This is a sponsored post from Pillsbury™, but all opinions are my own.
Who else is ready for spring break?! Well, this family needs a break and we are ready for a little rest and relaxation. It’s also a great time to spend quality time with the boys teaching them traditions and things that I love and loved growing up. One of those things is baking and I have a fun and simple recipe that the boys and I are going to make together this year for Easter.
Now, I am always a fan of making things from scratch, but I am just as much a fan of keeping things simple and creating memories. So, we headed to Walmart to pick up the few supplies we would need for our Simple Hot Cross Buns the other day. Walmart makes it simple to do a one stop shopping trip so that we are in and out fast. Not to mention, you can grab a few Easter decor supplies while you are there!
Both boys enjoy our Easter traditions and this is one that I hope they will remember forever and take to their own families one day. This twist on my original Berry Hot Cross Buns recipe will take you only a few minutes to prepare and is super kid friendly.
SIMPLE HOT CROSS BUNS RECIPE
- Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Original Crescent Rolls 8 ct 8.0 oz can
- handful of raisins
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 or 375 according to the package and your pan.
- Take crescent rolls out of the package but leave them rolled.
- Slice into rolls about 1/2 inch thick.
- Place sliced rolls into a round baking pan that has been greased.
- Using a fork, press a cross into the top of each roll.
- Push raisins into the top and sides of the rolls.
- Mix together cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar and sprinkle on top of the rolls (you may not use all of the mixture).
- Place in the oven and cook on 350 for about 9-12 minutes (follow the directions on the back of the package).
- While the rolls cook, mix together the powdered sugar and milk to make icing.
- Once the rolls have cooled, pipe the icing in the shape of a cross on top.
You can enjoy this recipe Easter morning, or maybe serve these along with Easter dinner at night. Either way, your kids will love them and love the fact that they had a part in creating them. Above all else, they will remember the time you spent together.
What are your Easter traditions?