Nut-free Keto Buns

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Nut-free Keto Buns

1 hour 15 minutes
Calories 420kcal


  • 1 1/4 cups flour (fine defatted sesame seed, 100 g / 3.5 oz)
  • 2/3 cup flax seed meal (fine defatted sesame seed, 100 g / 3.5 oz)
  • 2/3 cup coconut flour (fine defatted sesame seed, 100 g / 3.5 oz)
  • 1/3 cup psyllium husks (fine defatted sesame seed, 100 g / 3.5 oz)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt (fine defatted sesame seed, 100 g / 3.5 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons caraway seeds
  • 5 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 2 cups sesame seeds


  • Preheat the oven to 175 °C/ 350 °F.
  • Use a kitchen scale to measure all the ingredients carefully.
  • I used defatted sesame seed flour but you can try sesame seed meal instead and use less water.
  • To make sesame seed meal, I just blend the seeds until powdered (just like I do with flax seeds to make flax meal).
  • I used Sukrin sesame flour (UK) but you can use this brand too (US) - both should be defatted.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients apart from the seeds for the topping in a bowl: sesame flour, coconut flour, flaxmeal, psyllium powder, ...
  • Do not use whole psyllium husks - if you cannot find psyllium husk powder, use a blender or coffee grinder and process until fine.
  • If you get already prepared psyllium husk powder, remember to weigh it before adding to the recipe.
  • I used whole psyllium husks which I grinded myself.
  • Do not use just measure cups - different products have different weights per cup! ..., baking soda, cream of tartar, garlic powder, ...
  • Cream of tartar and baking soda act as leavening agents.
  • This is how it works: To get 2 teaspoons of gluten-free baking powder, you need 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar (double in this recipe of 10 buns).
  • If you don't have cream of tartar, instead you can use apple cider vinegar and add it to the wet ingredients.
  • ...
  • onion powder and salt.
  • Add the egg whites and eggs and process well using a mixer until the dough is thick.
  • The reason you shouldn't use only whole eggs is that the buns wouldn't rise with so many egg yolks in.
  • Don't waste them - use them for making Home-made Mayo, Easy Hollandaise Sauce or Lemon Curd.
  • Add boiling water and mix until well combined.
  • Using a spoon or hands, form the buns and place them on a non-stick baking tray or a parchment paper.
  • They will grow in size as they bake, so make sure to leave some space between them.
  • Top each of the buns with sesame seeds (or any other seeds) and press them into the dough, so they don't fall out.
  • Place in the oven and cook for 55-60 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, let the tray cool down and place the buns on a rack to cool down to room temperature.
  • Store them at room temperature if you plan to use them in the next couple of days or in the freezer for future use.
  • Top with butter or cream cheese, burger meat and meat-free toppings.
  • When ready to be baked, just add the wet ingredients!


Calories: 420kcal

Originally posted 2019-02-20 17:12:01.

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