Gluten Free Soft Buns - Celiac Disease
Dec 14 2008

Gluten Free Soft Buns

Are you looking for a nice gluten free recipe for soft buns? Here is a recipe that my wife and I tried this evening and they turned out great. Enjoy!

If you’d like to check out other recipe ideas, check out our gluten free recipes page!

Gluten Free Soft Buns Recipe

Bun Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 cup water (120 degrees F)
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar, separated
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup potato starch
  • 3/4 cup masa harina
  • 3/4 cup sorghum flour
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon xanthan gum
  • 5 tablespoons butter, separated and melted
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • Gluten Free Flour (for dusting)

Bun Directions:

  1. Combine pineapple juice and water.
  2. Add 2 tblsp brown sugar and all of the yeast. Stir to combine. If you put the yeast in too soon, the mixture will be too acidic and it will kill them, so be careful. Be sure your yeast is proofing before moving forward.
  3. Combine flours, starches and gums in the work bowl of your favorite mixer.
  4. Add salt, remaining brown sugar and 2 tblsp butter. Combine.
  5. Add egg and combine. Last, add yeast slurry and combine until dough starts to climb the paddle. Switch to your hook and knead for 8-10 minutes on medium.
  6. Using approximately 5 ounce portions, portion out your dough a piece at a time onto a floured work surface. Work just enough flour into each piece to be able to work it without it sticking to you and work each into a ball.
  7. Place the balls on a baking sheet or in a baking dish and squish them until the are about 1/2 the height of the “ball.”.
  8. Cover with a moist towel and allow your buns to rise for at least 90 minutes.
  9. Set your oven to 350°F.
  10. Brush on remaining butter and sprinkle on any toppings you like (sesame seeds?).
  11. Bake uncovered for about 50 minutes or until they are showing really nice color and both the tops and bottoms look done.
  12. Allow them to rest for 15 minutes to set their insides.

Note:  If the sesame seeds fell off, you may want to use an egg wash instead of just butter to ensure they stay properly.

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Kyle Eslick is the founder of Gluten Free Media, as well as the creator of the popular Celiac Support Groups page. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+!


  1. Kristi says:

    Heya! Thanks for posting my recipe! 🙂 Just a note to your readers, since I didn’t get the update made yet to the blog… the sesame seeds fell off shortly after posting, so they might want to use an egg wash instead of just butter if they want to top those bad boys.

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