Delicious Gluten-Free Batter Buns: A Must-Try Recipe!

Have you been missing the taste of soft and fluffy buns on your gluten-free diet? Look no further as I have the perfect recipe for you. These Gluten-Free Batter Buns are not only delicious but also easy to make.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I understand the challenges that come with dietary restrictions. It can be frustrating when you have to compromise on taste and texture while trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But trust me, these buns will make you forget that they are even gluten-free.

With the right combination of gluten-free flour blend, xanthan gum, and warm water, your batter buns will turn out light and airy just like traditional wheat-based bread dough. Once you’ve tasted these buns, you will never settle for another bland gluten-free bread again.

Get ready to impress your family and friends with this recipe. Follow my step-by-step instructions and tips for perfect results every time. You won’t believe how easy it is to make these gluten-free batter buns. Get ready to indulge in the freshness of homemade bread without compromising your dietary needs.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Batter Buns
Gluten Free Batter Buns

Allow me to introduce you to the gluten-free batter buns recipe – the perfect addition to your dinner or lunch. The recipe is free from gluten, dairy and eggs, making it an ideal option for those with allergies or dietary restrictions. But why should you give this recipe a try?

Firstly, the gluten-free batter buns are incredibly versatile. You can serve them as hamburger buns, hot dog buns or even dinner rolls. You can pair them with any filling of your choice, whether it’s veggie burgers, pulled pork, fried chicken or grilled vegetables. These buns’ versatility makes them suitable for any meal of the day.

Secondly, the ingredients used to make these buns are easy to find at any grocery store. The recipe calls for a combination of rice flour, almond flour and a gluten-free flour blend that contains xanthan gum and guar gum. The dry yeast used in this recipe helps produce light and fluffy buns that are just as good as regular wheat-based bread.

Lastly, these gluten-free batter buns offer a healthy alternative to traditional bread options by using almond and rice flour instead of processed wheat flour. They contain no preservatives or unwanted chemicals that you might find in store-bought bread.

So whether you’re looking for a healthy snack or something to pair with your main dish, I highly recommend trying this recipe out. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also free from allergens while still delivering on flavor and texture.

Ingredient List

 These gluten-free batter buns are soft, fluffy, and delicious!
These gluten-free batter buns are soft, fluffy, and delicious!

Gluten-Free Flour Blend: To make this recipe, I recommend using a gluten-free flour blend that includes xanthan gum or guar gum. You can also make your own blend by combining 2 ½ cups of brown rice flour, 1 cup of almond flour, 1 cup of white rice flour, 1 cup of potato starch, and 3/4 teaspoon each of xanthan gum and psyllium husk powder.

Active Dry Yeast: You’ll need 1 packet or 2 ¼ teaspoons of active dry yeast. Make sure to check the expiration date before using it.

Warm Water: Use 1 ½ cups of warm water in this recipe. Think bathtub temperature – not too hot and not too cold.

Egg: You’ll need 2 large eggs to help bind the dough together and add structure.

Granulated Sugar: Use ¼ cup of granulated sugar to help activate the yeast.

Salt: Use 1 teaspoon of salt to balance the flavors in the batter buns.

Dairy-Free Margarine or Butter: The original recipe called for butter, but you can use dairy-free margarine if you prefer a dairy-free option. Use 1 tablespoon.

Milk Alternative (optional): The original recipe also included milk, but you can use a non-dairy alternative if necessary. Try using unsweetened almond milk or oat milk for best results.

The Recipe How-To

 No gluten? No problem! These buns are entirely gluten-free.
No gluten? No problem! These buns are entirely gluten-free.

Now that we have gathered all the necessary ingredients, it’s time to move on to the most important part of the recipe, the baking process! Here is a step-by-step guide on how to create your delicious Gluten-Free Batter Buns.

Step 1: Yeast Activation

Firstly, in a small bowl, mix 1 packet of active dry yeast with ¼ cup of warm water and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until the mixture becomes frothy.

Step 2: Flour Blend Preparation

Next, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together your preferred gluten-free flour blend with xanthan gum or guar gum or psyllium husk powder. If you’re unsure how to prepare a flour blend, check out our Ingredient list section.

Step 3: Combining Dry Ingredients

Add 1 teaspoon salt, ¾ teaspoon xanthan gum/guar gum/psyllium husk powder, and 4 teaspoons of baking powder into the mixing bowl with your flour blend. Mix them well and then set aside.

Step 4: Mixing Wet Ingredients

In another mixing bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, ½ cup melted butter/margarine/dairy-free option, and 1½ cups warm water. Slowly add in the yeast mixture which has been activated earlier.

Step 5: Combining Wet and Dry Ingredients

Gradually pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients mixing bowl while using an electric mixer to combine them thoroughly. Ensure that no lumps remain.

Step 6: Resting Dough

Cover your batter buns dough mixing bowl with cling wrap and let it rest in a warm area for around 30 minutes until it has doubled in size.

Step 7: Preparing The Buns

After that, lightly grease a muffin tin with oil or cooking spray, and then spoon the dough mixture into each muffin indentation. Do not overfill.

Step 8: Baking the Buns

Preheat your oven to 400°F and allow the prepared muffin tin with dough to sit for a further 10 minutes. Bake the buns for 18-20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

That’s it! Your delicious Gluten Free Batter Buns are now ready to be devoured as dinner rolls or hamburger buns!

Substitutions and Variations

 Get ready for the perfect warm bun for any meal- gluten-free and delicious!
Get ready for the perfect warm bun for any meal- gluten-free and delicious!

For those with specific dietary needs, this gluten-free batter buns recipe is a great option. However, there are some ingredients that can be substituted or modified to meet individual preferences.

For a dairy-free option, you can use vegan margarine or butter substitutes in place of the butter called for in the recipe. Soy milk or almond milk can also be used instead of regular milk for a dairy-free alternative.

If you prefer a yeast-free recipe, you can replace the active dry yeast with baking powder or combination of baking powder and apple cider vinegar to create a similar rise in the dough. This modification is perfect for those who are sensitive to yeast or for those who desire a quicker method.

Additionally, if xanthan gum is not available, it can be replaced with guar gum or psyllium husk powder. Both of these alternatives serve as a thickener, which adds structure to the batter and aids in preventing crumbly texture.

For a healthier twist, you can swap out the white rice flour with almond flour or brown rice flour to increase your intake of protein and fiber. The better batter for making sandwich breads and loafs can also work well as an alternative flour blend for this recipe.

Finally, this recipe is versatile – adjusting only the shape and size of the dough mixture will change its purpose. You may make small, dinner rolls instead of ovals to pair with stews and soups or shape into balls to make burger buns that can hold up to any homemade burger recipe or hot dog buns for parkerhouse rolls.

Remember that these modifications will change the taste and texture; therefore don’t hesitate to experiment with various combinations until you find the one that best suits your needs!

Serving and Pairing

 This recipe is simple and easy to follow, so you can make gluten-free buns without the hassle.
This recipe is simple and easy to follow, so you can make gluten-free buns without the hassle.

Now that you’ve baked these delicious gluten-free batter buns, it’s time to serve and pair them with your favorite dishes. These buns are so versatile; you can use them for hot dogs, burgers, sandwich buns, or dinner rolls.

For a classic pairing, try using them as hamburger or hot dog buns. Imagine biting into a juicy, tender burger with a soft and fluffy gluten-free bun that won’t fall apart. Or take it up a notch by pairing with some crispy bacon strips and melted cheese for an awesome breakfast sandwich.

If you want to elevate your meal, serve them alongside some grilled steak, roasted vegetables or a hearty soup- the options are endless! You can also add some toppings like onion rings or avocado slices to make a refreshing and healthy burger.

These gluten-free batter buns also make an excellent side dish to any meal. They are easy to make and perfect for dinner parties, get-togethers or everyday family meals. Serve them fresh out of the oven for the best taste.

Moreover, these soft and moist buns make a perfect vehicle for any spread or sauce- try serving alongside homemade guacamole, hummus or pesto dip.

In conclusion, these gluten-free batter buns are versatile and ideal for many occasions. Whether you want to have them as hamburger hotdogs, dinner rolls or serve it as a side dish alongside your meals- they are guaranteed to impress everyone at the table!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Our gluten-free batter buns are a game-changer for anyone trying to avoid gluten in their food.
Our gluten-free batter buns are a game-changer for anyone trying to avoid gluten in their food.

Now that you have your freshly baked gluten-free batter buns, it’s important to know how to store them properly to make them last as long as possible. These buns can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

If you want to make these buns ahead of time, you can freeze the rolls before baking them. Simply place each roll on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Once they’re firm, transfer them into a freezer bag or an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.

To reheat the frozen rolls, just take them out of the freezer and let them thaw at room temperature for a few hours or overnight. Once thawed, preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and bake the buns for about 5-10 minutes until warm and crispy.

For those who prefer their bread warm straight out of the oven, you can also bake the rolls ahead of time and reheat it later. To reheat your gluten-free batter buns, wrap each bun in aluminum foil and heat them in a 300°F (150°C) preheated oven for 10-15 minutes. This will help restore their moisture while heating them evenly.

By following these simple tips you can enjoy delicious gluten-free batter buns whenever you crave for one. No need to worry about stale or dry buns! Just make sure to store them properly or prep ahead of time so they’ll be ready for when you need it most.

Tips for Perfect Results

 With just a few simple ingredients, you can have delicious gluten-free buns without sacrificing flavor or texture.
With just a few simple ingredients, you can have delicious gluten-free buns without sacrificing flavor or texture.

