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Keto Burger Buns

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Keto Burger Buns are easy homemade gluten-free keto bread buns with a soft brioche texture.

No yeast or eggs in these buns, only nourishing almond flour, coconut flour, and psyllium husk for a 100% Vegan and paleo burger.

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Who is missing soft burger buns with a brioche-like texture? If you have been on a low-carb keto diet for a while, you may miss bread a lot, and that is ok.

I am here to provide delicious, easy, low-carb baking recipes to solve that bread craving with few carbs!

Are Regular Burger Buns Low In Carbs?

Regular burger buns you can buy in a grocery shop or the ones used in burger joints are far from being keto-friendly.

They are all loaded with whole-wheat flour, a flour about 3 times higher in carbs than coconut flour.

But on top of that, many buns also contain sugar to make them sweeter.

Making Keto Burger Buns

These soft low-carb burger buns are the easiest to make, very similar to my keto bread rolls recipe with a softer and more dense texture that mimics real burger buns. 

Ingredients

All you need to make these Keto Burger Buns are:

  • Coconut flour – make sure your flour is sifter, and there are no lumps for better precision. I also recommend weighing the flour in grams rather than cups for a no-fail result. Learn how to pick the best keto flour.
  • Almond meal or almond flour will work well.
  • Whole psyllium husk – don’t substitute this magic ingredient. It gives a delicate soft texture to the buns.
  • Baking soda – this is your raising agent as this recipe is a no yeast burger buns recipe.
  • Apple cider vinegar or lemon juice – There is no gluten in this recipe, and the purpose of this ingredient is to react with the baking soda to raise the bread rolls.
  • Olive oil – or any vegetable oil of your choice.

Making The Dough

Combine all the dry keto burger bun ingredients in a large mixing bowl and whisk them until there are no more lumps.

Add the liquid ingredients to the same bowl before combining the batter into a thick, sticky dough.

You might have to stir quite vigorously with a silicone spatula at first.

Gather the dough into a large dough ball and set it aside for 10 minutes.

This gives the fiber from the psyllium husk time to absorb some of the moisture and will make the dough fluffy and elastic.

Low carb burger buns KETO + VEGAN

Baking The Buns

Knead the dough for an additional 30 seconds before forming 6 small burger buns and placing them on a baking sheet lined with lightly oiled parchment paper.

Use a brush to add a bit of water on the top of the buns and sprinkle some sesame seeds or poppy seeds for a true burger bun style.

Bake the keto burger buns for 20 to 25 minutes in an oven preheated to 400°F (200°C).

Let the burger buns cool down for at least 10 minutes before slicing them.

Serving Keto Burger Buns

You can slice your buns and use them directly or toast them in the oven for 1 or 2 minutes on the grill.

This will add a lovely crispy texture to the inside of the buns. I like beef burgers, so I usually use my sugar-free ketchup recipe as a sauce, then add beef patties, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes.

It makes the most delicious low-carb cheeseburger.

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Storage

These low-carb burger buns have no eggs or dairy, which means you can store them at room temperature for up to 5 days.

I like to wrap mine in a clean towel to keep them fresh and moist.

Tip: Toast Them To Get The Crispiness Back

They tend to soften with time, but you can put them in a toaster to get some crisp back. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months. Defrost them on a cooling rack the day before eating them.

Keto Burger Buns

I hope you enjoy this simple new bread recipe. Have a lovely burger, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram if you make those. I love to see your creation.

