Are you looking for burger bun alternatives that are low in carbs? Look no further—I’ve got some great recipes and ideas to help you get the burger buns you crave without all the carbs. Whether you’re on a keto diet, gluten-free, or just trying to lower your carb intake, these keto burger buns can help you get your burger fix without the guilt.
Enjoy your big, juicy burger with your favorite toppings without the added carbs.
Make YOUR Keto Buns
If you love hamburgers and you are craving bread, here are two special and easy keto bread recipes.
Keto Hamburger Buns- No Cheese
The secret ingredient in this recipe is CHESSELESS DOUGH.
Unlike the hundreds of keto hamburger buns recipes available online, if you prefer your cheese melted over the burger, then this is your call.
This keto bread is super easy and quick to make since no yeast is needed. Yet, you’ll thank me for the fluffy and soft texture, and the light and tender crumb of these buns.
These keto buns taste like any regular buns, with no cheesy or almond flavor at all.
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 tsp lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup psyllium husk
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp pink salt
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix well: coconut flour, almond flour, and psyllium husk.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients: olive oil, baking powder, vinegar, salt, and water.
- Use a spatula to vigorously stir the mixture for about 30 seconds, and then use your hands to knead the dough for 60 seconds. The dough will be liquid and moist at first, and it will get dryer as you go. Be patient, you’ll need 90 seconds to form the dough.
- Let the ball shape dough sit for 10 minutes in a bowl to help the fiber of the psyllium husk absorb the extra moisture and create an elastic soft dough.
- Knead the dough again for 30 seconds, divide into 6 pieces, and roll each piece into a ball.
- Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet and leave 2 cm of space between them.
- Press each ball with your palm to slightly flatten it and form a burger bun shape.
- Brush a very small amount of water on top of each burger bun and sprinkle sesame seeds. In this way, the seeds will stick to the top and give the buns a crispier crust while staying soft in the center.
- Bake for 20–25 minutes in the oven, or until the top is crispy and brown.
- Place the buns on a cooling rack and set aside for 20 minutes to cool down.
- You can store your keto buns for up to 5 days at room temperature. I recommend wrapping them in a clean towel to keep them moist. You can bring them back to the oven for a few minutes before serving if you want them to crisp a little more.
- You can freeze the burger buns for up to 3 months in zip-lock bags. Slicing the buns in half before freezing is a good idea. Defrost them on a cooling rack the day before, at room temperature, or rewarm them in the oven to add some crispiness to the crust.
- Don’t forget to add your cheese of choice to your sandwich buns. I prefer a mix of mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese.
1 bun contains: 21.8 g total carbs; 5.5 g net crabs; 12.1 fat; 216.4 kcal calories.
Keto Burger Buns- Coconut Flour and Flaxseed
This is one of the simplest keto bread recipes. These keto burger buns have an incredible taste.
In less than 30 minutes, you can have your simple on-the-go sandwich buns with fathead bread made from flaxseed, eggs, and coconut flour.
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1/3 cup flaxseed meal
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 2 eggs- whisked
- Parmesan shredded cheese
- Sesame seeds
- Spices: 1 tsp curry powder, 1 tsp onion powder, salt and pepper to taste
- 2/3 cup water
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Combine coconut flour, flaxseed meal, and baking powder in a bowl and mix well.
- Add in eggs, remaining spices and beat with a food processor.
- Slowly add water in. Knead with hands until the dough is ready for shaping.
- Shape into 8 pieces and place them on the parchment paper.
- Top with sesame seed and Parmesan.
- Bake 40-50 minutes until golden.
1 bun contains: 14 g total carbs; 5 g net carbs; 6 g fat; 156 kcal calories.
What Can I Use instead of a Burger Bun?
There are endless bun alternatives for you to enjoy. You can easily substitute your high-carb regular buns with many veggie alternatives, such as tomato, fresh, crispy lettuce, or zucchini.
I brought you my Top Two BUN SWAPS!
Portobello Mushrooms Bun
You can quickly prepare Portobello mushrooms on the grill while you make your burgers. You’ll love the savory and slightly woodsy flavor of mushrooms lingering in your mouth. Mushrooms are my go-to bun alternatives because they are not only inherently low in carbs but also rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Simply slice some eggplant, toss some olive oil, sprinkle salt, and grill. Voila, your eggplant bun is ready. The great news is that they hold up well when grilled, and you’ll definitely fall in love with their zesty flavor. Nutrition-wise, adding eggplant to your burger is a tasty way to increase the fiber content.
FAQs about Keto Buns
Are keto hamburger buns gluten-free?
Yes! Keto hamburger buns are low-carb, gluten-free, and grain-free. They’re ideal for people following a keto diet, a paleo diet, or people with celiac disease, who should avoid all wheat products and derivatives.
What are the benefits of low carb buns?
There are plenty of benefits to going low-carb with your burger buns. For one, you can save calories, as some bun recipes can have up to 800 calories per serving. Additionally, lower carbohydrate consumption can help improve your insulin sensitivity and help control cravings that lead to weight gain. Finally, when you opt for a burger bun alternative, you open up the possibility of experimenting with different flavors and textures.
How do you make keto bread burger buns?
Low-carb hamburger buns can be made with white flour substitutes (almond flour, coconut flour, or a combination of both), in addition to other ingredients (flax meal, psyllium husk powder, eggs, cheese) that are high in protein, which binds the bread well together and gives it the fluff and softness we all love.
What are the best toppings for keto burger Buns?
Once you’ve made your low-carb burger buns, it’s time to top them with all your favorite toppings. Here are some delicious and healthy topping ideas: Avocado slices – Tomato slices – Pickles or sauerkraut – Grilled onions and mushrooms – Lettuce or spinach – Cheese slices – Spicy mayo or burger sauce.
I would go for sesame seeds as they add texture and flavor to your burger, and they’re high in fiber and minerals. Plus, they’re low in calories!
What type of kitchen equipment do I need to make burger buns?
To make burger buns, you’ll need a mixing bowl, measuring cups and spoons, and a food processor. Additionally, you may want to invest in a kitchen scale for accuracy when measuring ingredients. This will help ensure that your burger buns turn out perfectly every time.
How to store the leftover buns?
If you have any leftover buns, it’s best to store them in an airtight container or bag and keep them in the fridge. You can also freeze burger buns for up to three months. To reheat, simply remove from the freezer and place on a baking tray at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 10 minutes.
How do you calculate the net carbs in burger buns?
Just subtract the dietary fiber content from the total carbohydrates. This will give you an accurate number of how many grams of net carbs are in each burger bun.
Don’t forget to impress your guests with these fluffy keto buns recipes. I guarantee you they won’t even notice that they are free of wheat flour, and they’ll ask for more!
Low-carb hamburger buns stand for deliciousness, a crumbly-soft texture, being super nutritious, and being sugar-free. The low-carb recipes I compiled work well for gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and keto dieters.
Do not settle for less than you deserve and infuse carb count habits into your daily routine to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.