Keto Burger Rolls
We have all been there. You go to a restaurant and order a burger but you need to ask for no bun or a piece of lettuce to use as a wrap. Burger buns just aren’t good for a low carb dieter and it’s a shame. Because a good burger on a tender bun is something that we all crave now and then. But get ready to have that craving satisfied. We have crafted an amazing keto burger bun recipe that you can whip up anytime you need a good, juicy burger with the bread.
When making our burger bun recipe, the first thing we had to consider was the flour. We can’t use white wheat flour like most bun recipes as it is packed with carbs. We didn’t really want to go with coconut flour as it can make very dense baked goods. So, we turned to the tried and true almond flour.
Almond flour is low in carbs and it is super light and fluffy. Yes, it is denser than traditional white flour but that slight density can be part of its appeal. Almond flour has a lovely, light nutty taste that actually goes great with burgers. So almond flour is the winner for the main ingredient in these burger buns!
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The next ingredient that we used to make our buns perfect was psyllium husk powder. If you have never used it, get excited as it really helps with keto baking. Psyllium husk powder acts as a binder and helps thicken and hold the batter together. If you have ever made a low carb baked good in the past, you probably know how crumbly they can be. Traditional, white flour has gluten which holds ingredients together as they bake. Almond flour has no gluten which means it needs help when it comes to binding ingredients. Psyllium husk powder and xantham gum are the two best, low carb options to make any almond flour baked good have a perfect texture. No more crumbling apart, no more messiness, just perfect dough!
We wanted to be sure that our keto burger buns were light and fluffy rather than dense and chewy. To continue on the path towards fluffy buns, we decided to whip egg whites and fold them into the batter. This aerates the batter and makes the dough much lighter. When the whipped whites bake, they will also puff and rise, making the dough expand as well. The result- lighter burger buns! The exact kind you are craving.
Yes, this recipe takes a little bit of time to put together but it is well worth the effort. You will finally be able to eat a big tasty burger with a bun rather than just a piece of lettuce. Say goodbye to that tired old lettuce leaf and get excited about a real bun. A keto bun. A low carb bun. A burger bun miracle! This is a recipe you will make over and over again for sure. (p.s. you can also use this for any sandwich or even just with some tasty butter spread across the top- totally multipurpose!). Now get to the kitchen, whip up some keto burger buns, and then fire up the grill! Your dinner tonight is going to be amazing! Enjoy!
|Servings: burger buns|
- 2 tsp active dry yeast
- 2 tsp So Nourished Erythritol
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 3/4 cup almond flour
- 3/4 cup ground flaxseeds
- 1/4 cup whey protein
- 2 Tbsp psyllium husk powder
- 2 tsp xanthan gum
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 egg
- 3 egg whites
- 4 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tbsp apple cider
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- Line a sheet tray with parchment paper and set aside for now.
- Place the yeast, erythritol and warm water in a mixing bowl, mix and let sit for 10 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, mix the almond flour, ground flaxseed, whey protein powder, psyllium husk powder, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar to the bowl and mix everything together well.
- Add the egg, egg white, butter and apple cider vinegar to the yeast mix and stir well. Mix until frothy.
- Add the flour mix and the sour cream to the bowl and stir everything together well. The dough will become thick quickly.
- Divide the dough into 8 round balls, placing them on the prepared sheet tray. You may want to wet your hands slightly to make the dough easier to handle.
- Cover the tray loosely with plastic wrap and let the rolls rise for one hour. They should almost double in size.
- Preheat your oven to 350 and, once the rolls have risen, bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let the burger buns cool completely before slicing and using.
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Hi, These look great! I was wondering if I wanted to whip the egg whites like the post says, do I fold them in last after the sour cream? Thank you