Broccoli Buns – Green, Groovy & Grain Free

Broccoli buns - A tasty love story

I am blessed with an exceptional well functioning stomach. I say this because I know many people who unfortunately are not! A belly out of balance is not to be joked with, as it can cause many hours of discomfort and feeling anti-social!
Sourdough bread and croissants are among my favourite guilty-gluten-pleasures and I allow myself to enjoy these whenever a true craving arise, without any adverse digestion effects, but I do love to incorporate tons of veggies into my meals, being able to do so while enjoying a sandwich or a burger, I came up with a solution and simply made a bun almost entirely out of veggies.

Broccoli buns - A tasty love story

It might sound a bit odd making a bun without any flour what so ever. Normally a little nut meal or at least some kind of seed overload is required, but here the magic trick is egg and psyllium. Though looking awfully lot like a bun it does have its differences from the classic flour version. As you might imagine it has a moist texture and you will not be able to bite into a crispy crust but you will get a nutrient load and for those who have sensitive stomach it might be the better choice!

Broccoli buns - A tasty love story

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Broccoli Buns
Makes 10

1 broccoli head
5 Tbsp almonds or hasselnuts
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1,5 Tbsp psyllium husk
1 tsp salt
4 large eggs

Sunflower seeds
Chia seeds

Use a food processor to chop the broccoli (alternatively coarsely grate it on a grater). Add eggs and pulse. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until combined. Let the dough sit for around 10 min, if to seems to liquid add 1/2 Tbsp extra psyllium. Preheat oven t0 375   ºF/180 ºC (with fan)
Use a spoon to make around 10 buns. Place them on a lined baking sheet. Drizzle with a little bit of seeds and bake in the oven for 25 min until golden. Set a side to cool.
Keeps well in fridge for up to 5 days – freeze well.

Broccoli buns - A tasty love story

Comments (12)

  • sounds (and looks) yummy!! these look like our Italian ‘polpette’ – comfort food for me. need to geive this recipe a try! thanks for sharing!

    • Love the sound of that ‘polpette’ – might need to investigate these further :)

  • Look so good! I love adding veggies into my dishes. Pinned!

    • Me to – it is those small simple pleasures that makes the difference in a healthy diet :)

  • My daughter loves broccoli ….. I had never heard of Broccoli buns,will definitly try it :)

  • I already try it! They’re great. Thanks for sharing! Next time I’ll add 1 tbsp of honey so I can get a sweet cookie. Do you think it works?

    • Hehe, you might need to change the recipe a bit more to get a sweet cookie ;) But sound great, and so glad you like the recipe!

  • These were amazing, as are all of your recipes I have tried so far!
    I especially love all your ideas for grain free bread, porridge etc.
    Great blog and pictures, thanks for all the inspiration :)

    • Thank you so much – I’m absolutely thrilled you like the recipes :)

  • Loved them!
    Pinned them along with the broccoli pizza. Great for the starting summer season!

    • That is wonderful to hear – wish we had the beginning of summer here :)


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