A kid friendly, healthy hot cross buns recipe that has no added sugar and contains apple and carrot. Perfect for Easter or any time. Suitable for vegans.
Place 300g strong white flour, a 7g sachet of instant yeast, 1 tsp mixed spice, 1 tsp ground cinnamon and 1 tsp ground ginger into a mixing bowl. Mix well. Stir through 2 grated apples 1 grated carrot, 50g melted coconut oil, the date purée and 200g sultanas. Mix well so that the fruit is well distributed.
Heat up 250ml milk - it should be warm rather than hot. Gradually stir it in to the flour and fruit mixture, mixing all the time.
Scrape out onto a lightly oiled surface and knead for ten minutes. It can be fairly sticky to work with so if you have a stand mixer with a dough hook by all means use that!