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Gluten Free Sourdough Buns (No Egg, Vegan)

This vegan gluten free hamburger buns recipe is completely dairy free, egg free, yeast free, xanthan gum free, vegan, soy and nut free. They make a much healthier choice than the gluten free rolls / buns sold in stores. You can make delicious vegan gluten free sourdough bread rolls, ciabatta rolls, burger buns, slider buns – without compromising your health!

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Looking for a gluten free hamburger buns or rolls recipe made with gluten free sourdough starter that yields healthy buns with a perfect balance of crusty exterior and soft interior without being tough or crumbling apart? You came to the right place!

Gluten Free Sourdough Hamburger Buns Recipe

If you’ve been missing the buns since going gluten free or you’re looking for a healthier alternative than store-bought varieties, I think you’ll love this new recipe for vegan gluten free hamburger buns!

Made with healthy wholesome ingredients and no eggs, dairy or yeast, this recipe is allergy friendly and can be enjoyed by those with dairy and gluten intolerances.

I also have great recipe for gluten free sourdough English muffins, I’m using them just like buns and they require only 30 minutes to make from start to finish.

For Making Gluten Free Sourdough Rolls / Buns You Need:

Dairy Free, Vegan Gluten Free Buns / Rolls 

The dough for hamburger buns is usually enriched with milk, butter and yeast in order to give them that very tender, fluffy and moist texture.

Since we’re making gluten free, vegan / dairy free hamburger buns their texture will differ of course. Instead am going to use psyllium husk and water, but you can also use some oil too, the fat plays a big role – it’s a powerful tenderizer in baking.

Vegan Gluten Free Sourdough Bread Rolls and Buns recipe: dairy free, egg free, yeast free, xanthan gum free, vegan, soy and nut free.

I’m also not using any commercial yeast, it makes me feel unwell if I consume it. So I’m using a sourdough starter to make these vegan gluten free hamburger buns.

Even though it technically consists of wild yeast (which is totally different than commercial yeast), in addition to yeast, sourdough starter also contains bacteria, predominantly lactic acid bacteria that belong to the genus Lactobacillus.

The long fermentation time of sourdough breaks down proteins into amino acids for a more readily digestible bread. The best part I can eat it without any reactions!

Gluten Free Hamburger Buns With Sourdough Starter

These vegan gluten free hamburger buns have a wonderful sourdough flavor that adds dimension character to sandwiches. That fermented tang given by a sourdough active starter, actually enhances the other flavors of the toppings you want to add to these gluten free sourdough hamburger buns.

Not to mention the health benefits of fermentation process, by pre-digesting the starches and the sugars for you.

Moreover, studies show that the lactic acid bacteria present in sourdough bread have the ability to release antioxidants during sourdough fermentation.

Healthy Vegan Gluten Free Hamburger Buns

How To Make Gluten Free Sourdough Buns 

If you’re new to this page, read the post with gluten free sourdough starter recipe first. There, you’ll find where to get the gluten free sourdough starter, how to activate, maintain and store it for future recipes.

But if you already have an active gluten free starter then you’re good to go, just follow the instructions in this post.

The dough is easy to prepare and it’s very versatile. In place of wheat flour, I created a blend of gluten-free flours (I don’t use store-bought blends): buckwheat, oat and cassava flour plus the sourdough starter maintained with brown rice flour.

As a binder (instead of eggs) I used ground flax seeds and psyllium husk so the dough could get a nice texture and a nice pliability.

The texture of these vegan gluten free burger buns made is definitely denser than other gluten free counterparts. Because the lack of yeast, starchy flours, gums and eggs means a lack of a traditional rise and fluffy texture. But it’s ok, they still perform their job fantastically in making a homemade burger, and its much healthier!

Shaping Vegan Gluten Free Hamburger Buns / Dinner Rolls

The hands-on work is minimal, no kneading required. You have two options, either pour the batter as it is in the cups or sprinkle a little flour on a surface and form small dinner rolls or buns by hand.

I noticed that the rolls had risen more in the baking cups I baked them in. You can either use a ceramic non-stick muffin pan as the mold or ceramic baking cups for bigger buns. In the video you will see the difference in texture when I used “walls”.

Healthy Vegan Gluten Free Hamburger Buns - completely dairy free, egg free, yeast free, xanthan gum free, vegan and nut free. With a crusty exterior and soft interior, these simple no-knead vegan gluten free hamburger buns can be enjoyed by everyone with food allergies. Make delicious healthy gluten free bread rolls, dinner rolls, sandwich buns, sliders, burger buns - sweet, savory or herbed.

If you want skinny buns just place less dough in the cups, and reduce the baking time. Or if you’re making vegan gluten free dinner rolls – flatten them out a bit before baking.

Even though these are vegan gluten free hamburger buns /or rolls, they have a great texture and are soft and tasty.

I always make a big batch since my family devours them pretty quick, whether with seed butters, filled with an avocado salad, as hamburger buns or as dinner rolls.

Make sure to watch the short How-To video, it will show you tips for the mixing, shaping and baking process of these vegan gluten free sourdough buns.

Storing Gluten Free Sourdough Buns

I simply slice them in half and place them in a zip lock bag and freeze for up to 3 months.

And how to thaw frozen hamburger buns? Whenever I need some, I pop them in the toaster at the highest setting and they are ready in minutes – warm gluten free hamburger buns just like the fresh ones.

