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Keto Hamburgers with Sesame Buns

Louise | October 18
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Oh, what a happy day. Trust me, I am probably just as fed up as you are with eating burgers without buns. The Keto diet may be valuable, but that jealousy still boils up when you see everyone eating their soft bread, and you are there trying to eat your burger with a knife and fork.

Though I have tried to replace the bun with many Keto friendly breads, it is about time that we created a bun specifically for a delicious burger. Not only do these Keto hamburgers with sesame buns offer us the chance to eat with our hands again, but it also lets us throw all of our favorite toppings on without the mess.

Keto Baking Does Not Have To Be Complicated

Baking is one of those hobbies that I think anyone would enjoy. It is about precision, and following directions to create something wonderful. The trick to baking is to treat the recipe less like a recipe and more of a formula.

This presents the challenge with Keto baking, there is not a long history of formulas that have been passed down through generations and cookbooks. However, once you find those formulas, the process does not differ from any other kind of baking. Once you have the ingredients, it’s just about putting in the right amounts in the proper order.

Sourcing Keto Baking Ingredients

Well, that truly is the challenge of Keto baking, isn’t it? Finding specialty flours that are not at your local grocery store. This recipe, in particular, requires coconut flour and psyllium husk powder, both of which are not as readily available as white flour.

If you have been on the Keto diet for some time, you probably already have an idea of where to find these ingredients in your hometown. If not, there are a rising number of speciality health stores that should offer components such as these. If they don’t, they can probably help you in finding them.

Now You Can Add All The Toppings You Love

That’s right, we can now eat burgers like everyone else. Which means that all those toppings that fell off of our bun-less meals can slip back in. There are so many great Keto options for additions to our burgers. Here are a few of my favorites that you can add to this recipe tonight:

  • Bacon
  • Fried egg
  • Sauteed mushrooms
  • Grilled peppers
  • Jalapeno
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Keto Hamburgers with Sesame Buns

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 2 burgers 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American


These sesame buns means there’s no reason to go without buns on Keto anymore.


For the sesame buns:

For the patties:


  • 2 butterhead lettuce leaves
  • 24 slices tomato
  • 24 large red onion rings
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and sliced


To make the buns:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Combine the coconut flour, psyllium husk powder, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, coconut oil, sesame oil, vinegar, and 3 oz (88ml) of water together.
  4. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and fold in to combine.
  5. Divide into two portions and shape each portion into a burger bun shape (keeping in mind you will cut it in half once done).
  6. Place the bun onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Brush a little sesame oil on the top of the buns and scatter over the sesame seeds.
  7. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes. Remove and set aside.

To make the patties:

  1. Combine the ground beef with the garlic powder, salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Divide into two portions and shape each portion into a burger patty shape.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed, non-stick pan and fry the patties over moderate heat until cooked through, flipping them over occasionally to create a golden-brown crust.
  3. Build the burgers by slicing the sesame bun in half and adding your favorite toppings.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 4 g.


  • Calories: 902
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Fat: 70 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Fiber: 19 g
  • Protein: 41 g

Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.