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Essential Oil Hot Cross Buns

If it's Easter, then it's time for hot cross buns! These delicious treats are perfect for breakfast and can be eaten on their own, or with a bit of butter. They're also a great gift to give.

The hot cross bun is an English tradition that has been around since the 1800s. It is a sweet bread with spiced fruit and nut filling, which is traditionally eaten on Good Friday.

Originally created by the Church of England as a way to use up all the leftover bread dough from Christmas celebrations. The buns were given out to people who could not afford anything else for Easter dinner.

This recipe can be used as an appetizer, dessert or even a breakfast treat. You can also make them in advance and freeze them for up to two months.

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Hot Cross Bun Ingredients:

Hot cross buns are a traditional English bun, typically spiced with cinnamon and containing raisins. They are often eaten on Good Friday. The dough is traditionally shaped into buns, but may also be baked in sheets and cut into squares.

Cross Mix 
  • 60g plain white flour
  • 15g caster sugar
  • 15g tepid water


  1. Combine dried fruit, peel and doTERRA essential oils in a mixing bowl and fill bowl with water. Leave to soak for 30 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Place the flour, baking power, sugar, vanilla extract, butter and salt into a bowl. Use your hand to mix the ingredients together until dough is formed. Once the ingredients has come together place the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead by hand for 10-15 minutes. If the mixture appears dry then add a little water. If you are using a domestic mixer, mix for 5-10 minutes. The dough is ready once it has become silky and elastic.
  3. Add the fruit and essential oil mix and knead until it is fully combined with the dough.
  4. Place the dough into a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a tea towel and leave for 60-70 minutes or until the dough has grown significantly.
  5. Divide the dough into 115g pieces and mold into small balls using the palm of your hand in a rolling motion on the work surface. Use flour to dust your hands to stop the dough from sticking. Place the buns in a greased cake tin or tray
  6. Mix the cross mix ingredients together in a small bowl. Place the cross mix in a piping bag and cross the buns. You will need a steady hand for this!
  7. Place the buns in a preheated 180˚C oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Remove the buns from the oven. Allow to cool and enjoy!

Tips For Making Delicious Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns are a traditional Easter dessert. The recipe is very easy to make and the ingredients are readily available. You can get creative with the decorations and shapes, but it doesn’t have to be perfect.

- Make sure you allow the dough to rise for at least an hour in a warm place before shaping or cutting it into buns

- If you don’t want to make your own icing, you can use store-bought frosting

- You can also add spices like cinnamon or nutmeg for extra flavor

I hope you enjoy these awesome Essential Oil Hot Cross Buns and I hope you enjoy a break with your loved ones 💖

Please always ensure it is 100% pure essential oil and if using doTERRA Essential Oil, as it is high quality, you don’t need a lot as it is extremely strong 😊

Please check out our FREE Resources Page, we have Easter Colouring and Easter Games waiting for your to have fun with your kids whether you celebrate Easter or not.

Have fun in your self-healing journey!

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