Magical Burger Buns (Low Carb)

Recipe by jules_stonesoup

  • Time needed: 60 minutes
  • Calories per serving: 182
  • Servings: makes 4
  • Difficulty: 1
  • Rating: 5.00 based on 4 reviews

These burger buns are the real deal. They’re now my go-to whenever I’m in the mood for a low carb sandwich or, of course, a burger! Don’t be tempted to try them without the psyllium – it’s really the critical ingredient for getting the light soft, burger bun texture (it also adds lots of fiber!)


• 100g (3.5oz) almond meal
• 25g (1oz) psyllium
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 3 egg whites* (120g / 4oz)
• 1 cup boiling water
• 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
• sesame seeds to sprinkle (optional)


1. Preheat your oven to 180C (350F). Line a tray with baking paper.

2. Mix almond meal, psyllium, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Add egg whites, boiling water and vinegar. Stir until just combined. Stand for 5 minutes to allow the mixture to cool and the psyllium to absorb the water.

3. Divide mixture into 4 and form each into a little disc about the diameter of a burger bun. I find using wet hands helps stop it being too messy. Place discs on your prepared tray. Sprinkle with sesame seeds (if using).

4. Bake buns for 55-60 minutes or until well browned and risen. To double check they should sound hollow, like a loaf of baked bread when you tap on the bottoms with your finger tips.

5. When the buns are cooked, cool on a rack to stop the bottoms going soggy.

5 reviews for “Magical Burger Buns (Low Carb)”

  • review by:

    These buns taste very good and are remarkably easy to make.

  • review by:

    Do these freeze well?

  • review by:

    I just made these and they are great. I have popped one in the freezer and will let you know if that works well.

  • review by:
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    I tried this recipe never worked buns rose but completely hollow inside can u help followed recipe to the letter using digital scales

  • review by:

    Can you use a breadmaker to make these? And if so, what program should I use?

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