Happy Hot Cross Buns

How do you make HOT CROSS BUNS that are free from high inflammatory ingredients, processed sugars and fake flavours? Easy! I first created these for a private client of mine in New York, an actress with an A-lister profile and an awareness of how important it is to eat clean to maintain optimal health and wellness  Last year, my beautiful client had a craving for hot cross buns in the fall – she told me they were her favourite comfort food of choice made by her mother during the cooler months, always eaten piping hot straight out of the oven, YUM

So how could I not share this recipe with you today? Enjoy

Happy Hot Cross Buns
Recipe type: Sweet Treats
  • 175g coconut milk
  • 75g vegan butter or ghee
  • 10g dried yeast
  • ¼ warm water
  • 1 teaspoon organic maple syrup
  • 1 egg, beaten OR 1 flax egg
  • 500g gluten free flour mix (I used my own blend, shared with you a few insta posts ago)
  • 70g coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 50g currants or sultanas
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • OPTIONAL add-ins:
  • 50G soy-lecithin-free chocolate chips
  • 75g macadamia nut pieces
  1. Heat milk, add butter and whisk together until melted. Leave to cool
  2. Combine yeast, warm water and honey in bowl – whisk to combine, cover with a tea towel and leave for 5-10 mins to become frothy
  3. Combine flour, sugar, salt, spices, dried fruit and optional extras. Make a well in the centre, add egg and yeast mixture. Fold together with a wooden spoon. The mixture will be sticky.
  4. Cover with a tea towel, leave for an hour to expand. Turn out onto a lightly floured bench top and knead – not to knead for 30 secs
  5. Divide into 12 equal pieces and roll into balls. Place dough balls on a lined baking tray and cover again for an hour to rise further. Pre-heat oven to 200C/400F and bake for 10-15 mins or until golden brown.
  6. If you want white lines across the buns, mix 2 tbs of tapioca flour + 2 tbs water & pipe across the top before placing in the oven OR pipe warmed coconut butter (I used @nutiva manna) across the buns after baking is complete.
  7. Glaze with a little brown rice syrup and ENJOY


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