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Vegan Hot Cross Bun Protein Blondies

Updated: Apr 10, 2019

These vegan Hot Cross Bun Protein Blondies are a delicious and healthier twist on the Easter favourite. They also pack a protein punch to keep you on track through the festivities.



I just love holidays and all the treats that come along with them, and Easter is no exception.

But let's be honest, eating store-bought Hot Cross Buns for the weeks leading up to and after Easter, can really mess with your goals. So I like to have different options on hand like these blondies, Hot Cross Bun Protein Balls, and even flavoured oatmeal and nice cream. There are so many alternatives.



Hot Cross Bun Protein Blondie Close Up

The flavours and spices just can't be beaten, and are great all year round.


Here's some prep photos to show you how it looks along the way



Un-Baked Blondie


Glazed Blondie

I had to take a bite!


These blondies are so easy to make. Use your favourite flavoured protein powder. I used Vanilla to play it safe, but a Chai flavour would also work.


Let me know below what you think of the recipe.


If you make it, feel free to tag me on Instagram @healthyeating_jo


Jo xx



Vegan Hot Cross Bun Protein Blondies

(Serves 16-20)


3/4 cup buckwheat flour (or flour of choice)

200g / 5 scoops vanilla protein powder

1 cup xylitol (or equivalent granulated sweetener of choice)

3 Tbsp ground flax

30g tapioca flour (or cornstarch)

1 tsp salt

2 tsp organic cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

90g / 1/2 cup golden raisins (sultanas, currants, mixed peel or combo)

90 fresh orange juice

Zest of 1 orange (~1 Tbsp)

2 cups almond mil unsweetened (or milk of choice)

120g apple puree

1 tsp vanilla extract


Mix wet ingredients including flax and orange zest in a bowl

Whisk dry ingredients in a bowl to aerate

Stir in wet ingredients. Should form a thickish batter

Stir through the raisins, reserving some to sprinkle on the top

Spoon in to a lined brownie tray

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C for 35mins or until firm.

Allow to cool before slicing and icing.


Glaze (optional)

Mix 1 Tbsp xylitol with 1 Tbsp warm water and brush on to Blondies when you remove from the oven.


Crosses (optional)

Mix 1 Tbsp protein powder with 2 Tbsp almond milk to create a pipeable paste.

Pipe on to cooled Blondies

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