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Choc Chip Hot Cross Buns straight out of the oven
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Choc Chip Hot Cross Buns

These Choc-Chip Hot Cross Buns are the perfect Easter treat. They are so soft in the middle with little pops of melted chocolate.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: chocolate, easter, hot cross buns
Servings: 6
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Ayeh
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  • 1 cup self-raising wholemeal or white flour (plus some extra )
  • 1 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup mini dark chocolate chips
  • Pinch of salt


  • ¼ C white flour
  • 4 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F
  • In a large bowl add the flour, cacao powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Mix to combine.
  • Add the Greek yoghurt and mix to combine into a dough like consistency.
  • Add chocolate chips and mix together.
  • Move dough to a flouered table and knead for 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 to a thick log shape and cut into 6 even pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and place them on a tray lined with baking paper into 2 rows. They should have a tiny gap inbetween them.
  • To make the signature cross, add the plain flour, cacao 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 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 crosses over the buns.
  • Bake in the oven on the top rack for 20 minutes until they've risen with a nice brown colour.
  • Remove from oven and brush each bun with a thin layer of maple syrup, then leave to rest for 10 minutes on a cooling rack.
  • Tear the buns apart with your fingers and enjoy whilst warm either on their own or with a smear of butter :)



Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg