Delectable gluten-free hamburger buns for food enthusiasts

Are you tired of subpar hamburger buns that crumble under pressure? Look no further than this gluten-free hamburger bun recipe. Not only is it free of wheat, but it also eliminates dairy for a more health-conscious approach.

With a flour blend featuring potato flour, sorghum flour, all-purpose flour, buckwheat flour, and tapioca starch, these buns will satisfy any taste bud without compromising texture or flavor. Plus, a sprinkle of sesame seeds on top adds an extra crunch to your burger experience.

Whether you’re a gluten-free aficionado or just looking for a change of pace, this recipe will surely elevate your burger game. So let’s dive in and create the perfect complement to your favorite patty.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Hambrger Buns
Gluten Free Hambrger Buns

I know that finding delicious, gluten-free hamburger buns can be a challenge. But let me assure you, this recipe is one that you will want to keep in your back pocket! Not only are these buns perfectly soft and fluffy with just the right texture, but they’re also dairy-free, making them perfect for vegan and lactose-intolerant eaters.

With a combination of sorghum flour, potato flour, and tapioca starch amongst other gluten-free flours in this recipe, you will get a flavorful bun that can hold all your favorite burger toppings without falling apart. Plus, with the addition of Xanthan gum or psyllium husk powder and dry buttermilk, you’ll get that much-needed lift and rise to ensure your buns turn out soft, light and airy.

But what really sets this recipe apart is the use of coconut oil instead of butter, creating a dairy-free version of hamburger buns; And, the use of apple cider vinegar gives the buns extra tenderness while providing both tanginess and sweetness to enhance the overall flavor.

These buns are versatile too! You can use them not only for burgers but also for hot dogs or any sandwich fillings you crave. You can also sprinkle sesame seeds on top before baking to add extra flavor and texture.

In summary, these gluten-free hamburger buns are by far one of the most delicious and satisfying hamburger buns out there. They are easy to make, packed with nutrition such as fiber from buckwheat flour and leave you feeling light because they’re made without wheat flour. Grab those ingredients in your kitchen pantry today and whisk up a batch- you won’t be disappointed!

Ingredient List

“Sink your teeth into these fluffy gluten-free burger buns!”

Let’s take a closer look at the ingredient list of these Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns. To make 8 buns, you will need:

  • 1 cup warm water (110°F)
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast (or 1 packet)
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour blend
  • 2 tsp dry buttermilk powder
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Sesame seeds, for topping

Note: Our gluten-free flour blend contains potato flour, sorghum flour, all-purpose flour, and buckwheat flour along with tapioca starch. If your blend does not include all these flours, you can swap it out for another gluten-free flour of your choice. Just be sure to measure the flours by weight, not volume.

In addition to these ingredients, you will also need warm water if you’re using active dry yeast. Make sure the water temperature reaches exactly 110°F so as not to kill the yeast. The addition of granulated sugar feeds the yeast and helps it to activate. Eggs and coconut oil add moisture to the buns, while the gluten-free flour blend, dry buttermilk powder, xanthan gum, and salt provide structure and flavor.

Sesame seeds are optional for topping but they complete the classic hamburger bun look and offer a nutty flavor that pairs well with burgers or veggie patties.

The Recipe How-To

“Your BBQ just got an upgrade with these homemade gluten-free buns.”

Now that we have discussed the ingredients required for our Gluten Free Hamburger Buns, it is time to get cooking! Follow the steps below to make your own delicious, homemade buns.

Step 1: Activate the Yeast

In a large mixing bowl, add 2 cups of warm water (110°F) and 1 tbsp of granulated sugar. Mix well until the sugar dissolves. Sprinkle 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp) of active dry yeast on top and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes, or until foamy.

Step 2: Mix the Dough

Add 2 large eggs, 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil or butter, and 2 tbsp of cider vinegar to the yeast mixture. Whisk them together until combined.

In another mixing bowl, combine 3 cups of gluten free flour, such as a gluten-free flour blend, 1 tsp of xanthan gum, and 3/4 tsp of sea salt. Mix until well-combined. Then, gradually add the flour mixture to the yeast mixture while stirring continuously. Keep mixing until all flour is incorporated into a smooth, sticky dough.

Step 3: Let it Rise

Take a sheet of parchment paper and lightly dust it with some gluten-free flour. Transfer the dough onto that piece of parchment paper using a spoon or spatula. Dust some more flour over the dough to prevent it from sticking to your hands or rolling pin.

Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm spot for around an hour, or until doubled in size.

Step 4: Shape the Buns

Once the dough has risen enough, remove from plastic wrap and transfer back to your work surface dusted with gluten-free flour. Divide the dough into 8 pieces shaping each piece into a round shape with your hand or using some cookie cutters.

Place each ball of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, pressing them slightly to create a flattened circle. Brush the tops of the buns with 1 beaten egg and sprinklesome sesame seeds over it.

Step 5: Bake

Bake the buns in a preheated oven at 375°F for around 25-30 minutes, or until lightly golden brown in color. Insert a toothpick into the center of one bun to check if it comes out clean. If it does, then your buns are done!

Step 6: Serve

Allow the gluten-free hamburger buns to cool down and serve with your favorite burger recipe. Enjoy your delicious homemade Gluten Free Hamburger Buns!

Substitutions and Variations

“Finally, a gluten-free burger bun that doesn’t crumble on the first bite!”

If you want to customize this gluten-free hamburger buns recipe to your liking, there are a few substitutions and variations that you can try out. Here are some suggestions:

– Flour blend: You can use different blends of gluten-free flour, depending on your preference. Buckwheat flour, potato flour, sorghum flour and tapioca starch make up an excellent all-purpose flour blend for this recipe. King Arthur brand is also a good choice if you don’t want to mix your blend.

– Vegan buns: Swap the egg with a flax-egg substitute and replace the butter with coconut oil or vegan butter spread.

– Dairy-free buns: Swap the dry buttermilk with almond milk and make sure you select a dairy-free butter substitute.

– Sesame seeds: If you’re not a fan of sesame seeds, swap them for pumpkin or sunflower seeds instead.

– Sweetness level: If you prefer your buns sweeter or less sweet, adjust the amount of sugar in the recipe accordingly.

– Hotdog buns: This recipe could easily be adapted into hotdog buns by shaping the dough into elongated rolls instead of rounds.

Regardless of which variation or substitution you decide to try out, keep in mind that it might impact the final texture and flavor of your gluten-free hamburger buns. Be sure to experiment until finding the perfect variation that suits your taste buds best.

Serving and Pairing

“Burger night just got a little bit healthier with these gluten-free buns.”

Once your gluten-free hamburger buns are ready, you can start assembling your homemade burger. These buns are perfect to be paired with any type of burger patty – be it beef, chicken or vegetarian. The light and fluffy texture of these buns won’t overpower the flavors of the burger filling.

For a classic combination, you can never go wrong with pairing a juicy beef burger with some melted cheddar cheese, crispy bacon and a dollop of ketchup. If you want to go for a healthier option, you can use a turkey or chicken patty topped with avocado slices, lettuce and tomato. For our vegetarian friends, try using a grilled black bean or Portobello mushroom patty topped with hummus and roasted red peppers.

To make your burger even more exciting, you can add some unique toppings and sauces to suit your personal taste buds. Sun-dried tomatoes, caramelized onions, jalapenos and guacamole are some great additions to elevate the flavor profile of your burger.

Pairing-wise, you can’t go wrong with serving your burger alongside some oven-baked sweet potato fries or a green salad drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. A tall glass of iced tea or lemonade would be the perfect accompaniment to wash down this delightful meal.

So why wait? Put on your apron, grab some gluten-free hamburger buns and start experimenting with different fillings and toppings to create your own deliciously satisfying burger creation!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Who says gluten-free means sacrificing flavor? Not with these buns.”

These gluten-free hamburger buns can be made ahead of time and stored in airtight containers or freezer bags for later use. The buns will stay fresh for up to 3 days at room temperature or for a month in the freezer.

To reheat, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and wrap the buns in aluminum foil. Heat them in the oven for about 10 minutes until they are warm. Alternatively, you can slice the buns in half and toast them on a hot skillet with a little bit of butter.

If you want to make these buns ahead of time, you can store the dough in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 hours before baking. You may need to let the dough come to room temperature before shaping and baking.

Additionally, these buns are perfect for meal prep since they freeze well! Once frozen, just thaw them at room temperature before reheating as mentioned above.

Furthermore, if you do decide to make extra batches, try experimenting with different versions such as vegan burger buns or hotdog buns. You may want to consider using dairy-free substitutions such as coconut oil or almond milk instead of butter or milk—the possibilities for customizing these gluten-free hamburger buns are endless!

