It is Easter time again and who doesn’t love a good hot cross bun!
However most hot cross buns are loaded with many types of sugars, poor quality vegetable oil, white flour, preservatives and food additives! They are generally highly processed and are no good for your good gut bacteria, blood sugar levels, energy levels and waistline. The majority of the time they are not very filling, so you find yourself reaching for a second one!
So should you eat hot cross buns at Easter time?
Of course you can! BUT make sure you choose good quality hot cross bun brands that have no added sugars, preservatives or food additives and use good quality flour such as sourdough or spelt, and good quality oils like olive oil or coconut oil.
What to look for when buying good quality hot cross buns:
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A great brand of hot cross buns to buy is the Ancient Grains organic wholegrain spelt hot cross buns. You can get these from most health food stores or organic food stores, some local greengrocers, and some IGAs, and online at SunnyBrook Health Store.
I know a hot cross bun with no sugar in it sounds like it won’t be tasty, but trust me if you get a good quality hot cross bun and have it toasted with some grass fed butter and a cup of tea it will be delicious and filling!
My afternoon Easter treat is:
- 1 Ancient Grains organic spelt hot cross bun toasted
- Spread with some organic grass fed butter – the easiest organic grass fed butter brand to find is New Zealand Mainland Organic Grass fed butter
- A cup of organic match green tea – which has lots of polypehnols (a type of antioxidant) in it to feed my good gut bacteria 🙂
Try it out and enjoy how delicious and filling a real hot cross bun is!