Keto Hot Cross Buns – Fruit Toast

Keto Hot Cross Buns – Fruit Toast
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Mad Creations Keto Hot Cross Buns were quite simply created because of demand.

Easter last year I was pushed to do them, and I really had no idea how to make them anything like a real bun.  Now I know a lot better.

Mad Creations Hot Cross Buns - Gluten-free, sugar-free

These rolls are actually rolls!  It is like eating a real bun, and it is sweet (even without the xylitol)  I would not even consider putting out a recipe if it didn’t work the way I want them to.

So if you are looking for a Hot Cross Bun to fill that hankering, then these guys are “go to”. If you know others are looking for them then please share the link, pin it, and let everyone know that you have a great recipe, that everyone can customise to their personal preference.

The photographed recipe is  just with spices, but I have also done it with some 85% Cacao Chocolate which was pretty yum.  One of our testers Hayley Stephenson did them with some sultanas to keep the hubster and kids happy too.  Basically you can pimp them to your taste.

Mad Creations Hot Cross Buns - Gluten grain and sugar free

I hope you really enjoy them.  Please SHARE for me, and pin to your boards.

Happy Easter (I know it’s not yet, but you are going to be eating these suckers anyway)

This variety below is just without the cross for a really tasty fruit toast.  Thanks to Natusha Joy. for making these and getting a great photo of them to show off!

Mad Creations Fruit Toast #grainfree #ketogenicdiet #glutenfree #ketobread


Meg xox

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5 from 2 votes
Mad Creations Hot Cross Buns - Gluten-free, sugar-free
Mad Creations Keto Hot Cross Buns
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

Beautiful soft Hot Cross Buns for Easter that are gluten, grain and sugar free.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Easter
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Servings: 10 buns
Calories: 187 kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
  • 300 g almond meal
  • 50 g psyllium husks
  • 3 tsp 15g baking powder
  • 1 tsp 5g salt
  • 40 g xylitol this is optional, I have made them with and without sweetener and both ways are lovely
  • 6 175g egg whites
  • 365 g boiling water I infused the water with a Strawberry & Cream Tisane from T2 -Teas
  • 40 g apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp 10g ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp 10g ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • Optional extras
  • 50 g dark chocolate chopped
  • 50 g dried fruits ie sultanas, currants (If you want to take the carb hit then go for it)
  • 50 g glace ginger
  • essential oils
  • Cross
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup 50g xylitol (you can use other sweeteners, just check their ratio to xylitol)
Preheat oven to 175℃.  Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
Thermomix Instructions
  1. Mix almond meal, psyllium, baking powder and salt 5 seconds/speed 9.  
  2. Add the rest of the bun ingredients and combine 1 minute/dough setting. Shape into 10 - 12 equal sized buns.  (I did 10 at 100g each)
  3. Place buns on prepared tray and place in oven and cook for 55 minutes.
  4. Prepare cross mix close to end of cooking time.  
  5. Place butterfly in clean dry bowl, and add your egg whites and mix 3 minutes/speed 3.5. 
  6. After about 1 minute when soft peaks have formed begin adding your xylitol 1 spoon at a time while mixing. Mixture should be glossy and xylitol dissolved.

  7. Take buns out of oven at the 55 minute mark (check that they are cooked inside) and pipe crosses on top of buns and return to oven for a few minutes to dry the meringue without too much discolouration.

  8. Leave buns to cool on tray before eating.
  9. Serve with lashings of butter.
Conventional Method.
  1. This mix can be done in a bowl or a mixer.  In this case I will do with a Mixer.
Place Dough Hook on mixer or Paddle attachment if you don't have one.
  1. Mix almond meal, psyllium, making powder and salt to combine.  Add rest of bun ingredients and mix for 1 minute. 

Complete recipe as above.
  1. To prepare cross meringue, clean bowl, and using whisk attachment add egg whites and whip to soft peaks then gradually add xylitol.  Once all added continue to whisk for 3 minutes until thick and glossy.

Follow instructions as above to complete your Hot Cross Buns x
Recipe Notes


The Net Carbs of each bun is approximately 3gm

I also did a version with Green's sugar free Blueberry Maple Syrup as a glaze straight over the buns.

Another option for the cross would be a piped chocolate cross.  We did test several compliant crosses, but even with an attractive look, (and some with less than attractive) they had no flavour.

Nutrition Facts
Mad Creations Keto Hot Cross Buns
Amount Per Serving (1 bun (out of a batch of 10))
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 277mg 12%
Potassium 190mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Protein 9g 18%
Calcium 15.1%
Iron 7.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Mad Creations Hot Cross Buns - Gluten free, grain free, sugar free

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Quite simply delicious. They smell and taste very much like fruit toast. A true soft bun.

  2. My whole family loves these, even my picky toddler!
    This recipe hits the spot when I get a raisin toast craving

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