Vegan Chocolate Orange Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Author: Mr Organic

Vegan Chocolate Orange Hot Cross Bun Recipe

One of the best things about Easter is tucking into a freshly baked vegan hot cross bun, warm from the oven and slathered with melted butter.

This year, take your hot cross buns to the next level with these fluffy vegan chocolate orange hot cross buns! With their tempting blend of chocolate and zesty orange, they’re a treat you’ll want to enjoy all year round!

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Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Servings: 8

Rating:  

Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Servings: 8

Ingredients

Method

Ingredients

(Servings: 8)

  • To make the vegan chocolate orange hot cross buns:
  • 0.875 0.875 g dry active yeast
  • 0.125 0.125 tsp brown sugar
  • 15 15 ml lukewarm water
  • 60 60 g plain flour
  • 0.25 0.25 Tbsp cacao powder
  • 0.0625 0.0625 tsp fine salt
  • 5 5 g brown sugar
  • 22.5 22.5 ml lukewarm plant milk
  • 8.125 8.125 ml rapeseed oil
  • Zest and juice of one orange
  • 0.25 0.25 Tbsp Mr Organic Dairy Free Chocolate and Hazelnut Spread
  • Juice of one orange for glaze
  • 0.25 0.25 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 7.5 7.5 g plain flour for crosses
  • 0.0625 0.0625 tsp vanilla extract
  • 0.25 0.25 Tbsp soya milk

Method

  1. Combine the yeast, 1tsp sugar and luke-warm water in a jug and set aside for 10 minutes until the yeast foams up.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine 420g plain flour, cacao powder, salt and brown sugar.
  3. Once the 10 minutes have elapsed, stir the plant milk, oil, chocolate spread orange zest and orange juice into the yeast mixture, then pour the wet mix into the dry ingredients and combine.
  4. Combine the dough into a ball, if it’s too sticky add a little more flour to the mix. Lightly oil the bottom of a mixing bowl and place the dough inside, cover with a towel and rest in a warm place for an hour.
  5. Push out the air and knead on a floured surface. Separate the dough into 10-12 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Place them onto a greased oven dish and cover again with a wet towel. Let them rest for another 30 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, prepare your glaze by combining the orange juice and maple syrup in a small bowl. In a separate bowl whisk up the plain flour, vanilla extract and soya milk for the crosses, then transfer the mix to a small piping bag.
  7. Preheat the oven to 190C.
  8. Brush the buns with the glaze, then pipe the crossed onto your buns. Transfer them to the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes until golden. Check after 20 minutes and only add more time if your oven requires.
  9. Once removed from the oven, brush the remainder of your glaze across the buns whilst they’re still warm & enjoy them warm or cold – they’re especially great sliced and toasted and topped with your favourite Mr Organic chocolate spread!

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Mr Organic

Mr Organic produces honest, high-quality, vegan, delicious food to inspire people to Live Positive and Eat Positive. Grown on their farm in Italy, their food is cooked to perfection and packaged fresh, to be enjoyed at everyone’s table.

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