Tips for Perfect Results

“Say goodbye to the store-bought gluten-free buns and hello to homemade goodness.”

Perfectly fluffy and moist gluten-free hamburger buns are an art in themselves. During the recipe development process, I discovered a few tips and tricks to help make the process of making gluten-free buns even easier. Here are some tips to help you achieve perfect results every time.

First, always use room temperature ingredients when baking. The eggs, coconut oil, butter or any liquid ingredient in the recipe should be at room temperature before adding them to the flour mixture. This ensures that all ingredients combine easily, and it helps with the rise of your buns.

Second, be careful not to overwork your dough during the mixing process as gluten-free dough is more delicate than regular dough. Once you mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl or mixer for about 3-4 minutes on medium speed, stop mixing once you no longer see any flour lumps in the bowl.

Third, don’t let the dough rise too much or too little. Gluten-free dough can take longer to rise than regular bread dough, so I recommend letting it sit in a warm and draft-free environment for about 45-60 minutes until it doubles in size.

Fourth, brush your hamburger buns with either an egg wash or water before baking them. This helps create a golden brown crust on top of your buns and makes them look more appealing overall.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of flours and starches when creating your gluten-free flour blend. The combination of potato flour, sorghum flour, tapioca starch and xanthan gum is used in this recipe will give you great results but feel free to add ⅓ cup almond flour, brown rice flour or even millet flour for some additional flavor and nutrients.

By following these helpful tips and tricks, I am confident that you will create amazing gluten-free hamburger buns that rival their glutinous counterparts!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the gluten-free hamburger buns recipe is a perfect option for those who suffer from gluten allergies or for those who just want to eat healthier. The recipe is easy to follow and only requires common ingredients that are readily available. Its rich texture, softness and fluffy consistency, make it an ideal pairing for burger patties, vegan burgers, hot dogs or any meat dishes.

The use of high-quality ingredients like coconut oil, dry buttermilk, cider vinegar, and xanthan gum blend well with different types of gluten-free flour varieties like rice flour, sorghum flour, potato flour or buckwheat flour. Moreover, it can easily substitute or modify the recipe with different variations or substitutions, enabling you to add your own touch and flavor to the recipe

Notably, the gluten-free hamburger buns can be stored and reheated without losing its texture and taste. Making for an ideal make-ahead option that can be saved at room temperature or even frozen.

In conclusion, I strongly recommend this gluten-free hamburger bun recipe as a perfect option for everyone who has a love of food and wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle without compromising on taste.

Gluten Free Hambrger Buns

Gluten Free Hambrger Buns Recipe

I have been gluten free for several months and am learning how to do so while enjoying the simple pleasures in life. Lettuce wrapped burgers are delicious but sometimes nothing satisfies like a real down home burger on a fresh baked bun.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Bakery
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 326.1 kcal


  • 2/3 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, blend gluten free
  • 1/4 cup oat flour, or
  • 1/4 cup sorghum flour
  • 2 tablespoons potato flour (Not starch.)
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 tablespoons dry buttermilk, powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ascorbic acid
  • 3/4-1 cup water (110 degrees F)
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted, cooled
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • sesame seeds


  • Lightly coat 4 of the indention in a 6 section hamburger bun pan or 5 English muffin rings with oil.
  • In a large mixing bowl blend tapioca starch through ascorbic acid until blended.
  • In a smaller bowl mix the warm water, yeast and sugar. Allow yeast to foam and active for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Once yeast is foamy, add 3 tablespoons coconut oil and remaining wet ingredients to bowl and beat lightly to blend.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and with the wire whisk attachment of stand mixer beat on medium speed for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Divide batter between 4 of the sections of the burger bun pan or 5 of the English muffin rings. With a wet spatula smooth the tops making sure to spread batter evenly over the bottom.
  • Proof for 30 minutes. The last 10 minutes preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden.
  • Please note the serving size is dependent upon the form being used. This recipe will make 4 buns measuring 4 1/2 inches or 5 buns measuring 3 3/4 inches.

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Serving: 100gCalories: 326.1kcalCarbohydrates: 35.1gProtein: 7gFat: 18.8gSaturated Fat: 14.3gCholesterol: 56.4mgSodium: 648.3mgFiber: 2.9gSugar: 8.7g
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