The most delicious yet paleo burger buns you’ll ever taste.
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Now that summer is on it’s way I have been more and more excited about BBQ lunches and gatherings with friends. Jay and I have already hosted two lunches inviting a couple of friends over for delicious summer favourites and to enjoy drink or two.
Jay and I went to a BBQ last week which included white bread dinner rolls and processed beef patties with very little fresh ingredients. I was inspired to recreate this same situation in a way that catered to those trying to make healthier choices along with those who follow gluten-free, Paleo/grain free or low carb diets. I really wanted to make sure each ingredient was high quality and healthy so that the overall outcome would be super delicious.
After having no success in find a healthy bread alternative in my local supermarket I took one of my most successful bun recipes that I use for dinner rolls occasionally and used them to create the burger buns for this. I made them using coconut flour, ground almonds and psyllium husk which are all staples in my pantry and found in most gluten free, grain free, Paleo and low carb households. Jay didn’t even realise these didn’t contain gluten or grain until I was writing this blog post!
Instead of using meat patties we went for this Silver Fern Farms Flat-Iron Steak. I like choosing steak over mince sometimes as it just seems almost like a steak sandwich – yum! Silver Fern Farms is my favourites when searching for quality meat and because of their Eating Quality System which guarantees that only the very best beef has been hand-selected. It results in beef that’s more tasty, more tender and more juicy. You can read more about it here.
See below for the recipe of the buns along with my tips of how to cook a steak. They’ve just released this new product to their range, at an affordable price point of $12.95. I love that their packs have two single serve sizes (they’re approximately 110 grams each) making it perfect for Jay and I as a couple or great if we’re catching up with a couple of friends. Each steak is vacuum sealed for optimum freshness
See below for the recipe to the buns along with my tips on how to cook a steak.
How To Cook A Steak
Before cooking you will need to remove the packaging to allow it to come to room temperature. This will take around 10-20 minutes.
To cook the steak, you will need to heat a BBQ or cast iron pan over a high heat. Oil the meat (not the pan) and season with salt. Place this onto your pan for 3 minutes before flipping and cooking for a further 3 minutes. Transfer to a chopping board or plate, cover and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
We created a DIY station, build your burger style laying out the steak, cos lettuce, freshly sliced tomato and red onion and my much loved home-made herb aioli as a fresh sauce!
Paleo Burger Buns
Recipe created by Ari Eats
Makes 6 burger buns or 12 bread rolls
Prep time: 20
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour, 20
- 1.5 cups almond flour/meal
- 1/3 cup psyllium husk powder
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup flax meal
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon onion powder
- 3 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground salt, pink Himalayan
- 4 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoon. Natvia, optional for sweetness
- 3 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 cup water, boiling
- 2 large eggs
- 6 large egg whites
- Preheat your oven to 175 degrees celsius.
- Mix all the dry ingredients (almond flour, coconut flour, ground flaxseed, psyllium powder, garlic and onion powder, Natvia if using, baking powder and salt) apart from the sesame seeds in a bowl.
- Add the egg whites and eggs and process well using a mixer until the dough is thick. Add boiling water and apple cider vinegar and mix until well combined.
- If you’re doing bread roll sizes, take 1/3 C mixture and 1/2 C for burger bun size. Roll this into a ball, place it on the tray and repeat until done. They will grow in size, so make sure to leave some space between them. Sprinkle sesame seeds over each bun and softly press them into the dough so they stick. Flatten the burger bun mixture quite a bit however leave the roll sizes only pressing softly.
- Place the tray in the oven and cook for 60 – 75 minutes.
- When cooked, remove the tray from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes transferring the buns to a wire rack to reach room temperature. Store them in an airtight container in the pantry and they will last up to 5 days or place them in the freezer.