“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 hamburger buns. 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!