Low Carb Hamburger Buns

Low carb hamburger buns are fast and easy to make with the fathead dough recipe. Bread-like in texture, they're the perfect low carb keto sandwich roll.
Course Basics
Cuisine American
Keyword breads
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 294kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup part skim grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp oat fiber 500 (or protein powder or 1/4 c. more almond flour)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 metal cake plate or pan that you don't care about


  • Place the mozzarella cheese and cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir and microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute more. Scrape the cheese into a food processor with the egg and process until smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients and process until a dough forms. It is very sticky! If it's too sticky to handle, let it cool for a few minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F and place rack into the middle of the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Place cheap-o metal pan at the bottom of the oven.
  • Divide into 5 equal pieces. Lightly oil hands and roll each portion into a ball. Drop onto the parchment paper and gently flatten slightly with your hand, while still retaining a domed shape. (You will have to experiment with how much to flatten because it's hard to explain accurately.)
  • Place 6 ice cubes in the metal pan at the bottom of the oven. Then place the rolls into the oven. This will help the rolls rise and spread.
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until the outside has browned. They will still be soft, so let them cool before removing from the baking sheet. Once cool, store in a bag in the refrigerator. Warm slightly to enjoy.
  • Keep burger buns in the refrigerator in an airtight container. They keep for 7-10 days and also freeze well. Makes 5 small burger buns.*


*These are NOT fluffy buns - they are firm, but great for holding burgers. They are probably only 4-inches in diameter and 1/2-inch thick in the center. See pictures!
1. If your rolls flatten out too much, add a little more almond flour (about 2 tablespoons). 
2. If your rolls don't flatten enough: Make sure your almond flour is fluffed up and free from lumps, don't pack the almond flour when measuring, the dough spreads but not a lot so press on the dough to flatten it out, if your rolls aren't spreading enough, use a little less almond flour. My rolls were about 4 inches round (10 cm). They are small, but perfect for home burgers.
3. If you dough is too hard (cold) or too dry, the rolls won't rise/spread as much. Place the dough in the microwave for 15-20 seconds - just until warm and then shape. 
Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Hamburger Buns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 14g28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 25g | Fiber: 3g