipe is possible with:

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  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/356F/Gas 4.
  2. In one bowl, beat the egg and add the milk and vanilla extract.
  3. In another bowl, mix all the remaining (dry) ingredients.
  4. Add the wet mix to the dry and stir thoroughly. You are looking to make a standard textured cake batter. If another small splash of milk is required, this can be added.
  5. Spray two pots in a muffin tray with the fry-light and divide the mix between them.
  6. Bake for 20 mins at 180C, then a further 15 mins at 160C.
  7. Place on a rack and allow to cool before eating. We decorated ours with Lo-Dough hot-crosses (small strips of Lo-Dough soaked in lightly sweetened milk for a few seconds).

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