Low carb burger buns KETO + VEGAN

Keto Burger Buns

5.5gNet Carbs
These Keto Burger Buns are easy homemade gluten-free burger buns with a soft brioche texture. No yeast or eggs in these buns, only nourishing almond flour, coconut flour, and psyllium husk for a 100% Vegan and paleo burger. 
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 50 mins
Yield: 6 buns
Serving Size: 1 bun

Nutrition

Net Carbs 5.5g
Fat 12.1g
Protein 4.8g
Calories 216.4kcal
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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Cover a baking tray with a piece of parchment paper. Spray oil on your paper if your paper brand tends to stick to baked goods. Set aside. 
  • Weigh all your flours in separate bowls: coconut flour, almond meal, and psyllium husk. I highly recommend weighing the ingredients in grams (or oz) rather than cups for perfect results.
  • Add all the dry ingredients you previously prepared in a large mixing bowl and give a good stir.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients: olive oil, baking soda, apple cider vinegar salt and water.
  • Stir vigorously with a spatula at first for about 30 seconds. Then use your hands and knead the dough for an extra 60 seconds. It will be very liquid and moist at first and will get dryer as you go. You should be able to form a ball of dough after 90 seconds. Be patient. You need these 90 seconds.
  • Gather the dough to form a ball. It will be very soft and moist, which is what you want. Set aside for 10 minutes in the mixing bowl. This step is crucial to let the fiber from the psyllium husk absorb the extra moisture and create an elastic soft dough.
  • Knead the dough for an extra 30 seconds and divide into 6 even pieces (or 4 if you want to make large buns, but I found them very fulfilling and recommend making 6 smaller buns) 
  • Roll each piece into a ball.
  • Place each ball on the prepared baking tray, leave at least 1 thumb of space between them. They won't expand while baking, but it is better if they don't touch each other. 
  • Press each ball with the palm of your hand to flatten the ball slightly and form a lovely burger bun shape. 
  • Brush a tiny amount of water on the top of each burger bun and sprinkle sesame seeds on the top. The water will stick the seeds to the top and give a crispier crust to the buns while staying soft enough in the center to mimic a brioche bun.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes in the center level of the oven, or until the top is crispy and brown/dark. 
  • Cool down on a cooling rack for 20 minutes.
  • Slice in half using a bread knife. Feel free to toast the inside of the bread,  on the grill mode of your oven to get the center crispy if it is how you like your burger buns.

Creating your low-carb beef burger

  • I recommend adding one slice of cheddar cheese on each burger bun half. Bring back to the oven on grill mode on the top shelf for about 1 minute or until the cheese is melted.
  • Add lettuce, tomato slice, grilled onion and beef patties, or any topping you like. I recommend my sugar-free homemade ketchup as a sauce. 

Storage

  • You can store them for up to 5 days at room temperature. I recommend wrapping the burger buns into a clean towel to keep them moist. You can toast them or bring them back to the oven for a few minutes before serving if you want them to crisp a little more.

Freezing

  • You can also freeze the buns for up to 3 months in zip-lock bags. I recommend slicing the buns in half before freezing. Defrost on a cooling rack the day before, at room temperature. Toast or rewarm them in the oven to add some crispiness to the crust.
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Nutrition Facts
Keto Burger Buns
Amount Per Serving (1 bun)
Calories 216.4 Calories from Fat 109
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.1g19%
Saturated Fat 3.8g24%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.4g
Sodium 507.5mg22%
Potassium 1.3mg0%
Carbohydrates 21.8g7%
Fiber 16.3g68%
Sugar 1.7g2%
Protein 4.8g10%
Net Carbs 5.5g
Calcium 51.5mg5%
Iron 1.1mg6%
Magnesium 0.8mg0%
Zinc 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    128 Thoughts On Keto Burger Buns
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  1. 5 stars
    I just baked these, and they are the first time i have had succes with no-grain buns or bread. The texture is so good! Im not very found of the flavor, id might be that is because im still new to having to eat this way, but the nutty and coconutty flavor is not a favorit with me yet. But that is nothing to do with your buns.. they are amazing and easy to make 🙂 Im sure im gonna use this recipe quite a lot in the future! Thank you!

    • Thank you for the lovely feedback! It take time to get used to the low carb flour flavors, especially coconut flour, maybe try my almond flour bread recipe next time it has no coconut flavor. Enjoy the grain free recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine

  2. Ok I just commented on your roll recipe asking about burger buns. I have a quick question, in the notes above the recipe it says Ground Psyllium Husk but the recipe card it says Whole Psyllium Husk and then I read in the comments whole psyllium so I am assuming that is what to use?

