Gluten-Free Brioche Burger Buns: Easy Recipe! (2024)

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Summertime calls for juicy burgers enjoyed on delicious buns! These gluten-free brioche burger buns are the perfect option! Made with Caputo Fioreglut gluten-free flour, these homemade hamburger buns boast a light and fluffy texture that perfectly complements your favorite grilled meats.

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  • Why This Recipe?
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  • Topping Variations
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Why This Recipe?

The perfect compliment to any good gluten-free burger is an equally good bun! When it comes to gluten-free burger buns, sometimes that's hard to come by! Sure you can choose between those dense store-bought options with overpowering flavors or use lettuce wraps, but maybe you just want to make the best gluten-free hamburger buns right at home! If so, consider making this easy recipe!

Once you've made your buns, be sure to check out all of my tips for the best gluten-free burgers!

If you've ever tried Caputo Fioreglut gluten-free flour, you know the difference it can make in gluten-free yeast bread recipes, this one is no exception. The combination of Caputo Fioreglut, potato flour, and psyllium husk creates a light and fluffy texture reminiscent of traditional buns. Granulated sugar adds a subtle sweetness and aids in browning, while the melted butter and eggs provide richness and flavor.

If you enjoy this homemade gluten-free hamburger buns recipe, don't miss out on my other gluten-free bread recipes using Caputo Fioreglut.

I have recipes for gluten-free dinner rolls, gluten-free Hawaiian rolls, gluten-free cinnamon rolls, and gluten-free pizza dough, all made with Caputo Fioreglut!

I've even made a phenomenal gluten-free sourdough loaf using gluten-free sourdough starter!

Brioche Dough Ingredients and Substitutions

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  • Caputo Fioreglut Gluten-free Flour: For the best results, I do not recommend any other flour blend for this recipe, the results with other flour blends are no where near as fluffy and tender. If you use a different flour blend, the result will be much more dense.
    • Please Note: This flour containsgluten-free wheat starch, so it is not recommended for those with a wheat allergy. This product is considered gluten-free and safe for those with Celiac disease or on a gluten-free diet.
    • If you cannot find or useCaputo Fioreglut, thenCup4Cupwould be my next suggestion, but be advised it will not yeild quite the same results.
  • Potato Flour:For this recipe, you'll need potato flour,notpotato starch.In a pinch, you cangrind plain mashed potato flakesinto a powder if you have a high-powered blender, like aVitamix.
    • To omit this ingredient, substitute with an equal amount of the gluten-free flour blend.
  • Instant Yeast: Also known asRapidRise or Bread Machine yeast. Thesetypes of yeastcan all be mixed directly into the flour and do not need to be dissolved first.
    • If you only have regular, active dry yeast, dissolve it for 5 minutes in the warm milk. Then mix it in with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Milk and Butter: For a dairy-free option, substitute vegan butter, such as Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks and a dairy-free milk, such as almond milk.
  • Eggs: Eggs are critical in this recipe. If you must be egg-free, I recommend searching for a recipe that has been developed to be specifically egg free as I have not tested egg free substitutes at this time.
  • Sugar: Sugar adds tenderness and helps with browning, so it cannot be omitted without changing the final result.
  • Psyllium Husk: Whole psyllium huskhelps with the structure and workability of this gluten-free bread. Do not omit this ingredient, the results will not be the same.
    • Note: This recipe calls for whole husk, if you only have psyllium husk powder, you'll want to use slightly less by weight than what is called for in the recipe, use about 3 grams.

See recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Topping Variations

If you don't like or are allergic to sesame seeds, feel free to vary the toppings on these buns or simply leave them plain. Some other toppings to try:

  • Everything bagel seasoning
  • Dried minced onion
  • Poppy seeds
  • Flaky sea salt
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Gluten-Free Yeast Bread Essentials

In order to make this recipe or any of my other yeast bread recipes, these tools are extremely helpful and well worth the investment!

  • A sturdy mixer is necessary to properly mix the dough. This dough is thick and batter-like so a hand mixer is not powerful enough. Mixing by hand is also going to be difficult.
  • You need a good quality digital instant read thermometer to check the temperature of your liquids. This is very important for proper yeast activation.
  • A digital kitchen scale is imperative for accurately measuring the ingredients. A lot of gluten-free recipes call for weight measurements, so you'll get plenty of use out of it! Look for one that can measure down to 0.01g, this is especially important for measuring small amounts of ingredients, like the yeast and psyllium husk.

