Vegan Hot Cross Buns (Dairy free, Egg free)

With Easter fast approaching, we have officially entered hot cross bun season.  I adore these sweet, fruity, spiced buns.  How about you?  Are you a fan?

While the supermarket shelves are laden with hot cross buns this time of year, I prefer to bake my own.  That way, I get to make them dairy free, cut back on the sugar and fat content, and pack them with fruits and spice. 🙂

Hot Cross Buns (Vegan / Dairy Free / Egg Free)

Baking your own hot cross buns is not as difficult as you may think.  While it seems like a long process, it only takes around 30 minutes hands on time.  For the majority of the time the dough is resting!

As an added bonus, if you make your own, you will be rewarded with the most amazing scent of freshly baked buns with hints of fruit and cinnamon spice wafting through the house.  Believe me, it is so good!

Hot Cross Buns Collage (Vegan / Dairy Free / Egg Free)

While hot cross buns are normally made with strong bread flour, I prefer to use plain (all purpose), which gives a more tender texture.  I also really like wholemeal (wholewheat) buns, which I make using chapatti flour.  This is a lovely fine wholegrain flour, which I use a lot when baking breads, cakes, cookies and pastries.

Here’s how I make the Hot Cross Buns…

Wholemeal Hot Cross Buns (Vegan / Dairy Free / Egg Free)

These are my wholemeal buns, which I make using chapatti flour. While different to traditional hot cross buns, I really like this wholegrain version.


Hot Cross Buns are hugely popular in the UK but how about elsewhere? International friends, is it part of your tradition to eat Hot Cross Buns this time of year?  If not, what type of goodies do you eat at Easter? (apart from chocolate of course!) 😉

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40 Responses to Vegan Hot Cross Buns (Dairy free, Egg free)

  1. Genna

    When using chapati flour, do u use the same measure as when u
    Use the AP Flour?

  2. Genna

    Can I use fermipan instant yeast, as that’s all I can
    Get at my local supermarket

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