• Sugar Free Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns
  • Alison Morgan
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Sugar Free Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns

Enjoy these sugar free AND gluten free Hot Cross Buns this Easter - oh YUMMMMMM!!


¾ cup gluten free plain flour
¾ cup buckwheat flour
¹⁄³ cup potato starch
2 teaspoon guar gum
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch ground clove
1 tablespoon dry yeast
2 eggs
¾ cup light coconut milk
3 tablespoons Perfect Sweet® xylitol
2 tablespoons light olive oil or vegetable oil
Zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon finely grated
1 cup raisins

Egg Glaze

1 egg
1 tablespoon water

Sugar Free Icing for Crosses

½ cup Perfect Sweet® xylitol
½ teaspoon guar gum
1 teaspoon light coconut milk


  1. Preheat oven 180°C.
  2. Sift plain flour, buckwheat flour, potato starch, guar gum, salt , cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove into a bowl.
  3. Mix in yeast.
  4. In a second bowl beat eggs, coconut milk, Perfect Sweet® xylitol, oil and zest.
  5. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and beat well until combined.
  6. Fold in raisins.
  7. Divide mixture into 8-10 buns.
  8. Place dough on a lined tray.
  9. Set aside in a warm place for 1 hour to allow buns to rise.
  10. Press a chopstick into the top of each bun to form a cross. This makes a gulley so that the icing remains in place and forms the cross.

Egg Glaze

  1. Using an electric beater, beat the egg and water in a small bowl until combined.
  2. Brush the buns with egg glaze and bake for 20 minutes at 180°C.
  3. Cool on a wire rack.

Sugar Free Icing

  1. Grind Perfect Sweet® xylitol to a fine powder with mortar and pestle.
  2. Add the guar gum and coconut milk.
  3. Work until smooth and transfer to a piping bag.
  4. Pipe crosses on the buns.
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Comments on this post ( 1 )

  • Mar 17, 2017

    Oh my, these look delicious! I can’t believe this recipe is sugar free!

    — Miranda Nahmias

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