How to Make the Dough

Making this dough is quite simple. The most important part is ensuring your liquid ingredients are the proper temperature.

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  1. Place the dry ingredients in a stand mixer bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Warm the milk to 120-130°F. Then whisk in the melted butter and eggs. Check the temperature again with a digital thermometer to ensure the temperature is still within the 120-130°F range. If not, heat for a few seconds at a time until the range is reached.
  3. Gradually blend the milk mixture into the dry ingredients on low speed.
  4. Increase to medium speed and continue to blend for two minutes, or until the dough is thick and smooth.

How to Shape the Buns

This step is arguably the most difficult but it's really not hard. Keep in mind that this dough is not traditional, it is a soft and sticky dough. You need to be gentle when rolling the dough into a ball and work with greased hands or it will be a sticky mess.

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  1. To shape the rolls, use a bench scraper or knife to roughly divide the dough into four equal portions. You can be extra and weigh them if you want them to be perfectly even in size, each dough ball will be approximately 115 grams.
  2. Grease your hands liberally. I spray mine with cooking spray. Grab a ball of dough and gently roll it into a ball. If the dough is sticking to your hands, you need to grease them more.
  3. Place the ball of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press the top down just a bit to flatten it into a thick disc shape.
  4. Repeat with the other balls of dough, spacing them about 1-inch apart.
  5. Cover the pan with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel. I prefer plastic wrap because I am always afraid the towel will stick. Let the dough rise in a warm spot for about an hour.
  6. Once the dough has risen, preheat the oven.
  7. Brush the tops with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds or your desired toppings. You can also leave them plain with just the egg wash.
  8. Bake according to the recipe card below.

Storage

Store these buns at room temperature in an airtight container for 1-2 days. If you need to store them for longer, place them in an airtight container and freeze them for up to 3 months. They can last longer even if they don't get freezer burn.

Thaw overnight in the refrigerator or use the defrost setting on your microwave.

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Top Recipe Tips

  • Yes, the dough is sticky! Liberally grease your hands and be gentle when rolling the balls of dough.
  • Check your yeast! Is it the right kind? The package should say instant yeast, rapid rise yeast, or bread machine yeast. Also, check the age. If it's more than 6 months old or expired, you need to buy new yeast.
    • If you see you have active dry yeast, that is ok but you need to dissolve the yeast in the milk first, before mixing it with the dry ingredients. In this case the milk should be 110-120°F, sprinkle the yeast on top of the milk, and let it set for 5 minutes. If you don't see bubbles, you need new yeast.
  • Keep an eye on bake times. All ovens vary slightly, so keep an eye on your buns and pull them out when they are a deep golden brown.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use this recipe for hot dog buns?

I think so. I haven't tested it fully yet, but I think it could work. I will update this post or make a new one when I do.

Does brioche bread contain gluten?

Traditional brioche bread contains gluten. Brioche bread is made with wheat flour, which is a gluten-containing grain. If you have a gluten intolerance or follow a gluten-free diet, it is important to look for gluten-free alternatives made with gluten-free flours.

Are brioche burger buns gluten-free?

Traditional brioche buns are not gluten-free. Brioche buns are typically made with wheat flour, which contains gluten. If you have a gluten intolerance or follow a gluten-free diet, it's important to look for specific recipes or products that are labeled as gluten-free to ensure they do not contain wheat or gluten-containing ingredients.

How does the taste of gluten-free brioche compare to traditional brioche?

The taste and texture of gluten-free brioche will differ from traditional brioche due to the use of gluten-free flours and the lack of gluten. However, with the right combination of gluten-free ingredients and techniques found in this recipe, it is possible to create a delicious and satisfying gluten-free brioche that comes close to the flavor of the original.

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Recipe

Gluten-Free Brioche Burger Buns

Katie Olesen

These homemade gluten-free brioche burger buns, made with Captuo Fioreglut, are rich and soft! The perfect complement to your favorite summertime burgers!

