6 Dec 2014

RAW VEGAN HOT CROSS BUNS


Just in time for the holidays, here's some wholesome buns for ya. I have way too much studying and essay-writing to get done today so I am gonna keep this post short and sweet (no pun intended... well okay, it was intended). As usual this delicious, easy, healthy treat is made from mostly nuts and fruit. Magical, ain't it? I know I say it like every day but I will never cease to be amazed and endlessly thankful that whole foods taste so damn good. Of course, it's not a coincidence. We have evolved to be attracted to foods that sustain us. That's why mangoes are perfect all by themselves. Try making these buns for the xmas season (or whenever you please) and see if ya like 'em. They were all devoured at my house within a couple days (thank you, Jack). 




I am really looking forward to the semester ending (Dec. 8, it's goin' down yo) not because I don't like my classes. I love them! But I need to get away. Jack and I have tentative plans to drive north for a week and stay at his grandparents cabin, but apparently it's covered in snow. We miiiight go to Portland instead... not sure yet. When we know, I will let YOU know, because if you live where we're headed I wanna meet you! Until then, enjoy my buns. 


RAW VEGAN HOT CROSS BUNS
Buns:
1 cup almonds
1 cup oats
1 cup dates
1 cup raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
½ teaspoon ginger powder
Water, as needed
Drizzle:
½ cup cashews
2 tablespoons coconut oil
Juice from 1 lemon
½ teaspoon vanilla powder
Water, as needed
To make the buns: put the almonds and oats in a food processor and process until they become a rough flour.
Add the rest of the ingredients – except the raisins – and add water as needed until it all begins to stick together. Taste and adjust accordingly. Add the raisins in by hand and mix well.
Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet or dehydrator tray, then press them down slightly. Cut a cross on the top of each one. Put in the dehydrator (or your oven at its lowest temperature) for about 2 hours or until they hold together. Alternately, just leave them as-is!
To make the frosting: blend all the ingredients until smooth, adding water as needed to get the desired consistency. Drizzle on crosses on the buns and enjoy! I sprinkled mine with more cinnamon. 

10 comments:

  1. These look like a perfect holiday snack! Yum!

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  2. Wow, I never would've thought of making hot cross buns...raw! They sounds delicious though :)

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  3. Hi Emily. I'm following your blog for quite some time but only recently started to enyoing the food made from your recepies.
    Do you mind sharing the brand and type of food processor you are using? Any maybe some tips before buyin new one? Many thanks in advance. Natasa

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  4. Hmmmm, sounds delicious! The ingrediënts are lovely :)

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  5. @natasha m. - I have a KitchenAid food processor - it works great :)

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  6. Em!
    When will you be in Portland?? I will be going home from college to Portland at the end of the semester and would lovvvvee to meet you and Jack!
    My boyfriend and I were actually just talking about making a road trip to Canada and I was thinking how fun it would be to meet you! So crazy, I was actually just thinking about that yesterday... Cosssmic.

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  7. These look incredible! Yum yum yum. And you're absolutely right, whole foods are the best! Can't wait to try these!

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  8. @Ella - email me for details! It's all very tentative atm. :)

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  9. hello! let me know if you head down to Portland, we live just south of Canada border in an amazing little hippie town, and I would love love to meet you guys! I don't really know any other vegans, but I follow your blog all the time :) and I haven't been able to make your potlucks! :/

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