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Low Carb Bread Bun

This low carb bread bun is a quick and easy bread solution for those looking for something low carb or gluten-free. There is no wheat flour and the bread is sturdy enough to use for sandwiches, burgers and more.
breakfast sandwich made with a low carb bread bun

I hope everyone had a great weekend. If you are like me, you probably ate way too much this week. On Saturday alone, I had about a dozen meals, eating my way through San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. So now, I’m looking for something a littler lighter. Enter these low carb bread buns. You can use them for burgers or for sandwiches. I filled mine with avocado slices and a fried egg.
close-up photo of a low-carb bread bun sliced in half
I’ve been experimenting a lot with low carb bread options lately and will hopefully be sharing my favorites with you. This one is a very easy one, with just a few ingredients. It really does resemble regular bread when it’s finished baking. It’s light and fluffy, though of course, it does not taste exactly the same as regular bread. But for those looking for a lighter substitute, I think these work out quite nicely.

close-up of sandwich with a low carb bread bun

These remind me a little bit of some low carb cloud breads I made a few years ago. However, these are much easier to make and you can eat them as soon as they are finished.

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Low Carb Bread Bun

Low Carb Bread Bun

Servings: 1 bun
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
This low carb bread bun is a quick and easy bread solution if you need something low carb or gluten-free. There is no wheat flour and the bread is sturdy enough to use for sandwiches, burgers and more.
5 from 1 vote


  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • large egg
  • 1 tbsp low fat milk
  • 1 tbsp almond flour lightly packed
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour lightly packed
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp white sesame seeds optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.  In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients except sesame seeds. Stir with a small whisk until thoroughly combined and smooth.
  • Lightly grease a 4-inch ramekin. Pour batter into a ramekin. If the surface is uneven, smooth with a spatula. Sprinkle sesame seeds across the surface.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the surface of the bread springs back when touched rather than sinking in. Mine was done at around 17-18 minutes. Let bread cool slightly. Use a spatula to loosen the bread from the sides of the ramekin. Slice bread bun in half and fill with ingredients of your choice.


Recipe adapted from Free Range Cookies


Serving: 1bun, Calories: 251kcal, Carbohydrates: 7.4g, Protein: 9.9g, Fat: 20.8g, Saturated Fat: 9.7g, Sodium: 85.3mg, Fiber: 3.3g, Sugar: 2.7g, NET CARBS: 4g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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Low Carb and Gluten Free Bread Bun


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79 comments on “Low Carb Bread Bun”

  1. Hi, what I miss low carb bread is the “bread” taste. I’m going to add some yeast. Not for the rise, but for the bread taste.

  2. Hi, I am allergic to eggs, is there anything else that I could use to replace the eggs.

  3. It’s delicious! And it smells great! 🙂 It did come out a bit crumbly though…what would you suggest? 

    • Hmm, perhaps your did a little too much almond flour or coconut flour? Also did you add both? I know some people try to substitute one for the other but the recipes works best using both

  4. I’ve tried to make these twice and they have come out very buttery and eggy tasting. Am I doing something wrong? I did subsatute coconut flour for almond flour though. I’m allergic to coconut!

    • This recipe needs the coconut flour, substituting with just almond won’t work which is likely why they didn’t turn out right. Unfortunately, I don’t know a substitute for coconut flour for these

  5. Can we use egg whites instead of whole egg?

  6. Can u use coconut oil instead of butter

  7. Oh my…this is very tasty and easy!  Well, actually, I haven’t tasted the original yet.  I mixed up enough for 4, then took half the batter and added a bit of garlic and cheese.  Yummy goodness!  I can only imagine all of the different variations of this…..sugar substitute and cinnamon or masa four for cornbread.  I know more will come to mind.  Thank you for this great recipe!

  8. Made this with flax seed instead of almond flower and it was soooooooo yummy. Worth the wait for it to come out of the oven.

  9. Can you use full fat milk?

  10. Would almond milk work in place of regular milk? 

  11. Love this! Put trader joe’s everything but the bagel seasoning on top instead of seasame seeds…delish!

  12. Can I substitute HWC for milk?

  13. This looks AMAZING! I’d like to try it, but I’m very allergic to coconut (like go to the ER allergic). What can be substituted for the coconut flour? I can’t wait to try these! Can you use them with damp foods like hamburgers? 🙂 I’m all for anything that is easier than cloud bread! BTW, thank you for providing videos along with the recipe! It’s a great help!

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