paleo hamburger buns

We've been slowly trying to cut out grains in our diet: I  generally feel better when I'm not eating them, and Mr. Bama, who was introduced to Crossfit last year, has been learning more and more about Paleo.  My Sugar detox last year also helped kickstart an interest in a grain & dairy free diet.  So began the voyage of finding alternatives, and while it's been slow and gradual, it's been full of more surprises than disappointments.

One big thing I had a hard time with was hamburger buns. The only American version of buns available to us are the nasty Wonderbread psuedo-"wheat" buns that are pretty gross and filled with a lot of mystery ingredients. So I set off to find a good alternative that nixed wheat, tasted good and could handle the task of taking a hamburger from my plate to my mouth without crumbling. After wading through recipe after recipe of cauliflower and meat based bun recipes (come on now...)  I finally found this gem, which did the trick and turned out to be super tasty.

So without further ado, I present:

Paleo Hamburger Buns 

(original recipe found here)

  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tbs almond flour
  • 4 tbs coconut flour
  • 4 tbs coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix coconut flour, almond flour, baking powder and sea salt together with a fork.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and coconut oil.
  4. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and combine completely.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and grease the paper lightly with coconut oil.
  6. Pour the batter onto the oiled parchment paper to make eight (3-inch diameter) pools.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
Each "biscuit" if you will, serves as a top or bottom for the burger.
Serves: 4

1 comment:

M. Eileen said...

So glad you are blogging again! Maybe it will motivate me!

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