Low Calorie Hamburger Buns

Low Calorie Hamburger Buns

These Low Calorie Hamburger Buns are just 137 calories and are so easy and fun to make!

I even supplied a topping guide. This way you can make sesame seed buns, onion burger buns, or try course salt and get the “pretzel” bun flavor.

Low Calorie Hamburger Buns

Best of all, these low calorie buns only require 4 ingredients, and they cost less than $2 to make! Talk about a bargain!

Low Calorie Hamburger Buns

Ingredients in Low Calorie Burger Buns

I love making these buns! They are the lowest calorie buns you can make and are wonderful for burgers, sandwiches, and even my low calorie sloppy Joe recipe!

Low Calorie Hamburger Buns

Optional Toppings:

  • Sesame seeds
  • Chopped onions
  • Chopped garlic
  • Course salt

How to Make the Healthiest Buns for Burgers

This healthy burger bun recipe is easy, but you have to give the yeast time to rise, so set aside a few hours for the dough to rise.

Low Calorie Hamburger Buns

How to Make Healthy Burger Buns:

  1. In a standing mixer (or a large bowl), whisk together the water, and yeast. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until it becomes foamy.
  2. Add the salt, and 1/2 cup of flour at a time mixing with the kneading hook, making sure it is incorporated before adding more flour. (If using a bowl and spatula, work 1/2 cup of flour in at a time until you have a sticky dough.)
  3. If using a standing mixer, kneed the dough for 2-3 minutes on medium speed until you have a smooth dough. If you don’t have a standing mixer, add some flour to a clean countertop and kneed the dough by hand for 3-5 minutes until you have an elastic like dough.
  4. Leave (or add back) the dough in the mixer bowl, and cover with plastic wrap and then a kitchen towel. Leave to rise for 1 hour (Special Tip: Leave the dough to rise in a warm and draft free spot of your home).
  5. Spray the baking sheet with olive oil spray and preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  6. Uncover the dough, punch down and give a quick 1 minute kneed, then move to a clean floured surface. Cut into 10 portions.
  7. Form the burger buns and add to the prepared baking sheet as you work. Spray lightly with olive oil, and push down a bit so they are large enough to hold a burger. Then add any desired toppings.
  8. Cover with a damp kitchen towel to rise for one hour (again, ideally in a warm place).
  9. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes or until the buns are golden brown.
  10. Remove from the oven and leave in the baking tray for 10 minutes to finish cooking, then move to a wired rack to cool.

Low Calorie Hamburger Buns Recipe

These healthy hamburger buns are so yummy, plus they cost less than buying a pack, and are 100% all natural!

For an even lower calorie bun like bread, check out this Low Calorie Cloud Bread Recipe. Here are a few more low calorie recipes I think you’ll love…

Low Calorie Hamburger Buns

Low Calorie Burger Buns

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These Low calorie Hamburger Buns are just 137 calories and require just 4 ingredients!
These homemade burger buns are great for backyard BBQ's and a great way to make your burgers and sandwiches a little extra special.
Special Tip: Make sure your yeast is fresh, check the expiration date. Expired yeast won't rise and you won't get good quality burger buns.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rising Time: 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Course ingredient
Cuisine American
Servings 10 buns
Calories 137 kcal

Equipment

  • Countertop mixer (or a bowl and whisk)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Kitchen Towel

Ingredients
  

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 cup warm water (plus more as needed)
  • 2 packets rapid rise yeast (or 1 ½ tablespoons)
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tablespoon salt

Optional Toppings:

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon course salt

Instructions
 

  • In a standing mixer (or a large bowl), whisk together the water, and yeast. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until it becomes foamy.
  • Add the salt, and 1/2 cup of flour at a time mixing with the kneading hook, making sure it is incorporated before adding more flour. (If using a bowl and spatula, work 1/2 cup of flour in at a time until you have a sticky dough.)
  • If using a standing mixer, kneed the dough for 2-3 minutes on medium speed until you have a smooth dough. If you don’t have a standing mixer, add some flour to a clean countertop and kneed the dough by hand for 3-5 minutes until you have an elastic like dough.
  • Leave (or add back) the dough in the mixer bowl, and cover with plastic wrap and then a kitchen towel. Leave to rise for 1 hour
    (Special Tip: Leave the dough to rise in a warm and draft free spot of your home).
  • Spray the baking sheet with olive oil spray and preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Uncover the dough, punch down and give a quick 1 minute kneed, then move to a clean floured surface. Cut into 10 portions.
  • Form the burger buns and add to the prepared baking sheet as you work. Spray lightly with olive oil, and push down a bit so they are large enough to hold a burger. Then add any desired toppings.
  • Cover with a damp kitchen towel to rise for one hour (again, ideally in a warm place).
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes or until the buns are golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and leave in the baking tray for 10 minutes to finish cooking, then move to a wired rack to cool.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bunCalories: 137kcalCarbohydrates: 28.6gProtein: 3.9gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 350mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gCalcium: 6mgIron: 2mg
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