Dog-friendly Hot Cross Bun recipe

There’s nothing like a hot cross bun to get you in the mood for Easter – whether you like yours toasted or not, with or without butter, it’s the springtime treat we all know and love. And from classic dried fruit, to double chocolate and even Marmite, there seems to be something for everyone.

That’s why we’ve developed this delicious dog-friendly hot cross bun recipe. Remember, raisins, currants and sultanas are all highly toxic for dogs, so keep them away from your stash and dish them up these dog-friendly buns instead. We’ve used grated carrot and blueberries here for a fruity treat your dog will love!

This recipe does contain wheat flour, but if your dog doesn’t tolerate wheat, or you prefer to use an alternative, oat, coconut and almond flour all make great substitutes.


Makes 12 buns at approximately 97kcals each

What you’ll need

  • 50g finely grated carrot 
  • 1 large egg
  • 2tbsp coconut oil
  • 50ml water
  • 200g whole wheat flour
  • 100g coconut or dairy-free yoghurt
  • 50g blueberries


  1. Add your grated carrot and egg to a bowl and mix until well combined
  2. Mix in the coconut oil and water, then add the flour and blueberries. Mix well
  3. Grease a muffin tray with coconut oil and divide the batter between each hole, smoothing off the surface
  4. Pipe the coconut yoghurt into a cross shape on each ‘bun’
  5. Bake at 180°C  for 25 minutes or until golden brown on top. Cool completely in the pan before serving

These yummy buns will keep for up to 5 days in an airtight container, or up to a month in the freezer. 
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