Welcome to this week’s update of the HBC Cookbook series! Every week, we round up our favourite recipes that our wonderful health bloggers have shared on the platform. You guys certainly know your way around the kitchen, and we love getting inspiration from your mouth-watering posts! In our special Easter edition of the HBC Cookbook, we have a ‘bun off’ with Hot Cross Scones and Hot Cross Buns, plus some delicious cake, energy bites and pancakes recipes perfect for the weekend.

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Apple + Cinnamon Hot Cross Scones: Nourishing Amelia


Ever since I was little I’ve loved hot cross buns. I used to love coming home from school and tucking into one that had been toasted and smothered in butter, it was just the ultimate warming delicious snack. Now I’m enjoying my plant-based diet I needed to come up with an alternative, so I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen and the result is these amazing gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free apple & cinnamon hot cross scones! Read more…

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites: The Wonky Spatula


“Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites – yum! I have been making these bites for ages now, and never actually measured out what I put into them, so it was about time I worked it out and shared them with you!! These treats are so addictive! Like lock your fridge and sit on your hands addictive!! They are so easy to make and everyone will love them!” Read more…

Vegan Blueberry Pancakes: Life by Laura


“These vegan blueberry pancakes are the perfect weekend breakfast – soft, fluffy and totally nutritious, they taste really good with a side of yoghurt and maple syrup. I adapted the recipe from Cookie and Kate – one of my favourite healthy food blogs, full of tons of great recipes!” Read more…

Apple & Walnut Cake: Foodolina


“This past weekend I was home with the flu. Just before it kicked in I watched a great documentary by Michael Pollan called Cooked. And within this documentary someone said a very interesting thing: ‘if we told someone who was craving dessert, such as an apple pie, that he could have as much as he wanted, that he could it the whole thing if he wished, AS LONG AS he made that pie himself..He probably would not have it at all…’.”Read more…

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Almond and Honey Hot Cross Buns: Good F Laura

“I love Easter.. A time to over-indulge over a long weekend and no one’s allowed to question it! These almond hot cross buns are a perfect gluten-free substitute to their predecessors and may actually be even better…” Read more…