38 Reviews

I feel like I just found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I mean come on: 12 grams of protein and 8 grams of dietary fiber per bun, wow! Now, let me tell you, applesauce is a decent substitute for butter in bread like recipes (quick breads, muffins, etc.) - Though to test this hypothesis, and so I didn't risk giving this recipe a faulty review, I made it both ways. Both turned out equally as moist and bouncy; although, they varied in taste ever so slightly. If you are a health-nut (in training) like I am, forgo the butter and use an equal measurement of applesauce. Also be aware of the bowl size you use: the width at the largest point of your bowl will likely be the size of your bun. I used this for the Honey Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Made for PAC Spring 2010.

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Peachie Keene April 08, 2010

Amazing low carb bun! I added 2-3 extra tbsp of the ground flax seed to get mine more like a paste and microwaved for about 1 minute 10 seconds. I thought this recipe sounded odd, but it turned out yummy, and tasted like a light fluffy bread. I will definitely be making this again - it made me feel like I wasn't missing out on a nice cheeseburger dinner by trying to make a lettuce wrap. Thanks for the recipe!

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oelkesm September 12, 2011

This is awesome!!! It makes the best bun for a bacon cheeseburger with a fried egg topping. Thank you!!! Perfect for the low carber. The taste is great but doesn't overpower the burger. Next time I might try toasting it after slicing it.

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chokolate911 August 19, 2011

Perfect for anyone watching their carbs! I am on Atkins and was very hesitant to try this but figured I had nothing to lose. I made this with a turkey burger, some lettuce and a little bit of Caesar dressing - yum! With grilling season here I have really missed a bun for my burger but I actually forgot I wasn't eating a real bun. Another benefit is I couldn't finish the burger because it was filling. That never happens with me! This is a keeper.

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alicats June 19, 2011

this is a fantastic recipe, thank you for sharing it! I tried it just as is with flaxseed meal and enjoyed it. I then tried it with golden flax and found it even better. it had a milder taste and was more visually appealing. I like that I am able to add different seasonings depending on my mood or dish. but I always add s&p, thyme and a couple dashes of tabasco.<br/><br/>I don't like to use the microwave more than I have to so I tried baking them. it works! and quite well. I multiplied the recipe by 4 and scooped the dough/batter onto a parchment lined tray in approx. 3-4" circles and baked in a 300 oven for 20-30 minutes.it yielded 8-10 "buns" and they freeze well.<br/><br/>I've used this recipe to make pizza crust by adding garlic powder, parmesan cheese and oregano to the mix.<br/><br/>my next experiment will be "cinnamon rolls". a little cinnamon, vanilla and maybe sweetener.<br/><br/>i'm a little confused tho with the nutritional facts shown. the flax i'm using has 4 grams carbs per 2 T with 4 grams of fiber. they should cancel each other out making it a zero carb bun. right? :D

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tabbyj474 February 10, 2015

This is the best! Please note for users new to flax seed meal...you have to use GOLDEN FLAXSEED MEAL. The brown will taste chemical. That being said, this is a very flexible recipe, but in the end I like it best toasted after I slice it. I pour half into 2 ramekins, cook for 1.30 min, let cool, cut in half and toast. This will give you 2 buns.

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apewil July 06, 2014

It was easy and fast to make and for someone who is on a low- carb diet this was nice with my burger. I would suggest adding onion and garlic powder and 1-2 more tbsp of flax to make it firmer. All in all it was good, and I will be making it again.

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barbie433134 April 28, 2014

Absolute winner! I was shocked that coming out of the microwave so fluffy and bread like. The only change I made was to use garlic/herb butter and added a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. *note: to help with the

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Comonemo March 06, 2014

Excellent. More like an English muffin than a bun. Toasting removed the eggy-ness. I added an extra T of flax, used 1/2 C egg substitute, and added 1/2 t onion powder. Next time I will use applesauce. Definitely a keeper.

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Sandy_Follansbee July 07, 2013

This was interesting! I definitely think the recipe is worth playing with. For me it was too eggy
and sort of moist, if that makes sense. I felt like it was too squishy when I bit into it. I will try using less egg or more flax see next time. Thanks for posting this!

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mums the word March 12, 2013
Very Low-Carb Hamburger Bun!