By Jainene on May 23, 2007
Photo by Peachie Keene
Photo by Peachie Keene
"I found this recipe on a low-carb forum when Googling different low-carb websites--it sounds crazy, but the end result is amazing! To quote the original post: "This makes a wonderful hamburger bun, it tastes like a whole wheat bun. It's very sturdy and holds up well with all the juiciness of a hamburger with all the fixings." Note: you may need to add more ground flaxseed/flaxseed meal--the consistently of the "stuff" pre-microwaved should be thick and sort of pasty, like brownie batter, not liquidy."
Serving Size: 1 (108 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"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 Recipe #410472. Made for PAC Spring 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!"
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"Wasn't good but it wasn't terrible either. I started to eat it with my burger but after a few bites I took it off & ate the burger without it."
"Quick, easy and delicious! Now when we have hamburgers I can whip this up for my celiac stepdaughter who can't eat wheat - no fuss, no mess and she loves it!"
"This is a great recipe. I make a flat bread/pancake with the same ingredients by pouring the batter in a thin layer into a silicone cake pan instead of a bowl. I add garlic and onion powder or splenda and cinnamon for the pancake."
"This was wonderful. I was truly amazed. I did use 1/2 flax and 1/2 oat flour. This is my new miracle bread. Also used Smart Balance instead of butter. Thank you sooooo much...."
"Hello, I wanted to thank you for posting this recipe. I made it this morning as I wanted bread! Ate it with some smoked herring, it was delicious. Very like a flaxmeal bread I make often. Thanks again MissJam"
"This is a great hamburger bun. Instead of using just flax seed meal, I used 2 T flax seed meal and 2T soy flour. The bun is not only tasty but it is firm enough to hold a burger patty with all the fixings for a delicious meal. Thank you Jainene !!"
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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."
"Worked great toasted for a tuna sandwich. Might try something instead of egg next time, though."
"I'm sorry to disagree, but these were awful. I couldn't stand more than one bite. Not even edible."
"Just made this to-day and it actually had the look and consistency of bread. The calories and fat were high, so I left out the butter and nuked for 2 minutes in a quiche bowl....turned out great. Any suggestions on what could be added for a less nutty flavour?"
"Awesome easy recipe! I made this for lunch and got four slices, so 2 small sandwiches. I used a straight sided soup mug and this rose to the top of it. I cut the fat quite a bit by using egg white, a shy 1/3 cup, and one tablespoon of grape seed oil rather than butter. This needed about twenty seconds longer to cook, probably because I used such a small diameter mug, but the end result was fantastic. Tastes like a whole wheat, but with a lighter texture. Thanks for sharing! Update 3/19: Just did this on an oiled plate (olive oil) with the batter spread super thin and made a flatbread breakfast sandwich with it. Just nuked for about thirty seconds at a time and checked it. Loosened and flipped it over so it wasn't too "wet," then filled and folded."