Hamburgers with Coconut Flour "Buns"

I was jonesin' for bread. Big time. I missed my homemade whole grain sourdough, hot from the oven and slathered with raw butter. Sigh.

During a Google search to see if anyone has made hamburger buns with GAPS legal flours, I came across a post on Mark's Daily Apple for Coconut Pancakes. You have to scroll down the page to find the recipe. Somewhere in the comments someone used these for hamburger buns. Good enough for me.

I made the pancakes according to the recipe, but left out the vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and honey. It made thin and tasty little pancakes. They worked well for the burgers, as in they didn't tear or get over-saturated with burger juice. But they were a little thin. I went back and read the comments and the person that used them as "buns" forgot to add the coconut milk. That might help thicken the batter up. I'll try that next time.

Also, I think this recipe would make great wraps if a little more coconut milk or another egg was added to thin it out. I'll try that at some point too.

The hamburger patties were from Sumas Mountain Farms. The turkey bacon was from JD Farms and isn't GAPS legal, but we need to use up what we have. The Fiancé doesn't eat pork so no regular bacon for us.

coconut flour pancakes
hamburger patties
turkey bacon
homemade ketchup
caramelized onions, fried in coconut oil
tomato slices
Bubbies pickles, sliced

Assemble. Scarf.


  1. I have not had a "bunned" hamburger in months. I've thought about doing almond flour pancakes, but I also have coconut flour on hand. I should try this! Sounds delicious and thanks for sharing with us!

  2. Since we haven't done intro yet and don't have as severe gastric issues as some, I've been feeding us the odd coconut flour treat. In my head it's kind of a transition from having access to fresh baked whole grain sourdough bread daily to having nothing at all.

    I wasn't doing well with the nothing at all thing.

    I haven't tried baking with almond flour yet. I did buy some and it keeps staring at me when I go into the pantry. I think the main reason is that you use so little coconut flour in a recipe compared to almond flour, it's just so much cheaper.

    Maybe this week I'll try making something with the almond flour...