Hot Cross Buns


As it's Easter these are pretty much essential! No further introduction needed...

3 bananas
1 1/2 cups ground almonds
1 cup buckwheat flour
2 tsp cinnamon
3tsp mixed spice
Pinch of cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Juice of 1/2 an orange
Zest of 2 oranges
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 cup raisins
Orange peel of one orange for the crosses. 


1. Mash bananas until smooth. 
2. Combine dry ingredients and add to bananas until a dough texture forms. 
3. Add juice of the orange and raisins and combine well. 
4. The mix should be a soft dough, dollop the mix into a greased muffin tin. Peel one long slither of orange peel and then slice it. Place the orange peel in crosses on top of the buns. 
5. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 180°C. 
6. Remove from the oven, allow the buns to cool before slicing them and serving with nut butter and chia jam.