Banana Bread Hot Cross Buns

I LOVE hot cross buns and pretty much could live solely on these delicious fruity and spicy buns during Easter but I’m also a lazy person at heart so I never actually make my own. I love them and my whole breadbox is full of ones I bought from a bakery in town but not once have I attempted to whip them up myself.

And I haven’t today either, but I did do a quick banana bread version of them that came out extremely delicious. Perfect for morning tea or breakfast! I know I will be making them again all year around from now on. SUPER simple to make and utterly delicious with a big knob of butter and a strong cup of tea.



3 large ripe bananas

2 cups of self rising flour

140g of melted butter

2 eggs

1 cup of brown sugar

1 cup of raisins

1/3 cup of dried fruit, pear, apple or apricots are all good!

Large pinch of salt

1 large tbsp of gingerbread spice (or just make your own by combining nut meg, cinnamon and all spice!)

1 tbsp cinnamon (I prefer the sweet Dutch kind!)


1. Put oven on 185 degrees Celsius and grease a muffin or individual small cake tin.

2. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.

3. Put in oven and bake for 15-20 mins but check with skewer.

4. Let cakes cool or eat straight away.

5. Make the icing by mixing icing sugar and milk until desired consistency (I never measure here!) and put in a small sandwich bag. Cut a whole in one corner and make a cross on your bun. Let set and done!!

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