Hot Cross Buns


Looking for a guilt-free Easter treat? These gluten and dairy free hot cross buns will be a hit!

Our healthier version has almost 1/3 of the calories of regular store bought buns but still have the same delicious taste.

Makes 8 


  • 2.5 cups almond meal

  • 3 tbsp coconut flour

  • 1.5 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp sea salt

  • 1.5 tbsp mixed spice

  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted

  • 2 tbsp honey

  • 3 eggs (2 for the mixture, 1 for glazing)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 100 dark chocolate, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper

  2. Combine almond meal, coconut flour, baking powder, sea salt, mixed spice and coconut sugar in a medium bowl. Mix well

  3. Whisk together coconut oil, honey, 2 eggs and vanilla in a jug. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well

  4. Shape 1/4 cup worth of the mixture into a bun and place on baking tray. Repeat with remaining mixture

  5. Whisk egg and using a pastry brush, brush each bun with a little egg to glaze

  6. Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until lightly golden and cooked through

  7. Remove from oven and leave to cool for 5-10 minutes, before piping a cross on each bun with the melted chocolate (use a snaplock bag and snip off a tiny corner to pipe chocolate). 

Nutritional Information, per bun

Calories 244

  • kJ 1022

  • Fat 16g

  • Saturated Fat 8g

  • Carbohydrate 20g

  • Fibre 3g

  • Protein 6g

  • Sodium 431 mg