Cheesy Keto Hamburger Buns
Tired of serving burgers in lettuce wraps? Then look no further. These keto hamburger buns are the perfect companion to a delicious, juicy, grass-fed burger.
Whether you’re enjoying a low-carb dinner for one or a family BBQ, these keto buns will soon become a staple in your household.
With this keto burger bun recipe, you can dress up your burgers any way you like: Smother them in sauteed onions, mushrooms, and Swiss cheese. Cover with pickles, avocado, red onion, and tomato. Or toast them and top with scrambled eggs and bacon for a delicious breakfast sandwich. These keto buns are the finishing touch on any burger — no matter how you serve it.
How to Make Keto Hamburger Buns
To make these low-carb, gluten-free keto buns, you’ll need a few basic ingredients. These include mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, almond flour, eggs, grass-fed butter, and sesame seeds.
To start, preheat your oven to 400° Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coconut oil, and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine your mozzarella and cream cheese, then microwave on high for 5-10 seconds, or until the cheese is thoroughly melted.
Add your eggs to the mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. Finally, add the only dry ingredient (almond flour) to the bowl and mix again.
Using both hands, mold your dough into six balls in a bun shape, then place on your baking sheet. Brush each of your low-carb buns with melted butter and your last egg. Then sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake until golden brown, or roughly 10-12 minutes.
Recipe for Success: Keto Burger Bun FAQs
With just six ingredients, this keto hamburger buns recipe is pretty straightforward. That said, if it’s your first time baking with gluten-free or grain-free ingredients, you may have a few questions. Hopefully these tips and tricks will set you up for success.
Can this recipe be made dairy-free?
Unfortunately, no. While you could brush each dough ball with olive oil instead of butter, the two cheeses in this recipe are too difficult to replace with a dairy-free alternative.
Can coconut flour be used instead of almond flour?
Sorry, but no. Unlike “regular” baking, where wheat flour and white flour can be substituted for one another at a 1:1 ratio, baking with low-carb recipes is completely different. Grain-free flours such as almond, coconut, flaxseed flour, and psyllium husk powder all have different chemical makeups, and cannot be substituted for one another.
Is this recipe sugar-free?
Yes. If you check the nutrition facts below, you’ll see these low-carb buns are free of sugar.
Can this recipe be used to create other keto baked goods?
Absolutely. You can mold this dough into bagels, bread rolls, or even keto bread (although you may have to double the ingredients). You could also add blueberries and a low-carb sweetener to the dough to make low-carb blueberry muffins.
Where can you purchase almond flour?
Most big box stores, such as Whole Foods or Trader Joes, carry almond flour. Otherwise, you can order it on Amazon.
Health Benefits of Keto Hamburger Buns
If you check the nutritional information below, you’ll see these ketogenic, low-carb burger buns contain just 287 calories, are loaded with fat and protein, and contain just 2.4 grams of net carbs. Lucky for you, they also contain a few hidden health benefits.
#1: They Keep You Away From Processed Foods
Most store-bought bread products are packed with refined flour and unnecessary ingredients. Making these low-carb hamburger buns from scratch means you get to skip the fillers and preservatives.
What does consuming low-carb bread — and skipping processed products — mean for your health? For starters, there is a direct correlation between the consumption of refined grains and the incidence of type 2 diabetes in the United States[*].
Secondly, research suggests a connection between the consumption of refined foods and an increased risk of autoimmune disease. There’s a well-established link between the health of your gut and the health of your immune system, and eating processed foods may harm your gut lining. This, in turn, creates the perfect environment for autoimmunity[*].
#2: They’re a Great Source of Magnesium
Magnesium is an essential mineral that supports nearly every major function in your body, yet most people don’t get enough of it[*]. This recipe has two great sources of magnesium — sesame seeds and almonds.
Low magnesium levels have been linked to type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, elevated inflammation markers, heart disease, migraine headaches, and osteoporosis. Cells low in magnesium can even trigger systemic inflammation, which is the root cause of nearly every modern metabolic disease — no injury, virus, or bacteria needed[*][*].
Altogether, magnesium has an essential role in over 300 cellular reactions. But this busy nutrient needs to be replenished often, so make sure to get these keto hamburger buns in your food rotation[*][*].
#3: They Could Help Stabilize Blood Sugar
These keto hamburger buns are filled with nutrients and free from ingredients that might spike your blood sugar. In fact, some ingredients used in this recipe could help lower your blood glucose levels.
For example, CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) — which is found in grass-fed butter — is a fatty acid that’s been shown to improve insulin sensitivity[*]. Healthy insulin levels keeps your blood sugar in check, thereby preventing type 2 diabetes and other diseases.
Almonds are another ingredient tailor-made for blood sugar control — and this recipe contains three cups of them. Almonds are high in dietary fiber, healthy fats, and magnesium. One study even found that almond consumption improved blood glucose and lipid profiles in a group of people with diabetes[*].
Use These Keto Hamburger Buns in Your Favorite Burger Recipe
These yummy keto burger buns are not your typical store-bought buns. Instead of high-carb, low-calorie bread, these buns are packed with fat and protein — perfect for a low-carb diet.
This keto recipe is incredibly easy to prepare. Plus, the dough can easily be molded into other keto baked goods, including hot dog buns, dinner rolls, or even a keto bread recipe.
Last but not least, they have a prep time and cook time of just 20 minutes, have a total carbohydrate count of just 2.4 grams per serving, and are packed with protein — perfect for your low-carb, keto lifestyle.
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Cheesy Keto Hamburger Buns
These keto hamburger buns made with almond flour, cream cheese, and sesame seeds. They’re also low-carb, gluten-free, and only 2.4 net carbs.
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 6 buns
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)
- 4 oz. cream cheese
- 4 large eggs
- 3 cups almond flour
- 4 tbsp. melted grass-fed butter
- Sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine mozzarella and cream cheese. Heat in the microwave for 10 seconds, or until both cheeses are melted.
- Add 3 eggs to your cheese mixture, and stir to combine. Add your almond flour, then stir again.
- Form dough into 6 bun-shaped balls then place on prepared baking sheet.
- Whisk your last egg. Brush each dough ball with melted butter and your whisked egg, then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Bake until golden, about 10-12 minutes.
- Serving Size: 1 roll
- Calories: 287
- Fat: 25.8g
- Carbohydrates: 2.4g
- Protein: 14.7
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