Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

This gluten-free, hand-shaped bun recipe makes soft hamburger buns that aren't heavy and dry and perfect for your next grilled burger or hot dog.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer bowl, whisk together rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, amaranth flour, buttermilk powder, cane sugar, guar gum, xanthan gum, dry yeast, and salt until thoroughly blended.
  3. Step 3

    In a separate medium bowl, lightly fork blend the eggs and egg whites. Add club soda or water, vinegar, and 4 tablespoons olive oil and whisk together until thoroughly mixed. 
  4. Step 4

    With a stand mixer or hand mixer running on medium-low speed, slowly pour the wet ingredients into the large bowl of dry ingredients. When the mixture forms a smooth batter, beat on high for 2 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Dip a large rubber spatula in water and scrape the bun batter onto a smooth, clean work surface, liberally sprinkled with white rice flour.
  6. Step 6

    Roll the batter dough in the flour until it forms a large ball.
  7. Step 7

    Use a sharp knife to divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.
  8. Step 8

    Take one piece of dough and roll in a small amount of white rice flour to form a round ball.
  9. Step 9

    Gently press down on the top of the ball to form a hamburger bun shape.
  10. Step 10

    Smooth the edges with your hand and place on a large baking sheet covered with parchment paper or greased with oil, or on a silicone baking sheet.
  11. Step 11

    Repeat this shaping process with each piece of dough.
  12. Step 12

    Brush buns lightly with some or all of the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to prevent cracking during the rising process.
  13. Step 13

    Cover the buns with a clean tea towel and let rise in a warm, draft-free location for about 45 minutes, until the buns have almost doubled in size. If buns rise too long, they will deflate, so watch this time carefully.
  14. Step 14

    While the buns are rising, preheat the oven to 350 F.
  15. Step 15

    When buns have almost doubled in size, brush lightly with cream or milk.
  16. Step 16

    Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until internal temperature registers about 205 F on an instant-read thermometer .
  17. Step 17

    Serve and enjoy!