EASY Hot Cross Buns Recipe (Keto!)

by hungryelephant


Easter is coming up and I don’t know about you, but easter buns are in HIGH demand here in Ireland. So it was time to make my easy hot cross buns recipe into a keto version!!

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For this recipe, I used whey isolate. This is needed for this recipe and while other non-whey protein powders can be swapped in for the whey, there is NO protein substitute at the moment. You will need a powder.

As for the rest of the recipe, it’s pretty self explanatory. Usually hot cross buns have raisins or currants in it, but they are both HIGH in sugars, and not ideal, otherwise they’d bring the carbs up.

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You can add some dry cranberries if you really want the fruit, but I’m not a big fan so I left them out.

I think the best thing about these buns are that they are packed with fat and protein! Each bun has about 27g of fat and 14g of protein.

I really hope you enjoy this easy hot cross buns recipe!

If you like these rolls – check out my dinner rolls, Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, White Bread and nut-free dinner rolls!



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Yield: 10

Hot Cross Buns

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Get ready for Easter with this easy hot cross buns recipe! Certified keto, gluten free and sugar free - this will wow all your guests!





  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients for the buns. 
  2. Pour in the heavy cream and melted butter. Whisk together.
  3. Begin pouring in the water while you stir. It will form a thick batter.
  4. Use wet hands to make 10 smooth dough balls. 
  5. Place the dough balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. 
  6. Bake at 375°F / 190°C for 10-15 minutes or until the top is a golden brown. 
  7. While the buns bake, whisk together the icing ingredients. 
  8. It should be a thick gel-like consistency.
  9. Once the buns are out of the oven, let them cool.
  10. Use a sandwich bag or piping bag to place a cross across the top of the buns. 
  11. Serve and enjoy!


This makes roughly 10 hot cross buns.

Nutritional Information per bun: 

  • CALS: 295
  • FAT: 24.7
  • CARBS: 6.8
  • FIBRE: 3.4
  • NET CARBS: 3.4
  • PROTEIN: 14.5

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 24.7gCarbohydrates: 6.8gFiber: 3.4gProtein: 14.5g

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1 comment

NDee April 17, 2020 - 7:35 am

Hi there – I made these on Good Friday… but poured coconut milk in half way through the cook as we do in the South Pacific. These were so delicious and super easy to make. I’m making up another batch tonight and really can’t wait to eat them. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, I’m honestly so surprised at how easy these were to make. All the best and hope you’re keeping safe!.


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