Hot cross easter muffins fresh ideas

Easter treats for the kids come in all shapes and flavours. So put on your bunny ears and cottontail and get baking. These hot cross Easter muffins are especially good for a healthy kids Easter treasure hunt.

Serves 12

50 g butter
500ml milk
1 cup sultanas
3 cups flour
½ cup bran flakes
½ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons mixed spice
½ cup mixed peel (optional)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 lightly beaten egg

Preheat oven to 200 deg C.
Grease 12 deep muffin tins
In a small pot, heat the butter, milk and sultanas, stirring until the butter is melted. Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients except baking soda.
Stir the baking soda into the cooled milk./butter mixture.
Add the milk mixture and egg to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Spoon into the muffin tins.
Bake for about 20 – 25 min until golden brown.
Leave in the tins for 5 min before cooling on a rack.

When cool, don’t be afraid to go overboard with themed icing and decorations. Think – crosses, little lolly eggs, baby bunnies and anything cute-as-pie.

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