Quick and Easy Honey-Wheat Hot Cross Buns

The name says it all! Drizzled with icing, these buns are a treat!
  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 20 min
  • Ready Time : 30 min


  • Serving Size: 1 bun


  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pound wheat bread or pizza dough
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups California raisins
  • Butter-flavor cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons water


In a large bowl, stir egg, honey and cinnamon together. Add dough and mix by hand or with paddle attachment on electric mixer until ingredients are well blended. Mix in flour 1/2 cup at a time till soft dough forms. Turn onto a lightly floured board; knead in raisins and continue to knead till soft dough. Flatten and press into an 8×12-inch rectangle on parchment-lined baking sheet. With a sharp knife, cut 3×4 into 12 equal pieces. Do not separate and spray with cooking spray. Cover with towel and place in warm place to rise for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until dough has doubled.

Preheat oven to 375°F; bake for 20 minutes until done. Stir powdered sugar and water together until smooth; drizzle over warm buns.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 260 (7% from fat); Total Fat 2g (sat 0g, mono 0g, poly 0g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 20mg; Protein 7g; Carbohydrate 57g; (Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars 15g; ); Iron 2mg; Sodium 220mg; Calcium 15mg; Potassium 162mg

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Special Diet

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