Low Carb Hot Dog Buns and Hamburger Buns (A Fathead Dough Style Recipe)

Another batch of photos I want to get out of my computer and onto my site to store.  I've made these quite a few times in the past and posted some of them.  This is yet another version of the 'fathead' style dough that I'm pretty sure almost all carbers have made by this point.  I've seen numerous different versions of it but the basic idea of 'lots of cheese' and some almond flour stays the same.

I do love these buns when I want 'something' to put my hotdog or hamburger on because I'm tired of them plain.
I do love these buns for the many different bread items you can make with them - not only buns, but pizza dough, garlic bread sticks, bagels... just to name a few.
I don't love these buns for the 'heaviness' of so so so much cheese.

These are so 'heavy' and 'filling' that don't let your eyes be bigger than your stomach.  I often end up using just the bottom bun for a burger or hotdog to help 'hold' it and make me feel like I have a bun - but in reality, sometimes the whole bun is just too much for me.   Still, it's just such a fantastic recipe to keep on hand when you need a 'dough' that you can count on.

I also like to sprinkle a tiny bit of yeast into my dough.  It doesn't do anything for raising, but I like how the scent and flavor of the yeast makes me feel like it's more of a real wheat 'bread'.

Low Carb Hot Dog Buns and Hamburger Buns 
(A Fathead Dough Style Recipe)

1 1/2 c mozzarella cheese
2 oz. cream cheese
1 egg
1 1/4 c almond flour
*optional - 2 T oat fiber 500 or unflavored, no carb whey protein powder
1 T baking powder
*optional - 1/2 t xanthan gum

Microwave the mozzarella and cream cheese until melted.  Place in the bowl of a food processor with 1 egg and the dry ingredients.  I like to add the oat fiber and xanthan gum but if you don't have it, that's fine.  Many people don't use it theirs although I feel like the texture and height is better when I use them.

Process just until the dough comes together, then stop.  Wrap the dough in plastic and pop it into the freezer while you preheat your oven to 400.

Line your baking pan/sheet with parchment.  Spray or oil your hands and divide your dough into about 5-6 pieces.  Form into balls for buns or 'logs' for hotdog buns.  Bake at 400 for approximately 12 minutes until raised and golden brown.  Cool before splitting and using.

Product Information

For about 7 years now I've ordered my oat fiber from Netrition.  I love this site, I love their packaging and their speed of delivery but I especially love their prices. I continually get my best prices on low carb, sugar free and keto grocery and workout items from them.  I just recently signed up as an affiliate so I could post links on my homepage for my readers.

LifeSource Foods Oat Fiber 500

Oat Fiber 500
LifeSource Foods Oat Fiber 500

They have a lot of different flavors of the Isopure Protein powder in the zero carb style.  I use the vanilla flavor for baking cakes/cupcakes and the natural, unflavored for savory items or bread like items.  My husband loves the coffee flavor, the chocolate and peanut butter versions, cookies and cream, and the pineapple flavors for his workout shakes.

Nature's Best IsoPure Protein Powder

IsoPure Protein Powder
Nature's Best IsoPure Protein Powder

If you prefer Amazon - I'm happily surprised to see they had both these items this morning too!  I knew they had the Isopure protein powder but I've not been lucky at finding other items like wheat resistant starch, Arise 8000 or oat fiber 500 there most of the time.  But they do right now!  So if you prefer to order from Amazon - here are links to those!

Isopure Zero Carb Protein Powder, 100% Whey Protein Isolate, Keto Friendly, Unflavored, 3 Pounds (Packaging May Vary)

Lifesource Foods Oat Fiber 500 - 16 oz

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