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Thursday, 2 October 2014

Quick & Delicious GF Hamburger Buns!

I love whipping together my normal hamburger buns - they're great since you can make them without a mixer.  Sometimes, however, it's nice to be able to throw everything into a mixer and just turn it on. Here, you can do that very thing! These hamburger buns taste just as fluffy and buttery as the regular ones.  I'm always looking for ways to simplify my cooking while keeping the wonderful taste in tact.  This nails it! Enjoy!
Fresh from the oven and ready to eat!

Quick & Delicious GF Hamburger Buns!
Makes 10

Preheat oven to 400F.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper OR silicon mat.

In a mixer, combine: 
2 1/2 tsp quick/rapid-rise yeast
1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 1/2 tsp salt

Add the following. Beat 3-4 minutes: 
1/2 cup milk (lactose-free works great!)
1/2 cup warm/hot water
1/4 cup butter, softened/half melted
4 Tbsp honey
2 eggs

Drop 10 even piles of dough on the prepared cookie sheet.  Use wet hands to smooth and shape the dough into hamburger bun shapes.  I prefer them a bit wider and flatter. 

Sprinkle top of dough with sesame seeds (optional)
Brush dough with melted butter (optional, but highly recommended)

Let rise, uncovered, in a warm location for 30-35 minutes. The dough will puff up a bit, but not double in size.

Bake at 400F for 15 minutes, until nicely browned.  Remove to a cooling rack.  Slice and serve!  Enjoy!!!
Ready to eat!


  1. Hi, these look great, although dairy is a no-no in our house. Would almond or soy milk work? How about coconut oil instead of butter? Thank you!

    1. Yes, almond, coconut or soy milk would work fine. I substitute coconut milk and almond on a regular basis in recipes since we are lactose-free if not dairy free (although there's very little lactose in butter, so we're fine with that). Coconut oil should work well, too. I find it acts slightly differently when baking, but when there are other fats, like eggs in this case, it works well.

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  3. Great hamburger buns! I made these for my wife, she LOVED them! She ate one plain just out of the oven. I taste the bun that she was eating and I could not tell between the gluten and gluten free version (when fresh) we will have left over buns tonight and advise the (day old) results, Great recipe!!!

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed them! We just had some today, too. I often slice and freeze leftovers, as I find this makes GF bread taste the best as leftovers, although if you leave them out for a day and warm them a bit before serving, they'll taste good, too. They defrost perfectly, and you can easily warm them up in an oven or on the BBQ. I put a little butter on the sliced half thawed buns and put them on the BBQ today, which worked really well.