Banana Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns Recipe

These Banana Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns are a delicious twist on the traditional Easter treat. Made with ripe bananas and studded with chocolate chips, these buns are soft, fluffy, and packed with flavor. The cross on top is made with a simple icing, adding a touch of sweetness to each bite. Perfect for breakfast or as a sweet treat, these hot cross buns are sure to be a hit with the whole family.

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Banana Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

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Ingredients for Banana Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns Recipe

  • 0.38 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 0.03 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 0.28 teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
  • 0.06 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Ripe Bananas
  • 0.03 cup Melted Butter
  • 0.06 cup Warm Milk
  • 0.06 cup Chocolate Chips
  • as needed For The Cross
  • 0.03 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 0.44 tablespoon Water
  • as per your need For The Icing
  • 0.06 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 0.19 tablespoon Milk

Directions: Banana Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.
  • STEP 2.In a separate bowl, mash the ripe bananas until smooth.
  • STEP 3.Add the mashed bananas, melted butter, and warm milk to the dry ingredients. Mix until a dough forms.
  • STEP 4.Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
  • STEP 5.Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  • STEP 6.Punch down the dough and knead in the chocolate chips.
  • STEP 7.Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and shape each piece into a ball.
  • STEP 8.Place the balls of dough on a greased baking sheet, leaving some space between them.
  • STEP 9.Cover the baking sheet with a clean kitchen towel and let the buns rise for another 30 minutes.
  • STEP 10.Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • STEP 11.In a small bowl, mix together the flour and water to make a thick paste for the cross.
  • STEP 12.Transfer the paste to a piping bag or a plastic bag with a small hole cut in the corner.
  • STEP 13.Pipe a cross shape on top of each bun.
  • STEP 14.Bake the buns in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • STEP 15.While the buns are baking, prepare the icing by mixing together powdered sugar and milk until smooth.
  • STEP 16.Once the buns are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly.
  • STEP 17.Drizzle the icing over the buns in a cross shape.
  • STEP 18.Serve the Banana Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns warm or at room temperature.
  • STEP 19.Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure the bananas are ripe for maximum flavor and sweetness.
  • You can add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the dough for extra flavor.
  • If you don't have chocolate chips, you can use chopped chocolate or raisins instead.

Storage and Serving

  • These hot cross buns are best served warm or at room temperature.
  • You can enjoy them as is, or spread some butter or cream cheese on top.
  • They make a great breakfast or snack, and are perfect for Easter celebrations.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
calories per serving
6 g Fat4 g Protein19 g Carbs1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp