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Why does everyone go crazy for hot crossed buns for Easter when you can make hot crossed anything-you-like? Natvia has gone down the chocolate cross scones road this time! It’s the perfect Easter treat to set you apart from the lovers of buns. This recipe is sugar-free, made with Natvia 100% natural sweetener as well as using only sugar-free chocolate. A healthy alternative to chocolate scones, or hot crossed buns, or hot crossed chocolate bun scones? Who cares! They are delicious and include a bit of orange too!

You can find more sugar-free recipes like this one and more over on our blog or check out Natvia’s archive of dessert videos over at Healthy Treats!

INGREDIENTS

1 & 1/4 cups wholemeal flour

1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp unsalted butter

1/2 cup greek yogurt

3 tbsp Natvia

2 tbsp + 2 tsp non fat milk

1 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup sugar free chopped dark chocolate

1/2 orange zest

1/4 cup cacao

METHOD

  1. Preheat your oven to 220°C and line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, 3 tbsp Natvia, 1/2 and orange zest and salt. Cut in the butter and mix together until it resembles fine crumbs. Stir in the Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons of milk, and the vanilla.
  3. Add in 2 tbsp worth of the dark chocolate chips and stir.
  4. Sprinkle some flour down and shape the dough into a large circle then slice it evenly into 8 portions.
  5. Once in the portions, roll each of the slices into smaller scone sized and shaped balls and place on the baking paper.
  6. Prepare the scones by brushing them with the remaining milk (give them a good coating).
  7. Bake the scones for 17 - 20 minutes or until the tops are golden.
  8. Melt the remaining dark chocolate and drizzle crosses over the tops of the baked scones.
  9. Enjoy a hot crossed chocolate orange scones treat for Easter!

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