In Estonia we have a tradition to have buns with whipped cream on Shrove Tuesday. This year I came up with gluten free yeast free buns recipe because I can’t use yeast as leavening agent. Should you prefer traditional buns, go check out my spelt buns with yeast. Also, go read about Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Pancake Day from the same post.
So, moving on to the recipe, I took my vegan gluten free cinnamon rolls as a base and modified the dough a bit. I basically used less flour to make my gluten free yeast free buns softer. After all, there’s no rolling involved, so less flour doesn’t create any problems. The gluten free flours I use are brown rice, raw buckwheat and oat. Leavening agents are baking soda and baking powder. And finally, psyllium husk powder acts as binder to hold the dough together.
This bun recipe is not only for those intolerant to yeast and/or gluten, but also for all of you lazy cooks out there! Don’t worry, I’m actually one of you 🙂 It’s nice to be able to bake those buns quickly instead of waiting for the dough to rise. Do you agree?
I find this recipe so versatile because you can also use it to make gluten free bread or sandwich and hamburger buns. Have them for breakfast, with your main meal or as snack and they even are suited for dessert when served with my vegan ricotta cream cheese or caramel sauce or healthy chocolate sauce.
To sum it all up, my buns are so great because they are:
- gluten free
- sugar free
- yeast free
- dairy free
- egg free
- oil free
- guilt free
- absolutely delicious!
I’d love to know if you’re making those gluten free yeast free buns! Leave me a comment below or tag me if you share your buns somewhere in social media!
Gluten Free Yeast Free Buns
- ½ cup (65g, 2.3oz) brown rice flour
- ½ cup (70g, 2.5oz) raw buckwheat flour
- 1½ cups (120g, 4.2oz) gluten free oat flour
- ½ cup + 2 tbsps. (60g, 2.1oz) oat flour (add later)
- ½ tsp. Himalayan salt
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- 3 tsps. baking powder
- 3 tsps. (11g, 0.4oz) psyllium husk powder
- 1 ½ cup (375g, 3.2oz) soymilk
- 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 4 tbsps. of plain soy yogurt
- Stevia drops to taste
- First, add lukewarm soymilk to a bowl and mix in 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar. Let sit until you need it (but at least 5-7 minutes).
- Then, measure rice, buckwheat and 1½ cups of oat flour and out in a bigger bowl. Also, add the remaining dry ingredients to the flour (except the flour to be added later) and mix well.
- By now, your soymilk looks like buttermilk. Add soy yogurt and stevia to it and stir. I used about 35 drops of liquid stevia.
- Pour the buttermilk into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix with spatula until homogeneous batter forms. It’s supposed to be quite sticky at this point.
- Next, prepare a surface for kneading in the rent of the flour or use a silicone rolling mat. Add the reminder of flour in the middle of the mat and spread it out a bit.
- With the help of the spatula, transfer the batter onto the spread flour. Gently flip it around and start kneading the flour into the dough.
- Form a tube and cut the dough into 8-10 pieces. Pat them between your palms to make nice buns (you may need some extra flour to prevent the dough sticking to your hands) and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the buns with some soymilk to lose the floury tops.
- Finally, bake the rolls at 200°C (390°F) for 20-22 minutes until golden brown.
Nutritional info per bun (1/10): 131 kcal, 22.8g carbohydrates (69.7% of kcal), 2.49g fats (17.1% of kcal), 5.61g protein (17.2% of kcal), 3.86g fibre, and 13.6 GL points.
Tips on my gluten free yeast free buns:
- If you’re not on candida diet, use any sweetener you like, e.g. coconut sugar, agave syrup, maple syrup. Alternatively, ditch the sweetener and make savoury buns.
- Instead of apple cider vinegar, you can use lemon juice.
- Try opting for aluminium free baking powder.
- Grind your own gluten free oat flour using gluten free oats.
- Store the buns in freezer and heat up in (microwave) oven whenever needed.