For those times when burger night isn’t complete without a low-carb roll, you have to try these keto hamburger buns! They’re super soft, easy to make, and only 2 net carbs per bun.
I love a good lettuce wrap, don’t get me wrong. But sometimes, a burger just needs a bun.
That doesn’t mean you have to settle for a regular bun with 25 grams of junk carbs. Instead, just give this easy keto hamburger bun recipe a try!
These buns are really simple to make and turn out so soft and fluffy. I love making low carb burger buns, but this recipe makes excellent dinner rolls too. You just make them smaller in size.
The smaller rolls can also be cut into slider buns, perfect for sharing with friends on game day.
My family does not eat low-carb, and even they love these buns. That’s how you know it’s a great recipe!
If you have ever baked anything low-carb before, then you probably already have everything you need in your pantry. This is a really easy keto hamburger buns recipe with simple ingredients that are commonly used on a ketogenic diet.
I used three different types of low-carb flours in these bread rolls:
- Almond flour (or blanched almond meal)
- Coconut flour
- Whole psyllium husks.
Make sure to follow the ingredient amounts exactly, especially when it comes to flour. Almond and coconut flours both react to moisture in the batter in different ways, so you must use my exact ratios in order for the rolls to have the ideal texture.
Psyllium husk powder will also work, but you'll need a smaller volume amount because the husks have been finely ground.
I used both baking soda and sea salt. This gave the rolls the light and airy texture that resembles typical hamburger buns.
Mix it with hot water. If the water is hot, it will create the chemical reaction that you need.
You only need egg whites, not the yolks. This balances out the moisture content of the rolls perfectly.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has the best taste, but you can use white vinegar in its place. The vinegar mixing with the baking soda is what really helps it have the springy texture that yeast rolls usually have.
Sesame seeds are optional but they give it such a nice finishing touch!
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
- Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat. This will prevent the rolls from sticking to your baking tray and it makes clean-up easier too.
- Don't forget to let the batter thicken before you form the buns. The batter will be thin at first but it will thicken the longer you let it sit at room temperature.
- If the dough is too sticky to form into rolls, dampen your hands with water. The batter won't stick as well to wet hands.
This recipe for low carb hamburger buns is very straightforward. You simply mix together the ingredients for the dough, form it into buns, and bake as shown in these steps.
Remember, all the exact steps are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Mix The Dry Ingredients First
Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
Mix Wet Ingredients In A Separate Bowl
In a separate large mixing bowl, stir together the hot water, egg whites, and apple cider.
Add The Dry To The Wet Ingredients
Add the dry ingredient mixture into the wet ingredients. It must be done in this order so that the texture comes out just right.
Let It Sit
Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes so it thickens.
Form The Rolls
Divide dough into 8 pieces for larger hamburger buns and 15 pieces for slider buns or dinner rolls. Form each into a roll and place it a baking pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Bake The Rolls
Bake the buns for 25-30 minutes at 350°F or until edges are browned and centers are set. You want to be sure they are fully cooked so they do not deflate.
Let Them Cool
Remove from the oven and place the baking sheet on a rack to cool for 10-15 minutes. Then, remove the rolls from the pan and place them directly on the rack to cool completely.
You can now enjoy these as low carb burger buns, keto slider buns, or dinner rolls. There are so many things you can do with this easy recipe! It's also a great way to enjoy keto McDonald's at home.
️ Serving suggestions
These are the perfect keto hamburger buns to serve at your next cookout! But they are good for more than just holding a juicy burger.
They are also great for making sloppy joes on a low-carb diet!
Frequently Asked Questions About Low-Carb Buns
Here are a few questions people have asked about these low carb buns.
As the keto diet becomes a more popular way of eating, more companies and stores have started to offer keto products. If you’re lucky, your local grocery store or health food store may carry low-carb hamburger buns.
However, for most of us, our only option is to order them online. There are a few brands that people like, but most of the ones I’ve seen charge you as much for shipping as they do for the products.
Personally, I prefer to just whip up a batch at home. It’s much cheaper than ordering online or getting them from a local store. And with a recipe this easy, there’s no reason not to make them yourself!
A traditional hamburger bun contain around 25 grams of carbs. These delicious keto hamburger buns, however, only have 7 total carbs, making them a healthier alternative.
Also, thanks to the psyllium husk and almond flour, this recipe contains 5 grams of fiber. This leaves us with only 2 net carbs per serving. Talk about low carb friendly!
If you refrigerate the keto buns in an airtight container, they will last in the refrigerator for over a week. They will stay nice and soft too.
If you freeze them, they will last for months. You can make a big batch all at once and then have them ready the next time it’s burger night!
Looking for a few more recipes for keto breads? Check out a few of these favorites:
- Almond Flour Biscuits are savory, fluffy, and so easy to make. They’re even paleo-friendly!
- Keto Almond Bread has the light and fluffy texture of wheat bread and is only made with 5 ingredients.
- This easy Low-Carb Bread is true to its name for a super quick and easy low-carb bread recipe.
- A Low-Carb Banana Bread can use real fruit in moderation for an authentic flavor that’s only 8 net carbs per slice.
- Fathead Dough Bagels are great for sandwiches or toasting to serve at breakfast.
Low Carb Keto Hamburger Buns
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Combine almond flour, coconut flour, psyllium, baking soda, and sea salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- In large mixing bowl, stir together hot water, egg whites, and apple cider.
- Stir the dry mixture into the liquid mix. It will thicken as it sits. Once thickened, divide dough into 15 pieces for small keto buns or 8 pieces for larger hamburger buns.
- Form each piece into a bun (if dough is too sticky, it helps to use wet hands) and place on prepared baking pan.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until edges are browned and centers are set.
- Place pan on rack to cool for 10-15 minutes and then remove the rolls from the pan and place directly on the rack to cool completely.
Notes on Nutritional Information
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
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First Published: October 1, 2018... Last Updated: July 8, 2021.