Saturday, 19 March 2016

Gluten and Grain free Hot Cross Buns


Hot cross buns are very traditional to Easter and I love baking them on Easter morning so that we can enjoy them piping hot straight out of the oven. This year I have a friend who has a gluten intolerance visiting so I have decided to bake a batch of gluten free ones so she too can enjoy them with us. The recipe is not my own but one that I have book marked from the Alternative Healthy Easter Treats cookbook.

The recipe was simple to follow and the ingredients used in it were all natural too. You can purchase the Sweet Freedom Choc Shot Liquid chocolate Coconut and the Sweet Freedom 100% Natural fruit sweetener  from Discount Supplements.




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Gluten and Grain free Hot Cross Buns
Gluten and Grain free Hot Cross Buns
Ingredients:
  • 150g Ground Almonds
  • Small pinch of  Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 30 ml Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Sweet Freedom natural dark sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon Orange Zest
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon Egg replacer (Aqua Faba)*
  • Small Pinch Cinnamon
  • 40 g Dried cranberries or dried fruit of choice
  • 25 g Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tablespoon Sweet Freedom Choc Shot for Icing buns
Method:
1.Preheat oven to 160 degrees C2. In a bowl add the ground almonds, bicarbonate of soda and salt and cinnamon mix together.Add the cranberries and chocolate chip and mix again.3. In a jug add 1 tablespoon Aqua Faba (This is the cooking water from precooked tinned chickpeas) Whisk this liquid till it resembles egg whites.4. To the aquafaba, add the oil, orange zest, natural sweetener, vanilla essence and whisk together again to combine. Add this liquid to the dry ingredients and combine all the ingredients.5. Pinch small lime size balls of the mixture and place them on a baking tray flattening them slightly.6. Bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes until golden brown.7. Remove tray from oven and leave to cool , do not attempt to move the buns whilst hot they will fall apart.8. Once buns are cooled add a chocolate cross on each one using the Sweet Freedom Choc Shot.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 10 mini buns

*NB- You can use 1 egg in the recipe, however I used Aqua Faba this is an egg substitute which is the cooking liquid of beans. I drained a can of precooked chickpeas  and used a tablespoon of the liquid, the remaining you can freeze to use later. you can read about AquaFaba here.

Although this recipe was a hit with my friend and family, I did find that the texture of these Gluten and Grain free Buns was not like a real hot cross bun it was more like a cross between a chewy cookie and cake.

This is a collaborative post, I was sent samples of Sweet Freedom Choc Shot and Sweet Freedom natural dark sweetener to use in my recipe, I was compensated for my time for trying out this recipe.

41 comments:

  1. These look so amazing not seen any thing like this before.

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    1. First time I tried making them and they were delicious so will make again on Easter day.

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  2. Oh wow! These look delicious, I have to make hot cross buns this Easter!

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  3. These sound really delicious. I haven't heard of the Sweet Freedom brand - where can you buy it from?

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    1. They are available from discount supplement on line , about £3.50 a bottle.

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  4. Those hot cross buns look incredible. I'm not usually a fan, but I'm really craving them this Easter.

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  5. Oh my word, how good do these look?! My mouth is salivating and if it wasn't for the fact I have a tummy bug I'd be rummaging the cupboard for ingredients right now! X

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  6. Very interesting - love the chocolate drizzle to make the cross!

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  7. That looks so delicious!!! Wouldn't mind trying to make some myself

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  8. They look delicious and I am not a huge fan of the texture of traditional hot cross buns, so a chewy cookie/cake sounds perfect.

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  9. These look so delicious - i love the addition of chocolate ;) (My children would too!) Kaz x

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  10. I never normally like hot cross buns but these ones look really yummy, esp as they have chocolate in them as well x

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    1. They don't really taste like a traditional hot cross bun and texture is very different but they have a deliciousness of their own.

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  11. Never tried making grain free buns..can't imagine we could make from almond powder too. are they not too rich and heavy ?

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    1. They are more like a cross between a cookie and cake rather than bread like texture.

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  12. This sounds easy to make. I will try it. Wish me luck x

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    1. They are quite simple and all you do is mix everything in a bowl roll them and bake can't really go wrong.

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  13. Ohh I have to admit I am very partial to a hot cross bun and I would totally love to try this! x

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  14. These sounds absolutely fantastic! Pinned to try later :)

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  15. Mmmm delicious! Must try making these. x

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  16. ooohhhhh they look amazing!!!! I need to try these!

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  17. Oh really interesting. One of Maxi's friends has just been diagnosed as coeliac and as you can imagine that it is hard as an 11 year old. I have forwarded this to his mum

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  18. What a perfect Easter recipe to do with the kids! Will have to go shopping for the ingredients tomorrow.

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  19. What a lovely looking alternative to a traditional Hot Cross Bun. I love a freshly baked bun on Good Friday morning.

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  20. A lovely alternative to the traditional recipe, ground almonds are a great flour alternative, I've a few glutin free recipes that use them but I've never thought to try hot crossed buns. Thank you for the idea.

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  21. These look so simple and easy - ideal to make with children over the easter holidays!

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  22. These sound (and look!) absolutely amazing! May have to give them a go this week :-)

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  23. Well done to you making this for your friend. They look very good.

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  24. this looks amazing! such a great twist to the original hot cross buns. anything with chocolate is delish haha

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  25. These look great, so good that everyone even those with gluten intolerance can enjoy a delicious Easter treat. GG

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  26. Oh they sound lovely. I love hot cross buns x

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  27. I have just taken on a coeliac girl in my setting and need to make gluten free stuff for her. Have bookmarked to come back to

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  28. Oh these look so good!! Have forwarded on to my partner who can't eat wheat or dairy. Thank you!

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  29. Looks like a great recipe, always good to see recipes without the ingredients that many can't eat.

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  30. I love hot cross buns, but with chocolate in even better, these look amazing! x

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  31. They look delicious and so easy to make by the sounds of it x x

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  32. Sounds fab! Would love to try these!

    AShleigh

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  33. It's good to be inclusive so that all can eat the same food if at all possible. I do love a hot cross bun.

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  34. I think I prefer these to the usual option personally, they certainly look more attractive to eat.

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  35. These look great, my friends daughter has numerous food issues and would really appreciate a recipe like this. I'll definately be making some for her to try, and I'll be trying them too as I like the sound of a chewy cakey cookie hot cross bun.

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