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Protein Burger Buns For A Healthier Summer Barbecue!

Protein Burger Buns For A Healthier Summer Barbecue!

It's no fun eating a burger with a fork, but buns don't always fit in a fitness diet. Try these protein burger buns on for size! They're low-carb, high-protein, and totally delicious.

If you're planning a barbecue or picnic this summer, I invite you to rock it with some protein burger buns! You'll impress your friends and family with your mad protein baking skills, and you'll finally get to eat a burger with an actual bun!

Even if you're not on a low-carb diet, these buns are a delicious way to add a little extra nutrition to your summer meals. If you're a vegetarian, you can stuff a bun full of vegetables and still get a good dose of protein. Overall, this recipe is a win.

Celebrate summer the way it should be celebrated: with family, food, friends, and a protein pow!

Protein Buns Recipe

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 320 degrees F (160 C).
  2. Blend all ingredients together.
  3. Separate batter into fourths.
  4. Place batter as four "blobs" on cookie tray.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out clean. They don't brown too much, so keep a close eye on them!
  6. Allow to cool before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size Per Bun
Amount per serving
Calories 81.7
Total Fat3g
Total Carbs2.5g
Protein11.2g

Protein Buns Recipe PDF (109 KB)

Notes

Substitute pea protein powder with unflavored rice protein powder if you wish. If you don't have either type of protein, experiment with adding some ground almonds. Just make sure your batter is thick before you bake it.

For really moist buns, add a tablespoon or two of cottage cheese to the batter before baking. You can also try adding herbs such as dried basil, rosemary, or dried parsley to the batter for gourmet flavor. Chopped sundried tomatoes and olives also work well.



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About The Author

Anna's passion for exercise and nutrition inspired her to create proteinpow.com while she was still in the last year of her Ph.D. program.

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HamzaBn

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HamzaBn

Gonna Try IT.

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Jul 3, 2013 7:45pm | report
 
mlit

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mlit

Interesting, haven't seen much about how to improve the nutrition in the buns. I usually end up just trying to avoid them.

Jul 3, 2013 10:28pm | report
 
sugarpeach

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sugarpeach

Same here! That or using sprouted breads.

Jul 7, 2013 8:46am | report
Joedzilla

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Joedzilla

cool, thats a very nice idea.

Jul 4, 2013 8:24am | report
 
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Canadafire

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Canadafire

Looks Greats!

Jul 4, 2013 8:30am | report
 
outinfront75

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outinfront75

I'm going to make these, but like most things that just weren't meant to be healthy, this will probably taste like a **** sandwich. However, I will post the results so others can decide if it's worth their time to even try. I hope I'm wrong-because a bun this healthy that actually doesn't destroy a good burger would be great!

Jul 4, 2013 9:39am | report
 
MarcianoGiovani

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MarcianoGiovani

haha how does it taste? I want to make one right now

Jul 4, 2013 12:32pm | report
outinfront75

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outinfront75

Marciano,

Pretty much like I thought...well not as bad as I thought, but certainly not good enough to put on a burger again.
Look, here's the thing with 'things' like this-if it's not meant to be healthy, stop trying to make it. Eat healthy otherwise, and you can enjoy a good hamburger bun without fkken up a good thing.

Jul 4, 2013 7:24pm | report
typci

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typci

Most of the bread recipes I've tried from her site just don't taste that great. Bread should taste like bread, not like protein and egg whites.

The solution I found is to take your favorite bread recipe and substitute the flour for 1:1 ratio of vital wheat gluten and ground whole oats. Keeps the protein high (Vital Wheat Gluten is 75% protein), has good flavor. The bread is a bit chewy, and I'm still working out how to crisp it up a bit, but it is far better than this.

Jul 4, 2013 8:35pm | report
SugarNation

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SugarNation

If you're carb conscious, lettuce is another great surrogate for the standard burger bun.

Jul 5, 2013 2:08pm | report
MikeFogg

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MikeFogg

Sweet! I have a friend who is a Veggie too so im going to give these a blast!

Jul 4, 2013 10:15am | report
 
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travis132

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travis132

Thought it was 2 sugar cookies for buns which would be awesome but its just poop instead :'(

Jul 4, 2013 2:49pm | report
 
MKattenberg

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MKattenberg

Il'l try it!, i love to make my own healthy burger,

PS> what can i do for ketchip, they dont sell the 0 calory ketchuip where i live. i usually just use a tiny bit of it, just for the taste,

Jul 4, 2013 4:34pm | report
 
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BarefootGym

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BarefootGym

Definately worth a try.

Jul 4, 2013 6:25pm | report
 
H2Ome

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H2Ome

WOW I should of seen this earlier ..I'll try this soon

Jul 4, 2013 8:12pm | report
 
TheDunbar

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TheDunbar

These rock they have a sweetness to them so add a pinch of pepper to the top of the "blobs" before baking.... as said in the article they dont brown much but if you want them to make an egg wash. (1 egg beaten with a TBS of water) it wont add enough calories to make a differance.... just bruh the wash on the top befor baking.

Jul 5, 2013 5:47pm | report
 
maelstrom143

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maelstrom143

Gonna try to make this within the next week. It sounds great.

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sugarpeach

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sugarpeach

Lovely! Must try in the next week.

Jul 7, 2013 8:46am | report
 
hobochan

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hobochan

These were good - my husband and I each thought these tasted like a flatbread. I added some pepper, per the advice of one of the other comments. But I would cut the amount of salt in HALF - boy, were they salty! Otherwise, thumbs up!

Aug 10, 2014 7:08pm | report
 
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