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Keto Hamburger Buns

5 Stars (4 Reviews)
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No more bunless burgers! Now you can enjoy a juicy hamburger this fluffy gluten-free keto hamburger bun recipe.

Keto Hamburger Buns Ingredients

Keto Hamburger Buns Directions

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking tray and set aside.
    a 400 in red on a black background
  • 2
    Whisk or sift together dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Sifting the dry ingredients is preferred to get a finer texture.
    dry ingredients in a bowl
  • 3
    Add eggs, melted butter and sour cream to dry ingredients. Mix together until combined.
    hamburger bun dough mixed in a large bowl
  • 4
    Wet your hands with some water or oil in order to handle the dough as it is sticky. Divide the dough into four balls and mold each ball into a round disc shape and place on a parchment lined baking tray. Continue with remaining dough. Place each dough ball about 1-2 inches apart.
    buns molded on a parchment lined baking tray
  • 5
    Sprinkle sesame seeds on top of each bun if you want to make a sesame seed bun.
    sesame seeds on top of unbaked buns
  • 6
    Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-13 minutes or until slightly hardened on the outside and spongy to the touch. Let cool for 3-5 minutes before slicing.
    baked hamburger buns on a tray

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Low Carb Hamburger Bun Recipe

triple decker burger topped with a keto hamburger bun

I know you have missing a regular burger with a bun. I have been too. There are only so many bunless burgers I can take. Luckily, I created this keto hamburger bun recipe for you and me. These buns are gluten free. They are not made out of a bunch of mozzarella cheese like a fathhead dough hamburger bun. These keto buns rise and tastes delicious with a juicy burger smashed in the middle.

Plus, these low carb hamburger buns are easy to make. They only take a few minutes to mix the ingredients and about 12 mintues to bake. Once you start to heat your grill, you can prep the hamburger bun batter. Once the burgers go on, you can put these keto burger buns in the oven. Both should be done around the same time and you can be enjoying a REAL hamburger for dinner.

baked keto hamburger buns on a tray

How Many Carbs in a Hamburger Bun?

gluten free hamburger bun on a baking tray with sesame seeds on top

You may be tempted to just use a regular hamburger bun with your burgers. Before you even take a nibble, consider this. A traditional non-keto hamburger bun has 28 grams of carbs per bun! So even eating a 1/4 of a bun will give you 7 carbs.

It’s best to avoid the buns and make yourself a keto hamburger bun instead. Luckily, this low carb bun recipe is easy to make so you won’t be missing out on the pre-burger activities.

Store Bought Keto Hamburger Buns

If you don’t want to make your own hamburger buns, there are some store bought keto buns you can buy. The one brand that I have seen in the grocery store is by Franz. They make a keto hamburger bun with 1 gram net carb per bun. However, these low carb buns are not gluten-free. They do contain wheat gluten and a modified wheat protein which is gives them their fluffy, squishy texture. So, if gluten gives you inflammation or you are sensitive to it, I would avoid these buns.

store bought smartbuns on the counter with some grilled burger patties

Another keto approved hamburger bun is by SmartBuns. These buns are zero net carbs! And are gluten free! They are made out of a blend of corn and oat flour and flax meal. They do need to be frozen until used and can get dry but just slather on that mayo or keto ketchup and you won’t tell the difference.

Gluten-Free Low Carb Hambuger Bun Substitutions

I know, there are some different ingredients in this low carb hamburger bun recipe. Ingredients like protein powder, psyllium husk and flax meal aren’t your typical pantry ingredients, but I do keep these ingredients in my keto pantry because I do use these often in my keto baking.

The combination of these ingredients helps to produce a light, fluffy keto hamburger bun. I do have some alternate ingredients for you if you can’t tolerate or don’t have access to some of these ingredients.

Instead of almond flour, you can try using sunflower seed flour. This is an great option if you are allergic to nuts or don’t like almond flour. Sunflower seed flour measures cup for cup with almond flour, so for this recipe, you will use 1 cup of sunflower seed flour.

smashburger in between a SmartBun burger bun with all the burger fixings

Other Keto Burger Recipes

Burgers are one of our family’s go-to keto dinner meals, especially during the summer. They are easy to make and everybody loves them. Here are some keto burger recipes you should try:

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Annie Lampella

Annie Lampella

I strive to find meals that your whole family can enjoy (kids and relatives too) while you are on your keto quest. You can still have your favorite foods on the keto diet, you just have to be creative with how you make them.

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