Servings: 8 · Prep Time: 10 mins · Cooking Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins


Not only do these Primal buns still manage to capture the exact spices of the traditional hot cross bun, but they're incredibly moist, soft and sweet. I decided to stick to just raisins for this recipe as the traditional mixed fruit can sometimes become a little overpowering, not to mention quite high in sugar and carbs. The raisins, however, still make the recipe a hot cross bun classic and in my opinion, are much nicer! Just make sure you use organic raisins with no added sugar or oil!


Ingredients for the buns

  • Almond flour (300g)
  • Coconut oil (weighed at solid state) (25g)
  • Raisins (45g)
  • Salt (1 pinch)
  • Honey (2 tbsp)
  • Orange (Zest of 1 large orange)
  • Vanilla pod
  • Eggs (2, whisked)
  • Cinnamon (1 tbsp)
  • Nutmeg (1/4 tsp)
  • Ginger (1/4 tsp)
  • Crushed clove

Ingredients for the glaze

  • Coconut flour (2 tbsp)
  • Water (Enough to form a paste)
  • Honey (1 tbsp)


Begin by pre-heating your oven to gas mark 4.
In a bowl, mix together your dry ingredients (including the raisins) and set them aside.
In a microwavable bowl, heat your coconut oil until it melts. Once it's melted leave it to cool down and then add your honey and whisked eggs. Stir until everything is combined.
Grate your orange and add the zest to your dry ingredients and mix everything together. Once done, add the wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and stir until everything is combined and you have a stiff dough.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and using your hands, create a small round ball and place on the tray. Repeat this until you've used up all of your dough. You should have about 8 hot cross buns and they should all be roughly even in size.
Using the palm of your hand, slightly flatten the balls and using half of your honey, glaze each ball.
Once done, pop them in the oven to bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
Remove your hot cross buns from the oven and once again, coat them with the remaining honey and leave to cool.
Whilst they are cooling, make your cross mixture by simply adding enough water to your coconut flour until a paste forms. Pop this in a small piping bag and pipe crosses onto your buns.
Once done, remove your buns from the baking tray, serve and enjoy!