4.84 from 12 votes

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Prep Time 20 minutes mins

Cook Time 20 minutes mins

Rise Time 1 hour hr

Total Time 1 hour hr 40 minutes mins

Course Bread

Diet Gluten Free

Servings 4 buns

Calories 379 kcal

Ingredients

  • 140 g Caputo Fioreglut gluten-free flour
  • 30 g granulated sugar
  • 24 g potato flour, or equal amount Fioreglut
  • 4 g whole psyllium husk
  • 9 g instant yeast, RapidRise or bread machine yeast
  • 6 g salt
  • 126 g milk
  • 85 g butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, plus one egg for egg wash
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • sesame seeds

Instructions

  • In the stand mixer bowl, combine gluten-free flour, sugar, potato flour, psyllium husk, instant yeast, and salt with the paddle attachment.

  • Warm milk in a microwave-safe measuring cup until it reaches 120-130°F. Add melted butter, egg, and egg yolk, whisking to combine. Double-check the temperature and warm again, if necessary.

  • While the mixer is on low speed, gradually pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients. Increase to medium speed and blend for 2 minutes, scraping the bowl occasionally, until smooth.

  • Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Divide the dough into four equal portions. With greased hands, shape each portion into a round ball and place them on the baking sheet, gently flattening the tops. Leave about 1 inch of space between each bun.

    (If you find the dough is particularly difficult to work with, you can try letting the batter rest for 10 minutes to allow the psyllium to gel. This will make the dough a bit easier to work with but keep in mind the dough is thick and sticky, which is why working gently with greased hands is necessary.)

  • Cover the buns with plastic wrap and let them rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  • In a small bowl, whisk an egg. Brush the tops of the buns with the egg wash and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

  • Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the buns are golden brown and reach an internal temperature of at least 205°F.

  • Allow the buns to cool completely before slicing horizontally for burgers or sandwiches.

Notes

  1. It is highly encouraged to use the weight measurements for this recipe. If you must measure by volume, click the US/Cups button at the top of the recipe card.
  2. The dough is sticky: Grease your hands generously and handle the dough gently when rolling into balls.
  3. Check your yeast: Ensure you use instant yeast, rapid rise yeast, or bread machine yeast. Check the expiration date; if it's more than 6 months old or expired, replace it.
  4. Active dry yeast: If using active dry yeast, dissolve it in warm milk (110-120°F) before adding it to the dry ingredients. Let it sit for 5 minutes until bubbles form. If no bubbles appear, get new yeast.
  5. Monitor bake times: Ovens vary, so watch the buns closely and remove them when they are a deep golden brown.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bunCalories: 379kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 8gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 755mgPotassium: 165mgFiber: 5gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 711IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 104mgIron: 2mg

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  1. Suzanne

    Help! How come my buns come with lot of wholes when it rise?

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    • Katie Olesen

      You might be over-proofing the dough. Reduce the rise time next time.

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    • Katie Olesen

      I use large eggs, which tend to be 45-50g each (without the shell).

      Reply

  2. Rossana Plastina

    Gluten-Free Brioche Burger Buns: Easy Recipe! (17)
    Beautiful brioche buns !! Didn’t have the potatoe flour so used more flour.
    Delicious

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  3. Sharon

    Gluten-Free Brioche Burger Buns: Easy Recipe! (18)
    Like a couple of others have mentioned, after measuring all the ingredients on a scale the batter was like a thin pancake mix - I ended up adding approx. 1 cup additional flour....I didn't weigh, just kept adding 1/4 cup at a time until the dough seemed to be the best consistency. Probably was a bit too much because the buns ended up quite dense...but they were tasty.

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    • Katie Olesen

      First, I will ask if you made any modifications/substitutions/omissions to the recipe? Secondly, I will attest that the dough is looser than regular dough, which is purposeful. As you found, adding too much flour makes the buns dense. I have rechecked my notes, and the measurements listed in the recipe card are indeed correct. I have not had the experience with the it being like pancake batter though, so I am going to have to make them again to try and replicate this issue. I would say the dough is more thick and sticky. Greasing hands and working gently, goes a long way. Keep in mind the psyllium does take a couple minutes to gel, so next time you could let the batter sit for 10-15 minutes and see if that helps thicken it up enough to handle.

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      • Sharon

        Thank you for your response - I did use ground up instant mashed potatoes because I can't get potato flour around here - otherwise followed ingredients and amounts to a T - including Caputo Fioreglut

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        • Katie Olesen

          I often do the same with ground up mashed potatoes, so I don't think that would be the issue. Do you ensure your flour blends are mixed up before measuring to ensure nothing has settled?

