The baked goods, the bread, the BUNS! Ahhhh! Eating completely grain-free means you have to be super creative or you’re not getting any buns, hun. 🙂
It’s a hot August Friday night and we are barbecuing up some organic, angus beef burgers from Clear Creek Farm. Mmmmm!!! I have been thinking about this all day because I am looking forward to trying these “buns”. I have been scouring the internet and reading recipes and reviews for the last few days, to come up with a suitable bun. This is the one, by “Stupid Easy Paleo”, for a few reasons. Anything to do with plantains and I am on board. It’s an easy recipe with only a few simple ingredients. It’s really quick aaaand the reviews were all positive. WIN!
- 1 plantain-mostly yellow with only a bit of black.
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
Put everything in your food processor and blend until smooth. You should have a nice smooth, but thick batter, like this…
If you like, you could add a touch of garlic, oregano, parsley, or your flavour of choice into the batter to flavour the buns.
Notice how thick the batter is? Drop some into a med/low heated pan with your melted oil. I used coconut oil. Make them the size you want. You should get 4 regular size bun halves from this recipe. I was going to sprinkle some sesame seeds on top at this point, but I didn’t have any left. BOOO! Next time. I think they are starting to look sort of “bun-ish!” YAY! Cook them on low for a few minutes, then flip. Remove them from the heat and let them cool.
What’s this?? We have BUNS! Yes, but will they hold together???
You know what else would be really good on these? My Homemade Mayo!
They held together quite nicely too! We made the burgers a with a bit of a spicy kick and I really liked the sweet bun mixed with the savoury flavour from the meat. Dinner was delicious and I will definitely make these again, likely experimenting with some different added flavours. I will also be sure I have sesame seeds on hand. Give them a try and don’t forget to let me know what you think of these Sweet Plantain Burger Rounds. Enjoy!!