Planning a BBQ cookout extravaganza but worried you won’t be able to enjoy any juicy burgers because you’re following the keto diet? Don’t be! Today I’m going to be sharing a recipe that will show you how to make the best keto buns. You’ll just need to do a few smart ingredient tweaks and use things like almond flour and coconut flour to keep things 100% keto friendly while also adding in plenty of heart healthy fats, protein, and fiber.
Speaking of Keto Buns…
When it comes to making keto recipes, I can safely say that variety is indeed the spice of life. So with that in mind, if you’d like a few more ideas for keto buns, check out these other keto-friendly alternatives:
- Cheesy Keto Hamburger Buns (Perfect Keto)
- Fluffy Keto Buns (Sugar Free Londoner)
- Ultimate Keto Buns (Keto Diet App)
You’ll Never Want to Go Back to Regular Wheat Buns Again
To get started making these buns, you’ll first need to grab a small bowl and combine your yeast, maple syrup and warm water. Cover it with a towel for 7-10 minutes and leave the bowl in a warm spot so that the yeast can rise.
While you wait, go ahead and grab a separate bowl and combine your coconut flour, almond flour, flax meal, baking powder, psyllium husk and xanthan gum. In a third bowl, combine the eggs and softened butter. I like to use grass-fed butter for a higher concentration of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Next, slowly add your egg and yeast mixtures in with the almond flour mixture.
Divide the dough into eight balls and then place the balls in a silicone buns mold (if you don’t have one, a baking sheet lined with parchment paper will do in a pinch). Cover the top with lightly oiled cling film and then leave the dough in a warm place until it doubles in size.
While you wait, you can preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Bake the buns for 25-30 minutes or until they’re golden brown. Just make sure to let them cool off completely before using them to make your favorite burger!
Will These Hamburger Buns Toast Well?
A lot of my friends and family members have been curious about this specific recipe after trying the burgers I make with them. One of the most common questions people tend to have is in regards to how well these buns toast.
I’m very happy to report that these hamburger buns toast amazingly well!
While I find that these buns end up perfectly soft when you follow the instructions exactly (which is perfect for me since that’s just how I love my buns), they’re also just as good when you toast them, so feel free to have at it!
Why Did My Hamburger Buns End Up Too Dense?
Ending up with dense hamburger buns usually isn’t an issue when making keto friendly buns due to the fact that you end up adding in a lot of fat. With that being said though, from time to time things can go awry, even with a recipe that you’ve made dozens of times before.
However, if you’re consistently ending up with buns that are too dense, you should look into the tangzhong method of making bread. The gist of it involves taking a small percentage of the water and flours used in this recipe and cooking them very briefly before combining them with the remaining ingredients.
The technique was first popularized in Japan, and it’s incredibly effective for getting rid of your dense bun problems! Try it out!
Can I Store These Buns in the Refrigerator or Freezer?
You can absolutely store these keto hamburger buns in either the refrigerator or the freezer, depending on how long you want to keep them for.
Just be sure to follow the usual measures you would take when freezing your buns, such as using an airtight container for storing them.
Tips for Reheating Hamburger Buns?
If you do decide to throw your keto buns in the fridge or freezer, the single biggest recommendation that I could make when it comes time to thaw them out is to use a toaster, especially if the buns have been frozen.
On the other hand, if you would prefer that your buns keep their softer consistency when thawing them out, you’ll probably want to throw them in the oven for five minutes at 350 degrees fahrenheit. Just make sure that you wrap each half of your bun in aluminum foil first.
How to Make the Best Keto Hamburger Buns
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- 1 tbsp active dry yeast
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- ½ cup warm water
- 18 tbsp almond flour
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- ½ cup flax meal
- 1 tbsp psilyum husk powder
- 1 tsp xanthan gum
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 2 tbsp softened butter
- In a small bowl combine the active dry yeast, maple syrup and warm water.
- Cover it with a kitchen towel and let it rise in a warm place for 7-10 minutes.
- The mixture should be bubbly.
- In a large bowl combine the coconut flour, almond flour, flax meal, baking powder, psilyum husk powder and xanthan gum.
- In another bowl combine the eggs and butter.
- Slowly add the yest mixture and egg mixture to the almond flour mixture, mixing constantly.
- Divide the dough into 8 balls.
- Place the balls in a silicone buns mold or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Cover with lightly oiled cling film.
- Let it rise in a warm place until the dough has almost doubled in size.
- Preheat oven to 350°F while the dough is proofing.
- Bake the hamburger buns in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving.