Gluten-Free, Yeast-Free Sandwich and Hamburger Buns

“NOTE (10/24/15): I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS RECIPE!!! When I received my first order of flour from Better Batter, I ended up testing several other recipes and never had a chance to make this one. Based on the reviews from those who have though, I would not want anyone else to test this without understanding that the recipe has not been successful. I do not know if others are using Better Batter flour, or other brands, however, the results are not in favor of the recipe. *Tink Original Description: From Naomi at the Better Batter website. I'm awaiting the flour before trying this for myself, but need to post it to keep it handy. :) Prep time is an estimate for now.”
1 dozen buns

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour (Better Batter brand recommended)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 13 cup sugar (sugar may be added to taste)
  • 4 eggs
  • 23-34 cup milk (or water, *For a denser bun, see note below)


  1. It is very important to have a very hot oven for this recipe. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 1 or two cookie sheets or muffin top tins.
  2. In your electric mixer, beat the flour, salt, eggs, sugar, and milk or water on high speed for 7-10 minutes. This should produce a batter with a consistency between soft butter-cream icing and cookie dough.
  3. Working quickly, spoon this mixture by 1/2 cup portions onto prepared cookie sheets or muffin top tins. Allowing this batter to sit for more than a minute or two will result in deflated buns! Wet hands and gently smooth and flatten mounds to a width of 3-4 inches and a depth of 1/4 to 1/2 inch.
  4. If you desire a soft edge to the bun (as with commercial buns) use a cookie sheet and place mounds so that they touch slightly when flattened. For a crisper crust on all surfaces of the bun, use a muffin top tin or do not allow buns to touch on cookie sheet.
  5. If desired, sprinkle with sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or coarse salt - this will improve the finished appearance of the cooked bun.
  6. Place in heated oven and bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and puffed.
  7. Allow to cool completely before slicing. As the buns cool, you will see a slight deflation of the buns – it is not unusual for the buns to deflate by about 1/3. This is okay! The deflation causes the very fine texture you will see, when you cut/split the bun. *To have less deflation, use the smaller amount of water – this will cause a denser bun.

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