Microwave Hamburger Buns

I was recently alerted to this recipe by Carolyn on the Delphi Celiac forum. I’m not sure where it originally came from, but she found it on RecipeZaar. It is basically no-carb, which is great for my current predicament (failed first round of gestational diabetes testing). The RecipeZaar poster says it tastes like a whole-wheat bun. Quite frankly, I can’t even remotely recall what whole wheat tastes like (or any wheat, for that matter). I think it is a little eggy tasting, but I don’t think you would taste it with a hamburger (I’ll try tomorrow). It made a good peanut butter sandwich, though if I was going to make one specifically for a sandwich, I’d use a slightly larger bowl (more surface area = less height). I used a 2 cup Pyrex bowl.

I intend to spend some time experimenting with this recipe this week. I would like to see if I could use less butter, because it feels a little too oily for me. I will also try adding various flavors to the bread.

Microwave Hamburger Buns (from RecipeZaar)


2 Tbs melted butter
1/2 pinch of salt
1 egg (I used large, though the recipe said extra large)
4 Tbs flaxseed meal
1/2 tsp baking powder

Mix all ingredients together in a microwave-safe bowl or container, and microwave on high for 1 minute or until center is set (it will get larger in the bowl). Let set in bowl for one minute, then turn onto a cooling rack to cool. When it is cool, slice through the middle with a bread knife.

Please let me know if you make any modifications or variations that you really like. 🙂

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