Sweet Potato Buns
If you’re gluten-free, you might have noticed how most of the gluten-free buns they sell in the stores are pretty dry and crumbly or just too bready. When my family and I went gluten free, we almost always resorted to just having a plain burger without the bun. That is, until I made these delicious sweet potato buns as a substitute!
The Wonders of Sweet Potatoes
Not only are these sweet potato buns gluten-free, they’re also paleo-friendly, better for the digestive system, and chock-full of nutrients! Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C (perfect for flu season!), and fiber. They also contain antioxidants, so they’re great for reducing inflammation!
More Satisfying Than You Would Think
Now, I know what you’re thinking… sweet potatoes could never replace that perfect bun that goes along so well with a nice juicy burger. But trust me, you’ll be shocked at how satisfying these are! I would rather have these sweet potato buns than a gluten-filled bun any day. That’s saying a lot coming from the one who couldn’t ever get enough bread! Give ’em a try and let me know what you think!
- 1-2 very wide/thick sweet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- A sprinkle of sea salt
- First, preheat the oven to 425˚ (F).
- Next, place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
- Then, mix the cumin and paprika in a small mixing bowl.
- Next, slice the sweet potatoes into ¼” thick rounds and lay them on the baking sheet with the parchment paper.
- Brush one side of the sweet potato rounds with coconut oil and sprinkle them with sea salt and the cumin/paprika mixture. Then, flip the sweet potato rounds to the other side and do the same.
- Bake the sweet potatoes in the oven for 35 minutes or until they are golden brown on the outside, flipping them halfway through (you may need to increase the oven temperature to 450˚ F).
- Then, take the sweet potatoes out of the oven and let them cool.
- Place one sweet potato round on a plate, add your favorite toppings (i.e., turkey burger, shredded chicken, mustard, ketchup, lettuce, tomato, etc.. Then, top it with another sweet potato round to make a healthy, grain free burger/sandwich.
- Serve and enjoy!