Let the Grilling Begin–GF Hamburger Buns

Its the end of May.  Most graduates have received their diplomas and most other students are anxiously awaiting the end of school.  Unless you live where you can grill all year long, you have probably planned a cookout with friends and family.  Summer is almost here!

Nothing says Summer like hamburgers on the grill.  If you are living gluten-free, you will love the following recipe for hamburger rolls.  Make them in the morning and you will have tasty hamburger rolls to enjoy with the group.  In fact, they are so good that you might want to hide your stash.  If you don’t tell people they are gluten-free, they just might eat your rolls up on you!  They are easy and you can double the recipe which makes 5 rolls.  You do need English muffin rings according to the recipe which helps to make them the right size and look so professional.

As usual these are best eaten the day they are baked but they can be stored overnight in an air tight container.

Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns
  • 2½ cups Baking Free gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup warm milk--110 degrees (I used almond milk)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2¼ teaspoons yeast (1 envelope)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup butter (melted and cooled to room temperature)
  • 2 eggs
  1. Combine warm milk, sugar and yeast in bowl, set aside for about 10 minutes. It will get bubbly.
  2. Combine flour, xanthan gum and salt in large stand mixer bowl.
  3. With mixer on low, gradually add yeast mixture to flour until it combines.
  4. Add butter, eggs and oil. Beat until well mixed, scraping bowl occasionally.
  5. Increase speed and beat for about 3 minutes until batter is very smooth.
  6. Prepare baking sheet with parchment and 5 English muffin rings. Spray with baking spray or oil.
  7. Put a scant ½ cup of batter in each ring. Put a little hot water in a cup and stir with spoon. Using the back of the damp spoon, smooth the top of each bun.
  8. Loosely cover with greased plastic wrap and a clean kitchen towel. Place in a warm spot and let rise for about 30 minutes . Buns should be above the top of the rings.
  9. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove covering and bake about 30 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
  10. Let buns rest on baking sheet for a few minutes to cool slightly. As soon as you can handle them, remove the rings. Cool completely on baking racks. Makes 5 hamburger rolls.