Achieving perfect results when baking gluten-free bread or buns can be quite challenging, as the lack of gluten usually makes it harder for the dough to rise and become fluffy. However, with some tips and tricks, you’ll be able to make even the most delicious and tender gluten-free batter buns. Here are some useful tips for making your gluten-free hamburger buns or dinner rolls come out perfect every time:

1. Use a reliable brand of gluten-free flour blend

The quality of the flour blend you use in this recipe can significantly impact the outcome of your buns. It’s best if you stick to a well-known and trustworthy brand that makes a gluten-free flour blend explicitly made for baking bread.

2. Add xanthan gum or guar gum to the dough

Xanthan gum or guar gum can help improve the texture and structure of gluten-free bread dough, making it hold together better during baking. Add around ½ to 1 teaspoon of xanthan or guar gum to your gluten-free flour mix before adding it to the other ingredients.

3. Let the dough rest before shaping

Allowing the dough to rest for about 10-15 minutes after mixing it will give it time to hydrate better, so it becomes more pliable and easier to work with when shaping into rolls or burger buns.

4. Don’t overwork or overhandle the dough

When handling the dough, minimize heavy kneading, rolling, or excessive handling as it can make the dough denser and result in hard buns.

5. Add steam while baking

To create a lovely shiny finish on top and enhance the texture of your buns, add steam while baking by placing a small tray filled with boiling water at the bottom rack of your oven during baking.

By following these simple yet effective tips, you’ll be on your way to making delicious and tender gluten-free hamburger buns or dinner rolls that will have everyone asking for seconds!


As we wrap up this recipe article for these delicious gluten-free batter buns, some commonly asked questions might still linger in your mind. Don’t worry because I’ve got you covered. Here are some frequently asked questions and my expert answers to them. Let’s dive in!

Does yeast work with gluten free flour?

In summary, if you want to have more flexibility in your yeast baking, using Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour is the way to go. This is because with this type of flour, you have the ability to regulate the quantity of xanthan gum and the combination of refined starches, giving you a variety of textures to choose from.

What holds gluten free bread together?

If you’re looking for gluten-free bread, chances are you’ll come across xanthan gum or guar gum. These are commonly used as binding agents to replace the gluten found in traditional breads. Xanthan gum, in particular, is made from a type of bacteria that is allowed to ferment on sugar to create a gel, which is then dried and milled into a powder.

How do you make gluten free dough stick together?

When preparing gluten-free dishes, it is important to include a binder as a replacement for the gluten. Common binders include xanthan gum, guar gum, and psyllium husk powder. Alternatively, some recipes incorporate flaxmeal, chia seeds, or sweet rice flour (also known as Mochiko), to aid in binding the ingredients together.

What are gluten free buns made out of?

William Davis, MD, who authored the book called Wheat Belly Total Health, explains that when making gluten-free bread, wheat, rye, and barley are excluded and substituted with four common starches. These include cornstarch, rice flour, tapioca starch, and potato flour.

Bottom Line

your gluten-free journey with these delicious and wholesome Gluten Free Batter Buns! These dinner rolls are the perfect compliment to any meal, whether it be a classic burger or a hearty bowl of soup. Plus, with options for dairy-free and egg-free variations, this recipe is perfect for those with dietary restrictions.

Making your own gluten-free dinner rolls has never been easier. With just a few simple steps and ingredients, you can have warm and fluffy buns in no time. And don’t forget to experiment with different flour blends and variations to make these buns your own.

So why wait? Give this recipe a try and discover the joys of homemade gluten-free bread. Your taste buds (and your body!) will thank you. Happy baking!

Gluten Free Batter Buns

Gluten Free Batter Buns Recipe

This recipe is in a cookbook that my Mother In-Law's LDS Relief Society had created for a fundraiser that she gave to me for Christmas about 8 years ago. I decided to try using Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free All Purpouse baking flour in the recipe for a gluten free way and they turned out great, coming out resembling a wheat roll. When I made them, I didn't have time to allow them to rise, so they came out pretty small. The batter will be like muffin batter. I used an ice cream scoop to pour them into the muffin pan. This will make 12 rolls.
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Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 12 Rolls
Calories 51.2 kcal


  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter (Use a Gluten Free Margarine) or 1/4 cup margarine (Use a Gluten Free Margarine)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 2/3 cups bob's red mill all-purpose gluten-free flour


  • In a large stand mixer, or you can use a hand mixer, combine the warm water and the yeast and stir well. Let it sit for about 3 minutes. Add the sugar salt and butter. Mix until well combined. Add the egg and mix well. Add the flour and again mix it well.
  • Take out your muffin/cupcake pin and spray the pan well with some PAM spray.
  • Using an ice cream scooper, pour the batter into the individual spaces, about 3/4 full.
  • Allow the batter to rise in the pan for about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375 Degrees for about 18 minutes.

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Serving: 308gCalories: 51.2kcalCarbohydrates: 2.5gProtein: 1gFat: 4.3gSaturated Fat: 2.6gCholesterol: 25.7mgSodium: 234.4mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 2.1g
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