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      • Shelly Boggs

        Gluten-Free Brioche Burger Buns: Easy Recipe! (19)
        My dough turned out runny like pancake batter at first. Then I remembered that the psyllium husk needs to hydrate. So I let it sit for about ten minutes then turned on the mixer for two minutes. I was able to scoop the dough with well oiled hands. It just needed a few minutes to hydrate everything. Next time I will spilt my milk into two portions one in with the yeast and one to pre hydrate the psyllium. They are rising now and I just can’t wait!

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  4. Lisa

    My buns ended up quite dark. Do you think I could turn the temp down to 375 and still have success?

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    • Katie Olesen

      I think you could try that, but I have not yet so I'm not 100% sure. You could try removing the yolk from the egg wash and using only the egg whites. A foil tent can also help reduce over browning. Or maybe they were baked just a tad too long? Hopefully these tips can help!

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  5. Lovestocook

    What substitute do you suggest if you cannot eat the Caputo Fioreglut flour?

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    • Katie Olesen

      I have not currently tested other flours. If I were to try another flour, I would use Cup4Cup multipurpose flour. The results won't be quite the same, likely more dense than Fioreglut.

      Reply

  6. Erica

    I weigh all ingredients before starting any recipe. And the dough for this was way way too wet. It was like trying to shape pancake batter. I let it rest for 15 minutes before I tried to handle it and Rhonda having to sprinkle on a bunch of extra flower just so I could get it to keep any kind of shape. Otherwise it melted out into a flat circle. I appreciated your pictures, but a sped up video of how it should look and how you handle the dough would be awesome

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    • Katie Olesen

      The dough is looser than a regular dough. It needs to be. That is what makes them soft and fluffy, rather than dense. I always use greased hands and shape them gently. It is a bit tricky until you've done it a few times and learn to just be gentle with it. I would not say the dough is like pancake batter though. Did you add the psyllium husk?

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    • Jeanne

      Hi Erica, you can use a hamburger bun pan and use a large ice cream scoop to fill the pan half full. I made them today and they came out great. They were fluffy and moist but not doughy like most gf breads can be.

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      • Katie Olesen

        Thanks for the great tip, Jeanne! Glad you enjoyed the recipe!

        Reply

  7. Patrice

    Gluten-Free Brioche Burger Buns: Easy Recipe! (20)
    This was the second time I made these. I doubled the recipe and the buns came out so beautifully. My first attempt was delicious, but my eggs were cold and I think they stopped them from rising as nicely as they could have. Second time around, I paid better attention to the milk-butter-egg mixture and used silicone molds to make them into 4" hamburger buns. I set them to rise in my garage (in Phoenix, the garage is toasty warm). They rose beautifully and I topped half of them with everything bagel mix and left the other half plain with just the egg wash. I'm very excited for hamburgers tonight!

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    • Barbara

      Gluten-Free Brioche Burger Buns: Easy Recipe! (21)
      Patrice ….. did you “pour” the dough into your silicone bun molds since its impossible to shape with your hands?

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    • Nike van der Molen

      hi the milk is in grams you mean ml?

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      • Katie Olesen

        It was measured in grams on a kitchen scale.

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        • Rossana

          Gluten-Free Brioche Burger Buns: Easy Recipe! (22)
          Tripled the recipe. I made 12. Huge brioche buns. Absolutely amazing. Thx for the recipe. Love caputo gf flour !!

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          • Katie Olesen

            Nice! I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  8. Diane

    Hi, I am wondering if I can substitute the psyllium husk with the powder?
    The recipe looks great!

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    • Katie | Wheat by the Wayside

      Yes, it's a little stronger than whole husk, so use 3 grams.

      Reply

  9. Kathy

    Gluten-Free Brioche Burger Buns: Easy Recipe! (23)
    These are better than any store-bought buns. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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    • Suzanne

      It’s really look like a pate a choux, I really had a hard time to do a round ball even if my hands was greased. I It’s look like flat ball. Fingers crossing that it works.

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      • Katie Olesen

        It doesn't need to be fully round. I know the dough is softer than typical dough, but that's why the rolls are light and not dense. How did they turn out?

        Reply

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