You can make some very delicious low carb burger buns, and here on this page you will find 3 different recipes (more will come, I just have to try them myself first). Try them out and find the one you prefer, or you can switch between them to have some variation.
The rest of the burger is so easy to keep low carb: beef or chicken, lettuce and other kinds of green like spinach leaves, red pepper, cucumbers, tomatoes.
You can make the hamburger with chopped steak, chopped chicken or turkey, thin sliced steak, sliced chicken breast, and I am sure there are lots of other ideas out there. Just remember to use meat that is NOT in any way made with marinade or sauce, because you can be 90% sure there will be some sugar added to those marinades.
If you like spicy food you can season the hamburger with garlic, paprika or other spices, and you can also mix the chopped meat with small slices of jalapeño.
Avoid ready made ketchup and burger dressing, it almost always contains lots of sugar.
Instead you can make guacamole or/and humus, you can even sometimes by it without sugar. Also try to make your own burger dressing by mixing skyr or sour creme with paprika, salt, pepper, tomato pure.
But now to the main project: The Recipes for Low Carb Burger Buns!
1. Burger Buns no.1:
I think this is the best recipe I until now have found for burger buns. But of course it might not be the same for you.
The recipe might sound a little strange, but I really advise you to try it – it is really delicious! And it is not as heavy as the two kinds of burger buns you find above.
I was afraid it might become a little meringue-like but it doesn’t, not the slightest.
For 1 burger you will need:
2 egg whites
1 egg yolk
50 g cottage cheese (1.77 oz)
1 teaspoon baking powder
salt and pepper
Spices: Can be almost anything, but thyme and basil are what I used, and it tasted great.
Whip the egg whites until the mixture is firm. Mix egg yolk, baking powder, cottage cheese and spices well, then gently mix the egg whites into this.
Place the “dough” on baking paper on a griddle, make it to be two big blobs, one for the upper bun and one for the lower.
Bake them in the oven for approx 50 minutes with 150 C (300 F).
As I mentioned you can use all kinds of spices for this burger bun, and actually you can do that for the other two kinds of burger buns as well.
The burger bun in itself might not be that exciting, but with good spicing it can taste really good.
2. Burger Buns no. 2:
For 6 burger buns you will need:
1,5 dl sesame seeds
½ dl sesame flour or almond flour
3 tablespoon psyllium husk powder
1 dl sour creme (or skyr or coconut creme)
2 teaspoonfull salt
2 teaspoonfull baking powder
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, and leave them for about 15 minutes to let the fibers and the fluid mix well.
Shape 6 buns on a griddle (use cookie sheets). The dough will be rather wet, so use the spoon to shape the burger buns.
Bake the buns in the oven for approx 17-25 min in the preheated oven at 370 F (190 C).
3. Burger Buns no. 3:
You make in the microwave, one by one, but of course you can prepare several at a time.
For 1 burger bun you will need:
4 tablespoons of Flax seed flour
(you can by it, or if you have a coffee grinder it is so easy to make yourself)
1 big egg
2 tablespoons of butter, melted
½ teaspoon salt
Mix the butter and the egg, add the salt and flax seed flour and mix it all well. Leave it for about 10 minutes, and put it into a small rounded bowl to make it into the shape of a burger bun.
Heat in the microwave for 1½ minute at the highest temperature, then turn it out of the bowl onto a cake grill.