GF & DF HOT CROSS BUNS BABY
Happy Easter Everyone!
Isn’t Easter just one of the best times of the year like honestly who doesn’t love a holiday involving chocolate. Well maybe your guts don’t…
That’s why along with this recipe I even put together a Guilt Free Easter eBook to help your guts navigate their way through Easter festivities without feeling absolutely trashed after the 4 day chocolate bender. It has all your recipe favourites such as Easter Eggs, Carrot Cake, Caramel Choc Fudge Brownies recreated the healthiest way possible yet still designed to taste just as delicious! Plus it is only $4.99 so it is basically free. You’re welcome.
Now lets get down to business no ifs or buns about it. You guys have been waiting to get your hands on my buns (well not my buns but my HCB) for a few weeks now and finally they are here. The dream team at Nodo Donuts and I put this recipe creation together using their house made gluten free Self Raising Flour Blend after they had created a gluten free hot cross bun available in store and there was soo much demand for a dairy free one also.
So here we are… I present to you the most delicious Dairy & Gluten Free Hot Cross Bun Recipe! Please tag us in your recipe creations on Instagram @sofievankempen & Facebook @ Heal Your Gut I love to see what you all create at home and how the recipe goes for you.
Now a little word of warning. READ the recipe before you even decide your are going to bake these bad boys to really get your head around the process… it may seem like a long and in-depth process but it really is quite simple once you make it the first time. Also don’t be so hard on yourself if you don’t have perfect buns like me at the end i’ve shaped more buns this week alone then most people will their whole lives to get these photos. Just like everything practice makes perfect.
Can I make these vegan?
I would assume you could I haven’t had a chance to test it yet but you would need to just add in 3 flax eggs (1 tbsp flax to 2.5 tbsp of water = one flax egg) in replacement of the eggs in the recipe. I am going to trial it over the next few days and will let you know or if you get to it before I do let me know how you go!
Why is there not a kneading process?
Because there is no gluten in this mixture so there is no need to knead (pun intended).
Is the yeast necessary?
Yes it is what will rise the buns and allow them to become light and fluffy.
Why are they not white like usual hot cross buns?
Due to the rice flour blend and rapadura/coconut sugar it changes the colour of the dough to a brown/caramel colour.
Do I have to let the hot cross buns rest?
Yes don’t skip this step.
Can I use any sugar?
Yes. I just recommend an unrefined version of sugar for nutritional reasons.
Easter eBook recipes include:
caramel filling + more filling ideas
chocolate bird nests
carrot cake bliss balls
carrot cake cupcakes
coconut cashew frosting
raw carrot cake cheesecake
baked gf carrot cake w kombucha & pineapple icing
caramel choc fudge brownies
hot cross bun bliss balls
Caters for: paleo, dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free, vegan & vegetarian.