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Low Carb Buns – Air Fryer Recipe

These low carb buns, made in the air fryer, are a delicious complement to your burgers and keto sandwiches. Quick, easy, and only 3.3g net carbs each, they’re likely to become your go-to recipe!

two toasted low carb bun halves sitting on a white plate

Have you been searching for a delicious, low carb bread substitute you can easily make in your air fryer? Look no further!

This fluffy and delicious recipe only uses a handful of ingredients, and comes together in a snap!

What ingredients do I need to make air fryer buns?

one full bun, sitting closed on a white plate

You might be thinking this is a typical fathead dough. Good news, it’s not! Although I love fathead (be sure to check out my air fryer fathead rolls), sometimes it can be a bit heavy–and calorically dense–to eat all of that cheese. 

Instead, this recipe uses almond flour, greek yogurt, protein powder, baking soda, ground flaxseed, egg,and a little bit of salt. 

And to make this tasty low carb bread, all you have to do is mix together the ingredients, pour them into your pan of choice, and stick it in your air fryer!

How do you cook low carb buns in the air fryer?

I’ve used both 4 inch spring-form pans and ramekins to make these buns. You can experiment with your own oven-safe cookware, but I think the spring-form pan was the clear winner. 

With the spring-form pan, everything comes out cleaner and more traditionally bun-like. It’s a great air fryer accessory to have anyway and perfect for low carb crustless cheesecake!

How many calories are in this bun recipe?

two toasted low carb bun halves sitting on a white plate

I was impressed when I calculated out the nutrition! For the specific brands I used, for one bun (recipe makes 2) it came to:

240 Calories
6.6 grams Total Carbs
3.3 grams Fiber
3.3 grams Net Carbs 
13 grams Protein
18 grams Fat

Here’s how you make them!

Low Carb Buns - Air Fryer Recipe

Low Carb Buns - Air Fryer Recipe

Yield: 2 Buns
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These low carb buns are a delicious complement to your burgers and keto sandwiches. Quick, easy, and only 3.3g net carbs each, they're likely to become your go-to recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp unflavored protein powder
  • 1 tsp flax
  • Pinch of of salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, stir together all ingredients.
  2. Pour mixture evenly between two 4-inch springform pans, or oven-safe ramekins.
  3. Set air fryer temperature to 350°F and timer to 10 minutes.
  4. When the timer goes off, use a toothpick to make sure buns are thoroughly cooked throughout. Carefully remove pan from air fryer and allow to cool before removing.
  5. Slice buns and serve. Toast if desired.

Notes

240 Calories
6.6 grams Total Carbs
3.3 grams Fiber
3.3 grams Net Carbs
13 grams Protein
18 grams Fat

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 bun
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 18gCarbohydrates: 6.6gNet Carbohydrates: 3.3gFiber: 3.3gProtein: 13g
These low carb buns, made in the air fryer, are a delicious complement to your burgers and keto sandwiches. Quick, easy, and only 3.3g net carbs each, they're likely to become your go-to recipe!

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