Low Carb Hamburger Bun Recipe
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.
How Many Carbs in a Hamburger Bun?
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.
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.
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: