Wheatless Wednesday: Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

May 23, 2012

Memorial day is synonymous with grilling and especially grilling burgers.  But what is a burger without a bun? Just a patty?  For those of you adhering to a gluten-free diet, this recipe for hamburger buns will make you feel part of the crew without letting your dietary restrictions get in the way.  If you are looking for a delicious burger recipe to cook during the holiday, check out my previous blog post on Memorial Day burgers.

Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns


2 teaspoons instant yeast
1/2 cup warm water, about 115 degrees
2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons agave nectar or sugar
2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1 teaspoon guar gum
2 tablespoons olive oil+ extra for brushing
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Start by proofing the yeast. Place the yeast in a small bowl and add the water. The water needs to be about 115 degrees.--.The water will feel very very warm but not hot. When you put your wrist under the tap water it should feel the same temp as your wrist. Got it?????
Set aside. (If it doesn't puff up you need to start over)
Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Stir in the eggs, olive oil, cider vinegar, agave or sugar, and proofed yeast.
Roll into 5 equal sized balls and place on a greased cookie sheet (or 4 x-large ones). Slightly flatten with the palm of your hand.
Brush some olive oil over the tops of the buns and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Cover and allow to rise for 25-30 minutes in a warm spot.
Hint- I placed a salt shaker in the middle of my cookie sheet before I covered it with a kitchen towel so the towel didn't stick to the buns.
Remove kitchen towel and bake 12-15 minutes or until nicely browned.
Allow to cool completely before eating (so the inside of the buns can properly set up)

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GF Buns

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looks so yummy!!!