Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

We love the addition of our Sugar-Free Chocolate Baking Bits in these hot cross buns. You won't regret making your own batch at least once this Easter. If you do, tag us on Instagram in your creations!


  • 3 tsp dried yeast
  • 1 ¾ cups warm milk
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 3 ¼ cups Healtheries Gluten Free Bread Mix
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 60g butter
  • 3/4 cup sultanas
  • 3/4 cup Healtheries 99% Sugar Free Baking Bits
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp Healtheries Gluten Free Bread Mix
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp apricot jam, warmed to glaze


  1. Place yeast, milk and sugar in a small mixing bowl. Whisk to dissolve the sugar and rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Sift together the first measure of bread mix, spices and salt into a large bowl of an electric mixer. Using fingertips, rub through the butter.
  3. Add sultanas, Healtheries 99% Sugar Free Baking Bits, eggs and the yeast mixture. Mix using dough hooks for 7 minutes.
  4. Divide mixture into 12 generous mounds and place on a greased baking tray. Allow plenty of space between each for the dough to rise.
  5. Rest the dough in a warm place for 45 minutes until almost doubled in size. Preheat oven to 180°C fan forced.
  6. Mix the second lot of bread mix, sugar and 1 Tbsp of water into a paste and pipe crosses on the buns.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes until cooked through and browned. Brush with jam while still warm.

Nutritional Information

12 Serves

 Average Quantity Per Serve Average Quantity Per 100g 
Energy  1240kJ (296Cal) 1060kJ (252Cal)
 Protein 5.4g 4.6g
 Fat, total 8.7g 7.4g
     - saturated 5.1g 4.3g
 Carbohydrate 43.6g 37.1g
     - sugars 14.8g 12.6g
 Dietary Fibre 2.6g2.2g
Sodium 383mg 326mg