5 easy ways to make delicious gluten-free hamburger buns in 5 minutes


A little while I wrote about this awesome avocado fries recipe. My son’s been going through that phase where he needs them. Of course, Husband said that he was tired of eating fries of any sort without having a burger (he thinks he’s a Grill Master) to go with them.


So fine. We can have burgers. Except… I can’t find my usual whole grain buns that I normally pick up from my grocery store. I can’t just buy white buns, they’re terrible for you.


White buns are high on the glycemic index, they have no fiber, spike your blood sugar like crazy, they’re high in gluten which can lead to more bouts of inflammation, have no nutrition and they taste “like gross” as my daughter would say.

Enter into the Internet. I went around and rounded up all the best recipes I could find and then tried every. single. one. of them. Husband thinks I’m crazy – I’m just picky about the bun I use. It’s gotta be healthy, but it’s gotta taste good and pass the taste test of two children (like this one here)


So here they are, my top 5, under a few different categories.


Fastest Prep:

Paleo friendly with a five minute prep, this recipe comes from empoweredsustenance.com. She’s got a bunch of good recipes, this is one of my favorites. Takes 15 minutes start to finish.


  • 1/4 cup coconut flour (not tightly packed)
  • 2 smallish-medium-sized carrots
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice or water
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

To get the full recipe, go here: http://empoweredsustenance.com/paleo-sandwich-rounds/


Best for restricted diet:


This only uses 3 ingredients, and while you probably don’t have plantains lying around your house, these are good and a little chewy. They are gluten, dairy, egg, nut and seed free (autoimmune friendly).


  • 2 yellow plantains
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 cup of tapioca flour

Simplest Buns

These are actually just grilled slices of sweet potato, but they are so good and I absolutely love them. (Also her pesto is amazing and actually you just need to try these like… right now.

Get the full recipe here: http://ourfourforks.com/sweet-potato-bun/

Best Look-Alike

Tell me that doesn’t look like a real burger bun. I’ll admit, it’s not as light as a regular gluten-stuffed bun. But it’s made with cashews and almonds and it’s just so yummy that it has to be on this list. (This won the kids hearts)


  • 1 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter or ghee (coconut oil will work too, I just like the richness of the butter)
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Personal Favorite

All right, this recipe hits several of the categories. But it was by far and away my favorite. It’s just grilled portobello mushrooms with the stems removed. They’re dense, chewy, meaty and extra filling. A little butter on the bottom “half” of the bun with some pepper knocks these out of the park. They’re just so. damn. good.

For the recipe (for everything in that picture, the guac is really good!) go here: http://www.theironyou.com/2014/08/socal-guacamole-burgers-on-portobello.html

Note: You can actually just make these crackers on a large scale, but I wanted a new recipe that was more bun-y.

Any great recipes you want to share with me? I’d love to hear from you! Let me know in the comments (I check them. Promise!)

Stacy Robertson
Writer and researcher
Stacy Robertson is a writer and researcher with a B.A and an M.A in English Studies, and a strong will to literally touch all areas of life. Stacy has authored several articles on a range of different.