Quick and easy Easter recipe that the kids will love!


Have some fun in the kitchen with the children this Easter and put a spin on traditional hot cross buns with these delicious, quick and easy-to-make mini hot cross bun doughnuts.

Put your apron on, grab two mixing bowls and get started. No need to preheat the oven, as these little treats bake in the Air Fryer…bonus!  


Makes: 16 doughnuts

Cooking time: About 15 min


For the doughnuts, you will need:

  • 500ml self-raising flour
  • 60ml castor sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • Cinnamon, a generous pinch
  • 200ml Lancewood Double Cream Cinnamon Bun Yoghurt
  • 100ml melted butter, and extra for brushing
  • 125ml cinnamon sugar

For the crosses, you will need:

  • 125ml icing sugar, melted
  • 15ml water



  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, castor sugar, salt and cinnamon together.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the yoghurt and butter together. 
  3. Add the yoghurt mixture to the flour mixture and mix to form a soft dough. 
  4. Roll into 18 smooth, even-sized balls. 
  5. Place in the basket of the Air Fryer at 180 degrees Celsius for 7 minutes. 
  6. Remove from the basket, and while still warm, brush with butter and roll in cinnamon sugar. Leave to cool.


  1. Mix the icing sugar and water together, adding a little bit of water at a time until the mixture becomes runny but still firm enough to keep its shape when piped. 
  2. Spoon into a small plastic bag, snip off the corner and pipe crosses on the doughnuts.


Happy Easter! 

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