Buns in a Bowl

These gluten free “Buns in a Bowl” cook in just 40 seconds in the microwave.

This is a sturdy bread bun that I created just for eating burgers, but they’d be great for regular sandwiches.  I needed a bun that could hold up to all the fixins’ my family loves in a burger — a thick and juicy patty, lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, onions, and pickles.

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To make them bun-shaped, I used an ordinary cereal bowl.   This is also a good size for sandwiches, although if you want a more traditional shape to your bread, you can use a container like the one pictured below.

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I don’t usually microwave plastic containers, so if I want a larger piece of bread (larger than what my cereal bowl makes), I use a larger bowl or plate.

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This recipe makes eight buns, enough for four burgers or sandwiches.  If you’d like my recipe for juicy burgers, click here.

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I included my easy, step-by-step process below.  My complete recipe is at the bottom of this post.  For THMs, this is an “S” recipe.

Give it a try and let me know what you think. 🙂

Here’s how to make it:

In a small mixing bowl, place almond flour, flaxseed meal, baking powder, truvia, salt and nutritional yeast.  Adding a sweetener is completely optional, but I find I like this bread better with just a hint of sweetness.  I had truvia packets on hand so that’s what I used here (one packet), but you can use stevia, THM sweet blend, or your favorite brand of sweetener.

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Next, mix in some melted butter.

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I mix in the eggs last — and separate from the hot melted butter — so that they don’t scramble in the hot butter.

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You don’t need a whisk to mix this together.  A fork will do just fine.

Let the batter sit for a few minutes to allow the almond and flaxseed flours to soak up the liquid and thicken up a bit.

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One of my favorite — and most used — kitchen gadgets is a cookie scoop.  I have many different sizes.  For this recipe, I used a two-tablespoon scoop.  One scoop is the perfect amount for one bun.  As you can see below, I slightly underfill the scoop in order to keep the buns slightly thin.  For taller/higher buns, fill the scoop to the rim (and maybe even a bit above the rim).

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Spread the batter evenly in the bottom of a cereal bowl.  It doesn’t look like much now, but once cooked, it’s the perfect size to hold a burger.

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Microwave on high for 40 seconds.

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Flip the bun out of the bowl and onto a plate to cool.

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Continue cooking the buns until all the batter is used up.  Depending on how full you fill your scoop, you can get anywhere between six and eight buns.

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Add your favorite burger fixins’ and ENJOY!  If you’d like my recipe for juicy burgers, click here. 🙂

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Buns in a Bowl
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 packet truvia
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
Instructions
Make the batter:
  1. Place the almond flour, flaxseed meal, baking powder, truvia, salt and nutritional yeast into a small mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  2. Add the melted butter; stir.
  3. Add the eggs; stir to combine. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes.
Make the buns:
  1. Place two tablespoons of batter in a cereal bowl.
  2. Microwave on high for 40 seconds. Flip the bun out of the bowl and onto a plate to cool.

 

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