The Best Ever Keto Buns
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Yes, you can make keto buns at home, and they are just like the real deal and easy to make.
Crusty on the outside and soft in the middle, you’ll be amazed at how cost-effective these keto buns are.
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Keto Buns Straight From The Oven
It’s no secret that there are lots of carbs in bread, and for those of you who are looking to cut the carbs, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy bread without the guilt.
With the ketogenic diet, the idea is to keep your body in a state of Ketosis, which helps you lose weight as your body feeds off the fat you already have.
To be exact, one slice of white bread has approximately 11.6 net carbs per slice so if you make a sandwich; you’re already starting with over 20 grams of carbs.
Plus, if you stick to the macros that work for your body (trial and error), mainly under 20 net carbs a day, you’ll find that you won’t be as hungry as you used to be when you ate carbs.
We’ve been to a few low-carb, keto lifestyle shows in and around the Toronto area, and it’s incredible how many Keto businesses there are popping up around Ontario.
This is no surprise since the Keto diet has taken the world by storm, and there have been so many successful keto diet results, among other health benefits for those with diabetes.
Keto Grocery Savings
What I found interesting was that people would buy their products and pay the high price that comes along with it.
A bag of 5 keto buns can cost upwards of $10 a bag, and keto bagels and other baked goods are just as pricey.
We also noticed that anyone can make comparable products at home because we do it ourselves without much effort.
Almost all home ingredients can be ordered online from Low-Carb Canada Grocery, Switch Grocery, or Amazon Canada.
We buy our favourite baking ingredients mainly from Amazon Canada since we have Prime, and it arrives within one to two days.
- Yupik Almond Flour
- Yupik Organic Coconut Flour
- Everland Natural Baking Powder Aluminum Free
- Everland Baking Soda
- Yupik Organic Brown Flax Seeds
- Yupik Ground Flax Seed Meal
- Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
- Yupik 1Kg Pink Himalayan Salt
Ideally, if you eat keto, you’ll want to keep a stocked pantry of essential keto staples, so you always have them on hand if you want to whip a recipe up.
If you’ve got the patience and the time to bake at home, it’s worth your while, especially regarding grocery budget savings.
Remember that using the best ingredients will give you optimal results, so we buy bigger bags of keto ingredients to stretch our dollar.
Keto Buns Made Easy At Home
We are a bread family, and there was never a grocery shop where we didn’t have some form of bread in our shopping cart.
Finding deals on bread at most Canadian grocery stores is fairly straightforward, especially 50% off the sticker price when it is close to expiration.
That’s when we would stock up and freeze the bread, so we always had a loaf ready to defrost.
Although we do buy a loaf for our little guy to enjoy, Mrs. CBB and I tend to make our own Keto buns and bread once a week.
You still get that warm fuzzy feeling in your tummy when you smell these keto buns baking in the oven without that strong yeast smell.
There is no yeast in any keto baking, and you’ll find almond flour as the staple ingredient in our Keto buns recipe.
Trial and Error Keto Buns
I admit we went through plenty of trial and error creating this keto buns recipe and it’s not uncommon, to be honest.
Creating recipes is about finding the right ratio of ingredients that will give you the desired output.
For these Keto buns, our aim was for a chewy outside like an Italian ciabatta bun but with a tender middle which you will almost always get using keto staple ingredients.
The key success for these keto buns is the addition of egg whites fluffed in the mixer and hand-blended into the keto buns mixture.
Like any keto bread recipe, you can form the dough into any shape.
We aimed to create Keto buns or dinner rolls that could also be toasted with lots of butter and sugar-free jam or used as a sandwich.
We also use these Keto buns as burgers and hotdog buns or to eat with keto chili or sloppy Joe recipes.
How To Make The Best Keto Buns
The other secret for these keto buns was a splash of apple cider vinegar to help activate the baking powder and soda to help it rise and create that crust we were looking for.
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) also lowers blood sugar levels and fights diabetes, kills many harmful bacteria, helps to lose weight, lowers cholesterol, and improves heart health are a few benefits of using ACV.
- Recipe Type: Keto
- Cuisine: Keto Bread
- Author: Mr.CBB
- Prep time: 15 mins
- Cook time: 20 minsTotal time: 35 mins
These are the best keto buns we’ve ever made, so we wanted to share our success in creating keto foods in the kitchen with all of you.
The tops come out crispy and the inside tender, especially if you leave them for a day in the refrigerator.
Ingredients Keto Buns
- 1 cup almond flour
- 3 tablespoons coconut flour
- 2 tablespoons flax meal or ground flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon whole flax seeds
- 4 extra-large eggs separated
- Add the egg Whites and 1/4 tsp lemon juice into the mixer
- Save the egg yolks for the batter
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 3/4 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tbsp of warm kettle water
- 3/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt
- Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees
- Whip the egg whites until stiff
- While the egg whites are whipping in a large bowl, add all the other ingredients, including the egg yolks, then combine.
- Fold in fluffed egg whites gently.
- Form 4 buns and place on a Silpat or non-stick baking sheet
- Bake at 450 degrees for 5 mins, then lower your temp to 350 degrees.
- Bake at 350 for 15 mins until golden brown
- Let sit until cool or enjoy hot.
This recipe will yield 4 keto buns, perfect for 4 days of lunches to bring to work or enjoy breakfast in the toaster.
I don’t typically double-batch anything keto, so if you want to make more, I’d suggest following the recipe twice.
You can freeze these Keto buns for up to 3 months.
Keto Buns Nutrition
Nutrition: Entire recipe is approx 12.39 total net carbs as per Atkins Carb Counter, 3.10 net carbs per 1 keto bun
The smaller you make them, the lower the net carb count, or the bigger you make them, the higher the net carb count.
If you make 4, you get approximately 3.10 net carbs per keto bun.
Discussion: How would you enjoy these keto buns?
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