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Four Hot Cross Bagels straight out of the oven
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Hot Cross Bagels

This Hot Cross Bagels recipe is a healthy spin on an Easter family favourite. They are a mix of a Hot Cross Bun and a Bagel
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: easter, family, quick
Servings: 4
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Ayeh
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  • 1 ½ cups wholemeal self raising flour (plus some extra)
  • 1 cup Greek yoghurt
  • ¼ cup sultanas
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • Pinch of sea salt


  • ¼ cup plain flour
  • 4 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoon honey or maple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, cinnamon, mixed spice, sugar, sultanas and salt. Give it a quick mix so all the ingredients are combined.
  • Add the greek yoghurt and mix together with a spoon.
  • Add a sprinkle of extra flour to your table and move the dough mixture to the table. Knead with your hands for about 5 minutes. If the mixture is too wet, add a sprinkle more flour through this process if needed.
    The texture should be slightly tacky but it shouldn't stick to your fingers.
  • Roll into a ball and cut the dough into 4 even pieces. Roll each piece into a thick rope shape and join ends together to create a bagel shape, similar to a doughnut shape.
  • To make the signature cross, add the plain flour and water into a bowl. Mix together using a whisk. It should be a thick paste consistency. If too dry, add more water, if too wet add a little more flour (the measurements on this don't need to be too exact)
  • Add paste into a piping bag or a plastic ziplock bag. Cut a small hole in the bottom corner and pipe over a cross over the bagels.
  • Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake on the top rack for 20-25 minutes (depending on oven strength). They should be a nice dark brown colour.
  • For the glaze, heat the honey or maple syrup in the microwave so its a runny texture. Brush each bagel with a thin layer of the glaze and let them rest for 10 minutes on a cooling rack.
  • Slice in half, add some butter to serve and enjoy these heavenly treats!



Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 2mg