“I’ll have a hamburger, hold the bun”
If you are on a grain free diet, it’s more than likely that you’ve spoken these words, either at a restaurant or backyard barbecue. A hamburger without a bun is more like a meat patty than a hamburger, though. It defeats the whole point of a handheld packet of meat and filling.
Here are 10 options that I’ve used to create grain free paleo hamburgers. Feel free to mix your favorite bun with your favorite fillings. I hope you enjoy the ideas!
1. Paleo Sandwich Rounds
You’ll never guess the main ingredient in these easy grain free sandwich rounds: shredded carrot! They require only 5 minutes of prep.
Recipe: Paleo Sandwich Rounds from me
2. Plantain Sandwich Rounds
Without grains, dairy, nuts/seeds, coconut, and eggs, this recipe is fits the bill if you have numerous food restrictions. It’s a great bun for the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol.
Recipe: Plantain Sandwich Rounds from Delicious Obsessions
3. Sweet Potato Buns
A virtually one-ingredient way to make a paleo hamburger bun? Slice sweet potatoes with the skin on, then grill or bake. It pairs wonderfully with slighter sweeter meat, such as bison.
Recipe: Sweet Potato Sliders with Portobello, Red Pepper and Pesto from Our Four Forks
4. Paleo Hamburger Buns – with cashews
Cashews create a homemade, neutral-tasting nut flour for the base in these hamburger buns.
Recipe: Paleo Hamburger Buns from Against All Grain
5. Paleo Hamburger Buns – with coconut flour and tapioca flour
These are soft and hold up well to fillings. It’s an excellent nut-free option, featuring coconut (which is not a tree nut) and tapioca flour. You can find tapioca flour here or at most health food stores.
Recipe: Paleo Hamburger Buns from A Girl Worth Saving
6. Tomato Buns
Sun-ripened tomatoes can house your burger and accompaniments. You might wish to scoop out the seeds to make a less juicy bun.
Recipe: Tomato Buns from The Iron You
7. Portobello Mushroom Buns
Quickly roasted, portobellos make a meaty and “bready” paleo hamburger bun.
Recipe: Portobello Buns from The Iron You
8. Paleo Hamburger Buns – with coconut flour
A simple and tasty recipe featuring nutrient-dense coconut flour, eggs and butter.
Recipe: Coconut Flour Hamburger Buns from SCD Foodie
9. Paleo Hamburger Buns – with taro and coconut flour
This recipe uses cooked taro, a starchy root vegetable often found in Asian food markets. It’s an excellent grain free baking ingredient.
Recipe: Hamburger Buns from Studio Snacks
10. Butternut Flatbread
I love the versatility of these grain free flatbreads, which use a bit of grassfed gelatin for structure and a nutrient-boost. Use them for sandwiches, mini pizza crusts or hamburger buns.
Recipe: Grain Free Butternut Flatbread from me
Do you have any other ideas for bread-free hamburger buns? If you enjoy these ideas, please share with your friends and family!