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Making gluten free hamburger or hot dog buns might seem like a Herculean task, but I promise you that it’s easy! I use these little English Muffin rings for my buns, but you could use a bun pan made for this purpose, mason jar rings, or just shape rings out of aluminum foil. This hot dog bun pan is also a great investment if your family really loves their dogs!
Once you have the pans you need, you’ll need the best recipe, right? Well you know I’ve got you covered!
I love this gluten free hamburger buns recipe because it’s so easy and reliable. Imagine having fluffy and light gluten free hamburger buns anytime you wanted them! No more hockey puck frozen buns for you, my friend. Promise me you’ll leave those sad days behind!
Some of the fun ingredients I’ve used for this recipe include gluten free beer (the bubbles are excellent for making airy breads) and mashed potato flakes. Seriously! They work really well in this recipe, and they’re super easy to find at any grocery store. Just buy the plain ones without extra flavoring. Combined with my soft, grit-free gfJules flour, you’ll have the best buns on the block!
I really like the hoppy aroma of gluten-free beer in recipes like this, and the color is gorgeous in bread. If you’re interested in trying gluten-free beer as a baking ingredient for recipes like this one, check my Gluten Free Beer Tasting Notes to find another option or simply use gingerale or just use sparkling water. The flavor of the bread will change depending on the ingredient you use, so have fun experimenting!
Another fun way to make these buns is to make them as sliders. Check out how cute these little guys can be on an appetizer tray — bite sized burgers are the best!
I made these with Hilary’s Eat Well* gluten free and vegan veggie bites. They are the perfect size for homemade gluten free hamburger buns when you make them in mini muffin pans.
If you’d like to see how I made buns of every size, check out this video below of me making them LIVE on Facebook. (Or click here to watch on YouTube)
Make them big for large burgers or small for sliders – you choose! However you make them though, these gluten free hamburger buns will make every burger better!Print
Prepare English Muffin rings, mason jar lids or bun pans by oiling lightly. Place the rings on a parchment-lined baking sheet and set aside. Or, if you have a hamburger bun pan, oil the pan well and set it aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, apple cider vinegar and honey.
In another large bowl, whisk all dry ingredients except yeast (flour, salt, milk powder/potato flakes and sugar). With mixer on low speed, slowly pour the dry ingredients into the liquids to combine.
Continue beating while slowly pouring in the sparkling water (or other beverage) to mix. Once incorporated, add the yeast. Beat until the batter is smooth, then increase mixing speed and beat for 4 minutes.
Spoon batter into oiled rings or pans, filling no more than half-way up. Smooth the tops with a rubber spatula. Don’t make the buns too large at this stage, unless you’re looking for kaiser rolls!
Brush all buns lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.
Cover with oiled wax paper and let rise in a warm, moist place for 30 minutes (an oven preheated to 200 F, then turned off, with a bowl of water in the oven to add moisture, is a good option). Do not let the rolls rise more than double their size, or they will rise too much to support themselves and may collapse when cooling.
When the rolls have risen, bake at 375º F (static) or 350º F (convection) for approximately 10-12 minutes (for mini buns, start checking at 7 minutes). The internal temperature of the rolls should be approximately 205 – 210º F and a toothpick inserted into the centers should come out dry with only crumbs attached. The rolls should have risen above the tops of the pans, and will be golden brown with a nice crust.
Remove to cool in the pans for 5 minutes, then gently remove from the pans and serve with your favorite burger!
*As with any of my posts, some links may lead to affiliate sites or codes. Purchasing anything through those links will not cost you any more, but some meager percentage of the sale may come back to help fund this site. You can read my full disclosure policy here. *I’ve also partnered with Hilary’s Eat Well to use their products. As always, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more information. Working with select brands I love allows me to keep bringing you free recipes, and I hope that in the process, you’ll learn about some of the safe gluten free products I choose for my family. Thanks so much for your support!