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I love hot cross scones at Easter, when they come hot out of the oven and you lather them in a delicious nut butter!029

These hot cross buns are vegan and contain no refined sugar or oil.


  • 1 Cup soy milk
  • 500g wholemeal spelt flour
  • 2 Tbsp rapadura sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple puree
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • 2tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 1/2 tsp bicarb soda
  • Zest of 1 large orange014
  • Juice of half a large orange
  • 2tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1tsp allspice
  • 1tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup white flour for crosses


  1. Mix together the flour, cinnamon, rapadura, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, salt, raisins and bicarb soda.
  2. Add soy milk, vanilla essence, apple puree, juice and zest of orange.019
  3. Mix well together with a wooden spoon.
  4. Then place mixture on a chopping board that has been sprinkled with flour.
  5. Knead the dough for approximately 2-3mins. You may need to sprinkle more flour if it is sticking.
  6. Roll into 70g balls and place into an oven dish lined with baking paper.
  7. Mix together white flour and water till desired consistency, place in a small piping bag and draw crosses over the buns
  8. Bake in a fan forced oven at 170 degrees Celsius for approximately 25mins

I recommend eating them heated with nut butter of your choice.021

xoxo Hollie