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It’s that time of year again. The time when my shoes are mostly made of mud and every bakery is stocked with hot cross buns. Rather than tread through the puddles to get to them, just make your own Hot Cross Bun Baked Oats right in the comfort of your home. No galoshes needed.
Hot cross buns are more than just a nursery rhyme and in this case, they can be more than just buns! Each bite of these hot cross bun inspired oats is a delicious marriage of spices and plump, sweet raisins. It’s all topped off with a creamy frosting that creates the classic cross pattern. With these flavors, you’d never know that this breakfast is packed with nutrients that’ll help you start your day on the right foot. It’s loaded with healthy carbohydrates for energy and fiber to help keep you full. The frosting is also secretly packed with protein and healthy fats! But shhh, just don’t tell your brunch guests. They’ll never be able to tell.
The baked oats are the perfect brunch breakfast and can easily be made vegan and gluten free, ensuring everyone at the table can have a bite. And you’ll be able to have a bite of this everyday of the week. It keeps well in the fridge for up to 4 days, making it a great option for meal prep (if you have any leftovers that is!).
I love serving mine with fresh fruit and an extra drizzle of frosting or nut butter. But feel free to add whatever toppings you’d like! Some of my favorites are jam, greek yogurt, more raisins, or candied orange peel. Whatever you’d put in a regular hot cross bun will pair perfectly with these Hot Cross Bun Baked Oats.