The one thing I’ve really struggled with since we’ve gone low carb is that I can’t have much bread anymore. And I love bread. We eat a lot of fast food (mostly because I don’t like to cook much), and I miss the nice fluffy buns that come with my chicken sandwiches. But no longer will I lament the loss of bread! I give you all: The Ultimate Keto Buns. To be clear, this is not my recipe! I found it on this fantastic blog here: https://www.mypcoskitchen.com/ultimate-keto-buns/
Now, I am a picky eater. I like what I like, and if I don’t like something, I won’t eat it. My husband is the same way. So when I made burgers last night, I made these delightful buns. The recipe says 5 minutes of prep, but mine was more like 10, mostly because I had never made them before, so I was taking my time and being certain to follow the directions to a tee. But the cooking time was spot on. So a total of 35 minutes, give or take, and we had some lovely buns to put on our burgers.
While the burgers were cooking, I popped these on a plate and stuck them in the freezer to cool them down enough for slicing, and they came out just great. I was very skeptical, and given that I’m not an amazing cook (not bad, just not everything I try is successful), I served these with a good bit of trepidation. My mom tried them first and she said, “They taste like the real thing!”
But were they Ultimate?
Then came the test. My husband tried them. He LOVED them. Despite knowing that he would not give me a glowing report if he didn’t really like them, I was still skeptical. And then I took a bite.
Oh wow. Bread. It was bread. Yummy, a little bit eggy, crispy on the outside, a little bit crumbly, but it was bread! So the consensus?
On a scale from OMG Yes, I am making these on the weekly, to Never, ever again, these little buns are OMG Yes, I am making these on the weekly.
What I Did Different
Adjustments I made include: I used salted butter. It’s what I had on hand. I did not use Himalayan salt, or any of the spices. But I used approx. a teaspoon of Jane’s Crazy Mixed-up Salt instead and about a teaspoon of dried, minced onion. And I do not have a stick blender, so I a regular old hand mixer and it did just fine. Just be careful not to overmix!