Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns

One of my most favorite things about writing here is sharing recipes with you.  New ones.  Old favorites.  There’s something about being able to share those ideas with friends – it really feels nice.  Like you’re able to help someone else find a new favorite, or give someone an idea that might work in their kitchen. Today I have a Gluten Free Hot Honey Bun up for your Easter table.  These are as close as you’ll get to a gluten free Hot Cross Bun and while I might have left the traditional cross off (usually made with flour and water) I have been known to drizzle these with more honey instead.

Gluten free hot cross buns

Gluten Free Hot Honey Buns
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Recipe type: Brunch
Cuisine: Gluten free
Serves: 6-8
  • 1 tbsp traditional yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ¼ cup Billy Bee honey
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose gluten free flour
  • 3 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛th tsp nutmeg
  • ⅛th tsp cloves
  • ½ cup raisins
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Mix the water, honey and yeast in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add all dry ingredients. Mix until incorporated. Add honey mixture, eggs and milk. Turn machine on to med speed and let mix for 2-4 min.
  4. To form bun shape, distribute batter into a muffin pan, whoopee pie pan or other pan with shallow indentations. It is possible to make these on a cookie sheet as well, however, they will spread more.
  5. Set pan uncovered in a warm area to rise for no longer than 30 min.
  6. Bake for 20 min or until buns are nicely browned on top. Drizzle with extra honey if desired and serve warm with butter on the side.

These aren’t just good for Easter either. How nice is it to have a gluten free honey bun for breakfast on any given Sunday? I’ll let you in on a little secret….it’s pretty darn nice. These are amazing warm and slathered in butter and a drizzle of sweetness. Jam, honey, or dare I say…syrup? Yes. Make them. Eat them.


gluten free easter hot cross honey buns






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