Gluten-Free, Yeast-Free Sandwich and Hamburger Buns

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

Terrible - makes a very runny batter like for pancakes. Definitely not for buns. A waste of ingredients.

direland8359 October 18, 2015

Recipe description and batter did not match each other. Waste of ingredients. Bummer..... not sure how to get the consistency that the author of the recipe says to. Humph....

Cathy C. July 10, 2015

These rolls were very easy to make and turned out great. I made sandwiches with them. A lot of gluten free breads crumble, but these rolls held up really well.

Betsy June 14, 2015

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