Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns


After being gluten-free for 4 years and really missing out on eating burgers with buns, I experimented with a handful of bread recipes to come up with a good gluten-free, milk-free bun that the whole family enjoys.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
18 buns


  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast

  • 2 cups warm water

  • 1 ½ cups rice flour

  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free oat flour

  • ¾ cup tapioca starch

  • ¾ cup cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon xanthan gum

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 5 eggs

  • ½ cup canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).

  2. Dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water in a bowl. Let stand until yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes.

  3. Combine rice flour, oat flour, tapioca starch, cornstarch, xanthan gum, and salt in a mixing bowl; mix to combine. Add yeast mixture, eggs, and oil; mix using an electric mixer on high speed for 3 minutes.

  4. Distribute batter evenly between between eighteen 5-inch pie tins. Place onto 2 large cookie sheets. Sprinkle buns with sesame seeds.

  5. Allow to rise in the preheated warm oven, 30 to 40 minutes.

  6. Set the oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) without removing the buns.

  7. Bake in the hot oven for 15 minutes. Switch baking sheets on oven racks and continue to bake until golden, 12 to 15 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

207 Calories
9g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 170mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 73mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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