These gluten free hamburger buns are soft and delicious! So easy to make, naturally vegan, and no xanthan gum, they’re the perfect addition to your BBQ burgers!

sliced open gluten free hamburger bun

Why you need to make these amazing gluten free hamburger buns:

If you’re looking for the perfect soft, tender, squishy yet structured gluten free hamburger bun recipe, then look no further. These gluten free burger buns are it. 

They’re so soft, and feel and pull apart just like bread. The dough is so easy to make (actually acts quite similarly to regular dough!), and you honestly won’t even be able to tell that this is a gluten free bread recipe. 

Trust me, I love gluten, and I’m downright obsessed with these bread rolls. 

gluten free burger buns on parchment paper

What’s more, these hamburger buns don’t contain any xanthan gum, and they’re also naturally egg free and dairy free, meaning they’re also suitable for vegans (hi, hello!). 

Along with my vegan gluten free pizza dough recipe, gluten free vegan dinner rolls, and tons more gluten free bread recipes, absolutely everyone will love these gluten-free hamburger buns, whether or not they eat gluten-free!

Pro Tip: Serve these gluten free vegan burger buns with a side of homemade French fries or this amazing herbed potato salad!

Vegan Gluten-Free Hamburger Bun Ingredients

  • Millet Flour: We’re using a combination of a few different flours here. Some can be subsisted, but millet cannot. It’s crucial to the soft texture of the rolls, and provides a subtle sweetness.
  • Tapioca starch: Also know as tapioca flour, this helps to bind our ingredients together. You can also substitute in arrowroot starch (but PLEASE do not substitute in cassava flour- it acts completely differently!).
  • Oat flour: You can also substitute in sorghum flour if you are intolerant to oats.
  • Sugar: I used organic granulated sugar to keep these buns vegan as well, but you can also use maple syrup.
  • Dairy free yogurt: You can also use full fat coconut cream here.
  • Quick rise yeast: This recipe is designed to use quick rise yeast over dry active yeast. This is because quick rise yeast is a much better leavened for gluten free bread recipes than dry active yeast is.
  • Water: You can use half water and half dairy free milk, like I did in the video; or you can use all water! For dairy-free milks, you can use soy milk, oat milk, almond milk, or coconut milk.
  • Psyllium husk powder: This helps to replace the xanthan gum in traditional gluten freebread recipes, and simulates the wheattexture beautifully. Make sure you’re using psyllium husk POWDER and NOT the rough husk form.
  • Arrowroot starch: To help soften our gluten free hamburger buns.
  • Apple cider vinegar: This helps to stabilize the air bubbles in our buns, helping to give them the structure of traditional bread.
gluten free burger buns with sesame seeds

Overview: How to make vegan gluten free burger buns:

As I mentioned earlier, these gluten free hamburger buns are so easy (even easier than traditional vegan hamburger buns), and actually quicker to make too. 

Here’s a quick overview with photos on how to make these gluten free hamburger buns:

  1. Start by making the dough: You’ll simply whisk together all the dry ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer. Then add in the wet ingredients, and mix the dough using the dough hook and stand mixer. You can make this dough by hand, but it’s much more work and kneading. Slowly, as the psyllium husk powder activates, it will begin to thicken the dough, much like a regular dough would.
  2. Shape the burger buns: We’ll immediately start to shape our hamburger buns rather than rise the dough. The hamburger buns only need to rise once, rather than twice like traditional dough. Divide the dough into 6 pieces. Pinch the corners together, then flip the dough piece over and roll and circle it between your palms. Repeat for all the hamburger buns.
  3. Proof: Place each dough piece onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover the baking sheet with a cloth and allow the buns to rise until doubled in size.
  4. Brush: Once the dough has doubled in size (about 40-50 minutes), you’ll brush each bun with the vegan egg wash, and add a sprinkling of sesame seeds if desired.
  5. Bake: Bake the gluten free hamburger buns until golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 minutes before slicing into them. Enjoy!

Pro Tip: I recommend toasting the tops of the buns after they’re baked for the ultimate burger! 

Can I make Gluten-Free Hot Dog Buns with this recipe?

You can definitely shape this hamburger bun recipe into vegan gluten free hot dog buns (and try out these vegan hot dogs to go with them!). To do this, you’ll divide the dough into 8 sections instead of 6. 

