GF Hot Cross Buns

If you are a fellow gluten free friend you might relate when I say.... the Hot Cross Bun craving is real come Easter time. Waking up to the smell of melted butter and hot cross buns is always so tempting, but of course a no go if you are a gluten sufferer. I made these buns, not really expecting much to be honest but they are delicious. I've had to hide them from my nephew because he keeps pinching them haha.


  • 2 3/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 5g yeast (sachet)
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • zest of an orange
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essense
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 100ml coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp rice malt syrup
  • 250g raisins
  • melted dark chocolate for the cross


  1. In a bowl mix well the flour, yeast, spices, salt, vanilla and orange zest.
  2. Add the eggs, milk and rice malt and stir through until the dry and wet ingredients well combined.
  3. Slowly stir through the coconut oil (using your hands if need be)
  4. Add the raisins and mix until throughout the dough.
  5. With your hands place the dough in a large ball and wrap in glad wrap. Leave to rest on the bench for two hours (the longer left the fluffier the buns will be)
  6. Preheat over at 150 degrees. Line a tray with baking paper and with your hands roll the ball into palm size balls. 
  7. Place your tray in the oven and cook for 15 - 20min or until golden.
  8. Cool slightly.
  9. Melt chocolate and draw a cross over the top.