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Ultimate Keto Hamburgers Low Carb Recipe

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This Keto Hamburger recipe has an amazing crunchy bread that will make your burger cravings go away. Nothing like a delicious bread to make the perfect low carb hamburger and this recipe will hit the spot.

Easy to make and delicious this will soon be your #1 go-to keto burger recipe. The trick is not to add too much water but just enough that will allow you to shape the rolls. Depending on your situation, you might need to adjust the water slightly. I recommend adding the water little at the time in the end so you can control the end result.

It is recommended to cool the dough for a little while in the fridge just to make it easier to mold, and I used a trick spraying my hands with coconut oil to ensure nothing would stick while shaping the buns.

This keto hamburger buns recipe below is enough for 4 large size buns, 6 medium, or 8 sliders. You can shape it into hot dog buns or even bigger for a sub-style sandwiches.

Low Carb Hamburger Buns

I used Xanthan Gum in this bread. It is a plant-based thickening/stabilizing agent to imitate gluten when using gluten-free flour.

When it comes to gluten-free baking goods, Xanthan Gum acts effectively as an a binding agent and emulsifier. It is an essential ingredients to add volume to gluten free baking such as bread, bagels, cookies, etc…

Depending on the brands, for example, 1 tablespoon of Anthony’s Xanthan Gum has 30 calories, 7g carbs, 7g fiber and 1 g protein.

You don’t need a lot of Xanthan Gum for thickening sauces or gravies or when making smoothies. Normally, you only need to use about ¼ – ½ teaspoon for these recipes. But when it comes to making gluten-free bread or pizza crust using almond flour, I find that you need to use more xanthan gum to make it work. This bread recipe needs 3 tablespoons of xanthan gum. I tested with 1 and 2 tbsp and it didn’t turn out very well.

If you don’t want to use Xanthan Gum for whatever reason, you can try psyllium husk powder, such as this low carb bread recipe.

For the filling, you can choose any keto-friendly fillings of your choice. You can combine some of the following items:

  • For meat: grass fed beef, lamb, chicken, bacon, egg, ham, tuna, etc…
  • For veggies: lettuce, tomato slices, onion slices, avocado slices, mushrooms, pickles, jalapeno, arugula, spinach, etc…
  • For sauce: sour cream, homemade mayonnaise, guacamole, mustard, ketchup, etc…
  • And of course, cheese!

The fillings I used in these keto burgers are beef patties, cheddar cheese, tomato slices, spinach and mayo sauce.

Gluten free buns

Depending on how you are going with your macros for the day, you might choose ground beef protein/fat ratio differently. The burger patties can be 92% lean/8% fat or 80% lean/20% fat, etc…

When buying beef patties, make sure it’s high quality and keto-friendly, look for the ingredients to make sure it doesn’t contain flour, artificial sweetener, sugar, or anything that doesn’t belong to the keto friendly foods list.

If you want to be safe, make your own burger meat. A simple way is to use ground beef (ideally grass-fed) and season it with a little bit of mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.

How to Make Low Carb Hamburgers

Preheat your oven to 300°F.

In a bowl, mix almond flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, and salt.

Mix almond flour baking powder xanthan gum

Add the vinegar, hot water, and egg whites to that same bowl. Mix with either your hands or your mixer until well combined. Cool the mixture in the refrigerator for half an hour.

Add vinegar water and egg whites

Spray your hands with coconut oil and mold dough into four or six pieces of bread. You can also use this recipe to make other buns. Place each piece on a greased baking sheet, brush them with the egg yolk, and sprinkle sesame seeds across them.

Mold dough into buns

Bake your bread on the lower rack for 50-60 minutes, varying by which type of bun you choose to make. Keep checking to make sure the bread doesn’t burn, but make sure it is cooked all the way through.

Gluten Free Hamburger Buns

Serve with your favorite burger condiments such as burger patty, fried egg, tomato slices, lettuce, cheese etc…! Try and it will be your new to go bun recipe.

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Ultimate Keto Hamburgers


Keto Hamburgers
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Ultimate Keto Hamburgers

These ultimate low-carb and keto-friendly hamburgers will satisfy your cravings for burgers.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword keto hamburgers, keto-friendly burgers, lowcarb burgers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Passive time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 247kcal
Author Tanya K.



  • Preheat the oven to 300°F. Mix all the dry ingredients (almond flour, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt) in a bowl.
  • Add the hot water, the vinegar, and egg whites to the bowl. Mix with a hand mixer or your hands until all combined. Cool in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  • Spray hands with coconut oil and form dough into 4 or 6 pieces of bread. You can also make hot dog or smaller slider buns. Place on a greased baking sheet, brush it with egg yolk and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • It must be baked on the lower rack of the oven for 50–60 minutes, depending on the size of your bread. Since this is a delicate bread, keep checking to make sure it is not browning too much on the outside or get burnt. You want to make sure it is cooked all the way.
  • Serve with your favorite burger toppings.



This recipe can make 6 small buns. 


Nutrition Facts
Ultimate Keto Hamburgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 950mg40%
Potassium 209mg6%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Calcium 154mg15%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Can you eat hamburgers on a keto diet?

Yes, you can eat hamburgers on a keto diet, but without the bun or with a low-carb alternative. Opt for high-fat toppings and avoid ketchup or other sugary condiments to keep it keto-friendly. You can try my keto bun recipe or Avocado Bun Burger.

How do you prevent lumps in xanthan gum?

To prevent lumps when using xanthan gum, sprinkle it slowly and evenly over the surface of the liquid while whisking vigorously. Alternatively, mix the xanthan gum with a dry ingredient like flour before combining it with liquid. This helps to distribute it more evenly and reduces the chance of clumping.

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