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Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns

Course Appetizer
Keyword gluten free, hot cross buns
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 116 kcal


  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (plain, 2%)
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. water


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly coat with cooking spray; set aside.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium mixing bowl; mix well.

  3. Add yogurt and raisins; stir until combined and small crumbles form.

  4. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead 10 times. If dough is sticky, add a little more flour and knead again.

  5. Press dough into a rectangular disk; divide evenly into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball.

  6. Arrange balls on prepared baking sheet so they are close but do not touch.

  7. Brush each ball with egg white. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, until golden brown. Set aside to cool for 15 minutes before frosting.

  8. To make frosting, combine powdered sugar and water in a small bowl; mix well. Drizzle frosting onto each bun in the shape of a cross.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns
Amount Per Serving (1 bun)
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 216mg9%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.