Healthy Easter Hot Cross Muffins

Serves: 12 muffins Cook: 45_mins


At Biona we believe in using the tastiest, highest quality ingredients to make food that you'll love. These hot cross bun muffins are perfect for Easter! A healthier spin on traditional hot cross buns, with double the flavour and none of the nasties, just good, wholesome, ingredients that you can rely on.


180g plain flour

100g ground almonds

2 teaspoons baking powder

½  teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

60ml Biona Organic Coconut Blossom Syrup

80ml Biona Organic Extra Virgin olive oil 

2 organic eggs

80ml almond milk or rice milk

180g blueberries or finely diced apple

80g icing sugar 

2 teaspoons water


  1. Preheat your oven to 160°C (140°C fan-assisted). Line a muffin tin with  cases.
  2. Combine the flour, salt, cinnamon and baking powder into a large bowl.
  3. Add olive oil, vanilla, coconut blossom syrup, eggs and milk, and mix through until combined.
  4. Gently fold in the blueberries or apples.
  5. Spoon into 12 large prepared muffins tins.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes or until firm to touch.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  8. Place the icing sugar in a small bowl. Gradually stir in the water to make a thick icing. Place in a small sealable plastic bag. Cut 1 corner off the bag to make a small hole. Pipe a cross onto each muffin and set aside until the icing is set.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

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