Here I share my favourite vegan recipes that are not only delicious, but they are vibrant, wholesome and designed to nourish you from the inside out with vegan and vegan curious followers.
Light and fluffy vegan hot cross buns studded with melting chocolate chunks and decorated with a chocolate cross – these are the chocolate-lovers dream! Delicious warm from the oven or toasted under the grill, they’re naturally vegan, dairy-free and nut-free. They are easy to make in a few simple steps and make the kitchen smell divine.
Easter time comes around and all we think about is chocolate so why not add in chocolate to another much-loved Easter treat, the hot cross bun. I don’t bake with yeast often enough as I always worry about temperatures and rising agents, but this recipe is pretty fail-proof and I have always been so impressed with the rise. It’s a simple dough but one that really gives a gorgeously soft baked bun and I just wish I made these every day. I actually crave them!
I am so happy to finally be sharing the recipe for these Vegan Chocolate Hot Cross Buns as you all went crazy for then on my Instagram stories for a couple of weeks ago. Once again, these were shot with Divine Chocolate, but you can use any flavour chocolate – just pick one that you all like. Fold in the chocolate chips after the dough has doubled in size during its first rise, roll into buns and then leave to rise for a second time. Bake until golden and soft and decorate with a chocolate cross. The ultimate chocolate hot cross bun.
I’ve kept the classic hot cross bun flavour with cinnamon and mixed spice, meaning the kitchen smells amazing as these buns bake. Serve them warm or cold with vegan butter, jam, chocolate spread or nut butter. Or enjoy them on their own with a cup of tea – they are special enough to not need anything on top. As they are homemade without any preservatives, these are best eaten the same day or the day after. If you’re anything like me, they won’t last long anyway! That said, feel free to double this recipe to make 12 as this is a smaller 6-portion batch.
I hope you will love this twist on the classic Easter bake and that the Vegan Chocolate Hot Cross Buns will become part of your family bakes. They come together with simple ingredients, which is great at a time like now when we are semi-isolated (throughout the Coronavirus pandemic in April 2020).
They are light and fluffy, studded with melting chocolate chunks and finished with a delicious chocolate cross. They are easy to make, with minimal fuss and kneading required plus they are pretty impressive to share with friends or family. They are naturally vegan, dairy-free and nut-free and are a delicious twist on the classic.
If you are looking for more Easter bakes, how about my Hot Cross Buns, Carrot Cake Muffins, Hot Cross Bun Granola or Vegan Flapjack M&M Cookies.
Light and fluffy vegan hot cross buns studded with melting chocolate chunks and decorated with a chocolate cross – these are the chocolate-lovers dream! Delicious warm from the oven or toasted under the grill, they’re naturally vegan, dairy-free and nut-free.
I look forward to hearing what you think of these Vegan Chocolate Hot Cross Buns so please let me know in the comments below. tag me in your bakes – I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest – please say hello!
With chocolate hot cross bun love x
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Oh my gosh Amy your chocolates 🍫 vegan hot cross buns look so delicate decadent! I have never made my own vegan homemade hot cross buns lol I am a beginner cook. Is your recipe easy for a novice cook like me? Love the rustic plates you use above and super professional photography as always. Every time you upload a new blog update it definitely makes me smile.
Yes isolating is ahh but I so need to cook and bake more- cooking is very therapeutic indeed. Thanks so much for inspiring me every day and you are such a inspiration Amy. I wish I could cook like you and sorry for my long comments and my many questions.
Saved to my WordPress collection for sure and keep safe to you all! 😀🌱🐣💖xxxx Definitely will tag you into my bakes using youor recipes. Lol 😂 mine cooking won’t be as good as yours and sorry I am late commenting on your blog. Ahh I missed the email notifications of when you uploaded your new blog posts!!!! Finally catched up
Thanks so much enjoy them! x
that some of your recipes have the word wholesome 💜💜🍹🌱haha my new name so I can start my own food and lifestyle page. Ahh I just need to cook more and I am braving my new name. Know idea how to start and I so what to have my own blog soon xx
Enjoy them! x
I definitely feel bad when I don’t eat vegan foods. But hey ho I like to have a bit of everything.
You should not feel bad – do whatworks for you x
Love trying out vegan foods and so enjoy plant milks xx
Enjoy them x
Is it possible to use caster sugar instead of coconut sugar?
Hi, yes of course! I hope you will love them x
I made them today and they are delicious! Thank you! Do you reckon that it is possible to switch the chocolate with the currants?
I am so happy you loved them and yes it course you can use currants/raisins to make ordinary hot cross buns too! Let me know how you get on 🥰
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Those look really scrumptious! I I follow your blog so I thought it fitting to nominate you for the food award. The details are here in this article: https://cookiesarelife.com/2020/04/10/food-award/
curious to what your take on the questions will be (if you participate!)
Have a great weekend 💖
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Hello thank you so much this is so kind! I will take a look ASAP! 🥰 take care and have a great weekend
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Ooh these look incredible!! Is it possible to make these with vegetable oil instead of melted butter?
Hi Michelle I hope you’ll love them! I haven’t tried them with vegetable oil – they do need the buttery taste but it’s worth a try!