Gluten-Free & Gut Healthy Hot Cross Buns

Whip up a batch of gluten-free hot cross buns this Easter with this fantastic recipe using gut-healthy green banana flour.

Hot Cross Buns

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Baking Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


For cross


  • Put all the dry ingredients together in a mixer and mix for 1-2 minutes dry to bind them all evenly.
  • Add oil, milk, and egg.
  • Mix for 1-2 minutes high speed. You should have a tacky batter, wet and smooth creamy texture. Ensure this, if not, add a splash of milk or water. Remember wetter is better.
  • Add mixed fruit and mix slowly to ensure you don’t damage them.
  • Oil a good size muffin tin and dust with Natural Evolution Green Banana Flour.
  • Add equal amounts to each muffin mould.
  • Smooth tops over with a wet spatula or back of a spoon.
  • Place in a preheated fan forced oven 180°C for 20-25 minutes.
  • While they bake prepare cross mix. Put one egg white in small bowl and add the rice flour whisk with a fork thoroughly until smooth and white. Place the mix in a pipe bag/similar to give a good application
  • Skewer test until there is a slight amount of mixture left on the skewer.
  • Take out of the oven and add crosses to the ¾ cooked buns place back in the oven for 5 minutes to finish.
  • Remove and enjoy!
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Course Appetizer, Baking - Sweet, Breakfast, Dessert, School Lunches, Side Dish, Snack, Special Occasion - Camping
Keyword banana flour, cinnamon, coconut sugar, mixed dried fruit
Allergy Dairy Free, FODMAP Friendly, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free
Value Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian

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About the Author: Natural Evolution

Boasting the world’s first and only pharmaceutical grade banana flour factory, Natural Evolution Foods produce a high quality, gluten free banana flour which has numerous health benefits, including assisted prevention of colon cancer and diabetes, promoting weight loss and boosting the immune system. Their bananas are grown biodynamically as well as chemical and pesticide free. They believe in an holistic farming approach and their ethical and sustainable growing and manufacturing processes saw them win the 2016 Banksia Sustainability Award.

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  1. Judy April 7, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    How much plain flour would use for this if I didn’t use banana flour?
    Thank you

    • Kate Parker April 19, 2020 at 3:40 pm

      Banana flour is a great 1for1 swap with plain flour usually. With baking there is always a science to it though, so be prepared to pay attention to the dough and check whether it needs more or less flour.

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