Try itAug/Sep 2016 Issue

The Best Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

We surveyed readers and threw a bun-tasting party to find the very best hamburger rolls on the market. It’s safe to say that your grilled burgers will fit deliciously between these buns.

Canyon Bakehouse gluten free buns

Canyon Bakehouse

These buns are what we think of when we picture a hamburger bun. Firm enough to hold a burger and toppings, yet soft enough to tear without a knife. Canyon Bakehouse makes them with whole grains (brown rice, sorghum and millet flours) so you get more fiber and protein. Certified gluten-free.

$5 for 4 buns, 970-461-3844

Contains eggs.

Kinnikinnick

Kinnikinnick gluten free buns

Made with white rice flour, tapioca starch and cornstarch, these smallish buns are the softest we’ve tasted. Appealingly squishy! They’re sold frozen and made in a dedicated facility that’s free from gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts and sesame. Lab-tested for gluten. Available online and at some grocery stores.

$4.59 for 4 buns, 877-503-4466

Contains eggs.

Mariposa Bakery

Mariposa Bakery gluten free buns

Flaky and crusty on the outside,

soft and chewy on the inside—these multipurpose vegan rolls are perfect for burgers, sandwiches and your morning toast. San Francisco’s Mariposa Bakery creates them using a blend of organic brown rice flour, organic amaranth flour, tapioca starch and potato starch. Available at Mariposa Bakery and online.

$9.50 for 5 rolls, 510-595-0955

Produced in a facility with eggs, tree nuts, dairy, and soy.

Udi’s

Udi's gluten free buns

Readily available in the gluten-free section of most grocery stores, these sturdy whole-grain hamburger buns are made with brown rice flour, tapioca starch, cornstarch, teff flour and potato flour. Sold frozen. They’re certified gluten-free and free from dairy, soy and nuts.

$4.50 for 4 buns, 201-421-3970

Contains eggs.

Three Bakers

Three Bakers gluten free buns

We love all of Three Bakers’ bread products and these sturdy whole-grain buns are no exception. Made with brown rice flour, cornstarch and potato flour, they’re sold frozen. Certified gluten-free. Available online and in some grocery stores.

$5.79 for 4 buns, 570-689-9694

Contains eggs.

Schar

Schar gluten free buns

Schar’s round hamburger buns are shelf-stable, so there’s no need to defrost. Made with rice flour, rice starch, cornstarch and millet flour, these buns are fortified with vitamins and minerals. Certified gluten-free with no dairy and no eggs.

$4.99 for 4 rolls, 201-355-8470

Contains soy.

Manini’s

Manini's gluten free buns

Manini’s frozen buns contain a mix of ancient grains—millet flour, teff flour, sorghum flour and amaranth flour. These non-GMO buns are certified gluten-free.

$5.99 for 4 rolls, 206-686-4600

Contains eggs.

Bread Srsly

Bread Srsly’s delicious sourdough rolls are handmade using a non-GMO flour blend of arrowroot, millet and sorghum.

Certified gluten-free.

$34 for 16 rolls, 866-338-3948

Made in a gluten-free facility that processes milk and eggs.

Bread Srsly gluten free buns

Bread Srsly dinner rolls

Note: Always read labels carefully. Manufacturers can change ingredients without warning. Not every product sold by every company listed is gluten-free or allergy-friendly. When in doubt, confirm ingredients directly with the manufacturer.

Managing editor Erica Dermer (edermer@glutenfreeandmore.com) is author of Celiac and the Beast: A Love Story between a Gluten-Free Girl, Her Genes and a Broken Digestive Tract.

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