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Hot Cross Bun Muffins

Hot Cross Bun Muffins
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 17
  • Servings 12
Traditionally eaten during Lent, hot cross buns are sweet buns made with dried fruit. They feature a cross piped of icing and are made using yeast. For those who are nervous to work with yeast, we’ve decided to simplify the recipe and create a hot cross bun muffin, which still features all the beloved flavors of a traditional hot cross bun but without using that ingredient. Give it a try!

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 2/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar

For the icing:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Directions

  • 1
    For the dough:
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 350 °F. Generously spray a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Soak raisins in hot water for 5-8 minutes, until plump. Drain.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, milk, eggs and sugar until smooth. Add to dry ingredients and whisk until smooth and stir in raisins.
  • 4
    Fill muffin pan with batter and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool while you prepare the icing.
  • 5
    For the icing:
  • 6
    In non-stick pan over low heat melt butter, marshmallows and milk; stirring until smooth. Add confectioner’s sugar, vanilla and salt; stir until smooth. Use a spoon to draw a cross on each muffin, serve.

  • Try adding chocolate chips or cranberries to this recipe.

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  • Traditionally eaten during Lent, hot cross buns are sweet buns made with dried fruit. They feature a cross piped of icing and are made using yeast. For those who are nervous to work with yeast, we’ve decided to simplify the recipe and create a hot cross bun muffin, which still features all the beloved flavors of a traditional hot cross bun but without using that ingredient. Give it a try!
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