Paleo Hamburger Buns recipe

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Last Updated on July 24, 2023

The paleo hamburger buns are sturdy and can hold your messiest burger with ease. They also work well for sandwiches or sloppy joes.

paleo hamburger bun

When I was a kid, my mother would often make us the special treat of peanut butter sandwiches on white hamburger buns.

Oh mama, I can still remember the sticky sweet taste and, of course, washing it down with a large glass of ice cold milk.  

Now, it makes sense my mother would turn us loose in the backyard for hours after feeding us the equivalent of sugar in a straw.

Anyhow, we know the best part of any burger is the bun.  This bun recipe is the perfect texture and taste.  It’s not sweet but I guess you could add a little honey if you’re so inclined.  My son snatched one from the counter and happily chanted “bread, Little eat bread” before it quickly disappeared.

Update: A little shameless share. I was so excited (and tickled pink) when the amazing Boy George made this recipe!

The paleo hamburger buns are sturdy and can hold your messiest burger with ease. They also work well for sandwiches or sloppy joes.
paleo hamburger buns

What you’ll need for this Recipe:

How to make Paleo Hamburger Buns

Set out your nonstick hamburger pan. If your nonstick has ever been washed in a dishwasher it has lost it’s ability to stick properly so grease the pan with coconut oil, lard or sustainably raised palm shortening.

Place your cashews in your blender or food processor and grind into a flour.

Then add in the rest of the ingredients.

Blend completely until you have a batter.

Pour the batter into your nonstick hamburger bun pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool.

You can slice the buns in half if you would like.

If you like this Paleo recipe, you’ll love:

Paleo Raisin Bread

Paleo Cinnamon Rolls

Paleo Tortillas

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paleo hamburger bun
Yield: 6

Paleo Hamburger Buns recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These Paleo Hamburger buns are sturdy and can hold your heftiest burger!


  • 1/2 cup raw Cashews
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


  1. Set out your nonstick hamburger pan. If your nonstick has ever been washed in a dishwasher it has lost it's ability to stick properly so grease the pan with coconut oil, lard or sustainably raised palm shortening.
  2. Place your cashews in your blender or food processor and grind into a flour.
  3. Then add in the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Blend completely until you have a batter.
  5. Pour the batter into your nonstick hamburger bun pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  7. You can slice the buns in half if you would like.

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85 thoughts on “Paleo Hamburger Buns recipe”

  1. We have a severe cashew allergy in the house. Can you recommend a good substitute? These look great, would really like to try them!

  2. Interesting, so the coconut flour and the tapioca flour replaces the regular flour. I didn’t even know tapioca flour existed, clearly I need to get out more.

  3. This may seem like a dumb question but do you cut each bun in half? Just wondering if this makes three complete buns or six complete buns. I do plan to order this pan. This recipe looks amazing, like all your recipes. Also, where do you get white sweet potatoes? Your ebook has several recipes I can’t try because no one has ever heard of them.

    • Hi Patricia, I didn’t cut them in half. You could, I guess, but they would be rather thin. Regarding the sweet potatoes, my grocery store carries them. You could substitute normal sweet potatoes but they will give the recipe a little more color.

  4. Now that’s a bun I could tolerate! I’m working very hard to give up grains (not totally but mostly) and I’m finding that when I do, I feel so much better. I need to experiment more with alternative flours, which I’m a little afraid of at the moment.

  5. Can you substitute something for the tapioca flour? Maybe more coconut flour or flax seed meal? I am trying to stay away from all starches, including tapioca, arrowroot, etc.

    • Dawn, I didn’t have tapioca flour in the house the first time I made these. I ground cashews and walnuts into the amount of nut flour I needed, flax meal for the coconut flour, and something called kale sprinkles for the tapioca, is a nutritional yeast, kale, and spices combination. Well, the result was very rustic, but it held together and smelled so good. I ate two buns with a hamburger. The next day I had a roasted veggie sandwich from leftover grill from the night before. It was super. I now have the correct recipe items and am going to try Kelley’s recipe as is tonight.

  6. How much do the cashews grind down to? I just picked up some cashew flour at Trader Joe’s and have been looking for a recipe to use it with! I think this would be perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • I picked up some cashew flour the other day, and I used 1/3 cup in place of the cashews. I had made the recipe using whole cashews several times, and 1/3 cup seemed to get the batter about right. I’m loving how quick the cashew flour is. Instead of dirtying my food processor (which can be a pain to clean), I just throw all the ingredients in a bowl, whisk, and bake it off. Takes like five minutes, and there’s less to clean. Hurray!

  7. Made these tonight and am really pleased with the end result! Enjoyed them with chopped barbecue beef! I actually sliced each bun so that I ended up with 4 sets of buns. Will definitely be making these again!

  8. Hi!! These are great! You’re right they don’t fall apart like a lot of other recipes. I usually use those other ones for things that I would normally make corn bread with because it’s great for those dishes. However, something like a burger or pulled pork sandwich (had last night) calls for something to hold the sandwich together and these did the trick! I actually don’t own a pan for this and just used parchment paper on a baking sheet and spooned enough for a bun onto the sheet for each spot and they baked right up ๐Ÿ™‚
    For those of you afraid to eat grain free and substitute breads….this is the most sustainable AND doable lifestyle foodwise I have ever attenpted. My whole family does it and we all feel a lot better. My husband and I have both lost 10 pounds in a month too. I make TONS of grain free breads with coconut flour, almond flour, tapioca flour, arrowroot powder, and many other amazing things. We still eat pancakes and everything ๐Ÿ™‚ Just be open minded and creative. My two cents! LOVE THESE!

