10 New Hot Cross Bun Flavours To Try

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Hot cross buns are a staple food item for this time of year, toasted and slathered with butter, but if you want something a little more exciting than the classic, look no further.

While I am never one to turn down a classic hot cross bun, and the fruity mix of cinnamon, spice and sultanas in a soft, doughy bun is a true thing of beauty, recently I’ve spotted several alternative versions to try.

Before you embark on your hot cross bun baking session, remember to put aside a lot of time. It takes two proving stages to make them and it’s ideally the perfect activity for a long Sunday when the cold weather and rain has kept you quarantined inside.

If you’ve got a better version, please share it in the comment section and let me know which one your favourite is.

1 White Chocolate and Cranberry Hot Cross Buns (by Createbakemake.com


Source: Createbkemake.com)

2 Spiced Mocha Hot Cross buns (by Thehealthygourmande.com

Spiced Mocha Hot Cross buns

Source: thehealthygourmande.com

3 Hot Cross Buns with White Chocolate, Pistachios and Dates (by Chocolateandzucchini.com

Hot Cross Buns with White Chocolate, Pistachios and Dates

Source: Chocolateandzucchini.com

4 Apricot and White Chocolate (by Sistermixin.com


Source: Sistermixin.com

5 Apricot, Cherry, Cranberry and Cardamom Hot Cross Buns (by Fearlessfresh.com


Source: Fearlessfresh.com

6 Apple and Cinnamon Hot Cross Buns (by Technicolorkitcheninenglish

easy hot cross buns recipe

Source: Technicolorkitchen

7 Double Chocolate Chip and Espresso Hot Cross Buns (by Butterbaking.com

chocolate hot cross buns

Source: Butterbaking.com

8 Apricot Raisin Hot Cross Buns (by Bakedbree.com

hot cross buns recipe

Source: Bakedbree.com

9 Chocolate Orange Hot Cross Buns (by Marshasbakingaddition.com

hot cross buns

10 Caramel Apple Hot Cross Buns (by Crumbkitchen.comrustic-apple-caramel-hot-cross-buns-12


  1. WOW!!! You do not stop with the variations. #5 got my attention with cardamom. The chocolate chip espresso looks good to. Wait a minute…they all look good! Thanks for your creative recipe. Amazing! 🍀

  2. Great post! I absolutely love hot cross buns smeared with unsalted butter. Your spiced mocha would be my pick – yum, yum, yum!!

  3. Thanks for featuring my Chocolate and Orange Hot Cross Buns recipe! 😀

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