9 Gluten Free Easter Hot Cross Bun Recipes

How good do fresh hot cross buns smell? Seriously!

They're right up there in my top 3 with freshly baked white bread and buttery croissants for their enticing scent. All 3 of which I cannot eat. Damn you, gluten. Yet, the shopping centres are full of them. Tempting us all as we try and shop with hints of cinnamon, raisins and mixed fruit peel wafting through the air. 

While I'd usually get my fix by creating my own or getting a couple from my local gluten free cafe......I'm attempting to be in lockdown to create some super cool online nutrition programs for you guys AND the local cafe shut down unexpectedly, just last month! 

I can't find any other gluten free hot cross bun stockists around the Sunshine Coast (if you know of one, please get in touch!). So, my predicament has led me on a digital quest to find the best Hot Cross Buns around the web. 

Requirements were as follows:

  • Gluten free
  • Relatively easy to make

  • Ingredients as natural as possible

  • Works with non-dairy milks

Let me know which one you make and how you go in the comments. 

Happy Easter!

Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns

An amazing recipe if you're ok with xanthan gum (may not be ideal for sensitive guts, but it gives it that super soft 'gluten'-like texture). There's also a little bit of caster sugar in there too.

Check it out at Food To Love by Women's Weekly here

Pull-Apart Hot Cross Bun

Yep, blatant plug of my recipe in here too, but you know what? They were damn good, even if I do say so myself! Haha! Check it out here (there's even a double choc chunk version). 

Caramel Macadamia Hot Cross Buns

A spare bag of macadamia nut flour got Mummymade.it inspired to make a more decadent take on the usual Easter muffin. Take a look at the recipe here!

Raw Hot Cross Buns

So super duper cute and easy to make, enjoy making these with the littlies thanks to Paleo with Mrs P!

Paleo Hot Cross Buns

Are they muffins or buns? If you're not that skilled in the kitchen, you don't need to fiddle with making dough balls, just pop the mix into a muffin pan, and hey presto! Muffin buns! Muffuns?Haha, that'll do! Check them out here at The Merrymaker Sisters

Hot Cross Bun Inspired Recipes

Ok, so it can be a little challenging coming up with the perfect healthy gluten free hot cross bun (HCB). They just don't match 100%.

So if nothing but the absolute original will do, and for dietary reasons, you simply can't have them... Try these HCB-inspired recipes instead!

Similar in taste but without having to face the heartbreak of previous traditional HCB expectations. 

Cinnamon, Ginger, Raisin Pancakes

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Irena took the best bits of the buns and turned them into one of the best breakfast treats - pancakes! Get the recipe at Eat Drink Paleo.

Hot Cross Bun Breakfast Cake

Yes, of course you can eat cake for breakfast - it's Easter! :) And hey, it's better than that chocolate egg ;) Use quinoa flakes not oats to keep this gluten free. Your morning is sorted with Kobi Steedman.

Raw Hot Cross Bun Slice

These gorgeous raw squares come from Ascension Kitchen!

Have you got a killer gluten free HCB recipe? Let us know about it in the comments below!

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