Faux Bread Quest: Holy Grail! Almond Buns

Faux Bread Quest: Holy Grail Almond Buns

Faux Bread Quest: Holy Grail! Almond Buns

I’ve done it. I’ve found the holy grail, the perfect bun. 
This has been a long journey.
 First we tried Oopsies and we knew it was possible. 
 We tried peanut butter bread and we were closer.
 The minute muffin hinted that something better was possible. The flax bun was really close. 
I now present to you, the Almond Bun!

Almond Bun Here is the finished product in breakfast sandwich form. I took all of the feedback from the flax bun and made some improvements in the recipe.

Faux Bread Quest: Holy Grail! Almond Buns

Dry Ingredients. Mix all of the dry ingredients together.

Faux Bread Quest: Holy Grail! Almond Buns

Dry and wet ingredients on Almond BunAdd the wet ingredients and whisk.

Faux Bread Quest: Holy Grail! Almond Buns

Almond Buns ready to bake

Distribute the batter equally into the muffin top pan. This pan is one of the secrets to making really good buns. It makes sure that the buns are all of a very even and flat so that it is easy to use for breakfast sandwiches, burgers, etc. If you just make 6 piles this size the edges will be weaker and the form of the bread will be closer to a cookie than a muffin and it will not hold. The dough for this recipe is more dense so it takes some effort to spread it evenly.

Faux Bread Quest: Holy Grail! Almond Buns

Finished Almond Buns 

Here are the completed buns. You want to cook them until the edges just start turning brown. This will vary from oven to oven considering these are pretty flat.  I would keep an eye on them the first time and then remember the amount of time it takes.

Open Faced Almond Bun Sandwich Here is the final product again, this time served as an open sandwich.


In the end, I think all of these different faux breads have different advantages and disadvantages. They are all useful to have in your cookbook. The Almond Buns are my favorite in terms of taste and texture. However, there are some advantages to the Flax Buns as well. First, Almond Meal is expensive, Also, the almond buns come in at 373 calories and 4 net carbs per bun where the flax meal version was 251 calories and 1 net carb. Both would be really healthy if used as an open sandwich. Neither of these are too high for calorie intake or net carbs but I tried to minimize the calories in the flax buns because my wife was trying to stay under 400 calories for breakfast. Personally, I would use these buns as a treat, maybe for weekend breakfasts or to bring to a restaurant as a bun replacement when eating out with friends.
Almond Buns

Nutrition Information

  • Serves: 3
  • Serving size: 2
  • Calories: 373
  • Fat: 35
  • Carbohydrates: 7
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 10

  • Prep time: 5 mins
  • Cook time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 20 mins

Almond buns - perfect for breakfast sandwiches, open faced sandwiches or as a burger bun.


  • ¾ Cup Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 5 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1.5 tsp Splenda (optional)
  • 1.5 tsp Baking Powder


Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl
Whisk in the eggs
Melt butter, add to mixture and whisk
Divide mixture equally into 6 parts, place into a Muffin Top pan or equivalent
Bake for 12-17 minutes at 350 degrees (varies by oven, watch the first time)
Let cool on a wire rack.
Any other faux breads I should try? Leave a comment either here or on reddit and I’ll give it a whirl and let you know the results. 

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