Buns a sweet but healthy treat

THERE was no need to worry if you were trying to be health conscious this Easter as Birdseed satisfied the tastebuds of many.

Owner and creator behind the Prospect store's products, Jennifer Pollard, has been rushed off her feet in the past few weeks creating about 600 gluten, dairy, egg, nut and cane sugar-free hot cross buns.

She said the response to her buns - both recipes - had been great.

``I've been a bit surprise with the response, it's been huge,'' Mrs Pollard said.

``There's certainly a lot of people out there, that either for personal health choices or for those who who may be diabetic, have tried and really like these buns.

``You can make better, cane sugar-free choices at Easter and you don't need to miss out.''

Mrs Pollard said she wasn't completely happy with the first bun recipe, so created another last weekend, which has been just as popular.

She said it was nice to see that the tradition of eating hot cross buns had not waned and people still enjoyed them.

And instead of the traditional eggs, Mrs Pollard has been offering a selection of healthy alternatives made up of dried fruit, seeds, pepitas, organic coconut, coconut oil and maple syrup as part of her Eat My Dust range of products.

Birdseed is closed for the Easter long weekend but any surplus hot cross buns will be sold at the Summerhill Takeaways on Saturday.

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