    • Both work but whole husk provide better texture. Ground husk can sometimes leave keto bread chewy, wet and purple/blue in color. Enjoy the recipe around here, XOXO Carine

  3. I was short on in ingredients, so I just did half the recipe to the exact amounts but my buns still flattened into pancakes in the oven. Any idea why?

    • Keto baking recipes, especially egg free like these buns, shouldn’t be halved because of their high amount of fibre, halving recipes doesn’t work well. I recommend you try the recipe following the ingredients list and it should come out just fine. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

  4. 5 stars
    Very good recipe!!! Made it many times already and all my family including my kids love these buns. I do have to point to some very important points. You have to use metric measurements and make buns more flat. I find that baking powder and lemon juice are tastier than baking soda and apple sider vinegar. This is absolutely my favorite recipe. Thank you so much Carine.

  5. 5 stars
    These were amazing and really easy, thank you! My dough was super moist so I added some oat flour and left then in the oven for longer thab suggested, and they turned out really well! Perfect for my gf husband 🙂

    • Thank you for the lovely feedback! The recipe doesn’t use oat flour but if you are not on keto diet this is a healthy option too. Enjoy the recipe, XOXO Carine

  6. The grams to cups ratio is WAY off. I weighed everything in grams, and the amount of water listed barely did anything. I ended up adding about 3 cups of water just to get it moist enough to work with.

    • I am sorry you didn’t enjoy the recipe by the grams and cups are perfectly correct. Are you sure you used 420 ml of water as recommended by the recipe. You said you added 3 cups of water which means 750ml. This is way too much for 130g of coconut flour, 60 g almond flour and 20g whole psyllium husk. You must have end up with a runny batter to bake into a pan. Enjoy the recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine

  7. 4 stars
    These taste great but were moist in the middle and I felt I could really taste the baking soda. Is that normal?

  8. Hello, I love your recipes. can I use yeast in the bread recipes? or would that not be Keto? many thanks, Peta

    • Yes you can, it will ha a lovely yeasty flavor. If you proof the yeast with sugar first and follow the right ratio all the yeast will consume the sugar and no sugar will be left in the recipe. So yes it will be keto. Enjoy XOXO Carine

  9. Love the look of all your recipes, can’t wait to try some. As almond flour is so expensive can I use balanced almonds that I mill into almond meal please?

    • Raw almonds and almonds flour doesn’t have a bi price diffirence in my country. Making your own ground almonds is great but it will be coarse compared to almond flour and leave a gritty texture to the baking recipes on my blog. For the egg free keto recipes, the texture may come out wet too because the ground won’t absorb moisture as well. I hope it helps, XOXO Carine.

  10. I am definitely trying the recipe, just wondering if it has to be almond meal or can blanched almond flour be used?

  11. 5 stars
    Bonjour Carine! I made 2 batches of the keto buns tonight. So easy. My first batch rose higher and were therefore more airy than my second batch. Do you have any tips on keping them airy? I am so excited to eat a veggie burger on a gluten free and low carbohydrate bun. Can’t thank you enough!

    • Thank you so much for the lovely feedback on those burger buns! I am glad you love them. I always recommend to shape nice round balls – don’t press/flatten them and knead gently to keep as much air as possible into the batter. Because they are gluten-free, they won’t raise much on their own so the less pressure you put on the dough the better they raise. I hope it make sense 🙂 Enjoy the recipe around here, XOXO Carine.

  12. I made these exactly, following the cups vs. grams. I baked them for 40 minutes. They puffed up beautifully, and turned a golden brown, however, when I took them out of the oven, the collapsed immediately. I cut them open and they were raw in the middle. Very disappointing, and expensive to have to throw them in the trash.

