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Hot Cross Buns Recipe

If you missed our deadline for Easter orders and are craving Hot Cross Buns, take a look at the recipe below! It's not bread but it is grain-free (gluten-free) so expect more of a muffin consistency than a wheat based dough - simply toast and spread liberally with hot butter, Heaven on a Plate..


400g almond meal 340g tapioca/arrowroot flour 2 teaspoons of Gluten Free baking powder 2 teaspoons of cinnamon 1 teaspoon of all spice ½ teaspoon of cloves 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg Pinch of salt 160g sultanas Zest of 2 oranges 6 eggs 250ml refined coconut oil, melted 180g honey

Piping (For the Hot Cross) 20g almond meal 80g tapioca flour/arrowroot 50g water or enough to get fluid consistency

Egg Wash Egg white and a teaspoon of water, combined


Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.

Grease muffin tins. Place all the ingredients into your bowl or mixer EXCEPT the sultanas Mix together til just combined Add the sultanas to the bowl and stir gently to bring the mix together Add one heaped tablespoon of mix to muffin tins. To make the piping

Mix all the piping ingredients together Using a piping bag (or zip lock bag with corner snipped) pipe crosses onto buns.

Next, smooth the top of each bun with egg wash Bake for 20 mins or until lightly golden

Enjoy! P.S. If you would rather not buy sixteen different ingredients for this dish, why not try out Hot Cross Bun Packet Mix!

PPS. If you have enjoyed this recipe why not track down 27 other grain-free recipes in the FREE Primal Alternative Recipe E-Book!

And finally! If you are looking for a little more toppings inspiration for you hot cross buns, check out our recipe for whipped honey lemon butter and treat yourself!



kate oliver - Primal Cut co-founder

Hi! I'm Kate, Co-Founder of Primal Cut, mum, wife & Primal Baker! I live with my husband and partner Michael. Ideally located in the spa town of Ilkley, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales its where we handcraft our range of healthy, nutrient dense, free from food.

From delicious Primal Alternative keto granolas to gluten free low carb bread, from vegan wraps to healthy sausages, nitrate-free bacon & charcuterie - it's all here. The fact that gluten-free is better for all, including keto and low carb means our food offers convenient, time-saving grain free alternatives that will help keep you on track during your journey back to health!

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