Also make sure to check out my COOKBOOK for more vegan gluten free baking ideas with sourdough starter.

Learn how to make gluten free sourdough bread rolls and buns that are completely dairy free, egg free, yeast free, xanthan gum free, vegan, soy and nut free. With a crusty exterior and soft interior.
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Gluten Free Hamburger Buns Recipe (Vegan, Sourdough, No Egg)

Vegan Gluten Free Sourdough Hamburger Buns – dairy free, egg free, yeast free, xanthan gum free, vegan, soy and nut free. Crusty exterior and soft interior without being tough or crumbling apart. Simple no-knead vegan gluten free buns that can be made into delicious burger buns, ciabatta or gluten free dinner rolls – sweet, savory or herbed.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Inactive Time8 hrs
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: DairyFree, Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 12 buns
Calories: 143.6kcal
Author: HealthyTasteOfLife
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Ingredients
 

To Activate The Gluten Free Starter:

The rest of ingredients:

Instructions
 

Activate the gluten free sourdough starter:

  • Combine ½ cup brown rice flour and ½  cup of water with 1 cup of sourdough starter in a medium bowl. Let the starter activate for 2 hours, this will make it stronger and bubbly.

Form the dough:

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the water, salt and psyllium husk. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes to absorb the water, then pour the content over the starter bowl.
  • Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix together until combined for about 4-5 minutes.

Make the gluten free hamburger buns

  • Scoop about 1/3 cup of the dough and place it into baking cups or shape into rounded rolls.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and allow to ferment at room temperature for 4 to 6 hours depending how warm is your house. The rolls should look like they doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 380 degrees Fahrenheit with a baking pan with water on the bottom of the oven.

Bake the gluten free sourdough buns

  • Bake the gluten free buns in the middle of the oven with a tin foil on top for 20 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for another 20-25 minutes until browned.
  • Let cool on a wire rack for at least 2 hours, then you can slice in half and freeze them if you like.

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Notes

 

Gluten Free Sourdough Buns Recipe Tips

 
  • If you already have an active gluten free starter then you’re good to go, if you don’t, make sure to read this first.
  • I experimented with the amount of water, too much water made the dough too gummy in texture and it didn’t keep its shape. Too little resulted in a dry, hard texture and it didn’t rise too much. Once the dough is mixed, the water will be absorbed and the dough will get a sticky, soft texture, like you should be able to stir, but not wet enough to pour.
  •  You can also use some oil, the fat plays a big role – it’s a powerful tenderizer in baking (but its optional), and you may need to adjust the ratio of dry ingredients in this case.
  • When it comes to shaping these gluten free burger buns, you have two options, either pour the batter as it is in the cups or sprinkle a little flour on a surface and form small dinner rolls or buns by hand (they will turn out denser). You will get the best results when using a vessel with “walls” – see video. Either use a ceramic muffin pan as the mold or ceramic baking cups (ramekins) for larger buns.
  • If you want skinny gluten free buns just place less dough in the cups, or if you’re making vegan gluten free dinner rolls – flatten them out a bit before baking.
 

How To Store Vegan Gluten Free Hamburger Buns

I simply slice them in half and place them in a zip lock bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
And how to thaw frozen hamburger buns? Whenever I need some, I pop them in the toaster at the highest setting and they are ready in minutes – warm gluten free hamburger buns just like the fresh ones.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1roll | Calories: 143.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.3g | Protein: 3.6g | Fat: 2.1g | Sodium: 1.7mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 4.3g | Sugar: 1.5g | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.9mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.

If you make these vegan gluten free hamburger buns, please feel free to share your experience, leave a rating and a comment below, it’s super helpful for me and readers!

Thank you!

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Recipe Rating




Emilye

Sunday 26th of April 2020

Do you follow a certain ratio to activate the starter? (starter:flour:water) How do you arrive at the amounts you listed? Look forward to trying this!

HealthyTasteOfLife

Monday 27th of April 2020

Yes, it's usually 1:1:1 (starter:flour:water), the amount of water could be by 20% less if your starter is on the liquid side.

Abigail

Sunday 22nd of March 2020

Do you know what the egg replacement for this recipe (or any of your GF sourdoughs) might be? I can't have psyllium or flax, but I'm fine with eggs. I would LOVE to try making this and am going to begin a starter tonight if possible. Thanks for the inspiration!! I can't wait to try these.

HealthyTasteOfLife

Sunday 22nd of March 2020

If you're fine with eggs, you can use 2 eggs in the recipe, they should work as well. If you have any other questions let me know I'll be happy to help!

Nicole Heart

Tuesday 4th of February 2020

Hi, the recipe yields 12 but the video has it divided by 6. How many should this make?

HealthyTasteOfLife

Thursday 6th of February 2020

The other 6 were just shaped differently. 12 in total.

Riny

Saturday 6th of April 2019

hello dutch glutenfree would like to make this recipe can this recipe in grams then I can weigh the flour well

HealthyTasteOfLife

Saturday 6th of April 2019

Hi, I added the weight in grams as well, I hope it helps.

Vanessa

Monday 1st of April 2019

These buns look so good ...for a gluten free version without added gums and processed starches ...I'm really impressed... I think I will start my own gluten free starter just for this :)

HealthyTasteOfLife

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

Thank you, I hope you succeed in making your own!