    • I am sorry to hear that. If they are too moist and collapse it is not a problem with the recipe but with the husk brand you used. If the husk is too coarse it doesn’t absorb moisture properly. Use a different brand next time and it will come out great. Enjoy! XOXO Carine.

  13. This is the 3rd recipe I have tried using Coconut and Almond Flour. All 3 turned out the same! Very wet inside. With yours, I tried toasted them, but the dough was still too dry. This gets expensive when it doesn’t turn out so I think I am finished trying. Good Luck to everyone that it works for!

    • If each time your recipes comes out wet it means that one of the flour doesnt abosrb the moisture properly. I recommmend you use a different brand of hsuk some are way too thick and won’t absorb mositure well that is why your baked goods probably turned out so wet. I hope it gets better next time. XOXO Carine.

  14. Made these today, had to bake them for over 45 minutes? The recipe states 20-25 minutes? And at 45 minutes they are still not done, not brown and not edible. Anyone else have this issue?

    • I am sorry to hear that you had issue baking those burger buns. This may happen if you make bigger buns or your psyllium husk is too thick or you used almond meal instead almond flour. Almond meal is thicker and doesn’t absorb liquid properly in keto baking which explain why it stay undone. Try a different husk brand next time, eventually shape smaller buns and see. Also if not brown on top this may indicate an issue with your oven temperature or mode. I hope it gets better next time. XOXO Carine.

  15. HELlo, I made the low carb burger buns yesterday to go with a Keto friendly seafood chowder.
    When the buns came out they were lovely, brown and puffed up, I let them cool on the oven rack, oven off door open. They all collapsed….. I believe that they were cooked enough, as they were nicely moist inside, not doughy. Was my mistake not putting them on an open rack to sit?
    They still tasted great and went well with the Chowder, But they sure looked better before my company arrived, Lol.

    • I guess they deflated because they couldn’t evacuate the moisture inside when they cool down. You will see that when you cool down bread on racks lots of condensation appears on your benchtop. It is all the moisture coming out while the bread gently reach room temperature. I will try again the recipe and cool on a rack to see the difference. Thanks for trying my recipes. Enjoy, XOXO Carine.

  16. Hi there! Could I do away without the almond flour and just add in more coconut flour and more liquid? Just finding ways to avoid using almond flour since it is very expensive

    • Unfortunately no it will lose all the texture and get very dense an dry. You can replace almond flour by sunflower seed flour, same ratio. Both are keto friendly and sunflower seed flour is cheaper. You can even make your own at home, pulse sunflower seeds in a blender on high speed until a very thin power form! Enjoy, Carine.

  17. I am excited on this no eggs recipe for buns. Is it ok to add 2 tbsp flaxmeal? I have a lot here and I like to have darker color of the buns. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

    • I didn’t try so I am unsure how it will impact the texture. It may work but it will probably dry the bread as flaxmeal contains lots of fiber that suck liquid in baking recipes. Enjoy the bread, XOXO Carine.

  18. 4 stars
    Thank you for this recipe. The bread turned out a little uncooked especially in the center but I think I can fix that with adjustments to the ingredients. The bread was a little bland for me, will it be okay to add the seasoning to the dough?

    Thanks once again for creating these amazing recipes

    • Hi! It can be a bit moist in the center if your husk is thicker than mine and doesn’t absorb the moisture as well. I recommend you add a bit more or cook them longer, add a foil on top to avoid the top to burn or bake on the low rack of your oven. It is totally fine to add any spices as soon as it is dry it won’t change the dough ! Thanks again for trying my recipes, XOXO Carine.

  19. 5 stars
    I have been searching a low carb bun recipe that is dairy and egg free. These are simply marvelous! I have made them three times already and have shared with friends. Everyone simply can not believe how delicious they are. Sometimes I add a little herbs (Italian or Rosemary) for a different taste. I do weigh the ingredients on a scale for better precision. Thank you so much for sharing these recipes. I’ve been cooking my way through your website. The Keto Pumpkin Bread is cooling on the counter as I type. Thank you Carine!

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