Hot Cross Buns


Simple, healthy and super delicious ........... Not only are these hot cross buns low sugar, they are also gluten and dairy free.  Taste naughty, but oh, so nutritionally nice.


  • 1 cup of brown rice flour
  • 1 cup of all-purpose gluten free flour
  • 1 cup of almond meal
  • 1.5 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp. each of all spice, cinnamon and nutmeg OR 3 tsp Chia Spice
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons coconut sugar (or brown sugar if it is what you have)
  • ½ cup of cocoa nibs
  • ¼ cup raisins or chopped dates
  • 3 tablespoons butter or ghee
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds
  • 1 tables of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of warm coconut milk


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line a muffin tray with baking paper. Add some water oven proof bowl and place in the oven to create steam.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs. Add in the warm milk, orange juice and flaxseeds. Set aside to ‘set’.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add in all of the dry ingredients and mix.
  4. Warm the butter and coconut oil (fats are sensitive to heat so keep at a medium low temp).
  5. Add the egg and flaxseed batter to the dry ingredients and stir. You will begin to get a dough like texture.
  6. Add in the zest and warm butter. You can use your hands to make sure everything is mixed well.
  7. Finally add in the cocoa nibs, raisins or dates.
  8. Gently roll into balls and transfer to your lined muffin tray.
  9. Bake at 180C for about 20-25 minutes.
  10. For the X on the top mix up 1 cup of gluten free flour and ¼ cup of coconut milk.
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