If you can’t eat dairy or soy, hamburger bun options are fairly limited. Luckily, one of Mom’s Plans’ readers, Deb Reynolds, shared a delicious recipe that has now become a family favorite. (This is a variation of the recipe that I use to make homemade whole wheat cinnamon bread.)
The best part of this recipe is that it produces buns that are much healthier than the buns you can buy at the store:
Homemade Dairy Free Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns
7/8 cup of water, heated to about 115 degrees
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup sugar
1.5 TBSP yeast
1 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
2.5 cups whole wheat flour
2 TBSP. vital wheat gluten
-Mix and let stand for 15 minutes the water, sugar, oil and yeast. Cover with a damp cloth.
-Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
-Add the salt, eggs, wheat flour and vital wheat gluten to the yeast mixture and stir for 5 minutes. (I just knead it by hand for 5 minutes.)
-Use a rolling pin on a floured surface to roll dough to about 3/8 inch thickness
-Using a large mug, cut out rounds.
-Briefly knead the scraps and roll out again to make more buns
-Place the buns on a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and cover with a warm, damp cloth.
-Let rise for 20 minutes
-Bake in the oven for approximately 12 minutes until nicely browned all over.
This recipe makes about 8 to 10 buns.
I shared this recipe at Try a New Recipe Tuesday.