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I absolutely love a good Hot Cross Bun and I’m so tempted by the ones that appear in the shops straight after Christmas it seems but I just can’t eat them as they are laden with wheat, gluten, sugar and additives and preservatives, so I went 10 ways with Hot Cross Buns to Suit any Dietary Requirement titledon the hunt for a few alternatives and thought I might share them with you.

Why invent the wheel when these other talented bakers have done it and they look super delicious.

Yes I know this will probably mean you have to bake some, but your “Happy Tummy” will love you for it.


1. “Healthy Hot Cross Buns”

 The Healthy Chef – Teresa is the Founder and Director of The Healthy Chef, a company that creates purely delicious functional foods for optimum health + wellbeing.

These Hot Cross Buns are a delicious alternative to mainstream Hot Cross Buns using spelt and oats as the base.

This delicious recipe is available on her website here


2. “Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns”

Taste are always on top of the searches and these looked like an easy version of Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns.

Recipe can be found here 


3. “Allergy Friendly Hot Cross Buns”

Food Allergy Mama – Dairy, Egg and Nut Free Hot Cross Buns

Kelly Rudnicki is the mother of five young children, one of whom has severe food allergies, Kelly also spends much of her free time advocating for food allergy awareness and improving school nutrition.

Check out her version of the Hot Cross Buns here


4. “Gluten Free, Grain Free Hot Cross Buns” is run by Tania Hubbard who carved her way into the heart of many here in Australia with her innovative approach to food and the delicious results she has from ingredients that are gluten free and grain free.

Check out her gluten free grain free hot cross buns are here


5. “Vegan Hot Cross Buns” – Dairy free, Egg free

Bit of the Good Stuff is a blog by Sharon who is passionate about the world of whole food plant-based cooking.

Check out her version of vegan hot cross bun here


6. Pre-Mix Options – Hot Cross Buns

There are some fantastic flour blends out there, prepackaged and ready to go.  Many of our favourites are listed in the pantries of What Can I Eat, here are a couple who specifically have Hot Cross Bun recipes using their premixes.


Hot Cross Buns with Organ


Hot Cross Buns with Well and Good


7. “Nut Free Hot Cross Buns”

Jane has a lovely blog called Miranya Cottage Kitchen.  She has a bachelor in education and a diploma in yoga teaching and is passionate about cooking and nutrition.

They eat a variety of food but follow a nut free protocol due to an allergy.  On the blog you will find raw, cooked, grainfree, gluten free, foods with gluten, wholegrain, vegetarian, vegan, fermented and meat dishes. Their mission is to try and eat food that makes them feel good, gives energy and allows our bodies to function in the best way they can.

Here is her nut free Hot Cross bun recipe


8. “Sugar Free Hot Cross Buns”

Sarah Wilson has carved her way in sharing with people the enormous health benefits of reducing or eliminating sugar in everyday diets.  This awareness has culminated in many recipes and suggestions on her blog I Quit Sugar.

Here is their sugar free Hot Cross Bun recipe


9. Premade Hot Cross Buns for specialty diets

We have found a couple of suppliers who prebake delicious Hot Cross Buns with delicious ingredients to supply various diets, gluten free, dairy free, nut free etc.

Please check out the Easter Pantry of What Can I Eat


10. “Paleo Hot Cross Buns”

The Paleo Café is a very fast growing popular chain of cafés here in Australia.  They have a delicious looking recipe for those who are choosing to follow the Paleo protocol.

Try Paleo Hot Cross Buns here


Which ever recipe you try, please let us know and post a picture on one of our Social Media channels.