Almond Burger Buns
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!)
takes: 80 minutes
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.
5. When the buns are cooked cool on a rack to stop the bottoms going soggy.
* no egg whites – you can use 2 whole eggs instead (the buns texture will be slightly heavier but still delicious!)
nut-free / budget – Replace almond meal with finely ground sunflower seeds (I use a little coffee grinder) – expect a longer baking time.
larger batch – I often double the batch to make more for freezing. Cut in half cross wise before freezing so you can easily defrost in the toaster.
no apple cider vinegar – you can skip it, or use a wine vinegar – something that tastes good but not balsamic!
no psyllium – 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!)
Shelf Life / Storage
Keeps for 1 week in the fridge or indefinitely in the freezer. Just warm in the toaster or your oven before serving.