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Sweet Potato Buns (Grain Free/Nut Free)

Sweet Potato Buns (Grain Free/Nut Free) are a hidden gem on this blog that get rave reviews but often disappear amongst Instant Pot recipes and other goodies!


Truth be told, I have been living without buns for so long now that I am past the mourning period.  I mean sure, it really stunk for a long time but then I realized how bloaty and gross most bread-stuff made me, even the gluten free varieties. So I put on my big girl pants and adapted to my non-bun lifestyle.

And really for the most part I am ok with it. I get to avoid feeling grody and weighed down afterwards. And bonus alert: I get to keep my pants buttoned.  Those around me seem to appreciate that. Anyway, there are times that the idea of a bun creeps into my head and I also realized that there are many people who have not gotten over the absence of the bread.

So for you my friends, I know your loss well and I empathize. This bun is a little crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. It holds together well for sandwiches, burgers, or for eating straight out of the oven – not that I would ever do that. Ever. Nor would my kids. Swear.


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Sweet Potato Buns (Grain Free/Nut Free)

  • Author: Jennifer Robins


  • 1/4 cup palm shortening melted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal (I grind my own)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Combine all ingredients in blender, I use the Nutribullet
  3. Let batter sit for a few minutes to thicken
  4. Spoon batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet, you can decide how big you want your buns
  5. Bake for 20 minutes for smaller buns, 25 minutes for bigger ones
  6. Remove from oven and cool slightly

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