Low Calorie Hot Dog Buns

Low Calorie Hot Dog Buns

These Low Calorie Hot Dog Buns are just 102 calories and are perfect with your favorite hot dogs (turkey, beef, or vegan).

This low calorie hot dog bun recipe is a great way to take your backyard barbecue to the next level. It only needs 4 ingredients and a little bit of time, most of which is just the dough rising.

Low Calorie Hot Dog Buns

Now as a reminder, Lose Weight By Eating is not a keto site, there are loads of keto hot dog buns out there (for 200 calories!) but this website is dedicated to low calorie versions of the food you crave. So low calories is the goal, not high protein. And you’re going to add protein to the center of these homemade hot dog buns anyway!

Low Calorie Hot Dog Buns

Ingredients in Healthy Hot Dog Buns

You’re just 4 ingredients away from the best healthy homemade hot dog buns! You’ll also need a hot dog bun tray, and I have supplied more information on that in the “How To” section.

Low Calorie Hot Dog Buns

I recommend getting unbleached flour, it has more nutritional value. It won’t change the calories, but you’ll get more health benefits from it. And if you are going to eat carbs, might as well make them healthier, right?

Also, make sure your yeast is fresh, otherwise the buns won’t rise and you’ll get a tour dough.

How to Make Healthy Hot Dog Buns

You can mold these into the shape of hot dog buns and get away with it that way. But if you decide to make these often, I recommend a proper hot dog bun tray. It makes the best buns and they are super low cost!

Low Calorie Hot Dog Buns

How to Make Homemade Hot Dog 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 a hot dog baking mold 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 12 portions.
  7. Form the hot dog buns and add to a hot dog baking mold. Cover with a damp kitchen towel to rise for one hour (again, ideally in a warm place).
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes or until the buns are golden brown.
  9. 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 Hot Dog Buns Recipe

If you don’t already have a hot dog bun tray, you can find them online and in many kitchen stores. I supplied a link below in the recipe card for one.

Low Calorie Hot Dog Buns

Low Calorie Hot Dog Buns

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These Low calorie Hot Dog Buns are just 102 calories and require just 4 ingredients!
These homemade hot dog buns are great for backyard BBQ's and a great way to make your hot dogs 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 hotdog buns.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rising Time: 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Course ingredient
Cuisine American
Servings 12 buns
Calories 102 kcal

Equipment

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

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 a hot dog baking mold 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 12 portions.
  • Form the hot dog buns and add to a hot dog baking mold. 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: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 21.5gProtein: 2.9gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 291mgPotassium: 30mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 0.1gCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
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