Let’s learn how to make sweet potato buns!
These are a Whole30 staple for me. I love my lettuce wraps, but sometimes you need something a little heartier and more filling.
Sweet potato buns are perfect for sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, and burgers. Basically anything you would have put on a bun before your grain free, paleo, whole30 life.
When I posted these on Instagram I never expected I would get the response that I did. SO many people wanted to know how to make sweet potato buns! Follow my simple recipe here to start making some sweet potato buns!
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How do you get your sweet potato bun sandwiches to stick together?
Lots of questions on Instagram about how these sweet potato buns stay together. I have had no problem having these stay together as I eat them because of my trusty sidekick parchment paper.
I always wrap all of my sandwiches (no matter which kind of bun I’m using) with some parchment paper to give them better hold. You can see in the video below exactly how to make sweet potato buns and how I wrap them up with the help of the parchment.
Another tool I use in the video below is a basting brush. I use this to make sure that I am getting an even coat of avocado oil onto each bun. Not enough oil and it will be dry, but too much oil and it will be soggy.
More tips for how to make sweet potato buns!
Use your sharpest knife to slice the sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes can be very tricky to cut through from raw. You can even see me struggle a little in the video.
If you can’t cut through it or you don’t have a sharp knife, you can microwave the sweet potato for a little like 30 seconds to soften it slightly and make it easier to cut through. As you can see I like thick sweet potato buns because I want this to be a filling and satisfying meal.
If you would prefer thinner buns just slice the sweet potato thinner and adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Once you have your sweet potato buns thoroughly cooked you get to the real fun part: what will you put between them?
My favorite is certainly a turkey sandwich – as evidenced by how many of those show up on my feed. Breakfast sandwiches are alsodelicious on these buns. I want to buy a smaller sweet potato and make little burger sliders on them. The possibilities are endless and they make doing a Whole30 a WHOLE lot more fun