Gluten Free Keto Hot Cross Buns

Gluten Free Keto Hot Cross Buns

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 10

Difficulty: Intermediate

Course: Breakfast/Dessert

Cuisine: Keto

kcal: 180 per serving


Experience the joy of a classic Easter treat with a keto twist by indulging in these Gluten-Free Keto Hot Cross Buns. These delightful buns are a low-carb rendition of the traditional favorite, making them a perfect addition to your keto lifestyle. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a warm and comforting treat, these buns will satisfy your taste buds without derailing your health goals. With 20 minutes of prep and 25 minutes of baking, you can enjoy a guilt-free version of a beloved classic.


For the Buns:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered erythritol (or your preferred keto-friendly sweetener)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Cross:

  • 2 tbsp. coconut flour
  • 2-3 tbsp. water


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, powdered erythritol, baking powder, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and a pinch of salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, almond milk, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until a dough forms.
  5. Divide the dough into 10 equal portions and shape them into buns. Place them on the prepared baking pan.
  6. In a small bowl, mix coconut flour and water to create a thick paste. Pipe a cross shape onto each bun.
  7. Bake the buns in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until they’re golden brown and cooked through.
  8. Let the buns cool before serving.

Note: For a touch of sweetness, you can add raisins or chopped nuts to the dough if they fit your macros.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 180 kcal
  • Total Fat: 15g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 7g

For more keto-friendly recipes and meal plans, explore the Custom Keto Meal Plan or the 28 Day Keto Challenge for a comprehensive guide to your keto journey. Enjoy these gluten-free keto hot cross buns while staying committed to your health goals!


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