fruit and seed buns

Blog Fruit And Seed Buns
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These fruit and seed buns have been adapted from our beloved hot cross bun recipe so we could enjoy them all year round. Full of fibre and flavour, add your favourite fruit, spices and seeds to make these buns your own!

?Serves: 16
? Prep: 90 mins    Cook: 30-45 mins


  • 2 cups of bread/pizza plain flour
  • 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • cup sugar
  • cup sultanas
  • cup craisins (dried cranberries)
  •  cup chia seeds
  • 2 apples thinly diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 sachets of yeast
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups of milk
  • ¼ cup extra flour for board



  1. Preheat oven to 210ºC
  2. Mix strong flour (pizza or bread flour), wholemeal self-raising flour, salt and sugar in a bowl
  3. Add sultanas, craisins, chia seeds and apples into the bowl, along with the spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg) and sachets of yeast
  4. Mix together until combined
  5. Make a well in the middle and pour in olive oil
  6. Heat milk in a pan until warm (not boiling)
  7. Add to mixture and mix well
  8. Flour a board with extra flour, transfer dough to the board and knead lightly (until it is no longer sticky)
  9. Roll dough into a ball, place it in a floured bowl and leave in a warm place to rise for 30 mins
  10. Cut dough into 16 pieces and roll into smaller balls
  11. Place the 16 balls on lined baking trays and leave to rise again for 30-45 minutes
  12. Bake for 15 mins once risen
  13. Leave to cool on a wire rack and enjoy



Add to these fun fruit and seed buns by adding any fruit, spice, seed or nuts you like.


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