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Honey Lemon Butter Recipe

We've used simple real food ingredients, blended together to create the perfect topping for our hot cross buns. These spiced sweet buns are an Easter favourite and have been given the Primal Alternative gluten and grain-free makeover with our delicious bake your own packet mix option! Here is the perfect whipped butter topping to compliment the fragrant smell of toasted cinnamon and spices hot from the oven!


  • 110g of organic grass fed butter

  • 80g Local honey

  • Zest of 1 organic lemon


grain free hot cross buns
  • Chop the butter into cubes and drop into a bowl of lukewarm water.

  • Leave to warm for at least five minutes until really soft

  • Drain off the water and tip the butter, honey and lemon zest into a large bowl

  • Use a wooden spoon to beat until all is combined and the butter is creamy.

  • Use straight away or put into a ramekin and chill til needed

  • Toast your hot cross buns and spread liberally to enjoy!

We use our Primal Alternative bake your own hot cross buns mix for perfect gluten-free hot cross buns every time. What better way of marking the beginning of Spring and preparing for Easter than making Hot Cross Buns from scratch to share with your family and celebrate the rebirth of the world after winter!



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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