Gluten And Grain Free Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Gluten And Grain Free Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Mini Me and I baked last weekend… we should have made Gluten and Grain Free Hot Cross Buns… we actually made Gluten and Grain Free Rock Cakes.

Gluten And Grain Free Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Hot Cross Buns

I blame the fact we didn’t have any ground almonds, which aren’t my favourite thing, so a food item I do not tend to have in my cupboards. The almonds were substituted for flour and before we knew it, our Rock Cakes were rising in the oven, cooking nicely. Made even nicer by the fact we used Sweet Freedom Dark Natural Sweetener as opposed to sugar! All the children enjoyed the cakes so much… there was not even a crumb left for me!

So, if you are actually more prepared than myself and actually like almonds, here is the Gluten Free Grain Free Hot Cross Bun recipe…

Hot Cross Buns

Gluten And Grain Free Hot Cross Buns Recipe Ingredients

300g ground almonds

Pinch of salt

1/2 teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda

60ml of nut oil or light flavoured olive oil

2 tablespoons Sweet Freedom Dark Natural Sweetener

Zest from 1 orange

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste/ 1 vanilla pod

2 eggs

Pinch of cinnamon

80g of dried cherries or cranberries

50g of dark chocolate

For the iced crosses, use Sweet Freedom Choc Shot


  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together and spoon out small portions onto a baking tray (mixture makes approximately 14 hot cross buns).
  3. Bake the Hot Cross Buns for 20-30 minutes or until golden.
  4. Remove and allow to cool on a baking rack.
  5. Drizzle the Sweet Freedom Choc Shot sauce to make crosses on top of the buns.
  6. Enjoy!

Such a quick and easy recipe to make, whilst having fun baking this Easter.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Jenny @ thebrickcastle

    I didn’t realise the people who make choc shot make other stuff! I really like Choc Shot – it’s a popular item in our cupboard 🙂

    1. S1m

      Totally! The sweetener is a nice change from using a bag of sugar and it is so easy to use – love the squirty bottles!x

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