Fluffy and delicious, low carb hamburger buns are the perfect vehicle for all low carb recipes!
It’s one of my ultimate healthy recipes for a low carb lifestyle because it can be served with just about anything! Chicken salads, pork riblets, keto burgers…
For some fast low carb snacks, you can stack your buns with sliced meat and cheese or a creamy tuna salad. It makes for quick meals or nice healthy snacks when you’re craving something extra.
So let’s dive into making the best low carb buns!
Store-bought low carb hamburger buns tend to be subpar, to say the least. This recipe easily blows the competition out of the park because it:
- Is filled with cheese!!!
- Tastes heavenly fluffy!
- Ready in 45 minutes, most of that is baking time
- Is a low carb staple for quick meals!
Low carb hamburger buns are ridiculously easy to make! Here’s a breakdown of what goes into the recipe:
These low carb hamburger buns are inspired by everyone’s favorite fathead dough, which is a low carb base made from cream cheese, mozzarella, and almond flour:
Cheese — The combo of shredded mozzarella cheese and cream cheese creates a delicious savory base for the buns. You’ll want to melt and mix the two ingredients completely. I like to use a double boiler, but a microwave works in a pinch!
Almond flour — My favorite of the low carb flours! I love Bob’s Red Mill almond flour, as it comes in superfine grain (which gives our low carb flour a wheat-like consistency).
Psyllium Husk — This stuff adds some fluff to the mix, for the guaranteed BEST almond flour hamburger buns! It also helps to bind our buns together, since almond flour doesn’t have gluten (the protein found in wheat flour which binds).
Toppings — Using sesame seeds as a topping is optional, but I love to sprinkle them on for that authentic hamburger feel!
Tools To Make
To make low carb hamburger buns, you’ll need a:
- Small bowl
- Double boiler
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
If you don’t have a double boiler, don’t fret! You can use the microwave to melt the cheese instead. Or, try a makeshift double boiler (this is what I do!) by nestling a heat-safe bowl on top of a boiling pot of water.
Let the buns cool down, then place them in airtight containers in the fridge. You’ll want to make sure you refrigerate these because they’re made with cheese.
Can You Freeze Them?
Freezing low carb hamburger buns is a GREAT way to make sure you always have bread on hand! Make them ahead of time to prepare for busy days or for special occasions, like a picnic or cookout.
How to Serve Serve These Buns
Bread is the king of versatility, which is one of many reasons why I love these low carb hamburger buns.
You can follow my low carb hamburger recipes for mindblowing keto burgers! Or use these buns as low carb sandwich bread. Load them up with bbq chicken or chicken salad, and you have a filling lunch!
You can also change up the shape to bake low carb hot dog buns! Or eat these buns for breakfast in place of a low carb bagel or a low carb English muffin!
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There’s no need to mess with perfection… But if you want to get creative, or need some other low carb bread ideas, here you go!
Can I Make These Without Low Carb Flour?
To keep this recipe as scrumptious, fluffy, and bun-like as it is, you’ll want to keep the almond flour in there.
BUT! If you’re looking for a no carb bread options, try cloud bread! A cloud bread loaf is based on cheese and eggs, resulting in a more foamy texture. It tends to be a love it or hate it thing for most people. I personally love cloud bread pizza and would recommend it to everyone! Even those who don’t like cloud bread, because the pizza sauce and toppings tend to mask the flavor.
Another amazing no-flour bread alternative is oopsie bread! With only 4 ingredients, it’s a very light and fluffy bread that works as a wonderful dessert by adding frosting or low carb chocolate!
What Other Flours Can I Use?
Low carbs flours tend to have their own textures and cooking needs. So making almond flour buns requires a different set of ingredients than making keto buns coconut flour.
Coconut flour bread needs a lot more liquid because it tends to be way more absorbent than other flours. But it’s a wonderful low carb flour, with lots of fiber, healthy fats, and iron.
An option for low carb bread with no almond flour is soul bread. Made with unflavored whey protein powder, it’s a great alternative to regular sandwich bread.
How Can I Make These Healthier?
When it comes to the carbs in hamburger bun, it’s really hard to beat these low carb buns! And since they’re SO low carb, and SO tasty, try using this recipe as a base to white up other healthy bread recipes:
- Low carb banana bread: Add in a few teaspoons of banana extract and erythritol. (or check out my recipe)
- Low carb zucchini bread: I can never turn down a slice of zucchini bread! Add some grated zucchini plus erythritol for another tasty treat!
Can I Turn These Into A Thin Bread?
This recipe is meant to be fluffy — in other words, I wouldn’t use it to make a low carb thin bread. However, if you want thin bread options, try my almond flour tortillas! Coconut flour tortillas are also an awesome gluten-free choice.
Some other ideas for thin breads include low carb naan and almond flour crepes. Yum!
Low Carb Hamburger Buns
- Melt the mozzarella and cream cheese together. I do this using a double boiler, you can also do this in the microwave.
- Stir and fold to combine these ingredients.
- In a small bowl, mix the almond flour, baking powder, salt and psyllium husk.
- Add to the bowl of melted cheese, along with an egg.
- Fold everything together and combine as thoroughly as possible.
- Form your dough into a ball and place in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Remove dough from fridge and form into four even buns.
- Place buns on the parchment paper and top with sesame seeds, gently pressing them in to adhere.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until the outside is golden.
- Allow them to cool on the baking sheet before slicing, and enjoy!
With these low carb bread recipes, you can have your bread and eat it, too!
- Low Carb Pumpkin Bread
- Almond Flour Biscuits
- Low Carb Blueberry Muffins
- Low Carb Cinnamon Rolls
- Seed Bread
Low carb hamburger buns are an absolute must in every cook’s low carb arsenal! Super versatile and always handy, these low carb buns will fill you up every time.
Let me know what you think in the comments below! Enjoyyy!