These Protein Hot Cross scones are a lot hartier than buns – they have more body, more density and they pack heftier punch of POW! They are also coconutty and almost biscuity in texture. Kind of like… coconut scones. You can tell by the (ton of) photos posted here:
I know what happened too. I mean, I know why it didn’t work: it didn’t work because Hot Cross Buns are strongly reliant on three things: 1. yeast, 2. sugar, 3. flour. We can sub the sugar with our stevia and our flour with our protein et al. But the yeast? Or, rather the rising action of the yeast on the flour? No dice.
Anyways, I don’t want to be excusatory because if there’s one thing you know from my cooking is that I give everything a go. I don’t set myself limits, I don’t start with “this probably won’t work…,” and I’m not scared of failing because I know that every recipe comes with a lesson and often, like this one did, with a brand new amazing recipe!
1/2 cup liquid egg whites
1/4 cup unflavored whey (I got some unflavored Promax from the Maxistore)
1/2 cup rolled oats
3 tablespoons pea protein powder (this stuff from Bulk Pows)
1/4 cup Fage Greek yogurt (2%)
3 tablespoons vanilla stevia
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons orange rind
Then, for the ‘cross’:
1 tablespoon coconut flakes
1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
1/2 tablespoon vanilla stevia
2. Then, blend together the ‘cross’ ingredients and shape a cross on each bun (here’s mine). I totally forgot that I wanted to add some chopped prunes (I hate raisins/sultanas) until the last minute so I chopped them up and stuffed them but if you want to add dates (or raisins) properly, just mix them into the batter before you put it on the cookie tray.
3. Set your oven to 180 C (356 F) and bake everything for about 15-20 minutes. DO NOT over-bake because they’ll turn dry and bring on sadface when you eat them. So remove them as soon as your knife comes out clean when you stab them.
Macros per Serving (out of 6):
PS: That on top isn’t powdered sugar. On no. It’s MCT ‘snow’!!!