  9. I ended up making these in ramekins because I didn’t have a hamburger pan, and the batter seemed too thin to just make rounds out of. When I plopped them out and ate them warm, they reminded me of biscuits. Probably the buttery-ness of the cashews. The next day, I cut one in half and toasted it (right in the toaster–it held up well!), and it reminded me of an English muffin. Slathered it in butter and a bit of jam, and it was delicious. I sent the recipe to my sister, since her one non-Paleo indulgence still is English muffins. I try not to use nut flours very often, but for an occasional treat, these are quick and tasty. My next experiment is going to be a square baking pan–I’m envisioning toasted squares with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. This is the first Paleo bread I found stomach-able. It is very good, and was easy to make. I used 3 mini spring form pans and then cut the buns in half. Worked great. Also glazed the top with Egg whites to give it that shiny bun top. I’m freezing some now to see how they defrost.

  11. I have been wondering how to make these for a while without the proper muffin top pan and I came across some small foil pans at the dollar store the other day (the kind that pot pies often come in) and they turned out perfectly.
    Just finished making some mayo, ketchup and BBQ sauce as well and can’t wait until I can have some burgers tomorrow. (today is a fasting day)
    Thanks for the recipes.

  12. I made these yesterday, and they are very good. I used to buy the sandwich thins, but since going paleo a month ago, I’ve really missed them. But now I can make my own and eat them with whatever I want with no guilt. Thank you so much.

  13. I really wanted this recipe to work, it was a little dry and tasteless. I am going to try this tomorrow only with some Italian seasoning, some coconut milk and hopefully it w I’ll be better.

    Are the cashews supposed to be soaked before using?

  14. Just made this for the second time. Doubled it as I have a 12 count muffin top pan. I love how sturdy these are, especially when I want to load them with chicken salad or tuna salad. I just use them like a ‘platter’ for my food. Yummy!

  15. These turned out scrumptious. I made them for burgers but I had to try them now so I grabbed some meat slices and mustard and mayo and it was wonderful! I used a whoopee pie pan so instead of 6 large buns I got 12 small buns and they only had to cook 10-15 minutes instead of 25. I also didn’t have any tapioca starch on hand so I subbed arrowroot starch instead. I accidentally left out the salt and they still turned out great. I also used sparkling water instead of regular. Instead of cashews I used store bought almond meal. This recipe is a keeper! Can’t wait to make the big ones when I buy the right size pan. Thanks Kelly!

  16. Wanting to do this recipe, and wonder if the cashews will just turn into cashew butter in my Vitamix wet container? I don’t have the dry-grains container… But will it matter, if it is cashew butter or flour, since the recipe turns into a “thick pancake batter” consistency?

  17. These just came out of the oven and the kids are so excited. We didn’t have a suitable pan so we just spooned the mixture into rounds on a baking sheet. I plan on looking out for some 3″ egg rings to use for these in the future. Thanks for a recipe free from almonds

  18. Thank you for this recipe it is a real winner ๐Ÿ™‚ I tried it for the first time last night and I think that it will very soon become a stable recipe in our household.

  19. Love love love this recipe! I modified the flours a bit when I made it. I used 1/4 c each of coconut flour, tigernut flour, tapioca flour and sweet potato flour from Anti Grain foods. They came out perfect. Such a versatile bun!

  20. These look so easy Kelly. I’m wondering about carb content from tapioca flour. Any suggestions to replace the tapioca flour with something lower carb? Thanks for the recipe.

  21. I am allergic to vinegar, what can I use instead? I have not had a hamburger with a bun for over 10 years, having a gluten allergy. Everything I have tried to make falls apart. These sound perfect! I have ordered the non-stick bakeware listed and am ready to try these, but need a substitute for the vinegar.

  22. Hello, Kelly! I have been happily making these buns for my family but now have found out I have an egg allergy. Has anyone tried replacing eggs with gelatin eggs? Thank you so much! Very grateful for your work.

  23. Hello,
    I am excited to try this recipe, but have a couple of questions:
    1. What if I used only coconut flour?
    2. Is the non stick pan healthy? I thought that non -stick pans contain harmful chemicals…
    3. Is there another healthier choice of pans?
    Thank you!

    • Coconut flour only will not work and you would have better results finding a recipe that only uses coconut flour. You can use a stainless steel plan and make hamburger bun shaped with the batter.

  24. These hamburger buns are FANTASTIC. Thank you for this recipe. I purchased the pan and followed the recipe as written and I had the best burger/bun in 3 years, since becoming gluten sensitive. I am making them on a regular basis. This bun has a pleasant taste and doesnโ€™t crumple like other gluten free buns that Iโ€™ve purchased. I am going to try freezing them for a fast sandwich. Once again THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

  25. These are really good. More starch than I would like, but really good. I love the โ€œcheeseโ€ flavor the cashews impart in savory recipes. I am making them again today with a little onion powder for burgers. Thanks so much for this recipe!

  26. Thanks so much for the recipe, Kelly! Do you have the number of servings and nutritional facts per serving? Appreciate it!


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