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Sugar Free Garlic Hamburger Buns

Shannon Higgins
Quick, delicious hamburger buns without unnecessary added sugars. Flavored with garlic for your best burger night yet.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Rising Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 212 kcal


  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mixing Spoons
  • Sheet Pan
  • Parchment Paper/ Silicone Liners


  • 1 Cup warm water
  • 2 Tbsp plain yogurt (optional-see notes)
  • 1 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp butter softened (substitute for 2 Tbsp lard or 1 Tbsp coconut oil for dietary restrictions)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 Cups flour

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg white
  • 2 Tbsp water

(Optional) Toppings

  • 2 Tbsp melted butter to brush on after baking
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder to sprinkle on top of butter


  • In a large bowl, mix the yogurt and warm water. Stir in the yeast and allow the yeast to bloom for 5 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Mix in the softened butter, egg, salt, and garlic powder.
  • Mix in the flour one cup at a time until well incorporated.
  • Knead dough on a heavily floured surface until mostly smooth. It is a very wet dough, hand kneading may require additional flour. (or use a dough hook and knead in a kitchenaid mixer)
  • Place finished dough in a well oiled bowl, turning to coat in oil. Cover with a kitchen towel. Place dough in a warm oven on the proofing setting. (if your oven does not have this setting, set your oven to 100 degrees and turn off after a minute before placing your dough inside) Allow dough to rise until doubled, about 30 minutes when using a warmed oven.
  • Shape dough into 8 equal balls. Place balls on parchment paper or silicone baking liners on the baking sheet. Press down on buns to give them a slightly flattened top. Allow to rise while oven preheats for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Mix egg white and 2 Tbsp water and brush over the buns.
  • Bake at 350 degrees 25 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
  • (optional) Mix garlic powder and butter, brush onto buns.
  • Allow buns to cool, slice and enjoy!


Yogurt helps the texture of the buns stay moist and fluffy. The natural dairy sugars also help feed the yeast for a faster rise without added sugars. It is helpful but not necessary, the buns are still delicious without. Omit it for dairy free needs. 
Store buns in an airtight container or freeze for long term storage until ready to serve. 
Keyword Bread, Burgers, Dinner, Hamburger, Healthy, Homemade, Lunch, Quick, Sugar Free, Summer