Total Time
5hrs 35mins
Prep 5 hrs
Cook 35 mins

Gluten and dairy free Hot Cross Buns are packed with raisins, currants, craisins and candied fruit along with sweet, warming spices. Drizzled with honey right out of the oven, I can't even begin to explain how DELICIOUS these are!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine raisins, currants, craisins, orange juice, orange zest, water and vanilla. Let soak at least 20 minutes.
  2. Combine yeast, flours, starch, guar gum, spices, jaggery, candied fruit and salt in a stand mixer.
  3. Add the fruit mixture (along with any soaking liquid), oil and egg.
  4. Mix for 5 minutes dough will be stiff but slightly sticky.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot for 2 hours, until puffy but not necessarily doubled in size.
  6. Grease a 9x13” baking dish.
  7. Divide dough into 12 pieces and roll into balls with lightly oiled hands.
  8. Place them in baking dish, re-cover and set aside in a warm place for 2 hours, until risen.
  9. Heat the oven to 400°F.
  10. Whisk together the “cross” ingredients to form a smooth paste.
  11. Scrape into a small zip-top bag and snip the corner.
  12. Pipe the paste in a cross over the center of each bun.
  13. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until they sound hollow when tapped.
  14. Remove from the oven and immediately drizzle with honey.
  15. Return to the oven for 2 minutes.
  16. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then move to a wire rack.