Shape each dough piece into a cylinder, and place onto two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Then continue on with proofing them and baking them as you would the vegan gluten free buns.

Pro Tip: I also served these vegan gluten free hamburger buns on my amazing vegan lentil mushroom burger recipe (that’s grillable too!). Even meat-eaters loved these vegan veggie  burgers 🙂 They’re amazing with a drizzle of vegan barbecue sauce too!

gluten free burger buns with a veggie burger

Storing gluten free burger buns

These gluten free hamburger buns will keep for 2-3 days at room temperature when sealed in an airtight bag or container. You can also refrigerate these buns the same way for up to 5 days in the fridge, or freeze them for up to 3 months in the freezer.

To reheat: Simply preheat your toaster oven or oven to 350F. Place a gluten free hamburger bun on a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet and into the oven to reheat for 5-6 minutes, or until soft and warm.

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Watch how to make gluten free hamburger buns: 

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sliced open gluten free hamburger bun

Unbelievably Soft Gluten Free Hamburger Buns Recipe (Vegan!)

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  • Author: Britt Berlin
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Resting time: 40
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These gluten free hamburger buns are soft and delicious! So easy to make, naturally vegan, and no xanthan gum, they’re the perfect addition to your BBQ burgers!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups (260 g) tapioca flour
  • 2 cups (270 g) millet flour
  • 1/2 cup (70 g) oat flour or  sorghum flour
  • 42 g psyllium husk powder
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 4 tsp (14 g) instant dry/quick rise yeast
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup (240 mL) water, warm
  • 1 cups (240 mL) dairy free milk, like soy milk, almond milk, oat milk, etc, warm (or more water)
  • 2/3 cup (170 g) dairy free yogurt,  room temperature
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • Vegan egg wash (1 tbsp maple syrup + 1 tbsp soy milk)
  • Sesame seeds for topping

Instructions

  1. Prep: Measure out all ingredients and set aside. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients: In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl, whisk together the tapioca flour, millet flour, arrowroot starch, sea salt, psyllium husk powder, and instant dry yeast. Make sure that everything is thoroughly whisked.
  3. Make the dough: Add in the warm water, warm dairy free milk, dairy free yogurt maple syrup, and apple cider vinegar. Use a dough hook attachment for the stand mixer or a large wooden spoon if making the dinner roll dough by hand, and mix the dough on medium speed until you get a thick and consistent, slightly tacky dough. Allow the dough to knead for 4-5 minutes. This will take about 2-3 minutes for the dough to come together in the stand mixer before kneading, or about 5-7 minutes before kneading the dough if making the dough by hand.
  4. Shape the burger buns: Once the dough is made, lightly flour a clean surface with millet flour. Divide the dough into 6 even dough pieces. Take one dough piece, and lightly press it down with your palm. Then take the corners of the dough and pinch them together in the middles. Flip the burger bun dough upside down so that the pinched dough is facing downwards, and gently roll the dough on the table to form a smooth ball (see photos and watch video). Place the finished burger bun onto the baking sheet, and repeat for the remaining dough.
  5. Proof: Cover the gluten free hamburger buns with a clean dish towel or proofing cloth and place in a warm area to rise until doubled in size, about 30-40 minutes. While the hamburger buns are rising, preheat the oven to 350F.
  6. Brush: When the gluten free burger buns are doubled in size, brush the tops of the buns with the vegan egg wash (maple syrup and soy milk whisked together).
  7. Bake: Place the gluten free hamburger buns into the oven to bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the tops of the buns are lightly golden. If your burger buns are done, but the tops haven’t browned as much, you can turn on the broiler setting of your oven to toast the tops of the buns for 2-3 minutes KEEPING AN EYE on the rolls at ALL TIMES with your oven light.
  8. Serve and enjoy! Remove the burger buns from the oven. Allow them to cool for 10-15 minutes before  slicing and serving your vegan burgers. Alternatively, you can lightly toast the sides of the buns before making your sandwiches as well. Store any leftovers in an airtight container or bag for up to 4 days in the fridge or put to 3 months in the freezer.

Notes

Please read the blog post for all tips & tricks, along with ingredient substitutions.